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Alleged child molester sought on South Whidbey

  • Today at 4:23PM

Deputies are looking on South Whidbey for a former resident who is wanted for child molestation in Iowa.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Nuñez deserves another four years

  • Today at 4:31PM

Editor, I appreciate Island County treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez’s leadership in coordinating this last year the PAC’s User Group which develops the software programming priorities of the county treasurer’s True Automation property tax collection system for 13 counties in Washington. Even during difficult personal and family health issues over the last 12 months, Ana Maria continued to participate in the discussions and decisions of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT), including state legislation and participating on WSACT committees. She is a strong advocate for excellence in treasury management and an asset to the citizens of Island County.

Lakewood rallies for five-set victory

  • Today at 6:00PM

Lakewood bounced back from a two-set deficit and avoided a sweep by winning three straight sets to beat South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference volleyball match Wednesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is right Island County commissioner

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Local elections matter. Please take the time to become informed and vote for those seeking county offices. Four years ago, the voters of Island County made what I believe was a less than informed decision, and elected Kelly Emerson as county commissioner. For three and a half years the Island County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of this county suffered through our ill-fated choice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioner candidate endorses fellow Republican

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 9:35AM

Editor, Let me say right from the start that I completely, wholeheartedly, and unequivocally endorse Rick Hannold for election to the District 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. I strongly urge all of you who were so kind as to honor me with your votes in last month’s primary to cast your vote for Rick this November. I firmly believe that the election of the Karla “Tax”/Mary Margaret Haugen ticket (and don’t kid yourselves, that’s exactly what it is) to the board will result in nothing but higher taxes, bigger government, more burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and a general decline in the overall quality of life here in Island County.

Island County candidate contributions, expenses revealed

  • Today at 6:00PM

If money makes a difference in races for political office, then it appears Island County District 3 Commissioner candidate Karla Jacks will have a hefty advantage over challenger Rick Hannold in next month’s general election.

Whidbey General to honor boat, dock workers

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital’s emergency responders will honor ferry workers on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo run Saturday, Oct. 4. The hospital emergency medical technicians and paramedics rely on the ferry to transport patients to the mainland for specialized care or severe trauma or cardiac issues. Last year, 600 patients were taken across the ferry to facilities on the mainland, according to a press release from Whidbey General Hospital.

South Whidbey pot license holder eager to open store

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 8:31AM

Whidbey Island Cannabis Company is a recreational marijuana store in name only.

Marysville man jumps from Clinton-Mukilteo ferry

  • Jul 13, 2009 at 8:42AM updated Jul 17, 2009 at 10:48AM

A 62-year-old Marysville resident parked his 1978 Chevrolet pickup on board the midnight ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton and jumped overboard Sunday.

Sammamish’s Drew Magill outruns pack to win triathlon

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 9:48AM

Whether they were part of a team or did the whole course, there was unanimous praise for Saturday’s Whidbey Island Triathlon.

Elected officials make budget demands

  • Nov 6, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Nov 9, 2009 at 9:59AM

Six elected Island County officials signed onto a stinging open letter to the county commissioners, demanding that they take certain steps before making cuts in their departments to plug the $1.2 million shortfall in the 2010 general fund budget.

Island County sheriff warns that budget cuts will hurt patrols

  • Nov 18, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Nov 23, 2009 at 9:54AM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown is warning that a proposed 4.5 percent cut in the budgets for the county's law and justice programs may mean a reduction in police patrols.

UPDATE | Coast Guard calls off search for body

  • Nov 19, 2009 at 2:35PM

The Coast Guard has called off the search to find a body that was reported in the waters off South Whidbey.

Island County cops protest possible layoffs

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:24PM

Protesters unhappy with a decision that could lead to the layoff of two Island County Sheriff’s deputies hit the picket line early Monday morning. The protest, including deputies and their supporters, closed off Sixth Street in Coupeville and ended peacefully, despite flaring tempers.

Island County Sheriff's deputy loses position to budget cuts

  • Dec 31, 2009 at 9:23AM

The lengthy, contentious and very public process of balancing the budget — which included a sign-waving protest and late-night negotiations with unions — came to an end Tuesday as Island County commissioners adopted the final document.

UPDATE: Man robs Freeland Bank

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Jan 15, 2010 at 2:56PM

Deputies are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Freeland Thursday at about 5:45 p.m. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said the masked man walked into the Chase Bank on N. Main Street and demanded money, implying that he was armed with a gun. A teller placed an undisclosed amount of cash into a small blue bag that the robber brought with him.

Boeing to test 737 AEW&C at OLF Coupeville Friday

  • Jan 20, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jan 21, 2010 at 8:12AM

Boeing will conduct test flights of a Boeing 737 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) at Outlying Field, located south of Coupeville just outside the border of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.

UPDATE: Coupeville drugstore robbery suspect nabbed in Oregon

  • Jan 20, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Jan 22, 2010 at 2:04PM

A man suspected in the Jan. 4 armed robbery of Linds Pharmacy and Drug in Coupeville was caught after committing a similar crime in Oregon, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. George Skurtu, a 22-year-old Bremerton resident, and his alleged accomplice were stopped by police Jan. 7 after a robbery at the Pill Box Pharmacy in Dallas, Ore.

South Whidbey activist restarts drive to decriminalize marijuana

  • Feb 24, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:15PM

South End activist Steve Erickson has put himself on the business end of the statewide push to decriminalize marijuana.

Island County workers protest new hires

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:54PM

Members of the largest union of Island County workers sent a complaint letter to county commissioners and filed a grievance in a separate matter last week.

Newspaper staffs move to Coupeville Wednesday

  • Mar 28, 2010 at 5:00AM updated Mar 29, 2010 at 1:42PM

The Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record will move into new, shared office space in Coupeville on Wednesday, March 31. The News-Times’ office on Barrington Drive in Oak Harbor will shut down at the regular 5 p.m. closing time on Tuesday. The South Whidbey Record office in Bayview will close at 3 p.m.

Worker vs. boss for Island County clerk job

  • Apr 3, 2010 at 5:00AM

Working in the Island County Clerk’s Office may become a tad bit awkward when the election season heats up. Oak Harbor resident Debra Van Pelt, an employee at the clerk’s office, announced that she will run against her boss in this fall’s election. Clerk Patricia Terry was appointed to the position by county commissioners last December. They are both Democrats.

WSF's newest vessel, Chetzemoka, sails closer to Keystone

  • Apr 6, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Apr 7, 2010 at 7:50AM

Washington State Ferries' newest vessel made its first voyage Saturday but is still a few months away from service. The Chetzemoka, a 64-car Kwa-di Tabil class ferry, was towed from Todd Pacific Shipyard in Seattle to Everett Shipyard, where it will remain for the next several months. South Whidbey residents enjoyed the view of the vessel passing by.

Freeland doctor enlivens Island County coroner’s race

  • Apr 18, 2010 at 5:00AM updated Apr 19, 2010 at 10:50AM

The race for Island County coroner is alive and kicking. A retired doctor from Freeland announced this week that he will run against the county’s long-time coroner, Robert Bishop, in the election this fall. It will be the first time in 16 years that someone has challenged Bishop’s authority over dead bodies.

Island County assessor faces foe from his own staff in November election

  • Apr 28, 2010 at 5:00AM updated Apr 29, 2010 at 10:20AM

t’s been a tough couple of months for Island County Assessor Dave Mattens. Two separate errors in levy rates came to light after tax bills were sent out. It turned out that a levy analyst in the assessor’s office was responsible for both errors. The county treasurer publicly criticized Mattens, a Democrat, over the snafus.

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