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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…

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…

Health Department overflowing with septic applications

Number doubles in five years with Whidbey growth spurt

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

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

Housing Support Center paving the way to permanent shelter

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…

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…

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…

Coupeville doctor in ‘satisfactory stable’ condition following plane crash

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

Annual Bunny Daze is just around the corner in Langley

A bunny craze is about to hit Langley. The 2017 Bunny Daze…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Langley preps for annual Welcome the Whales Parade and Festival

Whales might not swing by Langley next weekend, but people dressed like…

The $64 question; Langley ethics board to weigh in

The Langley Ethics and Training Advisory Board is reviewing Mayor Tim Callison’s…

Town of Coupeville unveils updated website with audio, video

The Town of Coupeville unveiled a new website that, officials say, gives…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Oak Harbor man dies in one-car accident Thursday morning

A 74-year-old Oak Harbor man died in a car accident on Highway…

VA reps to assist veterans with enrollment, eligibility

Before 76-year-old Navy veteran and Coupeville resident Art Durand connected with the…

Coupeville Middle School student accused of writing ‘hit list’

A 13-year-old student at the Coupeville Middle School was arrested Wednesday for…

Training unsung heroes; EMTs handle nearly 80 percent of fire district calls

Not all classrooms are set in school buildings and lecture halls. In…

Nichols Brothers launches ‘heaviest vessel’ in recent memory

Nichols Brothers’ most recently completed and heaviest vessel launched “in a long…

Comcast outage affects 13,000 devices on Whidbey

A failure of key Comcast equipment in Burlington knocked out cable and…

Volunteers needed for upcoming workday to repair South Whidbey homes

Hearts and Hammers needs volunteers for an upcoming workday on May 7…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

NAS Whidbey Island economic study draws crowds, criticism

An estimated 150 people turned out for a standing-room-only presentation of a…

Port of South Whidbey, Goosefoot kitchen plan discussed

A proposed deal between the Port of South Whidbey and Goosefoot to…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

Whidbey Island Fairgrounds property transfer wraps up

The votes are in, the signatures signed and the deed filed. The…

Annual Earth Day Festival scrubbed from Whidbey Earth & Ocean Month

Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month 2017 will not include the annual Earth…

South Whidbey School Board says ‘no’ to later start times

A request for later start times in the South Whidbey School District…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

LMS students aim to bring famed burger joint to Whidbey

Dick’s Drive-In may not be coming to South Whidbey anytime soon, but…

County seeks Community Health Hero nominations

Do you know an exceptional volunteer in the health field? Perhaps they…

Firefighter, EMT of the year named at South Whidbey Fire/EMS awards banquet

For any South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer firefighter or EMT, awarding one for…

March landslides damage South Whidbey home, roads

It’s landslide season, and as usual Whidbey Island does not disappoint. In…

County approves $121,960 toward homeless help on South and North Whidbey

Oak Harbor homeless shelter to open April 13

State letter sparks question: public health or Navy

The on-going controversy over Navy jet noise unexpectedly punctuated the ending of…

County launches programs aimed at opiate addicts

Island County recently launched two programs aimed at opioid abuse. A new…

HUB in Langley to stay open over spring break

For the first time in its two-plus-decade existence, The HUB will be…

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Concern about security of South Whidbey Primary School, transition questions draws parent meeting

Concern about South Whidbey Primary School’s security, as well as questions about…

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Clinton man with stolen car charged

A night cruising around in a stolen car has left a Clinton…

South Whidbey teens arrested after string of car thefts

A car-stealing spree that began in Coupeville on Tuesday, ended in Oak…

Therapy dog helps South Whidbey Elementary School students read, relax

Students have come to know it as “Ruby Time.” Aiden Moore, 7,…

Island County Senior Services changes its name

Island County Senior Services has a new name — Island Senior Resources.…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

County launches opiate program aimed at Whidbey, Camano addicts

Island County recently launched two programs aimed at opioid abuse. A new…

Island County to host public hearing over fairgrounds transfer

The county is inviting the public to comment on the sale and…

  • Mar 24th, 2017