Evan Thompson

Boys basketball team goes 2-1, finish 2nd in California tournament

South Whidbey boys basketball came away from its week long trip to San Diego in late December with some hardware. The Falcons finished second in… Continue reading

Uptick in sightings reassures whale experts

The Southern Resident orcas are making their way back to the shores of Whidbey Island after a summer and early fall hiatus. They’re going to… Continue reading

Kiteboarders battle big waves at Useless Bay

Strong winds this past week attracted a few kiteboarders to Useless Bay. Three adrenaline junkies donned wetsuits and strapped in their harnesses to charge the… Continue reading

Year in review: South Whidbey sports in 2017

It was an action-packed year of sports in 2017, from a state championship to gutsy performances. Here’s a look back at the top stories, month… Continue reading

Langley City Council asks for climate change action

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s carbon fee-and-dividend proposal did not get the Langley City Council’s stamp of approval on Tuesday night at city hall. Instead, the… Continue reading

Polar bears dive into new year at Double Bluff

It was a chilly yet refreshing jump into the new year for participants in the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Monday at Double Bluff… Continue reading

Skagit Valley College moves to LMS

Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center is on the move again. The local college recently relocated from South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus to the… Continue reading

Sound Waters University: turning education into action

A popular one-day university for all things environmental is returning to South Whidbey in February 2018, but it comes with a slight wrinkle. Sound Waters… Continue reading

Donors provide gifts for Whidbey seniors in need

Christmas came early for about 60 senior citizens needing a boost. Fifty-six Whidbey Island residents donated gifts and care packages to Island Senior Resources’ Adopt-a-Senior… Continue reading

Falcon girls basketball rebounds from slow start, beats Northwest 45-38

A sluggish start almost cost South Whidbey girls basketball a victory against a non-conference opponent on Tuesday night. The Falcons trailed Northwest, a class 1A… Continue reading

New Langley telescopes prove to be a hit

It was the perfect day to do some sightseeing around Langley on Wednesday for West Seattle residents DeeDee Coghill and Alexis Berridge-Green. And Langley’s two… Continue reading

Grant expands apprenticeship program at Nichols Brothers

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is going to have a flock of new apprentices starting in January 2018. The Northwest Workforce Council, which helps develop labor… Continue reading

Seven Falcon grapplers place at Lynnwood tournament

Seven South Whidbey wrestlers placed at the Lynnwood Classic on Dec. 16. Placing third were freshman Drew Aposhyan (120 pounds), junior Alex Turner (170) and… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy ends Falcons’ winning streak

South Whidbey boys basketball’s five-game winning streak came to an end this past week. Now they’ve suffered twp straight losses. The Falcons lost to Archbishop… Continue reading

State: Grant can’t pay for First Street repave

The City of Langley will likely have to dig into its own pockets if it wants to repair First Street’s roadway. Transportation Improvement Board officials… Continue reading

Parking proposal makes Langley business owners uneasy

Two design proposals concerning changes to parking on First Street in Langley are set to be revealed sometime in January 2018, one of which has… Continue reading

South Whidbey organizations combine forces to provide toys, food for those in need

Through donations, two community organizations are going the extra mile to brighten the holidays for those in need. As it has for many years, the… Continue reading

Citizens group to pitch carbon tax to council

A citizens group is calling for the Langley City Council to endorse a national policy that could lead to a tax on carbon production. The… Continue reading

Falcons earn rebound win against Wolves

A rough stretch of games for South Whidbey’s girls basketball team this past week ended on a high note. The Falcons beat island rival Coupeville… Continue reading

South Whidbey to break away from Cascade Conference, form new 1A league

The Cascade Conference is officially splitting apart. South Whidbey High School is leaving the combined class 1A/2A conference with four other 1A schools — King’s,… Continue reading