Jim Larsen

Big wind sinks barges as Langley marina project starts

A surprise wind from the northwest Monday morning caused havoc for the crew beginning work on the Langley Marina expansion project and forced the cancellation of the last whale watching cruise of the year by Mystic Sea Tours.

Inn, restaurant, elevator among Schell’s harbor ideas

Langley businessman and developer Paul Schell dropped some new ideas about the future of the Langley harbor Thursday morning at a Port of South Whidbey commissioners meeting in Freeland.

Small Freeland shop wins $500K fire boat bid

A new South Whidbey company with ties to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders landed its first contract Monday: the job of building a fire boat for South Whidbey Fire/EMS.

Dog euthanized after mauling Clinton young woman

The owner of the dog that chewed up a young Clinton woman had him euthanized by a veterinarian Thursday.

Clinton man stabbed multiple times, suspect sought by police

A suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in Clinton early Sunday morning is being sought by the Island County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE | Suspect in Clinton stabbing turns himself in

The man suspected of stabbing another man multiple times in Clinton turned himself in at 2:15 Monday at the Island County Jail.

Flowering trees fall, complaints erupt in Langley

Removal of flowering trees as part of Langley’s First Street waterline project prompted an explanation and apology from Mayor Fred McCarthy.

Tractor tug nears completion in Langley

Finishing work on Nichols Brothers Boat Builders' latest tugboat should be completed soon at its Langley facility.

Control those natural-born killer kitties, Whidbey

As a bird lover and cat lover who’s allergic to cats, Linda Bainbridge has had to make some unusual adjustments in her life.

A Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun club Easter | NOTABLE

Here are a few photos from the Easter egg hunt at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club on March 30.

Barge brings home from reservation to Whidbey

One person’s loss is another’s gain, which means there was one happy family Wednesday when a barge brought a fine, two-story house to the shores of Whidbey Island at Mutiny Bay.

Gun shop readies to open next week in Clinton

Next week if all goes as planned South Whidbey residents looking for a rifle or handgun won’t have to go to Oak Harbor or the mainland.

Water, sewer auditor awaits Freeland’s response

Freeland Water and Sewer District commissioners will meet Monday to discuss a response to a sometimes-neg- ative state auditor’s report presented this week in a small meeting room packed with approximately 20 people.

Freeland sewer district’s purchase of Holmes Harbor Golf Course nears

After months of discussions, it appears the Holmes Harbor Sewer District is about to buy itself a golf course and then lease it out to someone else.

Bleeding Clinton woman crawls, screams to escape attacking dog

A young Clinton woman feels she was lucky to escape death when attacked by a vicious dog, leaving her with serious head wounds and other bites to her back and arms.

Second graders live story in Langley post office

A storyteller with help from teacher Leslie Woods brought a busload of second graders to the Langley Post Office earlier this month.

Audit tells the toll on Freeland Water and Sewer District

One of the commissioners elected to clean up financing within the Freeland Water and Sewer District sums up a state audit by saying, “There really wasn’t any fraud, nothing criminal, nobody made money or took money, it was just ignorance and incompetence.”

Spring snow surprises South Whidbey | UPDATE

An unexpected spring snowstorm hit South Whidbey and much of the surrounding area Friday morning, burying daffodils in the white stuff and causing some helpless motorists to slide into the ditch.

Nichols Brothers lacked permit to move ferry in Freeland

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders launched the superstructure of the new state ferry Tokitae into the cold waters of Holmes Harbor, and now find themselves in hot water with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Surprises await ospreys’ return to South Whidbey

When osprey return to Whidbey Island from the south this spring they’ll find a few changes in their homes.