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Developing rules to guide growth in Freeland was the topic of a public meeting Tuesday, and it did just what it was supposed to — draw a healthy cross section of people with varying views and visions.
Island County’s 2014 beaver dam rules sprang a big 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. The Growth Management Hearings Board for Western Washington issued the ruling late last month. It identified six other failures in the fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas update adopted by the Island County commissioners in September.
Absolutely not. Well, maybe. OK fine, let’s send it to the Island County commissioners and let them figure it out. That was the course of a turnaround discussion Wednesday by members of the Island County Council of Governments about a proposal to fund a Freeland incorporation feasibility study.
Shirley’s Kitchen, a longtime food stand located next to the Clinton Ferry Terminal, was destroyed by an unexplained fire late Thursday.
The days of overnight camping at South Whidbey State Park are likely over for good.
A maritime marvel literally unfolded before a crowd at Lone Lake this week.
After nearly three decades of cutting hair on Whidbey Island, Theresa Johnson set down her shears for good this week.
An injured mature bald eagle will likely survive to soar another day over Whidbey Island thanks to the quick actions of a few Freeland residents.
A $66,000 feasibility study approved this week may determine the future location of a proposed sewer treatment plant in Freeland.
After three years of complaints, tech giant Apple, Inc. acknowledged two major Whidbey Island errors on its mobile map program this week and promised to have at least one of the problems fixed within two months.
Hat Island is getting more crowded by the second, according to Apple Inc.
The national drug store chain has been in the process of purchasing the longtime and locally owned South Whidbey pharmacy for months, and the acquisition wrapped up this month when operations formally changed hands. Wasting no time, the old Linds sign came down that very afternoon and a new Rite Aid sign went up.
Like it’s done nearly 200 times before, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders christened a newly completed vessel over the weekend.
Asking the South Whidbey School District for public records comes with a new price tag these days — your name, the information sought and the time and cost to fulfill the request posted for all the world to see on the district’s website.
One beach cabin was destroyed and another damaged in a mudslide in Old Clinton this past weekend.
Temperatures that dipped into the 20s and frost on the roads weren’t enough to stop 178 people from taking a New Year’s swim in Useless Bay Thursday.
Clammers will hit Holmes Harbor for the first time in eight years this spring.
Adam Lind, a longtime front-end retail manager at a well-known Whidbey pharmacy, may be entering the medical marijuana business.
Island County Housing Authority’s new pride and joy in Freeland is once again raising the ire of neighbors.
If the money comes through, the Port of South Whidbey is getting into the fairground management business.