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Former contractor challenges county auditor

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 8:00AM

An accounting contractor who worked for the Island County auditor is challenging her former boss in November’s general election.

NAS Whidbey saves unconscious hiker in Kitsap

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

A 28-year-old man was saved after falling from a cliff and suffering puncture wounds to his head.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Candidate isn’t against the Navy, Outlying Field

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I am writing this letter to clear up any misunderstandings regarding my position on the United States Navy, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and Outlying Field in Coupeville. I very much support all of our armed forces and all that they do to protect our country, our people and our constitution

Mayor honors Highlands group

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Erl Bangston, developer of The Highlands at Langley, took home another accolade following the Skagit County Builders award for an eco-friendly project.

Boat floats get pulled for winter on South Whidbey

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Boaters have a few more days to use two popular boat launches on South Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | How about an apology for not returning calls?

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, In response to Mrs. Nuñez’s letter of Oct. 1, I am truly surprised by her lack of self-responsibility and tendency to always place blame. Just do the job, will you. Mrs. Nuñez is not responsive to her constituents (us) when in the office or while telecommuting, as she claims. During the first half of the year numerous errors occurred that caused many of us taxpayers to contact Mrs. Nuñez. Mrs. Nuñez amassed about 1,500 calls without bothering to listen to our requests or responding to any of us. There were so many calls in her in-box that the county phone system was put in jeopardy and all calls were deleted as they were detrimental to the system operations. I think we deserve better than this from our treasurer.

Art project aims to promote global friendship

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Walking along First Street or Cascade Avenue in Langley this weekend, passerby may have noticed a colorful new 150-foot-long art installation. The Northwest Language Academy recently teamed up with the city of Langley to promote what Josette Hendrix, Northwest Language Academy founder and director, is referring to as a “global friendship art project.

Cops ban Facebook user in hiding

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

A former South Whidbey man hiding out from the long arm of the law in China was recently banned from the Island County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for his trollish activities, according to Detective Ed Wallace.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General Hospital staff are first rate

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, When I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in June 2013, I was unsure where to seek treatment. Should I go to Swedish or Virginia Mason or should I stay close to home? In one of the best choices ever, I elected to use Whidbey General Hospital.

New rules irk farmers, environmentalists alike

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

As the county struggles to find a balance between protecting the environment and farmers’ right to maintain their land, neither camp appears happy with the latest regulatory update.

Regulations won’t go unchallenged, WEAN vows

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Environmental activists plan to challenge Island County in the Western Washington Growth Management Hearing Board again if major changes aren’t made to fish, wildlife and habitat regulations.

Langley hosts first Arts Alive day

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

For Langley resident Kim Tinuviel, colors have always struck a special chord. The musician, photographer, multi-media artist and painter recalls a childhood filled with symphonic hues and multi-colored melodies, something she continued to experience as a young adult attending Juilliard and which she would later find to be called synesthesia.

Deer crossing leads to car fire

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

A woman stopped to let deer cross Highway 525 on Wednesday morning near Langley Road. The driver behind her, however, didn’t stop, and slammed into the car’s rear end at an estimated 50 mph, said South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Jon Beck, who responded to the call.

Seniors, disabled get transit meeting

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Those struggling with recent changes to paratransit services can pose their questions to Island Transit leaders at a meeting on South Whidbey next week.

Large gains made with Kramer’s first Falcon boys tennis cohort | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Four years ago when Karyle Kramer took over the Falcon boys tennis program, it was in a bit of disarray.

New coach, new quarterback, no problem for Falcon football | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey football underwent its most sweeping changes in a decade over the past few months. First, the Falcons lost a cadre of seniors to graduation, many of whom held vital positions including quarterback, running back, two receivers and a tight end. Then longtime co-head coaches Mark Hodson and Andy Davis resigned in favor of having more time with families.

Hope remains for extending Falcon girls soccer's pattern of success | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

For each of the past four years that Ben Rusch has led the Falcon girls soccer team, wins have increased.

COER asks for touch-and-go halt

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Citizen’s of Ebey’s Reserve are asking the Navy to delay touch-and- go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville until the completion of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement.

Falcon volleyball veterans eye return trip to state 1A tournament | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The sights, sounds and smells of the Yakima SunDome lingered with the Falcon volleyball girls. Those who were on the team that reached the 1A state tournament last year often recall the experience. They hope that by talking about it, they can give their new teammates a glimpse of why it’s important to them and what they’re working toward.

Falling for her garden; artist to launch season

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artists of South Whidbey will start their fall season with a meeting next week.

Injuries to top boys, girls runners hamper South Whidbey XC season’s start | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Those who visited the new rust-red track at South Whidbey High School on a recent afternoon may have been dismayed at the sight of a dozen teenagers sitting on the side.

Prowlers, Growlers from NAS Whidbey likely used in ISIS air strikes

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

A senior Air Force officer and a federal lawmaker both have said in the past week that electronic attack aircraft based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are likely being used in Syrian and Iraqi air strikes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Opponent's claims against Nuñez are outright lies

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am writing this letter to address the outright lies that my wife, Ana Maria Nuñez, your Island County treasurer, is not dedicated to her work and the citizens of this county. As a 23-year veteran, I’m fully aware of what it means to be dedicated and I can honestly say Ana Maria exemplifies that. She works evenings and weekends when needed. The staff knows they can contact her if there are questions or issues that they feel need her attention or clarification.

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