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Langley business booster: clipper shuttles thousands to city in slow season

Things have felt a lot like summer over the past month and…

 

Former Island County Jail deputies appear in court on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

 

WhidbeyHealth names new Coupeville board commissioner

Kurt Blankenship chosen from six candidates

 

South Whidbey Fire/EMS receives high bond rating grade

South Whidbey Fire/EMS can borrow money cheaply, thanks to a recent bond…

Status of gray whale hit by boat unknown

The fate of gray whale struck by a powerboat in Saratoga Passage…

Elementary school students bid adieu to 234 salmon

Audrey Gmerek knew for months that this spring’s Salmon in the Classroom…

Climate march to hit streets of Langley this weekend

Taking note of other climate marches happening around the country but wanting…

Deer Lagoon Grange celebrates 90th birthday with open house

It’s official: April 2017 will be known as Island County Grange month.…

Bayview, Tilth farmers markets to open this weekend

Get ready farmers market lovers, the 2017 season begins this weekend. Kicking…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Goosefoot, nonprofits partner for better philanthropy

Four Whidbey non-profit organizations are teaming up with Goosefoot to leverage their…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

New museum exhibit highlights 120,000 years on Whidbey

About 1,200 centuries ago, Whidbey was part of a broad alluvial plain…

First reading of inclusive city ordinance could come in mid-May

There appears to be some progress in Langley with an inclusive city…

Navy sets meeting for special operations training

Strolling along a beach at Deception Pass or South Whidbey State Park,…

South Whidbey High School’s Earth Day event hailed as ‘best’ to date

Lynda Moran wasn’t sure what her classmates and peers thought of the…

Minor earthquake jolts Whidbey residents

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck about two miles offshore from Ebey’s Landing Wednesday…

Clinton drive-by shooter sentenced for August 2016 crime

A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man was recently sent to prison for shooting…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Makeshift home in Freeland claimed by fire

A structure fire in the wee hours of this past Saturday morning…

State extends Whidbey highway work to weekends

Construction at Highway 525 and Highway 20 intersections will now extend into…

New $72,000 intercom system at high school approved by South Whidbey School Board

The purchase of a new $72,000 intercom system at South Whidbey High…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Deer Lagoon Grange turns 90, plans Saturday open house

Deer Lagoon Grange will host an open house this weekend, celebrating 90…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Island County drug court rules medication helps with addiction

Kody Schwiger gave up everything for heroin. A low-point, he recalls, was…

MV Tokitae hauls less by total, more on average; 144-car ferry still makes the grade, officials say

The state ferry Tokitae transported over 23,000 fewer cars, made 10 percent…

Drug Take Back on South Whidbey set for April 29

At a time when opioid abuse is at epidemic proportions, it’s more…

Driver OK after roll over in Freeland

A rollover left a vehicle wedged between trees and a tire stuck…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Man faces trial after extradition to Whidbey

A former South Whidbey man accused of sexual assault is scheduled to…

Hundreds hunt for stuffed bunnies in downtown Langley

Wyatt Walsh looked high and low for a stuffed bunny during the…

Accused Cascade Mall shooter found dead in Snohomish County jail

Suspected Cascade Mall shooter and Oak Harbor resident Arcan Cetin was found…

Freeland wreck leaves vehicle in ditch

A two-car collision snarled traffic in Freeland for about 30 minutes on…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

Three test wells at OLF Coupeville above advisory level

Test results show that three of 27 groundwater monitoring wells at the…

Langley’s ethics board concludes mayor’s bill to newspaper was ‘misdirected’

The Langley Ethics and Training Advisory Board determined that Mayor Tim Callison’s…

Opportunities to catch salmon improve slightly in 2017 around Whidbey but still grim

Salmon fishers on Whidbey Island might find a saltwater fishing license to…

Future of Freeland sewers still in doubt

Freeland Water and Sewer District commissioners wanted feedback, and they got it.…

Bow fishermen spear grass carp during the night at Lone Lake

Bow fishermen had a successful night hunting for troublesome grass carp in…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

Land trust purchase means lucky ducks, but not hunters

For decades, residents near Crockett Lake on Central Whidbey have awakened to…

Tickets on sale for ‘Live Your Dream’ Whidbey Soroptimist event

Soroptimists from South Whidbey, Coupeville and Oak Harbor will gather at 5:30…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Reward in North Whidbey animal cruelty case increased to $15,000

The reward in a case of animal cruelty on North Whidbey was…

No home? No job. No job? No home. Homeless caught in catch-22 of rules

Housing Support Center paving the way to permanent shelter

New Daktronic scoreboard installed at Waterman’s Field, replaces aging scoreboard

The installation of a new $82,491 Daktronic scoreboard behind Waterman’s Field at…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Health Department overflowing with septic applications

Number doubles in five years with Whidbey growth spurt

30-mile Highway 525 paving project begins this week

Orange traffic cones are up along parts of Highway 525, and so…

Draft House budget bad news for South Whidbey campground grant request

For those on South Whidbey who enjoy camping, the Washington State House…

Whidbey Island Conservation District seeks public comment on draft plan

Work on the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s draft long-range plan is complete,…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Longtime leader of Good Cheer to step down

After 15 years leading Good Cheer Food Bank &Thrift Stores, Kathy McCabe…

Motorcyclist breaks leg in Langley crash

A motorcyclist suffered a broken leg Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his…

  • Apr 8th, 2017

No injuries after three-car wreck in Freeland

A three car-collision in Freeland early Thursday evening left the drivers visibly…

  • Apr 8th, 2017

Rabbits raid Langley City Hall garden, but overall population appears to be on the decline

Sylvia Hollis has waved the white flag in her clash with Langley’s…

Freeland sewers a bust? Board looks to business community for direction | CORRECTED

For Freeland sewer supporters, the news is not good. A finalized rate…

Repeal of internet privacy rules prompts Whidbey Telecom response

The Trump administration’s repeal of Obama-era internet privacy rules has caused concern…

Coupeville doctor in ‘satisfactory stable’ condition following plane crash

A Coupeville ophthalmologist is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after…