Dead rainbow trout line the Lone Lake shores. State officials say roughly 1,000 trout died. They believe the die off was caused by high water temperature and low dissolved oxygen levels. - Kyle Jensen / The Record

Lone Lake fish ‘die off’ estimated at 1,000

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 4:11PM

On the shores of Lone Lake, the small waves caused by the whipping wind have brought a smelly issue to the surrounding land: dead rainbow trout — lots of them. The rotting fish, which number in the dozens in some areas of the shore, line the entirety of the lake. Concerned anglers, many of whom see Lone Lake as a prime spot for fishing, reported the situation to the state spurring an investigation. Officials from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Ecology visited the lake on Monday to determine the cause of the issue.

Whidbey News-Times

Mall shooting suspect arrested in Oak Harbor | Updated

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00PM updated at 9:54PM

A suspect is the shooting Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington was arrested in Oak Harbor today. The shooting in the women's Macy's store took the lives of five people and injured a woman.

Freeland man who pointed laser at ferry jailed, fined in court

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Shenanigans with lasers earned a Freeland man a jail sentence and more than $100,000 in fines.

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lone Lake needs management

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, This lake is so poorly managed it is depressing. People come from places as far as Canada to fish this lake; every fly fishing store and club in the Puget Sound will have a report on this lake and yet it is managed by idiots. I have fished this lake with a fly since the late 80’s and have watched it deteriorate into a slimy, green and smelly mess.

Nostalgic wordsmiths prep for Spellathon in Clinton

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00PM

Spelling is an important facet of life, not an important faucet of life. Just ask Greenbank resident Dot Read.

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