Island County prioritizes beach access

Whidbey Island Sea Kayakers (WISK) rest on a Whidbey beach. Island County will spend $175,000 this year to identify public beach accesses on Whidbey and Camano islands.  - Sue Ellen White photo
  • Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 8:11AM

Beach access advocates have something to celebrate. Island County has earmarked $175,000 to identify the county’s many beach access points and prioritize them for maintenance and signage. The lack of county-sanctioned beach access, along with clearly marked kayak access points have been an ongoing concern for groups supporting public access to the seashore.

Whidbey Bee Club meets to discuss honeybee deaths

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 1:00PM

Honeybees are an integral part of the ecosystem, and their rapid population decline is of great concern to scientists worldwide.

South End Hip-Hop dancers Smash Brothaz to perform at WICA

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

Graham and Zane Vanderwood may not have danced themselves out of the womb, but the two brothers do appear to have been born to moonwalk, pop and glide.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Paper lantern danger, suspicious park activity, and a concerned sibling

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 reports from the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

Natural causes ID’d in Oak Harbor man’s death

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

An Oak Harbor man found dead in a Clinton ravine this past October died of natural causes, the Island County Coroner has determined.

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