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Oak Harbor man accused of biting young child

An Oak Harbor man was arrested Saturday for allegedly biting a baby, according to the Oak Harbor police. Capt. Bill Wilke said officers were initially… Continue reading

Burn ban begins Friday the 13th

Backyard bonfires will soon be outlawed on Whidbey Island. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, acting in his capacity as county fire marshal, has decreed a… Continue reading

Photo by Robert Pennington/Rhizome Design.
                                An old barn at the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve on North Whidbey is lit up at sunrise. The farm property has been in Donald Borgman’s family since the late 1800s.

Creatures large, small at home in new preserve

Whidbey Island’s newest nature preserve, the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve, already comes with a ringing endorsement. Bruiser appears to love the place. One of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018
Photo by Robert Pennington/Rhizome Design.
                                An old barn at the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve on North Whidbey is lit up at sunrise. The farm property has been in Donald Borgman’s family since the late 1800s.
A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

New plan outlines possible county department shuffle

Offices for Island County departments may be completely reorganized, according to a new draft facilities master plan. The draft 20-year plan, presented last week to… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Langley looks to regain public trust with police policy

‘There needs some healing with the community’

Denis Zimmermann and his wife, Cheryl, run Langley’s new ramen restaurant, Ultra House, which opened in May 2018. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Langley restaurant owner is recreating his childhood with new ramen house

Denis Zimmer-mann said he’s not re-inventing the wheel with his ramen restaurant Ulta House in downtown Langley. “Most any mother in Japan can make this… Continue reading

Denis Zimmermann and his wife, Cheryl, run Langley’s new ramen restaurant, Ultra House, which opened in May 2018. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Marching on the 4th

Thousands celebrate old-fashioned Independence Day

Langley Police Chief David Marks terminated

Mayor Tim Callison: Decision based on allegations of excessive force and overall performance

Nilsen, Ngo marry in Tacoma

Nick and Trish Nilsen of Langley announced that their son, Christian Nilsen, married Nina Ngo of Renton on May 12 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Nilsen graduates cum laude

SOPHIE NILSEN, daughter of Nick and Trish Nilsen of Langley graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a minor in… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Fishin’ Club features speakers

The Whidbey Island Fishin’ Club’s monthly meeting July 5 features three speakers presenting information on crabbing, catching salmon and what to do with a fish… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

New Greenbank store and deli opens

Groceries, wine, beer, sandwiches to go and more

Learning on the vine

Comforts Winery turns into WSU classroom

Langley therapist allegedly gave counseling without a license

The state Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Program charged marriage and family therapist associate Daniel David Haldeman of Langley with unprofessional conduct for allegedly counseling… Continue reading

Meeting planned for tourism tax guidelines

Public review set for July 9 meeting

Protesters rally against Trump immigration policy

More than 200 people lined Highway 525 near the Bayview Park and Ride on South Whidbey Saturday morning to protest separations of undocumented immigrant families.… Continue reading

South Whidbey parks levy up for renewal

Tax on Aug. 7 primary election ballot

New fireworks rules in effect

Big bang for big bucks at some sales tents

Search and Rescue teams rescue two people in two days

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued two people in two days, according to base officials. For the first rescue, early… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Three kayakers rescued Sunday

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue picked up three kayakers struggling against the wind and current Sunday between Hidden Beach and Camano Island, according to… Continue reading