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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.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Rock throwing, injured coyote pup and a boozy barista

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 2:48PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the island county sheriff’s office, south precinct.

Clinton resident offers haven for soldiers’ canine friends

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The men and women who serve our country are confronted with an array of challenges, particularly when stationed far away from home; but one Clinton resident is working to ensure that finding care and temporary residence for their canine companions is not amongst them.

9/10 Central/South Whidbey softball All-Stars ousted in Asotin

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The stay at the Little League 9/10 state softball tournament was a short one for Central Whidbey.

Fairgrounds’ future still in limbo as officials ponder lease

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:48AM

Management of the Island County Fairgrounds is still the responsibility of the Island County Fair Association, for now at least.

Thousands celebrate 39th Choochokam

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

The seaside streets of Langley brimmed with light, laughter, art and music this weekend during the 39th annual Choochokam Music and Arts Festival.

Racers flock to Maxwelton field games

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Dozens of people flocked to the field at Dave Mackie Park for the annual Maxwelton Independence Day field games. Here are the results, with names listed in order from first place to third place.

EDITORIAL | Benefits outweigh the bad of Glendale

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Imagine if you lived a few blocks from the water, or maybe just across the street, but you had to get in your car and drive miles away just to legally stand on the beach and throw a few stones into the waves. That’s the situation in some areas of Whidbey Island where the shoreline is tied up in private hands and public beach access is scarce.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Editorial claiming First Street project was ‘rude’ was uncalled for

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, Due to the two recent articles regarding the cancellation of my First Street development in Langley I would like to clear up a few errors. The project was designed originally to have two stories that ran the length of the property at the First Street level. There was never any plan to ask for a third story level as the code allowed only two stories. After two years and three different designs, I hired a new architect, Eric Richmond. He and Langley Community Planning Director Jeff Arango came up with the third story addition, open space and building separation idea as it was done at the Wharf Street, and Jeff thought it could be a trade off for the open space that I was providing.

Falcons lead youth hoops camp

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School boys and girls basketball players will run a five-day skills camp next week.

South Whidbey Fire rescues a rescuer

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:23AM

A career fireman found out what it’s like to be rescued this week after a morning crab pot check turned into a life-threatening emergency.

Possible pay changes coming to South Whidbey parks staff

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Possible compensation changes will be discussed at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s commissioners meeting Wednesday night.

Island County commissioner candidates share vision

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 17, 2014 at 8:43AM

While candidates for Island County Commissioner District 3 share the desire to help shape the future of the county, their individual visions differ widely.

Langley parks, open space member sought

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Langley’s Parks and Open Space Commission needs a volunteer member to help shape the city’s future parks. Part of the commission’s duties is to advise the Langley City Council about long-range parks and open space planning, such as amending the parks element of the city’s comprehensive plan.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More problems face First Street than views

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I want to criticize the editorial, “First Street proposal was not a good fit,” written by Justin Burnett in the July 12 edition of the South Whidbey Record. Just a week after the newspaper asked the community what they want from their community newspaper, he wrote a scathing editorial about the Francisco commercial proposal in Langley.

Langley historic group has open spot

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission needs a new member to help shape and maintain the city’s historic character.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Vet response to pet crisis was awesome

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, As part-time island residents, my family has had little need for veterinary assistance for our animals, who travel with us every summer. This past Saturday morning, however, our little Schnauzer took on an opponent that was more than she bargained for, causing her to suffer serious injury. After frantically calling area vets, we found the only one open on Saturday morning was South Whidbey Animal Clinic. As we approached the clinic with our wounded Daisy, we found the Clinic’s staff on the sidewalk waiting for us. They immediately took her to stabilize her and assess the injuries. They acted with calm professionalism, understanding and compassion.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | This letter to the editor is ‘The last time’

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I guess this letter to the editor should be called “The Last Time.” I am only writing this to thank Mr. Freeman for responding to my first letter.

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