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Community Events, December 2014
For eight long years, Holmes Harbor has lived under a stain of poor water quality. With red signs on the beach warning people away, favorite pastimes became distant memories. But, at long last, the waters are finally clearing and state and local officials are preparing to reopen the beach for shellfish harvesting this spring.
Last week, Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider said her days of opening the administrative building to the public in the morning need to come to an end. She’s done it for years, it’s not her job and the time has come for someone else to take over.
South Whidbey was hit by a massive windstorm this week, one of the biggest and most destructive in years. The power went out, downed trees blocked roads everywhere, and homes were damaged. It’s a wonder that despite so much destruction, most roads were drivable by noon on Friday morning.