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Freeland seeks funding support for new sewer system

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:56AM

COUPEVILLE — Freeland incorporation proponents left an Island County Council of Governments meeting Wednesday morning with smiles on their faces. The reason? The Island County Council of Governments have expressed initial support for partial funding of Freeland’s new sewer system with the county’s rural sales tax.

Port’s tax plan finds few fans

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

South End residents reacted quickly to news that the Port of South Whidbey is considering a property tax hike to pay for rebuilding the Langley Marina. The new marina, to be built in three phases over four years beginning in 2010, is expected to cost almost $20 million.

The mind is a wonderful thing for these students

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:56AM

LANGLEY — Remember the name of the Austrian physicist who measured the frequency of light waves? How about the place where Thor Heyerdahl built his raft, Kon-Tiki? Can you figure out the probability of certain numbers appearing when three dice are thrown, or explain Einstein’s interpretation of gravity? How about naming something easy, like the place in England where a laser is projected to mark the prime meridian?

Freeland business hit by thief

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:56AM

FREELAND — A thief broke into Island Tea Company in Freeland sometime between noon on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday, walking away with more than $500. An employee of the Main Street business arrived Monday morning and could see before she got inside that something was wrong.

One year. Without getting into a car. Seriously.

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

It all began with a casual conversation over breakfast. Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” was a big hit and the subject turned to global warming. “This is not the world I want to bequeath to my grandchildren. I don’t want to wait until Antarctica is hospitable to crocodiles before I decide it is time to change,” Clinton resident Kurt Hoelting said.

Council to get first look at board report

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

LANGLEY — The controversial recommendations by Langley’s Planning Advisory Board covering waterfront development will be presented to the city council tonight, but Langley officials say people shouldn’t expect a drawn-out debate.

Council says waterfront is a top priority

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

LANGLEY — Proposed changes to the city’s development rules near the marina don’t go far enough, developer Steve Day told the city council Wednesday. The city council got its first official look at the Planning Advisory Board’s recommendations on changing the regulations at the council meeting this week.

Model of Reseverance

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

Mike Crowell has nothing to hide. Neither his body nor the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The Greenbank man takes on the taxing task of posing as an artist’s model for students at Skagit Valley College.

Thief hits more Freeland shops

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

FREELAND — Several more Freeland businesses were hit by an overnight thief last week, and the burglar made off with beer, cash and candy. But one business owner on Main Street was able to get video footage of the thief, and has turned over the tape to Island County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

More Businesses Hit in Weekend Break-ins

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

FREELAND — The string of South End burglaries continued over the weekend, with three more businesses in Freeland reporting attempted break-ins.

Port considers smaller marina project

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

Their first pass was a champagne-and-cavier marina with lots of bells and whistles. Two months later, as financial reality raises its ugly head, the Port of South Whidbey is looking at a different scenario for redevelopment of the Langley Marina — a beer-and-pretzels version.

Affordable housing is the topic for the next Record Exchange

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

While house prices continue to rise on South Whidbey, workers’ paychecks are not increasing. Add to that a lack of high-paying jobs and it’s easy to see the cause of the affordable housing crisis that’s gripping Island County.

Clinton man gets 98 months plus for child molestation

  • Mar 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

An Island County Superior Court judge sentenced Dallas Broyles to 98 months to life for first-degree child molestation March 7. The Clinton man, a registered sex offender, was arrested last fall after allegations surfaced that he had violated a 4-year-old victim.

Breaking Down the Vote

  • Mar 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

It was never really close. The record-shattering and history-making turnout by Democrats in 2008 Presidential Primary last month was due to an early avalanche of Democratic votes, according to a Record analysis of ballot returns.

Local musician missing on Mount Rainier

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:54AM

Searchers continue to comb mountain for Devin Ossman.

LMS student to compete in state bee

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55AM

LANGLEY — She might be shy but ask 14-year-old Claire Hofius a question about Ephesus, Turkey, and she’ll answer like a tour guide. Not until after the morning of April 4, however. Her family will be asking as many questions as they can to help her prepare for her first Washington State Geographic Bee.

City hall to get face lift by Langley’s new first lady

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:54AM

New decor will help spotlight town history LANGLEY — Langley City Hall will get a face lift by the hands of the city’s new “first lady.” It all began when Karen Samuelson redecorated her husband Paul’s office after he took the helm at city hall in January.

Red hot and cool

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:54AM

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble is on a roll. But their recent kudos were not garnered overnight. Under the tutelage of a passionate teacher, these students have been honing their musical prowess for a long time and, long after high school, music will most likely continue to resonate with them.

Protesters mark fifth anniversary

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:54AM

BAYVIEW — It was the American thing to do. That’s what protesters and counter protesters said as they lined Highway 525 in Bayview Saturday voicing their opinions about the war in Iraq.

Crash due to alcohol

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:53AM

Two well-known South End business people were injured in a crash Sunday evening. Washington State Patrol troopers said alcohol and excessive speed were factors in a crash just before 7 p.m. on Goss Lake and Traverse roads near Langley.

Credit card led to arrest of Freeland burglary suspects

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:53AM

Couple is charged on multiple counts Deputies crossed paths with the pair suspected of robbing Freeland businesses at least two times before a stolen credit card led to their arrest a week later.

Missing man found dead on Mount Rainier

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:54AM

Rangers have found the body of Devin Ossman in Mount Rainier National Park.

County commissioners approve new wetlands rules

  • Mar 22, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:54AM

After nearly three years of work, Island County commissioners unanimously adopted new wetlands rules Monday. The new regulations will go into effect July 1.

South Whidbey’s Knowledge Bowl students stand out at state finals

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 9:53AM

Two teams of 12 South Whidbey High School students headed to state finals in Camas over the weekend to test themselves against 150 other 2A schools in the state Knowledge Bowl finals.

Budding Robin Hoods learn from an expert archer

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 7:00PM

It was a stroke of luck. When the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District wanted to begin an after-school archery program, they didn’t have to go far to find someone who knew the difference between a recurve bow and a quiver.

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