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County, city and fair end dispute over fairgrounds

  • Apr 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:56AM

LANGLEY — Wednesday’s surprise settlement to the long-running feud over Fairgrounds Road came after two weeks of low-key meetings between Langley and county officials. Details were few of the agreement, which would spell an end to a city lawsuit to condemn a portion of the county fairgrounds in exchange for city-financed improvements to the fairgrounds.

Girl badly hurt by sneaker wave on Oregon coast

  • Apr 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:56AM

A 6-year-old Freeland girl was seriously injured when a “sneaker” wave rolled a log over her during a family outing to the beach last week in Cannon Beach, Ore. Kyah Schumacher-Nelson was sitting on a log with her brother, Jacob Nelson, 10, near Haystack Rock on Saturday, April 14. A surprise wave hit the pair, seriously injuring Kyah but sparing her older brother from harm.

Freeland man wins Disney dream job

  • Apr 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:56AM

FREELAND — A spooky looking man stands before a class of newly deceased spirits. “No, not like this,” he corrects his students. “You don’t want to startle them.” “BOO!” he shouts, demonstrating the proper scaring technique. He then fades away into thin air, like any good ghost could.

Freeland budget can survive if town shrinks

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:56AM

Although the city’s boundaries have been shrunk, supporters of Freeland’s incorporation say the loss of property taxes will not sink the new city’s budget.

Freeland budget can survive if town shrinks

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:56AM

Although the city’s boundaries have been shrunk, supporters of Freeland’s incorporation say the loss of property taxes will not sink the new city’s budget.

City releases draft settlement on Fairgrounds Road

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

The proposed settlement between Langley, the county and the Island County Fair Board may resolve many of the concerns over Fairgrounds Road that fair organizers have raised for more than a year.

State closes beach at South Whidbey State Park for the summer

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

The state Parks and Recreation Commission said Wednesday it will shut off access to the beach at South Whidbey State Park due to damage from the winter storms.

Records detail origins of deal

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

Island County fair officials wanted much more than they got in the proposed settlement offer over Fairgrounds Road, according to documents released by the county this week.

Community to say final goodbyes to fallen sailors

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

The Navy will say goodbye to three of its own who died in Iraq at a memorial service Monday at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Walkability expert comes to South Whidbey communities

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

On Monday and Tuesday, your own two feet will be the preferred mode of transportation on South Whidbey. Dan Burden, a nationally renowned “walkability” expert, will visit South End communities to talk about pedestrian-friendly living as a part of the South Whidbey Walkable Communities Workshops.

‘Bowl For Kids Sake’ fundraiser rolls into Freeland

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

It’s too late to add another team to the contest, but it isn’t too late to support the “Bowl For Kids Sake” fundraiser in other ways this weekend. The popular fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is in its ninth year, said Peggy Dyer, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County.

Brothers, shipmates, comrades in arms

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

OAK HARBOR — A band of brothers said goodbye Monday to the three sailors from Whidbey Island who died in the line of duty. “You got friends, you got best friends and you got brothers. Brothers go beyond friendship. Brothers are blood. At Det. 1, I had a bunch of brothers,” said EOD Petty Officer 2nd Class John Richards describing the bond of his unit, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11.

South End towns examine their ‘walkability’ appeal

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

CLINTON — Langley has what it takes to be considered a “walkable” city. Clinton, on the other hand, must face its Achilles heel to becoming a destination for visitors and locals alike: Highway 525.

Plans are underway for busy Hearts & Hammers workday

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

In a show of strength and support, hundreds of volunteers will gather together to repair nearly 50 homes this Saturday during the annual Hearts & Hammers one-day work blitz. Rain or shine, 400-plus volunteers will gather for the 14th annual event that assists the elderly and those who are physically unable to do home maintenance and repairs.

Critics fire new volley at county on hunting

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

Records show Deer Lagoon land was wanted for bird habitat, not hunting Although the shotguns are quiet and birdshot is not peppering the windows of Useless Bay Colony houses, a group of homeowners is still pushing to have Deer Lagoon closed to hunting before waterfowl season opens in the fall.

Langley students learn to seek peace

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

PeaceJam trip topped by visit with Nobel Laureate CORVALLIS, ORE. — Simple and strong, personal and profound, the students’ questions inspired hope and a few teary eyes.

Spokane man buys $3 million Lotto ticket in Bayview

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

BAYVIEW — A month after Spokane real estate agent Tom Walker bought a lottery ticket at Casey’s Red Apple in Bayview, he discovered that the ticket was a winner. But that’s the way the cookie crumbled.

Queen for a day

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

It wasn’t just the tiara that sparkled. It was also the light in Lilly Tucker’s eyes. Tucker looked out across her yard Saturday as dozens of volunteers from Hearts & Hammers fanned out from one side of her property to the other, cleaning out sheds and hauling away unneeded odds-and-ends, weeding garden beds, raking leaves, and doing other chores.

County says ‘yes’ to road settlement

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

Island County and fair officials have signed off on a deal this week to end the long-running feud over Fairgrounds Road.

Mom times 9

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

Laura Rookstool is a mother times nine, with child number 10 arriving in July. Blessed with such a brood, it’s probably no surprise that Mother’s Day starts a bit early for this Coupeville woman. She has already gotten her first Mother’s Day greeting earlier this week.

South End looks at the future of schools

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

District grapples with declining enrollment LANGLEY — A forum Wednesday on the future of South End schools began with a peek into the school district’s pocketbook. Whether the subject is teacher salaries, staffing levels, technology in classrooms, nutrition in the cafeterias or bleachers for the softball field, sustaining a school system takes money.

Island County unveils new wetlands regulations

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

For property owners who own land with wetlands, getting permits is going to become a lot more complex. There will also be no easy answers. And that’s a good thing, said Phil Bakke, director of the Island County planning department.

War lyrics at student talent show angers parents

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

The closing act at the Community Youth in Arts Show at the Intermediate School in Langley has some parents up in arms and the phones ringing off the hook at the school district’s office.

Langley holds last hearing on transferring city marina to port

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

Tonight is the public’s last chance to be heard before the city of Langley will declare the marina as surplus property and turn it over to the Port of South Whidbey. Declaring the property surplus is the last legal step to be taken before the property can be transfered.

Town marshall to leave for New Orleans

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:52AM

After 25 years in law enforcement, Coupeville’s town marshall is hanging up his spurs. At least on Whidbey Island. Lenny Marlborough is retiring on the last day of July and heading back to his roots in Louisiana, near Lake Pontchartrain. He has some job prospects on the burner there.

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