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Wildlife conservation rules hearing set for Coupeville

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

The county will hold a public hearing on its fish and wildlife habitat conservation plan at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 21, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. The county is in the process of updating the Island County Comprehensive Plan and the development regulations that protect fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas.

Safety concerns doom Pottery Shed at Island County Fairgrounds

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

A small structure on the Island County Fairgrounds will be torn down this weekend. According to Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, county Facilities Director Larry Van Horn recommended the demolition of the Pottery Shed for safety reasons. Described as a small lean-to attached to the Malone Building, it will be taken down on Saturday.

Education center leaves Bayview, goes on hiatus

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

In May, the Whidbey Island Community Education Center celebrated its first anniversary. One month later, the education center announced it was leaving Bayview School and had terminated all of its remaining classes, workshops, lectures and seminars.

Freeland Picnic reservations needed soon

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The reservation deadline for the 2014 Community at Holmes Harbor picnic is fast approaching. Anyone wishing to attend the annual event must make a reservation by Saturday, July 19. Call Carol Hanna at 360-331-7663, or email achhcontact@gmail.com and provide names, a telephone number, and the number of people who are coming.

Young thespians learn life lessons

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

In a bright orange, 2,400-square-foot canvas tent propped in the field behind Langley Middle School, a handful of young thespians are learning the importance of being earnest.

Island County seeks law and justice council member

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking a citizen member representative from County Commissioner District 3 to serve on the Law and Justice Council for a term that expires on February 28, 2015.

Langley dedicates renewed Second Street to city’s future

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy, with a snip of scissors, cut a ribbon signaling the official opening of the road between Anthes and Cascade avenues. Starting in January, the street was partially closed as crews tore out the old concrete, replaced some utilities underground, widened the sidewalks, and replaced the road.

Helpful hands repair damaged Star Store booth

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

A handful of people put in work to repair the Star Store Boxx after it was damaged in a hit-and-run June 25.

Rev your engines, Soup Box Derby racers, as yearly event approaches

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

The annual Soup Box Derby will be held a bit earlier this year, so racers should begin building their car soon, according to a Thursday news release.

Marcials celebrate 30 years together | MATRIMONY

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Alva and Manuel Marcial, owners of El Corral Mexican Restaurant in Bayview and Clinton residents, celebrated 30 years of marriage on July 8.

EDITORIAL | First Street proposal was not a good fit

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Langley property owner Richard Francisco announced this week that he has abandoned plans to redevelop his First Street holdings. No doubt many will breathe a sigh of relief over the news, and perhaps they should. Growth, development and change are not things to abhor, but the price of Francisco’s vision — trading a community shared view-shed for the prospect of economic development — was too high.

Tsunami researchers track Whidbey's geological history

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

The university researchers, working under the supervision of professor Brea McGinnis, joined with local volunteers and the island’s emergency management organizations for the research all of last week. The purpose: piecing together Whidbey Island’s history of tsunamis, earthquakes and other geological events. Spearheaded by Island County’s department of emergency management, the study’s aim is to educate the island on what to expect and how to be prepared.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Need a turn lane; ban blinding strobe lights

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Three or four ideas to make driving safer: — A turn lane off State Highway 20 at Morris Road. At least just widen the shoulder so there is an escape for inattentive drivers behind you.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | There’s no proof the base would close with OLF loss

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I needed to respond to Fred Becker’s dire warning letter in the July 9 edition of The Record, “If the Navy left, Oak Harbor would die.” This talking point is getting so old and is so untrue.

Prosecutors charge Langley waitress

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

A 23-year-old waitress at a popular Langley pub is accused of forging customer receipts to give herself bigger tips, according to court document. Prosecutors charged Jessica R. Engebretson in Island County Superior Court July 3 with four counts of felony forgery. She could face from two to six months in jail if convicted.

Students are top priority in South Whidbey budget, directors say

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Declining enrollment will force the South Whidbey School Board to trim next year’s budget by about $275,000. Any budget cuts are to be taken from programs as distantly related to student learning and wellbeing as possible, according to statements from board members.

Congressional candidates weigh in on OLF

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen said Thursday that he continues his support for use of Outlying Field Coupeville by the EA-18G Growlers based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Langley ponders historic demolition rules

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Sparked by the possibility of losing the Dog House Tavern on First Street, Langley took its first crack at hammering out the details of rules concerning the destruction of historic buildings this week. The city’s Planning Advisory Board discussed what the scope and goal of the regulations should be for an hour at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. The body’s task was ironing out the specifics of a six-month moratorium on the demolition of buildings on the National Historic Register, which was issued as an emergency ordinance in May. It targeted the Dog House Tavern and its o

County awarded salmon grant

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County has been awarded $13,000 to work with the Tulalip Tribes to collect data to protect salmon rearing coastal streams. The National Estuary Program Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant will pay for the majority of the project in addition to $2,600 in county match hours.

Water district poses expansion

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Island County commissioners will review an expansion to the Penn Cove Water & Sewer District to ensure it complies with state Department of Health requirements. A public hearing will be held 10:15 a.m. July 7 in the Board of Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

JEAN MATHENY: Helping others to feel at ease | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 11:00PM

Ever feel like you’re fumbling for what to say when someone has had a loss, or feel so uncomfortable you avoid the person altogether? Jean Matheny went through this with others after losing her husband suddenly. But, she found a way to put people at ease. “After my husband passed away, I noticed people were treating me differently or avoiding me all together,” she said. “I knew they weren’t trying to shun me or anything, they just didn’t know what to say.” So she went to the places she was involved with, such as the teachers’ lounge, to try and put them at ease.

Godfather of fly fishing; South Whidbey master shares ‘no secrets’

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 22, 2014 at 9:58AM

A lot of words can accurately describe Gil Nyerges: teacher, artist, craftsman. To some Whidbey Island anglers, he’s a legend. But the 93-year-old Langley resident waves off such compliments. He maintains he’s just a guy who fell in love with fishing, a long time ago, on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. Armed with a 20-foot bamboo pole and a bit of line on the end — it had no reel — he learned from his father the basics of a past time he would later characterize as a “science,” an “art form.”

EDITORIAL | Blackface is offensive in every context

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Wearing blackface is offensive to any reasonable person. When the person wearing the blackface is a political candidate, the act is doubly offensive. When the candidate is oblivious to the fact that blackface is offensive — well that’s just ignorance beyond imagination.

South Whidbey bike loop to encourage fitness, tourism

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County is wrapping up plans for a South Whidbey bike route that will circle through scenic areas between Clinton to Bayview Corner to Langley and back again. “The idea is that people on the mainland can bring their bikes over on the ferry and see South Whidbey,” Transportation Planner Doug Cox said. “It will be one of those things we think will go a long way.”

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