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Freeland says goodbye to ‘the last chicken house’

A chapter of Freeland’s agricultural and pioneering past closed this week with…

 

Don’t forget new Whidbey fireworks rules are in effect, sheriff warns

The fireworks season on Whidbey begins next week in Oak Harbor, but…

 

Organizers scrub Choochokam 2017, announce new vision

Choochokam is cancelled, again. An email sent to a Langley business by…

 

New website provides history behind Langley’s downtown buildings

The history behind many of Langley’s downtown buildings is now just a…

Whidbey Islanders protest Trumpcare’s possible Medicaid cuts

It’s not every day that 20-somethings in pickup trucks scream obscenities at…

Langley takes official step toward SolSmart designation

Langley made its first official step toward achieving a SolSmart designation when…

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Freeland driver charged in road-range incident

An 88-year-old Freeland man got so mad at a tailgater that he…

Freeland roads to be closed for July 4 event

Two roads will be closed near Freeland Park for the town’s annual…

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Expect traffic delays on Highway 525 until fall

Commuters along Whidbey’s main corridor from Coupeville to Clinton can expect to…

Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program

A South Whidbey-based nonprofit’s far reaching influence can be found on grocery…

Math camp; it’s cooler than it sounds

Cormac McCarthy doesn’t want kids to be afraid of math, but the…

Pooch falls off huge Clinton bluff, lives to wag tail another day

A stranded pup named “Chunk” was rescued from the side of a…

Former Marines retire Langley City Hall flag

Members of Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451 conducted…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Low tides could affect travel time for certain vehicles on Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route

Low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers and other tow…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Washington State Ferries seeks feedback on proposed rate hike

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is looking for feedback on a new fare…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Summer crabbing season announced

Crabbers can start dusting off their crab pots as the Washington Department…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Sanctuary city topic costs Langley a fifth of its annual legal budget

The sanctuary city discussion was a costly topic for the city of…

Island County officials brace for state budget crisis crunch

State lawmakers delay could to lead lay-offs, program cuts

School board director disagrees with raise for superintendent

South Whidbey School District Superintendent Jo Moccia received her third annual raise…

Ebey’s Trail grant approval veers off course

Long-winded jet noise debate flies again at county meeting

Island County launches veteran survey

Island County is conducting a survey of the needs and status of…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Langley City Council approves increase in live music events

The Langley City Council voted to increase the maximum number of special…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Island County announces Cultus Bay Road fix

A fix for an unstable section of Cultus Bay Road should be…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Whidbey Conservation District welcomes Anza Muenchow to board

Clinton resident and farm owner Anza Muenchow is the newest member of…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Fulton, Durbin receive 2017 teacher excellence awards from Schools Foundation

South Whidbey High School teachers Doug Fulton and Tim Durbin both received…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

WhidbeyHealth gets clean bill of financial health

WhidbeyHealth passed its yearly financial physical Monday. An independent audit firm told…

South Whidbey High School, South Whidbey Academy graduate 118

South Whidbey High School graduate Spencer Fee knows that while one chapter…

Mysterious case of missing bouncy house partially solved by eagle-eyed parks worker

Tom Fallon, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s Groundskeeper, was just beginning…

Clinton man pleads ‘not guilty’ to vehicular homicide charge

Jeffrey Lewellen, the Clinton man accused of causing a collision that killed…

Saving a life is an island-wide effort in Coupeville

An Eagle Scout project from nine years ago was one of many…

WhidbeyHealth new addition to open July 7

Transferring of patients planned with military precision

New chairs, desks to be purchased by the South Whidbey School District

Replacing old and damaged furniture for three school campuses could cost the…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

State pulls Tokitae for three weeks for mandatory inspection; vessel replaced by smaller 124-car ferry

Motorists on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route will have to make due without…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Murderer will return after winning part of appeal

An Oak Harbor man who killed his two grandfathers in 2011 and…

Whidbey Island Bank helps food bank establish summer feeding program | CORRECTED

Good Cheer Food Bank is seeking donations to qualify for a $5,000…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

POLICE REPORT | A mysterious black helicopter, a ‘ginormous’ section of fallen bluff and a stolen rock

The following are 911 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

Langley Middle School campus to house research, archive center

Langley Middle School’s doors may be closing to students next week, but…

Langley City Council approves planning document changes

The first reading of a resolution containing proposed amendments to Island County’s…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

Rooting out poison hemlock; Sunlight Beach good Samaritan gets help from neighbors

For nearly a decade, Jean Wilcox has been the bane of poison…

Commissioners make grant for trail contingent on jet-noise statement

A project to build a portion of a trail system in Central…

Road work to delay traffic along Highway 525

Repaving will reduce traffic to one lane

Two new sculptures coming to Clyde Alley in Langley

Clyde Alley was once barren of art. Today, it’s shaping up be…

Driftwood blaze the result of unattended beach fire, official says

An unattended beach fire got out of control at Admiralty Heights on…

Clinton Community Council puts out call for park clean-up volunteers

Those who missed a community clean-up of Dan Porter Park in Clinton…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Langley to continue sustainability efforts despite Trump pulling the U.S. from Paris climate change accord

Langley will continue to reduce its carbon footprint despite President Donald Trump’s…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Valedictorians talk challenges, obstacles, accomplishments

A total of 102 South Whidbey High School students will receive their…

Beusch appointed to Langley City Council seat

Burt Beusch is Langley’s newest city council member. Beusch was appointed to…

Langley City Council shelves inclusive ordinance, proposal supporters vow to fight on in November election

Langley’s long debated inclusive city ordinance appears to be dead. The city…

Around 200 former students, staff say farewell to Langley Middle School

It was like a family reunion for Nedra Floyd Paulter. The 1966…

Island County seeks noxious weed board member

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a position on…