Justin Burnett

Neighbors protest event in Clinton that is expected to draw hundreds

An overnight camping event that aims to bring young families and nature together is being held on South Whidbey this weekend over the vocal objections… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | The world is not flat, the news isn’t fake

I met with a conspiracy theorist this week, a bona fide Flat Earther. And not just any Flat Earther, but one of the society’s leading… Continue reading

951-foot Bob Hope wasn’t in distress, military sea command reports

A 951-foot Military Sealift Command vessel that appeared to have run aground near Cultus Bay on Saturday was actually practicing maneuvers, the agency reported. Rick… Continue reading

Fire claims another Useless Bay Colony home

A Useless Bay Colony home was destroyed in an early morning fire this week. No one was hurt in the blaze and officials are uncertain… Continue reading

As road project passes half-way mark, expect no more daytime delays

Four months into the state’s major highway repaving project, the heavy lifting is done and Whidbey drivers can expect no more daytime delays, a project… Continue reading

Arr, Langley be gettin ‘pirate-style’ telescopes

The view in Langley is about to get a whole lot better. The city, in partnership with Langley Main Street, recently ordered three new and… Continue reading

As Freeland sewers drown in financial infeasibility, two new proposals rise to surface

With a $5 million funding gap continuing to hamstring the Freeland sewer effort and no solution in sight, two old proposals are being re-floated in… Continue reading

Hundreds compete in Whidbey Triathlon

Some raced with friends, some with spouses, and some just for and all by themselves. One man raced as a banana. That was the 21st… Continue reading

The Whidbey Triathlon, in photos

More than 200 people competed in the 21st Whidbey Triathlon on Saturday, a nearly 24-mile-long race that begins at Goss Lake and ends in Community… Continue reading

Famous musician survives head-on crash with suspected drunk driver in Langley

Internationally known musician and Grammy award winner Macklemore was involved in a head-on collision in Langley on Friday, hit by what police believe was a… Continue reading

Burglars tee off at Clinton’s Island Greens Golf Course — again

Wielding a sledge hammer to break up concrete from around a steel lock-box on Thursday, Mike Zuercher could only shake his head in frustration and… Continue reading

Attic fire closes Senior Thrift in Freeland

Senior Thrift in Freeland is closed due to a fire that broke out in the store this past weekend. No one was hurt and firefighters… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Ready for Whidbey and the Northwest

It’s nice to be back, really. I get pretty sick of the ole “Whidbey is so great” platitudes. They’re tiresomely common on the South End,… Continue reading

Clinton Wells Fargo to close

Clinton will soon be down to just one bank as Wells Fargo recently announced it will close its branch on Highway 525 this fall. According… Continue reading

State adds sailings on Clinton route for busy Fourth of July weekend

To mitigate the loss of the Tokitae and ease the busy Fourth of July weekend, the state is adding additional runs to the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry… Continue reading

National Geographic boat was damaged during launch; cruise company cancels scheduled tours

The National Geographic Quest, a 240-foot cruise boat completed by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders for Lindblad Expedition Holdings earlier this month, was damaged during its… Continue reading

South Whidbey in running for ‘nicest’ place in America contest

Reader’s Digest Magazine has named South Whidbey a finalist in its Nicest Places to Live in America 2017 contest. The reason? We’re a community that… Continue reading

Celebrate America blasts off in Freeland next week

Hot food, 1980’s revival glam rock music and a 20-minute fireworks display over Holmes Harbor are all planned for this year’s Celebrate America event. The… Continue reading

We need common sense gun control

Editor, So many, too many shootings. How sad we have let our society come to this. No political party or ideology is ever more important… Continue reading

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime world this week, a 239-foot cruise ship destined to tour the west coasts… Continue reading