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Winds across Whidbey disrupt ferry service

  • Nov 30, 2010 at 8:53AM

Winds gusting to 50 miles per hour swept across Whidbey Island Tuesday morning, disrupting ferry service on the Coupeville (Keystone)-Port Townsend route.

Island County eyes plate of fee hikes before year’s end

  • Dec 13, 2010 at 5:00AM updated Dec 14, 2010 at 3:35PM

Island County commissioners are scheduled to consider increases in building permit and land-use fees for the third time in two years.

Animal lovers join thespians

  • Dec 10, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Dec 13, 2010 at 9:09AM

The newly formed, Coupeville-based Penn Cove Productions is teaming up with WAIF for a unique live onstage radio variety show fundraiser.

Greenbank Farm solar project sparks questions

  • Dec 12, 2010 at 6:00AM updated Dec 13, 2010 at 9:07AM

Amid the community garden, farmer training center and pasture could some day be a solar power array that covers an acre of land at the historic and publicly owned Greenbank Farm. At least one person is expressing concern about visual impacts such a power plant would have on a property that was at one time the largest loganberry producer in the United States.

Idea to move Mukilteo Ferry Terminal gets chilly reception

  • Dec 14, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Dec 16, 2010 at 9:00AM

A ferry terminal in Mukilteo will remain in Mukilteo, if the traveling public has its say.

Whidbey General Hospital gets closer to its $50-million bond proposal

  • Dec 15, 2010 at 10:08AM

It’s seeming more and more likely that Whidbey Island residents will be facing a $50-million bond proposal on a ballot next year, possibly as soon as spring.

Island County Sheriff's Office asks for help in identifying body

  • Dec 15, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Dec 16, 2010 at 8:52AM

The Island County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in identifying a body that was found washed ashore near Greenbank yesterday.

Whidbey lawmakers raise alarm over proposed 10-percent increase in ferry fares

  • Dec 16, 2010 at 8:00AM updated Dec 17, 2010 at 4:36PM

State lawmakers from Whidbey Island are raising alarm about the governor's proposed budget that includes a 10-percent hike in ferry fares next year.

UPDATE: Island County commissioners approve clean water tax

  • Dec 24, 2010 at 4:00PM

Heralded as forward thinking by some and illegal by others, a controversial proposal for a county-wide Clean Water Utility became a reality this week.

Initiative stops ferry fare hike before it starts

  • Dec 21, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 3:10PM

In November voters restricted the state from raising fees. Monday the move paid off when a planned 2.5 percent ferry fare increase set to start Jan. 1 was scuttled by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

Langley planning director announces resignation, will return to Oak Harbor

  • Dec 23, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 9:48AM

Larry Cort, Langley's planning chief, has resigned from his position and will step down in January.

Counting birds for Christmas

  • Dec 25, 2010 at 5:00AM updated Dec 27, 2010 at 11:14AM

It’s 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning and six people are huddled in the doorway of a public bathroom at Ebey’s Landing trying to escape gusts of freezing wind and rain. Two are from Coupeville but most are from South Whidbey, some as far away as Clinton. They’re bundled up in mittens, wool hats, scarves and rain jackets, and each has a pair of binoculars hanging from their necks. Each is also wearing a strange grin that stretches from ear-to-ear. “You have to be wondering who these crazy people are,” said Joe Sheldon. They’re bird watchers with varying degrees of expertise, ranging from those with decades of experience to beginners.

Land eyed for preservation in Reserve

  • Dec 25, 2010 at 5:00AM updated Dec 27, 2010 at 11:16AM

With a large swath of woods recently preserved on South Whidbey Island, conservation leaders are setting their sights on Central Whidbey.

Republican Emerson takes over from Dean

  • Jan 4, 2011 at 2:22PM

Kelly Emerson cast her first votes as the newest member of the Island County Board of Commissioners Monday morning in a brief meeting punctuated by civility.

Island County Fair threatened by governor's budget

  • Jan 5, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Jan 6, 2011 at 8:18AM

The future of the Island County Fair as it has long been known could be in the balance as the Washington State Legislature convenes next week to start hacking away at the state budget.

Land-use fines reach $37,000 against new Island County commissioner, husband

  • Jan 8, 2011 at 5:00AM updated Jan 10, 2011 at 9:11AM

Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson and her husband were assessed $37,000 by the county planning department this week for alleged violations of the county building code, critical areas ordinances and zoning ordinance.

Body on Greenbank beach identified as Arlington man

  • Jan 11, 2011 at 2:38PM

A forensic odontologist helped investigators identify a body that was washed ashore in Greenbank Dec. 14 as 47-year-old Edwin “Randy” Brown of Arlington, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Brown was last seen on the night of Oct. 9 at a camping site near the Stillaguamish River in Arlington. His friends reported his disappearance to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Email snafu a 'catastrophe' for Island County prosecutor

  • Jan 25, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jan 26, 2011 at 11:41AM

It didn't bring offices to a complete standstill, but a catastrophic failure of Island County government's email server disrupted work for nearly a week and could mean the loss of voluminous data.

Island County commissioners at odds over word, retreat

  • Jan 26, 2011 at 5:00AM updated at 11:41AM

Paul Dziedzic may have his work cut out for him. The Island County commissioners hired Dziedzic, a consultant, to facilitate a retreat with the three members of the board on Feb. 9, but he may find a political divide in the way of progress.

UPDATE: Accused Whidbey child molester in media spotlight turns self in

  • Jan 28, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Jan 31, 2011 at 3:57PM

A 44-year-old South Whidbey man accused of child molestation turned himself into the Island County jail after spending a few weeks on the lam, according to the Island County Sheriff's Office. Investigators put out a press release last Friday asking for the public's help in locating Michael S. Angelo, who's also known as Michael Wayne Webb. AS a result, media attention wise widespread throughout the Puget Sound area.

Freeland man plans a medical marijuana co-op

  • Jan 30, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Feb 1, 2011 at 11:27AM

Captn Blynd says the reaction to his plan to form a local medical marijuana cooperative has been slim to none. For local law enforcement, it appears to be wait-and-see.

Lower values increase Whidbey General Hospital bond rate

  • Feb 1, 2011 at 1:37PM

After spending several months promoting a bond proposal to fund an expansion, Whidbey General Hospital officials find themselves in the uncomfortable position of changing the information they have been telling potential voters.

Assessor’s file cleared, legal move against Island County dropped

  • Feb 5, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Feb 8, 2011 at 9:02AM

Island County Assessor Mary Engle dropped legal action against the county last month after an offending disciplinary letter was quietly removed from her file.

Small earthquake reported in North Sound

  • Feb 8, 2011 at 9:27AM

A minor earthquake this morning near Friday Harbor was felt by some on Whidbey Island.

Price tag soars for Whidbey General Hospital violations

  • Feb 9, 2011 at 10:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital’s violations of a federal law will cost millions of dollars. The publicly owned hospital had to forego approximately $1.7 million worth of Medicare billings. In addition, the hospital is also paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve the violations.

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