Whidbey’s shrimp season mighty small and plenty busy

Local waters awash in thousands of buoys, hundreds of boaters and dinner for dozens


Commissioner raises stink over whale carcass

When a massive carcass of a gray whale washes up on Puget Sound shores, it’s towed to a less-populated area to decompose in peace. Whidbey… Continue reading


Traveling bear | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 2 At 1:24 a.m., a Teronda Drive resident reported… Continue reading


Autism Partnership collaborates to create workshops

Michelle and Brian Kepler sometimes feel like they’re almost constantly apologizing for their son. But for the last several weeks, they’ve had a place they… Continue reading

AG talks Navy Growlers, opioids during EDC meeting

The state’s top lawyer said Tuesday he and his team are “very much aware” of the Growler noise situation on Whidbey Island but had no… Continue reading

Outcast Productions presenting the comedy ‘Schtick’

Outcast Productions is presenting the comedy, “Schtick,” at the Outcast Theater from May 17 to June 1. The latest production by the Outcast Theater at… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Bookkeeper guilty of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $250,000 from a Langley business over the course of three years is going to prison, according to… Continue reading

Filing week draws new faces, contested races

School board leader Linda Racicot faces challenger

Flash mob dancers shimmy for a cause

Surprise dances in Langley, Coupeville raise funds for domestic violence prevention agency

Commissioner holding discussion on housing

While officials agree the lack of affordable housing has hit a crisis level countywide, they also agree it looks different for across zip codes. To… Continue reading

Gov’s former lawyer to speak at legal-aid benefit

The Campaign for Equal Justice is presenting the first Coupeville Beer & Justice, to benefit the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County. Nick Brown, the… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Candidate filing week starts with surprises

Candidate filing week began with some unexpected names. But as of Tuesday morning, no seats are contested. The filing period runs through Friday. Thomas Gill… Continue reading

WSF hosting community meeting May 23 in Mukilteo

Washington State Ferries is hosting a series of community meetings to talk about its ferries and the future. Public comment will be taken on the… Continue reading

As new CEO, Ron Telles vows to regain public trust in WhidbeyHealth

Board awards one-year contract, $330,000 annual salary with no bonuses

Pooling young talent for underwater robotic contest

South Whidbey ROV team competes in regional challenge

Motorcyclist transported to hospital after accident

A man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 4 p.m., the man was traveling southbound… Continue reading

Owner of preschool in OH accused of molesting children

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Suspected bank robber wanted on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading

Gardeners asked to Grow-A-Row

Access to healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege. Island County Public Health Coordinator Nicole Whittington-Johnson is trying to spread the word to gardeners and farmers… Continue reading

Police say intruder lived in home, stole appliances, did drugs

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading