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Whale Center offers volunteer training

Langley Whale Center is offering a volunteer training day on Saturday, Oct. 12 for those interested in whales and marine mammals. Volunteer Docents at the… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019

WhidbeyHealth facility projects total $55.5 million

WhidbeyHealth has paid all of its bills for its major facility improvements and expansion that began more than five years ago. Project Manager Marc Estvold… Continue reading

County commissioners address recycling, climate change

Island County commissioners are uncertain about the future of recycling and how it will look on Whidbey if markets don’t improve for the materials. The… Continue reading

Langley’s infrastructure measure has fans, critics

An ambitious plan to install, repair and replace water, sewer and stormwater lines in the city of Langley may not be just a pipe dream.… Continue reading

Students set sail to save the Salish Sea

When the first of 200-plus elementary students from the South Whidbey School District stepped aboard vessels in the Langley harbor this week, the concept of… Continue reading

Students organize climate protest

Many of Whidbey’s young people are worried about how their futures will look on a warming planet with diminishing resources. Students from across the island… Continue reading

Assault suspect wanted in 3 states

A 20-year-old Clinton man accused of assaulting a woman and a teenage girl and then wrestling with deputies in the mud Sept. 22 is being… Continue reading

Parks district considers new Trustland trail

Officials at South Whidbey Parks and Recreation are trying to find a path of least resistance. The district is holding an open house meeting Wednesday,… Continue reading

Parks officials weigh conduct code for drones, paragliders

South Whidbey park commissioners are considering code of conduct changes to address some unexpected activity. “We have paraglider launches from our sports complex,” South Whidbey… Continue reading

Blood-splattered door, ‘creepy people,’ mysterious footsteps| Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Sept. 2 At 7:13 p.m., a man reported he was… Continue reading

George Winston to perform at WICA

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will present self-described “rural folk piano” player George Winston at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Winston is returning to… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019

Suicide prevention month: Groups work to address ‘public health emergency’

Whidbey groups are working to show that deaths by suicide are preventable. Although the efforts continue year-round, September is national suicide prevention month, and the… Continue reading

One person airlifted after crash in Freeland | Updated

A motorcyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Tuesday afternoon after a collision on Highway 525 at the intersection with Scott Road in… Continue reading

Piper Travis

County settles for $3.1M in woman’s jail-related death

Jail staff neglected a Whidbey Island woman as she became seriously ill, her family alleged.

Piper Travis

Dead rabbit revenge | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, Aug. 29 At 12:29 a.m., an Elkhorn Street resident reported… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Whidbey emergency response team takes flight

Island County is getting its own air force, of sorts. Now in its formative stage, the Disaster Airlift Response Team is part of the county’s… Continue reading

Island County plan aspires to end homelessness

Local leaders and residents have been discussing the issue of homelessness for years, but soon Island County will have a plan to end it. The… Continue reading

Nutcracker auditions set for September 22

There will be open community auditions on Sunday, Sept. 22, for the Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s 27th season production of “The Nutcracker.” Auditions will be… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Port seeks solutions to dogs roaming Greenbank Farm

To address ongoing issues with dogs straying into farmland at the Greenbank Farm, the Port of Coupeville is considering adding fencing and signage to make… Continue reading

DjangoFest kicking off with food, beer and a big key

It’s time once again for South Whidbey to be Django’d, and there’s a festival kick-off party to get the action going. Everyone is invited to… Continue reading