Jessie Stensland

1 killed, 5 injured in crash

An Oak Harbor man is dead, five people were injured and a woman is in jail following a Saturday afternoon collision on North Whidbey, according… Continue reading

Photos by Jessie Stensland / South Whidbey Record
                                A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

Don’t miss the boat: Nichols Bros. looking for workers

The largest civilian employer on Whidbey Island builds and fixes giant vessels of steel or aluminum, but the company somehow manages to keep a relatively… Continue reading

Photos by Jessie Stensland / South Whidbey Record
                                A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

Whidbey a great place to celebrate World UFO Day

Washington is best state to spot flying saucers

Investigation closed with little evidence of attack

Police closed an investigation into allegations that “Hispanic men” assaulted a teenage girl on South Whidbey June 7 after finding no evidence to back up… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee is stronger than ever

Whidbey Coffee’s story began with chicken fajitas at a small community festival. Today, it’s a thriving business with more than $10 million in annual sales,… Continue reading

Refugee death recalls a different time

The recent death of a former immigrant from Vietnam who once lived on South Whidbey represents an end of an era, according to a resident… Continue reading

Deer stomps on woman’s foot | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Thursday, June 13 At 9:59 a.m., a man in a boat… Continue reading

Axe-swinging man to be evaluated

An Oak Harbor man accused of threatening a store clerk with an axe was ordered to get a mental health evaluation, according to court documents.… Continue reading

‘Help me. I’m in a tree.’ | Island Scanner

The following were among the calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, May 30 At 3:55 p.m., a caller reported that a dead… Continue reading

Rep. Larsen adds provisions to Defense Act to address jet noise

The Navy may end up conducting real-time noise monitoring of EA-18G Growler aircraft after all. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House… Continue reading

Backups expected as ferry gets dockside checkup

Just as the tourism season is kicking into high gear, the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is losing a boat for most of the day on Tuesday,… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry loses boat later this month

A complicated confluence of considerations means a cut in service for the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run later this month. Washington State Ferries announced that, beginning… Continue reading

Bank robbery suspect caught in California

A man wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant in connection with an April 30 bank robbery in Oak Harbor was picked up by the Riverside… Continue reading

House site of two felony cases

A residence on Amble Road near Langley was the setting of two felony investigations during a week in which the homeowners were away. On May… Continue reading

Cat killed as deer continue onslaught

Doe trampled a dog last week

Highway work set for North Whidbey

On Thursday, a section of State Highway 20 north of Oak Harbor will be reduced to a single lane as a construction project continues, according… Continue reading

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search for companionship took him to 11 different islands, including Whidbey. The teenage black… Continue reading

Man accused of cyberstalking South Whidbey woman

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Neighbors worried as deer kills dog, attacks people

A truculent deer in a Langley neighborhood killed one dog and put another one in the hospital last week. Resident Mark Lynch said dogs aren’t… Continue reading

Navy won’t say if UFOs spotted over Whidbey

Leaders in the Navy’s information warfare community are asking aviators around the world to report any unidentified flying objects they’ve seen. The Navy isn’t saying… Continue reading