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Questions sought for voter forum

The Clinton Community Council is seeking questions to ask candidates for Island County sheriff, county commissioner and state representative at its forum. The non-partisan event,… Continue reading

Final hearing set for county’s housing element

Barring any major last-minute changes, the Island County Board of Commissioners plans to adopt the county’s housing element of the comprehensive plan after a public… Continue reading

ID theft, bicycle chase lands man in prison

A South Whidbey man who stole from an elderly woman, trespassed on a property and tried to escape from a police car while riding a… Continue reading

Langley budget workshop set for Sept. 14

A City Council workshop to discuss Langley’s 2019 city government budget is scheduled 9-11 a.m., Friday , Sept. 14. The Special Council Workshop will begin… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Coupeville ferry runs aground

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route is down to one vessel after the Salish ran aground Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m., the vessel made what’s called… Continue reading

SICBA holds home tour

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will hold its 12th annual SICBA Home Tour Sept. 14-16. This year’s Home Tour features 13 homes by eight local builders… Continue reading

Adoption of Freeland zoning code likely delayed

Adoption of an updated Freeland zoning code, which has been in the works for almost 20 years, has been delayed. Island County planning staff had… Continue reading

Slow down or pay up

With classes in session, deputies are enforcing speed limits in school zones

County adopts winery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

High court rejects child rapist’s appeal

The state Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear an appeal from a South Whidbey man who repeatedly raped two boys he was supposed to be… Continue reading

Shipping out to sea

Nichols launches 2nd Lindblad Expeditions ‘pocket’ cruise ship

Park design reviews are positive

Residents mostly praise Seawall Park improvement plan

Repairs to a floating dock below the Clinton pier didn’t hold up earlier this year and sections had to be removed for safety reasons. Overseen by the Port of South Whidbey, stabilizing the dock for visiting boaters has been a continual challenge.

‘Repairs’ at Clinton dock cost $70,000

South Whidbey Port left with big bill and big hole

Repairs to a floating dock below the Clinton pier didn’t hold up earlier this year and sections had to be removed for safety reasons. Overseen by the Port of South Whidbey, stabilizing the dock for visiting boaters has been a continual challenge.

Children’s Day Festival Sept. 22

Island County Public Health is partnering with South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District to hold the annual Children’s Day Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018
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                                Members of the South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club pose for a photo on Janie Gabelein’s deck in June. The organization is celebrating its 38th anniversary.

South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club turns 38

The South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club turns 38 this month. The club formed in 1980 with 12 members. The original committee included Janie Gabelein, Karen… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018
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                                Members of the South Whidbey Nightcrawlers Garden Club pose for a photo on Janie Gabelein’s deck in June. The organization is celebrating its 38th anniversary.

Putney open to hunting

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to deer hunting despite a mysterious sign to the contrary. Steve Marx, Island County Public Works assistant director,… Continue reading

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                                Herbert Bacon has owned his house on Bells Beach Road in Langley since 1958 and turned 100 on Aug. 26.

Langley’s good neighbor, Herbert Bacon, turns 100

Whidbey Island is home to a number of centenarians, and Herbert E. Bacon joined those ranks in August. Bacon was born on Aug. 26, 1918,… Continue reading

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                                Herbert Bacon has owned his house on Bells Beach Road in Langley since 1958 and turned 100 on Aug. 26.

Last-minute deal averts teachers’ strike

Teachers, district agree on two-year contract

Have ‘Coffee with the Chief’ Thursday

Langley acting police chief offering ‘coffee and conversation’

  • Sep 4, 2018

Growing after all these years

Bayview Farm and Garden celebrates anniversary