Things were slow and steady for these four young men crabbing at the Port of South Whidbey at Langley dock. From left are Brandon Brown, Jordan Bond, Cameron Brown and Jaeden Bond. The Bond brothers of Everett were visiting the Browns of Langley. In only a couple hours of tossing their ring traps, they had already hauled up three red rock and two Dungeness crabs.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record

It’s open season on the fat of the Whidbey seas: crab

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2015 at 6:05AM

Clinton was buzzing Thursday morning as people lined the Port of South Whidbey pier, lines tied to the railing a few paces apart, hoping to catch a crustacean.


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Beaver, wildlife rules appeal holds water with hearings board in Island County

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jul 6, 2015 at 9:31AM

Island County’s 2014 beaver dam rules sprang a significant leak recently when a state regulatory board found they failed to protect critical areas as required by state law and were not based on best available science.

Langley City Council to hold right of way loss hearing

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Langley City Council will hold a public hearing over a public right of way vacation in the alley between First and Second streets behind the Star Store next week. The hearing is scheduled to take place at the council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Two women to join Langley's ethics board

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

Langley’s still unformed ethics board is on its way with the scheduled appointment of two additional members Monday, July 6. The Langley City Council is expected to hear and confirm a pair of appointments to the ethics board. The two candidates are Sharon Betcher and Monica Guzman.

Freeland car crash closes East Harbor Road

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 8:00AM

A one-car accident shut down East Harbor Road for more than an hour early Wednesday and knocked out power to a nearby home. The driver was identified by the Island County Sheriff’s Office as Freeland resident Newton Kellogg, 18. He was southbound in a 2003 Mazda MPV at about 5 a.m. when his vehicle veered off the road and struck a power pole. The vehicle also rolled and destroyed a fence.

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