Island County Newswire (Page 5)

Island County Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Island County, WA. (Page 5)

Results 81 - 100 of 1,476 in Island County, WA

  1. Two injured in crash near Naomi's Mobil gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    ... from South Whidbey Fire/EMS could not comment on the extent of their injuries. Deputy Brent Durley with the Island County Sheriff's Office said Groeschen could potentially be charged with failing to yield. No drugs or alcohol were involved. Durley ...

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  2. Front Porch: A peek at Jupiter and MarsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | HeraldNet

    ... on Wheels, a program that delivers food to homebound neighbors. The walkathon, hosted by Senior Services of Island County , is an important fundraiser to continue providing meals to isolated seniors. There will be two trails, a 1-mile walk and a 5K. ...

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  3. Island County housing market sees drop in listingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    Housing continued to be tight last month in Island County, with only 412 active listings for homes, down 20 percent from 515 in April 2015, according to numbers released last week by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The median price among closed home sales was $283,000, up 13 percent from last April's $250,000.

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  4. Island County looks to permanently trim hairy willow herbRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    ... quickly that it displaces our native wetland plants, which reduces diversity of food and habitat," said Stein, Island County's noxious-weed coordinator. "That's bad for wildlife." No one knows how the plant, which looks similar to native fireweed, ...

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  5. Funds sought to eradicate weedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... quickly that it displaces our native wetland plants, which reduces diversity of food and habitat," said Stein, Island County's noxious weed coordinator. No one knows how the plant, which looks similar to native fireweed, got a foothold in the ...

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  6. Impaired driving impact panel receives State Farm grantRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    State Farm Insurance Companies recently awarded at $5,000 grant to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County, or IDIPIC, for the fifth consecutive year. According to a news release, the funds will be used to help cover the costs associated with IDIPIC's prevention work with youth in schools and at impact panels.

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  7. Island County ranks 5th for best use of property taxRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    Island County ranked fifth among Washington state counties when it comes to spending its property-tax dollars most effectively, according to a recent assessment by SmartAsset, a New York City-based analysis firm that analyzes complex financial matters including student loans, mortgages and refinancing. The quality of the county's schools, the crime rate and the property-tax rate all factored into the ranking, giving Island County an "overall value index" of 42.47.

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  8. Two new areas included in Langley's joint planning areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    Langley City Council's recommendation for two new locations to be included in Island County's long range planning process as planned growth areas was accepted by the county, according to Mayor Tim Callison. The areas include land south of Al Anderson Avenue and South Piney Knoll Lane and Canfield Drive and Woodside Lane.

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  9. Island County Lodging Tax committee rules become more transparentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    ... will also be affected by the changes. The process is going to be more transparent and predictable," Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson said. "There will be a more level playing field for the applicants." Johnson is the non-voting ...

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  10. Roadkill is now fair game for state motoristsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... Island along state highways 20 and 525. The state Department of Transportation crash data portal shows that Island County reported 75 wildlife-involved crashes in 2015. Of those, 40 occurred on the highway. Ben Jacobson-Ross, a hunter who lives in ...

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  11. Grateful for show of community support | LetterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... Valerie Reuther, Lisa Wurzainer, Emma Puharic, Many Murdi, Branch Business Services, Rick Castellano and Island County Historical Society, Willowood Farm, Denis Hill, and Sysco, to name just a few. The love and kindness displayed by the people here ...

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  12. Oak Harbor teenager pleads guilty, sentenced to 25 years for conspiring to murderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... him carry out a hit against Johnson and furnished him with the gun. A report by Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff's Office indicates that Hernandez drove Rayford, Reeder and Nunez to Johnson's house on North Whidbey. Rayford and ...

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  13. Clinton burglar gets sentenced for 8 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    A burglar who robbed a South Whidbey couple of sentimental treasures and a sense of security was sent to prison this week. Garrett Edwards, a 35-year-old Clinton resident, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to trafficking in stolen property in the first degree, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of stolen property in the second degree.

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  14. State to lift shrimp ban; Langley leaders will protest agency decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    ... period, which was reassurance that the lift of the ban is needed. Reeves said that he will be meeting with the Island County Marine Resources Committee in early June to present the research conducted by the department, as well as answer lingering ...

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  15. Protestors plan gathering at Deception Pass parkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... a PSE local-government affairs manager. Skagit County will be setting up its emergency operations center, but Island County will not, Brooks said. Brooks said the county has been in touch with the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management, ...

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  16. Port of Port Townsend names three finalists for executive director post; public meeting FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... and Peters both have connections to Port Townsend. Gibboney, currently the deputy director of public works in Island County, worked as a political consultant in Port Townsend for several years. She served on the board of the Food Co-op. Her age was ...

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  17. Nichols' hearing continued until WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    Only one person reported smelling alcohol coming from Michelle Nichols immediately following the 2015 car crash that left a Freeland man dead, and the police officer at the scene spent time speaking to a news reporter. That means the state not only didn't have sufficient probable cause to take Nichols' blood without a warrant, but that police likely had time to secure one, attorney David Carman argued during a lengthy evidentiary hearing in Island County Superior Court Friday.

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  18. The Man Who Shined a Laser Into the Eyes of the Captain and First...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | The Stranger

    ... a trooper wrote. Yikes. I hope that captain and first mate are recovering okay. As for the laser operator? "An Island County judge has ordered him to stay away from lasers."

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  19. Nine appointed to Island County citizens advisory boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    The Board of Island County Commissioners yesterday appointed nine people to the newly formed citizens' advisory board of the county's Conservations Futures program. They are Susan Bennett, Terica Ginther, Linda Kast Meehan, Dave Parent, Todd Peterson, Penny Pfiester, David Smith, Dick Toft and Kathryn Wells.

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  20. State Farm donates to Whidbey DUI prevention groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | South Whidbey Record

    State Farm Insurance Companies recently awarded at $5,000 grant to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County for the fifth consecutive year. According to a recent news release, the funds will be used to help cover the costs associated with the organization's prevention work with youth in schools and at impact panels.

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