Kyle Jensen

High winds knock out power, close South Whidbey schools on Monday

Thousands of South Whidbey residents woke up without power Monday morning as high winds whipped across the area. Many others woke up to news that… Continue reading

Whidbey residents see the border for themselves, document experience

When Coupeville residents Paula and Tim Keohane were on one of their frequent trips to Arizona a few years ago, they realized there were large… Continue reading

Holidays bring solid waste facility closures

Many of Island County’s solid waste facilities will be closed for the upcoming holidays. The closures begin Friday, Nov. 10 for Veteran’s Day. All county… Continue reading

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

‘Unusual outage’ leaves thousands without power

Complications at the new Maxwelton substation left thousands on South Whidbey without power Saturday morning. Electricity was restored to the affected Puget Sound Energy customers… Continue reading

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen, who own several business in Freeland and the Seattle area, scooped up the… Continue reading

Table tennis Tuesdays at Bayview Hall

Every Tuesday night, the frequent pinging sound of bouncing plastic balls and excited shouts overtake Bayview Hall. The happenings inside isn’t a party. It’s Whidbey… Continue reading

Langley home damaged by furnace fire

A Lone Lake area home up for sale caught fire on Wednesday morning. Nobody was hurt in the incident. The home sustained smoke and flame… Continue reading

Organic Farm School excels in new digs

The Organic Farm School survived its first year at its new Maxwelton Valley campus, meeting both its financial and program goals, according to institution leaders.… Continue reading

Organization with South Whidbey roots connects people through advocacy storytelling | CORRECTED

Langley resident Jerry Millhon always wanted to shine a light on those who leave a mark on their communities. So he teamed up with a… Continue reading

Fostering South Whidbey’s writing talent

As pens were scribbling and writers bounced ideas around the room, the next great story out of South Whidbey was possibly taking shape. That’s at… Continue reading

Langley skateboarder injured in collision with pickup truck on Bayview Road

A 19-year-old man was injured on Friday after he was struck by a truck while riding his skateboard in Bayview. The extent of the man’s… Continue reading

Pups, owners strut their stuff in Bayview

Those who passed by Bayview Corner Saturday afternoon might have thought Halloween came early. People from across the island dressed in goofy, creative costumes and… Continue reading

Day of the Dead: vibrant flavor of Mexican holiday brought to Bayview

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is unlike any other holiday in the United States. It confronts death head-on by celebrating the… Continue reading

Parks district signs off on potential new county road

The county’s efforts to construct a new road near the light industrial area on Crawford Road took its next step this week. The county requested… Continue reading

Storms leave thousands without power

Despite seeing a few fallen branches and a downed tree near the high school Tuesday morning, South Whidbey avoided mass outages during this week’s wind… Continue reading

Simms, Giese vie for parks district seat

A relative newcomer to South Whidbey with organized sports experience is vying against a 10-year incumbent for an open seat on the South Whidbey Parks… Continue reading

South Whidbey pie maker carves out slice of success

Heidi Hammer is known for her pies. Initially a treat she baked for a select few, the demand for her sweets turned her skill into… Continue reading

Clinton resident pens book on life in Hollywood

Living among Hollywood’s glitz and glamour is a pipe dream for most. For Clinton resident Artie Kane, that dream became reality. With others’ help, Kane… Continue reading

Clinton residents raise $800,000 for clean water in Ethiopia

Some say one could throw a rock in any direction on Whidbey and hit a nonprofit or charity. Sometimes, that giving nature extends beyond America’s… Continue reading