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Members of Navy’s bomb squad share stories of Iraq

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:17AM

FREELAND — Veterans of several 20th century wars stood in awe of the high-tech military gear that was on display Friday, but it was the modern-day war stories told by local sailors that captivated the crowd at last week’s Old Goats’ luncheon.

Public gets to weigh in on Langley’s budget tonight

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:17AM

More help in city hall, new vehicles for the police department and public works, as well as software updates are in next year’s spending plan for the city of Langley.

Driver rescued from overturned car

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:17AM

FREELAND — A Clinton woman was lucky to escape serious injuries Friday afternoon after her Toyota Corolla went airborne during a dramatic crash on Highway 525.

Gene-testing system donated to Whidbey General Hospital

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:16AM

Whidbey General Hospital now has a gene-based testing system that can spot the “superbug” MRSA faster than ever. With the combined philanthropy of the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation, Island Thrift, the Tulalip Tribes and the Norcliffe Foundation, Whidbey General Hospital was recently gifted an important laboratory instrument called the GeneXpert.

Ferry run between Port Townsend and Whidbey island suspended

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:16AM

Washington State Ferries pulled the ferries running between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island out of service Wednesday, leaving hundreds of commuters and holiday travelers stranded.

Langley B&B Tour returns for the 14th year

  • Nov 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:16AM

LANGLEY — Eat your way through Langley. That's one of the ways to approach Langley’s Bed and Breakfast Tour and Taste. The Langley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 14th annual Bed and Breakfast Tour and Taste of South Whidbey Island on Dec. 2. Besides checking out the many charming bed-and-breakfasts all decorated for the holidays, guests can also sample house specialties. “The tasty treats made by the lodging owners are always a highlight of the tour and the fact that all the recipes are provided in the souvenir cookbook means everyone will be able to recreate them at home for friends and families during the holidays and all year long,” said Nancy Rowan, executive director of the chamber. “It’s a big hit.” Select lodging members of the Langley Chamber of Commerce will be opening their doors to the public for just one afternoon. Their special accommodations will be decorated for the holidays and serving some of their favorite recipes. The recipes will be compiled in a souvenir 2007 Tour and Taste cookbook. Susanne Paulson and husband Bill own the Carriage House, which will be featured on the tour this year. Paulson said the tour is a great way to let locals know that her bed-and-breakfast is here. “It’s the third year we’re doing it,” she said. “Last year we had a lot of people come through. We’ve been here for 12 years and people usually aren’t really aware.” The timing of the tour is also good. Many lodging owners still have some openings for the holidays and some South Enders still need accommodations for visitors, Paulson said, so the tour is a great way to check out what the greater Langley area has to offer. Plus, it’s a lot of fun, she said. An important part of the tour is

South Whidbey school board is honored by state

  • Nov 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:16AM

The Washington State School Directors’ Association has named the South Whidbey School Board as one of three “Boards of the Year.” The award recognizes school district boards of directors that have demonstrated outstanding efforts and accomplishments in promoting student achievement.

People sharing homes in Island County is WISH’s mission

  • Nov 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:16AM

FREELAND — People have homes. People need homes. It’s just that simple. With the economy and housing markets struggling, people on the south end are likely looking for unique ways to find living arrangements or to help make their mortgage payments.

Water rates may go up for Langley users

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:16AM

LANGLEY — Water fees across the board will go up for Langley water users next year if the Langley City Council signs off on a proposed water rate increase Dec. 5. Water customers inside and outside city boundaries will be affected, as will hook-up fees for new construction. The increases will be substantial.

Navy finds prehistoric bone at seaplane base

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:15AM

The Navy has given notice to Indian tribes in the region that it found prehistoric human remains at Maylor Point on the Seaplane Base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in October and plans to return the remains to the Swinomish Tribe.

Clinton woman helps cancer patients as a Chemo Angel

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:15AM

CLINTON — Clarence may have gotten his wings, but some angels don’t need wings to do their good work. Take Roberta Tarr for instance, who works as a Chemo Angel.

New mayor plans changes at city hall

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:15AM

LANGLEY — Langley’s next mayor Paul Samuelson will restructure city hall when he takes office in January. And one of his first changes will cost current City Administrator Walt Blackford his job.

Nichols offers ferry-run fix

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:15AM

Passenger ferry now in place on Keystone route A day after a passenger-only ferry resumed service between Keystone and Port Townsend, the leader of Freeland’s troubled shipyard told state officials that Nichols Brothers Boat Builders could build a new car ferry for the crossing.

Bayview students get close-up look at science at Hutch High

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:14AM

SEATTLE — Most days, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is a nonprofit biomedical-research institution. Last week, though, the research center added teaching teens to its duties when it hosted “Hutch High.”

Port looking to develop near marina

  • Dec 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:14AM

LANGLEY — It’s not just out-of-town developers who have been eyeing land near the Langley Marina with visions of commercial buildings that will draw tourists to town.

Nichols Brothers gets set to hire shipyard workers back

  • Dec 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:14AM

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders hopes to call back 50 or so workers to the Freeland shipyard within the next week, company officials said Thursday.

Navy honors sailor killed in Iraq

  • Dec 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:14AM

OAK HARBOR — He had the go-get-’em gusto of a professional wrestler, set off by the wild whiskers of a mountain man or a rock-n-roll rebel like Elvis. A somber crowd of sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island gave a tear-filled farewell Tuesday to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Bewley at a memorial service in the Navy’s base movie theater.

Ruby’s Restaurant opens in Greenbank

  • Dec 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:14AM

GREENBANK — For seven years, the space above Coupe’s Greenbank Store sat vacant. Between restaurant proprietors vacating and the Coupes suffering through personal losses, the last time a restaurant served food was in 2000, said Mary Coupe, co-owner of the Greenbank Store.

Good Cheer serves record number of South Enders

  • Dec 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:13AM

BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer has served nearly 14 percent of the South End population last year, volunteers at the food bank have long known that the number of people in need is much higher. But most had no idea how many families remained in the shadow.

Good Cheer serves record number of South Enders

  • Dec 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:13AM

BAYVIEW — While Good Cheer has served nearly 14 percent of the South End population last year, volunteers at the food bank have long known that the number of people in need is much higher.

Board to tackle waterfront zoning

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:13AM

Some still worried about development along shoreline LANGLEY — Discrepancies between the city’s rules on seaside development continue to spark controversy and heated discussion.

Langley council to review severance package for outgoing administrator

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:13AM

The Langley City Council is mulling over a three-month severance package for outgoing City Administrator Walt Blackford. The council is expected to vote on the deal at its meeting tonight. The package, based on Blackford’s current salary, would pay roughly $12,000.

Nichols hires back workers

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:12AM

Work restarts on new tugboat Nichols rehired 50 of its employees Friday night and put them back to work Monday morning on Baydelta Maritime’s tugboat, company officials said.

Residents rally to fight proposal

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:12AM

GREENBANK — Neighbors of Rempel Brothers Concrete, Inc. are protesting the company’s proposed expansion of mining operations. Residents of the Wildwoodview Acres neighborhood south of Ledgewood Beach warn the proposed 100-acre gravel pit could contaminate the aquifer that supplies drinking water. They are also angry that Island County told nearby property owners about the proposal during a long holiday break, giving residents little time to respond to the company’s application for the pit.

Soaker storm brings slides, power outage

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:12AM

The weather turned nasty here on South Whidbey Island once again this week, but the South End escaped much of the havoc brought by record rainfall throughout the Puget Sound. Heavy snowfall Saturday followed by high winds and steady rain caused at least 78 Puget Sound Energy customers to lose power at midnight Sunday.

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