This is the final edition of The South Whidbey Record with my name listed as editor. For those of you thinking of chiseling my tombstone, the dates would be from November 1981 to October 2001, and then again from November 2012 to July 2013. I like to make things difficult for chiselers.
A transportation bill that provides for a third 144-passenger Washington State ferry important to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland passed the state House Thursday evening but likely isn’t going any further this year.
A raging fire destroyed a two-story garage with an apartment on the top floor near Mutiny Bay early Wednesday afternoon.
South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded to a call that came in about 1:30 p.m. to find the garage entirely engulfed in flames, said Chief Rusty Palmer as he watched firefighters pour water on the black, smokey remnants of the building. The building was near the intersection of Mutiny Bay and Bush Point roads.
Ferry officials seemed a bit ebullient Wednesday night in Clinton, and who could blame them. After several decades of planning and dreaming, it looks like the move of the Mukilteo ferry terminal could be imminent in bureaucratic time.
The long winter and spring of landslides on Whidbey Island resumed on a rainy Monday evening when a hunk of bluff fell across East Point Road in the Whidbey Shores community on Fox Spit, about five miles north of Langley.
The tainted waters at the south end of Holmes Harbor have improved dramatically, leading to the possibility they will be declared safe for swimming, wading and shellfish harvesting later this year.