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Motorcyclists crash while racing in Central Whidbey

Two motorcyclists were injured after they both lost control while racing on Central Whidbey Saturday evening, according to the State Patrol. Robert Durham, 53, of Spokane Valley was on a 2009 Harley Davidson flat track motorcycle; Jason Nall, 38, of Bremerton was riding a 2016 Harley Davidson FXDL l

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

Team race to raise $12k for food bank

Relay teams raced their way to victory Saturday raising more than $12,000 for Gifts From the Heart Food Bank. This was the 10th anniversary of the races that are traditionally held the second week in October and the last farmers market of the season. Organizers decided to move up the races this year

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

All things Whidbey focus of 10-day event starting Friday

Friday, Sept. 29, kicks off the first-ever Whidbey Island Grown Week, a 10-day event that will feature local farms and products. Businesses across the island will host a variety of activities or provide discounts while showcasing their goods. Everything starts at 10 a.m. Friday at Eckholm Farm with

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

Hydro accident doesn't sour sport for driver

Derek Bollinger Driver Derek Bollinger suffered a life-altering injury during the Hydros for Heroes race Saturday, Aug. 19, in Oak Harbor, but one thing that won't change is his passion for the sport. Bollinger's world changed when he was involved in a two-boat collision. During the accident, he was

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

Planning commission sidelines proposed development

Island County Planning Commission dealt a blow Monday to a developer's plans to build a large housing development outside of Oak Harbor. Whether the blow is fatal remains to be seen. After a lengthy public hearing Monday, members of the planning commission voted 5-1 to recommend that the three Islan

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

NAS Whidbey celebrates 75 years

OAK HARBOR - When Bud Zylstra was 18 and building houses as a construction apprentice on what was then a small Navy base in Oak Harbor, he had no idea what the base would become. Zylstra, now 94 and a World War II veteran with the Army Air Corps, admires the changes Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-09-26 13:00:00

Student eyes career in foreign service after embassy internship

Former Anacortes High School student Katie Hudak recently spent time as an intern for the U.S. Department of State at an embassy in Lithuania.Contributed World travel has always been something Katie Hudak wanted to pursue, but a recent internship overseas may have changed her career path as it opene

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-26 18:14:00

Deeper look at student progress needed | Letters

At the San Juan Island School District Board Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the board will receive a report from the Center for Education Effectiveness that summarizes the results of student, parent and staff surveys as well as student performance on state assessments. These results are evidence of

SANJUANJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-26 17:07:00

Anacortes Lions donate to hurricane victims

Pictured is Lions' district governor Corinne White (left) with President of Anacortes Lions Club Don Yankacy (middle) And Secretary Carl Sunderman at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Pictured is Lions' district governor Corinne White (left) with President of Anacortes Lions Club Don Yankacy (m

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-26 18:21:00

Stocking food bank a 'Simple Gesture'

This October, Stanwood Camano Food Bank celebrates the second anniversary of a successful food drive program called A Simple Gesture. Camano Island resident Dennis Moraski read about this program several years ago in the Wall Street Journal and asked his friends, a group of retired professionals, to

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-26 14:45:00

Area briefly: Candidate forums on tap; recreational fires now OK

Now that the rains are back, the restriction on recreational fires is lifted in both Snohomish and Island counties, however, as off last Monday, Sept. 18, permits for agricultural burning remained suspended until the risk of fire returns to low. Recreational fires are those fire used for cooking, pl

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-26 14:00:00

SAFE San Juans recognizes abuse victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on average in the United States, 20 people per minute are physically abused by intimate partners. An alarming 19 percent of these incidents involve a weapon. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states 1 in 3 female murder victims and 1 in 20

ISLANDSWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

Book launch for Lopezian author Oct. 7

Inspired by her own spirit of adventure, and the stories of her native coastal ancestors, Irene Skyriver celebrated her 40th year of life with a solo kayak voyage, paddling from Alaska to her home in Washington's San Juan Islands. Join Skyriver at Lopez Center on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-6 p.m. for a

ISLANDSWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-26 08:30:00

Prep roundup: Tennis team strings together solid week

After a rough start to the season, the Stanwood boys tennis team has put together two solid weeks of steady improvement. The Spartans got a 5-2 win Sept. 18 at Oak Harbor and a 6-1 win Wednesday at Marysville-Getchell before dropping a close 4-3 match Thursday at home to rival Arlington. "We're comp

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 23:40:00

Finances, lack of staff contribute to Life Care's closing

The only long-term rehabilitation facility on San Juan Island will close in about a month. "This has been a very difficult decision for Life Care Centers of America," said Todd Fletcher, vice president of western operations for the company. Fletcher said Life Care of the San Juan Islands, which prim

SANJUANJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-25 21:17:00

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to explain the comprehensive plan update. "The comprehensive plan will be the county's blueprint or guide for the next 20 years," explained Erika Shook, the department's director, at a presentation for the San Juan County League of

ISLANDSWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-25 08:30:00

Washington State Ferries' problem found, but not funding

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers agreed the ferry system isn't working, including the Washington State Ferries representative herself. "Either we all work together to fund the service that our customers expect, or we need to work together to change

ISLANDSWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-25 08:30:00

Knitters Guild crafts hats go with Coats for Kids

Members of the North Sound Knitters Guild turn in hats on Sept. 11 that they made for the Coats for Kids program coordinated by the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. A big pile of hats was collected at the last North Sound Knitters Guild monthly meeting. The final tally? - 148 hats for youth in the communi

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-26 15:00:00

Letter: You're doing the right thing

Dear Editor: Newspapers from the big cities around Stanwood are all full of stories about murder, drug overdoses and deaths, stabbings, etc., etc. On the other hand, I find the Stanwood Camano News filled with stories that are interesting, wholesome and spiritually uplifting. Some items I recently f

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-26 00:00:00

A common good: Volunteer effort bolsters student community on Lincoln Hill campus

Students at Stanwood's Lincoln Hill middle and high school campus didn't have much of a common space to gather, study and eat lunch. "It was this gray, drab, dark place where some of us sat on long tables to eat," senior Kali Regan said. "Most never came in here." But thanks to volunteers from the c

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-26 02:00:00