Solving the issue of bunny overpopulation in Langley is a long way off, but school officials say they are tackling the problem.
The largest wildfire in Washington’s history nearly claimed the life of a former South Whidbey man last week.
Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks announced today that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville Jail. In a released statement, Banks said to avoid any perceptions of a conflict of interest that he has requested Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney Dave McEachran perform the review on behalf of his office.
About 60 people gathered at South Whidbey State Park Tuesday, Aug. 25, for a picnic and unveiling of a restored park entrance sign.
Some Whidbey residents will see their flood insurance premiums rise by up to 400 percent under new flood insurance rate maps released by the federal government, while others’ rates will remain flat.
Everyone has heard the complaint that nothing is made in America any more.
The county’s prosecuting attorney is seeking 2016 budget hikes far higher than those of some other departments, according to documents presented to the Board of Island County Commissioners this week and last during budget workshops.
Anyone planning on watching or racing in the Langley Soup Box Derby at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 should still do so, despite a high chance of rain in the forecast.
The Board of Island County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $284,460, one-year contract with North End Medical Professional Corp., of Oak Harbor, to provide medical services to the county’s jail and juvenile center.
The smell is intoxicating in Sweet Mona’s, and wherever owner Mona Newbauer visits after work in her Langley chocolate shop.
A judge threw out a lawsuit against two Whidbey real-estate companies over disclosures related to aircraft noise Friday afternoon. “We were victorious,” said Eric Mitten, broker and owner with Windermere Real Estate. “The judge ruled that the disclosure was adequate to put buyers on notice that there was aircraft noise.”
The following are 9-1-1 reports from the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Thursday, August 13 10:53 a.m. — A caller in Clinton advised she just saw her husband close a storage shed and she saw a female inside. The caller thinks she may be locked inside and that they’ve been living there.
A Coupeville resident accused of breaking a homeowner’s back during a July 27 burglary and then fleeing to Canada was charged recently, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Paul Schmakeit, 20, in Island County Superior Court with burglary in the first-degree and assault in the first degree.
The second of two brothers suspected in a baseball bat-related assault and burglary on South Whidbey Aug. 8 faces felony charges in Island County Superior Court. Detectives with the Island County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for 31-year-old Shawn Poolman, a Freeland resident, since the Aug. 8 home-invasion burglary at a Clinton house. He was taken into custody in Port Townsend this past week.
Over two dozen small circular fences with a sliver of yellow caution tape attached are scattered across the Langley Middle School football field. Their purpose: Shield off holes dug by rabbits.
A discussion involving the possible pursuit of a bond for athletics and arts will be had at South Whidbey School District’s board of directors retreat from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the Elementary School Community Room.
The Island County Fairgrounds’ future preservation, restoration and development are the topics of upcoming meetings hosted by the Port of South Whidbey.
The wildfires raging across Eastern Washington that claimed the lives of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters also sent a haze of smoke to Western Washington and the Puget Sound area this past weekend.
The man who has helped the Island County Sheriff run the department since taking office in 2007 is leaving.
One of the gleaming jewels of Langley’s redesigned Second Street has a blemish, according to City Hall.