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PSE’S PERFECT STORM Long-awaited study reviews utility’s response to December 2006 storm

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:37AM

Despite leaving people in the dark about when their power would come back on, Puget Sound Energy did a good job of restoring power after last December’s deadly windstorm, according to an independent study commissioned by the power company.

Commissioners approve tax increase for mental health spending

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:36AM

COUPEVILLE — It’s not often Island County commissioners get a standing ovation for voting for a tax increase. An audience of concerned citizens and mental health professionals rose as one, however, to show their approval of the commissioners’ unanimous vote to raise sale taxes .1 percent increase. The money raised will eventually fund chemical dependency and mental health treatment services.

Start building your Langley Soup Box Derby racers

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:36AM

LANGLEY — The countdown is on for this year’s Soup Box Derby in Langley. And organizers want potential racers to start building their speed machines now so the vehicles are ready for the Sept. 15 race. “It’s not easy and it could take a couple of weekends to pull something together,” said Tucker Stevens, one of the organizers.

Stargazers await meteor shower, full lunar eclipse

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:36AM

OAK HARBOR — August will be a good month for Whidbey astronomers — amateur and professional alike — with the Perseid meteor shower beginning this weekend and a full lunar eclipse coming later this month.

Interest in waterfront development is growing

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:36AM

Nichols Bros. puts new clause in agreement with Langley LANGLEY — As new developers eye prime waterfront near Langley’s Wharf Street, longtime property owners are launching their own building projects or positioning themselves to develop their seaside land in the future.

Port considers takeover of troubled ramp

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:36AM

FREELAND — Enough is enough; it’s time for Plan B at Bush Point. And the chief engineer of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Olympia agrees. When Port of South Whidbey manager Ed Field reported to commissioners about more damage to the Bush Point boat ramp on Wednesday, the commissioners’ mounting frustration with the beleaguered project was evident.

Thief takes safe, cash and scales from Bayview business

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:36AM

BAYVIEW — When breaking into Bayview Farm & Garden through a restroom ceiling proved too difficult Sunday night, a “knucklehead” thief entered through a shattered window instead. Maureen Rowley arrived Monday morning at her business to discover not only a broken window, but a damaged restroom door, a gaping hole in the restroom ceiling, a pried door to her administration offices and missing digital scales and a safe that contained petty cash.

FD3 firefighters learn from competition

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:35AM

FREELAND — The crunch of metal is horrendous and the smell of fuel fills the air. No, it’s not the aftermath of demolition derby, but a rollover accident involving one or more cars, injuries to drivers and passengers. Or is it?

Super 17 challengers hope to make hay this year

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:35AM

When the Island County Fair rolls around, some people just want to do it all. That’s the theme behind Super 17, an attempt to spur more entries into specific categories of exhibits at the fair by the general public.

Local driver shares her DUI story with a national audience

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:35AM

Jessica Leon passes by the spot on Bayview Road every day, where she stood in handcuffs in the pouring rain getting arrested for driving under the influence. It’s a daily reminder of a dark chapter in her life, but also that she is doing the right thing now.

State says yes to deal

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:35AM

Port can take over marina FREELAND — State officials have given their blessing to the transfer of the Langley marina to the Port of South Whidbey. But not in writing.

VIDEO: 2007 Highland Games

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:34AM

The 2007 Highland Games attracted Celtic clans and fans to Greenbank Farm this year. Watch the video.

City council continues to support historic preservation

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:34AM

Staff to research strain on city employees and financial impact LANGLEY — Langley council members have asked the city to take a close look at how much it will cost the city to get a historic preservation program up and running. Councilman Bob Waterman, the chairman of the council’s historic preservation committee, introduced a draft historical preservation ordinance to his fellow council members Wednesday.

City council continues to support historic preservation

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:34AM

Staff to research strain on city employees and financial impact LANGLEY — Langley council members have asked the city to take a close look at how much it will cost the city to get a historic preservation program up and running. Councilman Bob Waterman, the chairman of the council’s historic preservation committee, introduced a draft historical preservation ordinance to his fellow council members Wednesday.

Kids get an early taste of the fair

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:34AM

Dairy goats and their owners from Kidding Around 4-H Club and others got an early taste of the Island County Fair when they presented their animals for judging Wednesday. One goat owner, Arianna Broyles, 4, of Clinton, brought Dot, her LaMancha. Arianna entered Dot in the Peewee Showmanship class, where kids under 8 get to show their animals.

Search starts for the greatest zuke

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:34AM

Jamie Summerland is just 6, but even at her tender age, she seems to already have the drive of a super gardener who is destined to live up to her sunny name. Jamie lives in Coupeville and is a first-time entrant in the Island County Fair’s giant zucchini contest. Judging starts at noon Sunday, Aug. 19, in front of the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds.

Volunteer docs keep the fair safe

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:34AM

Katie, Emma and Maria Leese have been working hard all year to get their Romney sheep ready for prime time at the Island County Fair. But first, they have to get by Dr. Robert Moody.

VIDEO: Island County Fair gets underway

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

Catch the action at the start of this year's Island County Fair. The fair runs through Sunday in Langley. For details on Saturday's and Sunday's events, pick up the Saturday edition of The South Whidbey Record.

VIDEO; 4-H at the Island County Fair

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

Island youth talk about the animals they've brought to this year's Island County Fair.

Logging company to start work at county campground

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

COUPEVILLE — Island County Commissioners approved a contract for selective logging at Rhododendron County Park Campground. Though the cutting proposal had been controversial when first proposed – some questioned whether tree cutting would hurt the park’s signature plant, or lead to the loss of old growth trees — the logging contract was unanimously approved Monday with little discussion and no public comment.

Commissioners to interview three candidates for Shelton’s replacement

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

The board of Island County commissioners will publicly interview three applicants for the commissioner’s position that will soon be open after the resignation of Commissioner Mike Shelton.

Policy would limit building in Langley’s growth area

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

If Langley’s volunteer planners get their way, large parts of the city’s urban growth area would remain undeveloped even after the land is annexed into town. Volunteers helping to update Langley’s growth plan want the city to adopt a policy that would leave 85 percent of the land that’s pulled within city limits as “open space” untouched by development.

4-H auction brings record prices for meat

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

LANGLEY — Pigs are very intelligent animals. And it seemed as if they knew that their ham was in jeopardy when their handlers showed them at Saturday’s 4-H Livestock Auction at the Island County Fair.

4-H auction brings record prices for meat

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

LANGLEY — Pigs are very intelligent animals. And it seemed as if they knew that their ham was in jeopardy when their handlers showed them at Saturday’s 4-H Livestock Auction at the Island County Fair.

Auction called off: County says no tax foreclosures planned

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:33AM

COUPEVILLE — For perhaps the first time in Island County history, the county will not auction away the properties of people who have not paid their back taxes. More than a dozen properties are usually put on the auction block each year after property owners fail to pay their taxes for three years running.

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