A walk down Frick Lane in Langley now offers a step back in time to the history of the town’s beginnings.
A South Whidbey man who is accused of flashing a high-powered laser at a Washington State Ferry has been fined $100,000 by the U.S. Coast Guard.
After months of study, four main areas of concern — access to health care, housing, depression and suicide, and interpersonal abuse — have emerged as the foci for an emerging community health improvement plan, Island County’s public health department told the Council of Governments on Wednesday.
State Farm Insurance Companies recently awarded at $5,000 grant to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) for the fifth consecutive year.
The Port of South Whidbey announced this week that it has closed the Clinton Dock due to damage sustained in this past winter’s storms.
Washington State Parks asked, and the people of South Whidbey answered.
Ashton Wieringa of Oak Harbor was one of 27 cadets who graduated Monday from the Skagit Valley College Parks Law Enforcement Academy.
Anyone planning to drive onto the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry in May should make reservations as soon as possible, a Washington State Ferries spokesman warns.
About an hour into the meeting, it was time to get down to business.
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve will be aflutter with activity this weekend as over 100 students and adults convene for the Migratory Bird Festival.
Motorists should expect delays at Deception Pass Bridge next week, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Friday.
The Board of Island County Commissioners yesterday appointed nine people to the newly formed citizens’ advisory board of the county’s Conservations Futures program.
Two historic log cabins at the Island County fairgrounds are getting a new lease on life.
Looking around FusionSpark Media co-founder Russell Sparkman’s office, one thing becomes abundantly clear — it’s unoccupied save Sparkman.
The admissibility of key evidence in a South Whidbey vehicular homicide case will be decided at a hearing in Coupeville on Friday.
It’s nearly boating season, and the Island County Sheriff’s Office is reminding Whidbey Island mariners to take extra care on the water. The department’s marine unit has set a goal to prevent any loss of life on the water this year, and thus will be making its presence known once the season officially kicks off on May 7.
A spate of serious crimes has been expensive for Island County. Elaine Marlow, the county’s budget director, recently warned the commissioners about mounting defense costs for two murder cases. At the same time, detectives in the sheriff’s office have a backlog of lower-priority cases as they deal with a murder and other serious cases.
The Choochokam Arts Festival’s proposed move from downtown Langley to Community Park got its final OK this week. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation commissioners unanimously approved the event’s permit application during the board’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20. The marathon gathering lasted nearly three hours, with about half the time focused solely on Choochokam; nearly a dozen community members attended to voice their objections. Celia Black, president of Choochokam Arts Foundation board of directors and Gwen Jones, vice president of the Choochokam Arts Foundation board, were also in attendance.
A solid waste collector with the city of Oak Harbor saved a garbage truck last Wednesday afternoon by dumping trash on the side of Highway 20. Dave Zylstra said he was hauling a load of garbage to the transfer center in Coupeville when he started smelling smoke. He looked out his rearview mirror and saw that the smoke was coming from the back of his truck.
An inmate at the Island County jail is accused of brutally beating another inmate over an insult, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Forrest K. Miller, 21, of Maple Falls in Island County Superior Court April 19 with assault in the second degree. He could face prison if convicted.