Jessie Stensland

Shakespeare Fest starts this Friday

This year’s Island Shakespeare Festival begins Friday with the first of three plays that explore themes of redemption, magic and the driving force of love.… Continue reading

Honeymooners like Whidbey the second time

Whidbey Island is apparently a top place in the nation for older couples to honeymoon. AARP released the results this week of an unscientific survey… Continue reading

Conservation District looks at ‘rates and charges’ system

Whidbey Island Conservation District officials are considering going to a different kind of taxation system and want to know what residents think, the district reported… Continue reading

Navy also faces FOIA lawsuit

A Whidbey Island group known for protesting Navy training flights at a small airfield near Coupeville filed a lawsuit alleging a laundry list of violations… Continue reading

State Attorney General suing the Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and other impacts of the Growler jet expansion at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

Man on stolen motorcycle arrested after chases

A man is sitting in jail after getting into several police chases across North Whidbey on a stolen motorcycle, possibly while high on methamphetamine. The… Continue reading

Two ferry fare hikes proposed

A group overseeing transportation in the state wants to know how ferry riders would feel about two increases in fares and a hike in a… Continue reading

County buying land for poop

Farmers wanted for spreading biosolids from treatment plant

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