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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Office hours need expanding

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, We are all linked together in figuring out how to increase jobs that pay living wages in Island County. Having all Island County departments be open at full-time levels is a very important step in meeting the needs of our recovering economy. When the county only works at 4/5 speed, that negatively affects our local economy each and every week. When the county closures linger for several years, the economic problems multiply.

Valentine’s Day flash mob aims to break the silence, end violence against women

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

The rising beat of a tune. A sudden rush of people dressed in red and dancing in sync. For the people participating, it’s more than a flash mob, it’s a message.

Whidbey Camano Land trust rebuffs COER, keeps Navy money

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will continue to accept Navy money to acquire land within Ebey’s Reserve, despite a request from jet noise opponents to sever the relationship.

Jet noise dispute to land in Langley

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Seeking support and hoping to educate South Whidbey residents on its cause, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve will visit Langley this week.

Improved South Whidbey fire protection rating to lower homeowners insurance

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Insurance holders within the South Whidbey Fire/EMS protection district should see a change in their insurance rates in the next few months. The district recently received an upgrade in its protection rating from a Class 7 district to a Class 6.

South Whidbey crashes send two to hospital

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Two people involved in two unrelated car accidents on South Whidbey were sent to the hospital Thursday. According to the Washington State Patrol, James Harris, 33, and Kristi Etzell, age unknown, were both transported to Whidbey General Hospital. A hospital official confirmed that both were treated and released the same day.

Freeland sewer talks return

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 2:49PM

Freeland residents may soon be considering yet another proposal for sewers.

Port of South Whidbey commissioners restructure staff, look to future

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Port of South Whidbey commissioners will implement a series of staff changes next week.

SLIDESHOW | Turks take down Falcon boys on South Whidbey senior night

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Sultan Turks closed out a double-digit victory over the Falcons on Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School.

Island County seeks planning commissioner

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to complete a term on the Island County Planning Commission from District 2, which encompasses all of the greater Oak Harbor area.

South Whidbey School Board to discuss levy priorities tonight

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 3:06PM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors have a full agenda for their upcoming workshop this Wednesday, Feb. 12. The directors will review an updated levy priorities list, which includes the high school track resurfacing at the top of the list.

Second Street work progresses, Commons struggles

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Other than an hour without water at the library a couple of weeks ago, work digging up Second Street in Langley has gone well, city officials say.

Island County coroner confirms identity of Possession Point body

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Island County coroner confirmed that a body discovered on a beach near Possession Point State Park last Thursday belonged to 35-year-old Brandon Smith of Clinton. The cause of death was accidental saltwater drowning, Island County Coroner Robert Bishop said.

Port of South Whidbey candidate search yields single return

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:05AM

The initial search for a new Port of South Whidbey commissioner has yielded just one result. The application deadline for the District 2 seat formerly occupied by Chris Jerome passed last week and Langley resident Ed Halloran was the only one to submit a resume with the district.

Whidbey resident wins Coastal Volunteer of the Year award

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Jill Hein is the newest recipient of the Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year award for 2014.

EDITORIAL | Growl your opinion at Langley jet meeting

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

It appears the roaring controversy over jet noise up north will touch down on South Whidbey this week. Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, the private advocacy group lobbying to shut down U.S. Navy operations at Outlying Field Coupeville, will hold a meeting and presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave.

South Whidbey wrestling sends 12 to regional

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Finishing in third place at the 1A District 1 wrestling tournament was just what South Whidbey coach Jim Thompson envisioned.

South Whidbey musical brings out the ‘old smoothie’ in all

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 4:01PM

South Whidbey residents have the opportunity to savor the sounds of yesteryear with “FRED & GINGER – NO DANCING,” an original musical by Freeland resident Ken Merrell that opens Thursday.

Veterans Resource Center to hold grand opening for expansion

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Veterans Resource Center’s grand re-opening Saturday will mark an expansion in resources for the Island’s military service community.

Public meeting set for Island County fairgrounds proposal

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Drastic changes proposed for the way the Island County Fairgrounds look and are managed will be presented publicly at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

South Whidbey Homeless Coalition gathers to combat homelessness

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

The second meeting of the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition took place Thursday, Feb. 6 upstairs at the Langley Good Cheer store. The next meeting will be at noon Monday, Feb. 24 at Bayview Hall. Everyone is welcome. Bring your ideas and your hearts to work together and put an end to homelessness.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Keep those wheels straight and us safe

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, February 6: I drove my Prius down the island, heading for the ferry to present to writers in Seattle. Kristi Etzell was my passenger, and we waited to make a left turn onto Double Bluff to pick up Anne Belov.

Falcon girls end season with a win

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Snapping a seven-game losing streak was the priority for the South Whidbey girls basketball team Monday night.

Polygraph results land hopeful police officer in court

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

A man applying to be a reserve police officer in Langley lied on a polygraph exam, but ended up admitting to having child pornography on his home computer, according to court records.

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