Dead rainbow trout line the Lone Lake shores. State officials say roughly 1,000 trout died. They believe the die off was caused by high water temperature and low dissolved oxygen levels. - Kyle Jensen / The Record

Lone Lake fish ‘die off’ estimated at 1,000

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 4:11PM

On the shores of Lone Lake, the small waves caused by the whipping wind have brought a smelly issue to the surrounding land: dead rainbow trout — lots of them. The rotting fish, which number in the dozens in some areas of the shore, line the entirety of the lake. Concerned anglers, many of whom see Lone Lake as a prime spot for fishing, reported the situation to the state spurring an investigation. Officials from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Ecology visited the lake on Monday to determine the cause of the issue.


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Mall shooting suspect arrested in Oak Harbor | Updated

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00PM updated Sep 25, 2016 at 5:47PM

A suspect is the shooting Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington was arrested in Oak Harbor today. The shooting in the women's Macy's store took the lives of five people and injured a woman.

Freeland man who pointed laser at ferry jailed, fined in court

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Shenanigans with lasers earned a Freeland man a jail sentence and more than $100,000 in fines.

September 24, 1991 and Sept. 22, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 25 and 15 years ago on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1991 and Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001.

Langley Chamber of Commerce executive director receives mayor’s excellence award | KUDOS

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 10:00AM

Langley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michaleen McGarry was presented the Mayor’s Excellence Award by Mayor Tim Callison at a city council meeting on Sept. 19.

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