Island County Newswire

Island County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Island County, WA.

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  1. Port of South Whidbey eyes additional marina parkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | South Whidbey Record

    ... much of a deal the property really is. The agreed-upon purchase price of $170,000 is more than three times the Island County Assessor's Office's assessed 2015 value of $51,000. While it's not uncommon for market value to differ some from an actual ...

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  2. County must do job, address noise issues | LetterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Whidbey News-Times

    This is the statement I prepared to present to the Island County Board of Health on Tuesday afternoon. Citizens arrived to testify only to find that the meeting was canceled.

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  3. Island County Public Works head earns award for second timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... out as a box of wooden parts, that's cool for me," said Oakes, public works director and county engineer for Island County. The moment when each part comes together to work in harmony, that is engineering for Oakes, and it's what he loves to do. ...

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  4. Langley seeks $576,000 in development funds from Island CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | South Whidbey Record

    Langley Mayor Tim Callison will lobby the Island County Council of Governments for more than half a million dollars in Coupeville today. If successful, the money will go toward improving the city in a number of different areas, namely infrastructure and increasing visitor volume, according to the Langley's application for rural county economic development funds.

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  5. COER members disappointed that health board meeting cancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Whidbey News-Times

    Members of the Citizens of Ebey's Reserve, or COER, were left disappointed Tuesday afternoon when the Island County Board of Health's monthly meeting was cancelled on short notice. The group previously asked the board to address potential health hazards of noise produced by the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's EA-18G Growler aircraft training flight at the Outlying Field near Coupeville.

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  6. EDITORIAL | Consider helping by joining the Sheriff's Citizen PatrolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | South Whidbey Record

    ... an excellent example of self-sacrificing people who are doing their part to make South Whidbey, indeed all of Island County, a better and safer place to live. The organization was created in 1995 as a way to help the sheriff's office. Volunteers, ...

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  7. Busy year in store for Whidbey driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | South Whidbey Record

    ... next year won't be any better. A $4.7-million state project to make safety improvements on Highway 20 at the Island County transfer station near Coupeville started this week. Workers are focusing on Parker Road for now, but work on the highway may ...

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  8. Island County passes fireworks rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | South Whidbey Record

    After years of debate, the Island County commissioners this week overhauled its fireworks rules, shortening the discharge season and empowering the sheriff to ban fireworks altogether in times of exceedingly warm weather conditions. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and the county commissioners agreed Tuesday that it simply doesn't make sense to allow people to shoot off fireworks when dry weather conditions are dangerous enough to impose a burn ban.

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  9. COER looks to state for jet noise mitigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... they're being passed from one agency to the next. This spring, the members tried taking their concerns to the Island County Board of Health - twice. When they got no traction, they visited the Washington State Board of Health earlier this month, ...

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  10. New, $1 million home in Freeland built like LEGOsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | South Whidbey Record

    ... less than half a dozen modular homes either in the process of being permitted or under construction in Island County. Island County Planning officials Hiller West and Andy Griffin felt there were positives to the unconventional form of home ...

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  11. Impressed by work of Helen Price Johnson | LetterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Whidbey News-Times

    National candidates are in the news around the clock in an election year, but local officials affect our day-to-day lives and deserve voters' thoughtful attention as well. During the years of her service as Island County commissioner, I have been impressed with the dedicated leadership and far-reaching accomplishments of Helen Price Johnson.

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  12. Arts, economic development to be focal point of strategy meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | South Whidbey Record

    ... be placed and what kind of arts should be involved," Callison said. Callison said grants could come from Island County, National Endowment of the Arts and Washington State Arts Commission. The city is currently in the process of acquiring a rural ...

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  13. Clinton barn fire ruled suspicious by Island County Sheriff's OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | South Whidbey Record

    A nighttime fire that destroyed a barn in Clinton last week has been officially deemed suspicious, the Island County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday. Sgt. Darren Crownover said investigators have ruled out the possibility that the blaze was started by a "natural origin," such as an electricity short.

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  14. Sheriff's Office volunteers give service, friendshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | South Whidbey Record

    Clinton resident C.J. Baker gets his fingerprints taken with the assistance of Ham McKelvey with the Island County Sheriff's Citizen Patrol. Baker recently got a job at an East Coast university, which requires fingerprinting, and McKelvey is a longtime program volunteer.

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  15. Traffic congestion expected with start of new road projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... year won't be any better. A $4.7-million state project to make safety improvements on State Highway 20 at the Island County transfer station near Coupeville started this week. Workers are focusing on Parker Road for now, but work on the highway may ...

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  16. Study shows ample supply of sand shrimp for harvesters, gray whalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | South Whidbey Record

    Finding a balance between sand shrimpers and whale watchers will be the million dollar question moving forward for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. That was the theme presented by a representative from the state agency at a recent public meeting conducted by the Island County Marine Resources Committee.

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  17. Clinton barn fire ruled suspiciousRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Whidbey News-Times

    A nighttime fire that destroyed a barn in Clinton last week has been officially deemed suspicious, the Island County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday. Sgt. Darren Crownover said investigators have ruled out the possibility that the blaze was started by a "natural origin," such as an electricity short.

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  18. Island County: Tireless Johnson works for us allRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | HeraldNet

    National candidates are in the news around the clock in an election year, but local officials affect our day-to-day lives and deserve voters' thoughtful attention as well. During the years of her service as Island County Commissioner, I have been impressed with the dedicated leadership and far-reaching accomplishments of Helen Price Johnson.

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  19. State Supreme Court to hear case about use of outside counselRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 12 | HeraldNet

    The state Supreme Court has accepted on direct review a lawsuit pitting the Island County prosecutor versus the county's commissioners over the use of outside attorneys. That means the case will jump past the appeals court and go straight to the high court.

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  20. Emergency personnel train for mega disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | South Whidbey Record

    ... On Whidbey Island, most of it happened out of public view and began Tuesday with a pretend megaquake. Island County's emergency operation center is located in the main Oak Harbor fire station off Whidbey Avenue. The Navy set up its own temporary ...

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