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Greenbank Post Office gets face lift

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:23AM

GREENBANK — It was a special delivery the Greenbank Post Office never expected. In late May, an 84-year-old driver smashed his van into the post office’s outer structural wall, buckling and damaging it to the point that the concrete wall had to be completely removed.

Dock will move to Langley

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:23AM

LANGLEY — Port Commissioner Rolf Seitle breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after the Langley City Council gave the green light to move the port’s 400-foot breakwater to Langley.

Season’s first major storm leaves thousands without power

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:23AM

It was Mother Nature’s test of how well islanders had done their homework since the storms of last year wreaked havoc on Whidbey Island. The first big windstorm of the season hit the Puget Sound Thursday afternoon, leaving at least one man dead and more than 150,000 Puget Sound Energy customers throughout the region without power.

VIDEO: Windstorm hits Whidbey Island

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:23AM

Whidbey Island was hit with its first major windstorm of the season on Oct. 18. Check out this video with scenes from the storm.

SEEK FIRST 8-WIN SEASON SINCE 1992

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:23AM

Hold on to your shorts, fans, the football game of the year is coming to a high school field near you. How big? In a word — GINORMOUS.

Marina eyed for port office,

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

Things are going to get cooking at the Langley marina in the months ahead, and it’s much more than the arrival of the 400-foot breakwater from Bremerton in November. Port of South Whidbey officials said they want to explore the idea of putting the port office in a new building at the marina, plus developing commercial space that could be rented out to marine-related businesses.

Cats get new home at WAIF’s Cat Cottage

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

FREELAND — Gracie, Griff and Missy have a new home, with more room to roam and plenty of their furry friends nearby. Animal lovers at the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, however, hope the trio and their other feline friends will find an even better place to live: in the happy home of a new owner.

Parks district names newly acquired trail property

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

Welcome to Trustland Trails, South Whidbey’s latest outdoor venue. Never heard of it? That’s the new name for more than 200 acres of prime land in the Maxwelton Valley acquired earlier this year by the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.

THIS IS WOW

  • Oct 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

Places everyone. Lights down, curtain up and everybody go. And everybody did indeed go, again and again, and has kept on going as one spectacular event after another has taken place at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for the past 11 years.

Developer: Waterfront project not dead yet

  • Oct 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

Despite rumors making the rounds in Langley, developer Brian Stowell’s waterfront project is not dead. It’s simply in a comp plan review-induced slumber, the developer said this week. Stowell, a Colorado-based developer, spent the summer in Langley researching and trying to drum up support for his controversial waterfront project. He envisions a multi-level, mixed-use building on Wharf Street that’s nestled against the bluff.

County commissioners to ponder recycling proposal

  • Oct 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

It may be an all-or-nothing proposition for Island Disposal and its proposal to launch a curbside recycling program. Island County commissioners are expected to make a decision on Nov. 7, about the recycling program for Island Disposal’s residential customers.

PSE announces merger plans with foreign consortium

  • Oct 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

Puget Sound Energy officials announced Friday the Bellevue-based utility had signed a merger agreement with a consortium of mostly foreign-based investors.

Shellfish water quality samples waiting on the rain

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

FREELAND — The Holmes Harbor Shellfish Protection District has a thirst that hopefully can be quenched in the coming rainy season. As Freeland sees more rain during the fall and winter months, members of Island County’s Resource Enhancement Program have already begun taking water quality samples from streams and watersheds that drain into Holmes Harbor.

Parks district will ask voters to approve $1.6 million bond

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

LANGLEY — After months of debate, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District has finally decided. It will ask voters in February for $1.6 million to pay for much needed capital improvements to park facilities.

Fire District 3’s TERC team wins in Canada

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22AM

When it comes to rescuing trapped people from cars, Fire District 3’s auto extrication-and-rescue team showed the Canadians how to do it. Six members of the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee team traveled to the 13th annual British Columbia Regional 2007 B.C. Auto Extrication Challenge at Courtenay, late last month. They competed against 16 other teams, including one from Fort Lewis.

New carpet has an ancient past

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

LANGLEY — In 1949 the world was moving at a fiery pace. The Soviets detonated their first A-bomb, China became the communist “People’s Republic of China” and Boeing’s “Stratocruiser” made its first commercial flight when Pan Am began roundtrips between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Growth in region spurs PSE merger

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

Consolidation will mean more money to improve power system Puget Sound Energy customers won’t get bigger bills, at least not in connection with the merger announced Friday with a consortium of mostly foreign-based investors, company officials said Monday.

VIDEO: The big game

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

The South Whidbey Falcons (7-1) take on Archbishop Murphy (8-0) for the Cascade Conference title.

Nichols Brothers lays off workers

  • Nov 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has laid off its entire workforce, employees said Friday morning as they left the shipyard.

NICHOLS BROTHERS CLOSES

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:21AM

The South End’s biggest employer closed its doors after 43 years on the island. Nichols Brothers Boat Builders laid off its entire workforce Friday morning. Company officials later said the shipyard ceased operations at both its Freeland and Langley facilities.

Car-prowling vandals put neighborhood on edge

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

CLINTON — Lake of the Woods residents have put themselves on high alert, some even arming themselves with weapons to protect their families and property. During the past two weeks, thieves and vandals have taken their neighborhood hostage, community members said.

Freeland PR firm creates company video profiles

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

FREELAND — For people and businesses who need a unique brand of exposure, Northwest Public Relations in Freeland might be the answer, video frame by video frame. Owner Jonathan Sage established Northwest Public Relations in Freeland in 2005 and has focused on video production as the way for businesses to make an impact with potential customers.

Audit finds fault with county health department

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

For the eighth straight audit in a row, the Washington State Auditor’s Office has found problems during its audit of Island County’s books. The Island County Health Department was cited this time. The audit listed one federal finding. It said Island County had inadequate internal controls to guarantee indirect costs were properly charged when the county health department spent $100,237 in federal grant money.

Neighborhood dispute hits rock bottom

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

BAYVIEW — Some neighbors have nicknamed it “the Great Wall of China,” while others have called it an insult to the neighborhood. The builder of two stacked, concrete block walls stretching across two vacant lots on Evening Glory Court claims it is a landscaping project.

Port of South Whidbey looks ahead at future of Langley marina

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20AM

FREELAND — Creating a vision for the Langley marina is the easy part. How to get there, and pay for it, that’s the hard part. Port of South Whidbey commissioners held a workshop last week to fashion a realistic, workable engineering plan for the marina’s future. In January 2009, they will take over ownership and have every intention of hitting the ground running.

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