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Saturday Sep 13 | Whidbey News-Times
Island Transit will hire an outside consultant to conduct a study on whether it makes sense to charge fares on the island's buses. When that study will happen and how it will be funded are unanswered questions, but members of IT's board of directors made it clear during a special meeting Friday that the study will happen.
Saturday Sep 13 | Whidbey News-Times
Chamber President Jason McFadyen said the board voted unanimously Friday to make the leadership change effective the same day, and that all the board members were present. "The board of directors decided to go in a different direction," McFadyen said.
Following through with a board consensus last month to study any fairgrounds management proposal carefully, Port of South Whidbey commissioners Tuesday agreed to seek county and state grants to fund an in-depth study. The exact parameters of the effort are not yet clear, but the idea is to determine whether management of the grounds is financially viable and consult with the community about potential changes.
Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill is investigating the cause of the blaze. He said Tuesday that it will likely be ruled undetermined because the extent of the fire damage makes it difficult to find clues.
However, the study did unveil a substantial shift in the ground level in the Crescent Harbor area, according to Jim Rich, volunteer with Island County's department of emergency management and a retired oceanographer. "We were looking for evidence of tsunamis," Rich said.
In the case of the first-ever Clinton Town Picnic this Saturday, those pumpkins will be hurtling through the air after being launched from a trebuchet, all in the name of building a stronger community identity for the sprawling unincorporated area of Island County. "Clinton is unique in that it has the ferry, everybody knows that.
A former South Whidbey man who's hiding from the long arm of the law in China was banned recently from the Island County Sheriff's Office Facebook for trollish activities, according to Detective Ed Wallace. Trolling is defined as being "deliberately offensive" or "provocative online posting" aimed at upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.
That feeling was only enhanced recently by his company's latest big project in Coupeville A - a custom home built by Cascade Custom Homes & Design that will be featured in this weekend's Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association Home Tour. Broderick, owner of Coupeville-based Sound Colors Painting, was putting the finishing touches on the master bathroom Tuesday and recalling how he's been laying awake in the wee hours of the morning recently, visualizing painting the home's interior.
Multiple sclerosis is a maddeningly mysterious autoimmune disease that leaves each of its victims with a unique progression of symptoms. It has confined South Whidbey resident Tamara Guthrie to a wheelchair, but it didn't completely rob her of her independence.
A festival that started just three years ago filled downtown Oak Harbor with thousands of dancing feet during Labor Day weekend.
Former chief deputy treasurer Wanda Grone will face her former boss during November's general election after a close primary.
With ceremonial hardhats on their heads and golden shovels in their hands, six years of funding and permit hurdles seemed to melt away for a group of dignitaries at a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Freeland.
Research, however, did unveil a substantial shift in the ground level in the Crescent Harbor area, according to Jim Rich, volunteer with Island County's department of emergency management and a retired oceanographer.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:15 pm
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