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New sculptures installed at Clyde Alley on Saturday

Clyde Alley continues to be bolstered by new art. Two new sculptures…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Possession Beach boat ramp officially opens with ribbon cutting

It’s finally done. It took five years, but the Port of South…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Viewed through cereal boxes or approved glasses, eclipse was a ‘wonderful sight to see’

Around 100 people lined up on Cascade Avenue in Langley Monday morning…

Flat Earth: from skeptic to believer

South Whidbey grad Mark Sargent has been known for many things. Once…

Port of Coupeville adopts $150 charge for bad boaters

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville passed a resolution adopting a $150…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

National award for Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue received the distinguished budget presentation award…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Neighbors protest event in Clinton that is expected to draw hundreds

An overnight camping event that aims to bring young families and nature…

Planning projects to be discussed by board, Planning Commission

Island County is discussing possible planning projects up for consideration next year.…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Langley City Council to correct fireworks typo

The Langley City Council is expected to amend a typo in an…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017: Going totally for the totality in Oregon or staying partial to Whidbey

Wherever you view the skies Monday, wear proper eye protection, experts warn

Langley City Council approves first reading of transportation plan

The Langley City Council approved a first reading of a six-year transportation…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Langley can pick up art insurance for free this time

The Langley City Council voted to insure artist Dale Reiger’s sculpture in…

Navy to train in Olympic National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service decided to issue the Navy a special use…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Neurotoxins still present in Lone Lake

Water quality at Lone Lake continues to decline, according to recent test…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

951-foot Bob Hope wasn’t in distress, military sea command reports

A 951-foot Military Sealift Command vessel that appeared to have run aground…

Veterans survey to gauge service needs, population

Freeland resident Kat Ersch knows what’s done is done. Her late husband,…

Langley celebrates ‘queer’ pride with march

Smiles were plentiful in Langley on Sunday as a diverse and colorful…

Fire claims another Useless Bay Colony home

A Useless Bay Colony home was destroyed in an early morning fire…

Newspaperman Wallie Funk dies at age 95

One of the great community newspapermen died Aug. 12 in his hometown…

Road crews complete Cultus Bay Road repair

After a slide in late March limited a 200-foot stretch of Cultus…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Lummi Nation joins efforts to return Tokitae ‘to the place in her heart’

‘We need to do something for these beautiful, spiritual creatures’

As road project passes half-way mark, expect no more daytime delays

Four months into the state’s major highway repaving project, the heavy lifting…

Coupeville ferry snarled by crab pots

One of the two ferries on the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend run was knocked…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Queer Pride Parade set for Sunday afternoon in downtown Langley

Langley is opening its arms to the LGBTQ community once again with…

REI employees lend hand to invasive week control

On Wednesday afternoon, around 50 REI employees trudged through high grass and…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Langley considers insuring temporary public art

When Greenbank artist and sculptor Dale Reiger started working on a temporary…

New golf learning center to be unveiled at Useless Bay

The grand opening of a new learning center at the Useless Bay…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

North Whidbey firefighter charged in boat theft

Former firefighter accused of stealing rescue boat

Second annual Land Trust bike ride draws 55 riders

Cyclists of all levels recently got a chance to soak in the…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Proposed Langley bus stop move stalls

A plan to relocate a bus stop in Langley hit a pothole…

Deputy shoots South Whidbey suspect with sponge bullet

A South Whidbey man who held off police in a brief standoff…

Arr, Langley be gettin ‘pirate-style’ telescopes

The view in Langley is about to get a whole lot better.…

Langley City Council meetings return to the airwaves

After months of not airing Langley City Council meetings on the radio,…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Air quality alert extended through Thursday as smokey skies continue

The layer of smoke that has blanketed Whidbey Island for the past…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Whidbey EMS seeks grant for community paramedics

Too many local 911 calls involve social needs, not medical emergencies, paramedics say

Whidbey police warn of phony cop phone scam

Island police are warning the public of a telephone con where scammers…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Please do something about drug houses, residents say

Residents in the Sun Vista neighborhood in Sunlight Beach have been complaining…

Langley man accused in pellet gun shooting over raw chicken

A man is accused of shooting a woman in the head with…

As Freeland sewers drown in financial infeasibility, two new proposals rise to surface

With a $5 million funding gap continuing to hamstring the Freeland sewer…

Port of Coupeville seeks public input on comprehensive scheme

Ideas were abundant Tuesday from a small group of community members interested…

State restricts fishing, county urges anglers to pee-lease use the portable toilets

What do portable toilets and pink salmon have in common? Anglers, of…

Smoke staying in our skies — and eyes — through the weekend

B.C. wildfires blanket Washington with’ worst’ air quality in the nation

Woman rescued after driving off cliff in Clinton

Whidbey firefighters rescued a woman who was stranded in her car on…

Too hot? Too dry? Too bad. More is on the way to Whidbey.

Higher temperatures lead to stricter burn ban

Conservation Futures Program to benefit forest, shores and farmland on Whidbey

County commissioners approve $1.1 million in tax-funded grants

The Whidbey Triathlon, in photos

More than 200 people competed in the 21st Whidbey Triathlon on Saturday,…

Island Ice in Oak Harbor could get new home

Whidbey Island may be getting a semi-permanent, synthetic ice rink, open from…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Arraignment of Fountain, arson suspect, delayed

Blake Fountain, the 48-year-old arson suspect involved in the July 6 fire…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Sorry anglers, no more chinook, state says

Anglers in Marine Area 9, which covers Admiralty Inlet, can no longer…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

New approaches explored for backlog of code violations in Island County

Commissioner: ‘What we want to do is get people on a path to enforcement’