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Island County Public Works to purchase signs

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County Public Works is set to purchase new portable, roll up signs and stands through a Washington State contract totaling $41,825. Road crews use the signs and stands for temporary traffic control to alert drivers to the type of work taking place and convey the necessary driving actions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ronald Reagan’s mythical “welfare queen”

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Everyone’s heard of Ronald Reagan’s mythical “welfare queen.” She’s lazy, uneducated, unwilling to do anything to improve herself or her lot — she just wants those government checks to keep rolling in. Oh, and she also dresses well, drives an expensive car, lives in a nice house or apartment, and spends her money on luxury items, etc.

Langley musician explores sound in modern album

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Listening to a song for the first time can be a loaded experience. Everything from the mood of the listener to the ambiance in the background impacts the first encounter.

Island County District 3 sees third commissioner candidate step forward

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Camano Island resident Marc Hennemann said as county commissioner he would keep taxes down and make public safety a priority.

“Kind to your Mind” with Jim Freeman | RELIGION NOTES

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jim Freeman will talk about being “Kind to your Mind” at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road. Ever thought about why you were thinking what you were thinking? Do our thoughts come from a place of faith, or a place of fear? The church welcomes Freeman to address these thoughts.

Falcon soccer weathers the storm

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

Talk about weathering a storm. South Whidbey’s boys soccer team survived a back-and-forth battle with King’s through strong winds and heavy rain with a late goal Tuesday night.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey boys soccer slips past King's in wet, wild finish

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 2:36PM

South Whidbey needed nearly every minute of regulation and a few more in the stoppage time to defeat King's in a Cascade Conference match March 25 at South Whidbey High School. The South Whidbey Falcons won 1-0 on a goal by Kai da Rosa, assisted by Andy Zisette.

Hearing set for loss of public property in Langley

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

A public hearing regarding the loss of part of First Street to the owners of the Dog House Tavern is scheduled to take place April 7. The hearing will occur during the Langley City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. A small strip of public property would be given to the tavern’s owners, Charlie and Janice Kleiner, in exchange for some kind of public easement, perhaps a public restroom at Seawall Park or a public patio, according to previous discussions at past council meetings.

Swanson reigns supreme | Parks board reinstates soccer coach’s privileges

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:42AM

Calling it regrettable and a misunderstanding, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District commissioners unanimously voted Thursday night to lift a one-year parks ban on Terry Swanson.

Young scientists present findings at Langley Middle School fair | KUDOS

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Curiosity was key for students in Langley Middle School’s Science Fair on Thursday night.

South Whidbey Parks district to seek levy hike on April ballot measure

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:16PM

Declining revenue, rising material costs and increasing responsibilities spurred the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District to seek its first levy increase next month.

Langley Middle School student heads to state geography bee

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

This Langley Middle School geography bee winner is heading to the state National Geographic Bee competition for the second year in a row?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public fields meant to be used

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, The public South Whidbey Parks & Rec District playing fields must be as fully utilized as the public wishes them to be.

Landslide alert issued for Whidbey Island

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday.

Island County pronounces March as Women’s History Month

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County commissioners on Monday proclaimed March 2014 Women’s History Month for Island County. Each year the board makes the designation “to pay tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.”

South Whidbey wrestling coach taps out after 12 years

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Spending several full Saturdays at wrestling tournaments for the past 12 years finally proved too much for Jim Thompson, South Whidbey High School’s head wrestling coach.

Hamsa hits walk-off single to lift South Whidbey baseball

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey’s baseball team has had two seventh-inning rally wins in its past three games, though head coach Tom Fallon would rather lead from the start.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island County Comprehensive plan needs beach access signs

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Recently I attended a hearing to give public input on the transportation element of Island County’s Comprehensive Plan. The “Comp Plan” serves as the policy document which will shape growth and development here over the next 20 years. I wasn’t able to get on the agenda, but I believe all of us can support a request to include in the plan identification of public beach access points.

Freeland Ace Hardware launches Oso aid

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

Freeland Ace Hardware is collecting donations of food, water and hygiene supplies for the victims of the Oso landslide. Possible donations include dry pasta, canned goods, bottled water, paper products — plates, bowls, napkins and toilet paper — plastic utensils, socks, blankets, diapers and gas cards. Any other donations will also be accepted.

Langley design board has openings

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Langley Design Review Board currently has two openings: one for an open seat and another as an alternate for an existing board member. The board is a five-member volunteer body responsible for reviewing site design, architectural design and landscaping for all public and private development applications except single family residences. All commercial and non-commercial signage is also subject to review.

Ebey’s Reserve marijuana restrictions removed

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County Planning Commission members heard the concerns of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve farmers and removed restrictions on recreational marijuana operations in that area this week.

Langley citizen boards seek members

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:24AM

Three citizen boards in Langley need more members: the Planning Advisory Board, Cemetery Board and Library Board all have at least one vacancy. All of the volunteer positions are appointed by the mayor.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | A night to remember on Puget Sound

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

When I was 14, I spent the night stranded aboard a 20-foot sailboat hard aground in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. An evening of tropical breezes spent with my first high school sweetheart, it was hardly a traumatic experience. We were returning from a long day sailing to Coconut Island — made famous as the profile of “Gilligan’s Island” — when the boat came to an abrupt halt.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public got its say at fair meeting

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, At the most recent meeting for commentary on the Fairgrounds Strategic Plan, facilitators almost sidetracked the public’s desire to speak out. However, the audience prevailed, and, as a result, we all heard some good ideas.

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