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Fire destroys camper trailer on Smugglers Cove

A fire destroyed a camper trailer on Smugglers Cove Road around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. The owner of the trailer was away and… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Property owners attempt to save Lone Lake

The past few years haven’t been the best for Lone Lake. A favorite for outdoor enthusiasts ranging from anglers to sailors, Lone Lake’s has continually… Continue reading

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                                Operations manager Shawn Harris, left, and Linda Nienhuis, recently rode along with two trainees in anticipation for Saturday service to return.

Saturday bus service to resume next year

Saturday service is returning to Island Transit early next year. This week, the transit board adopted a budget for next year that includes Saturday bus… Continue reading

Patricia Guthrie / Whidbey News Group
                                Operations manager Shawn Harris, left, and Linda Nienhuis, recently rode along with two trainees in anticipation for Saturday service to return.

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District approves $1 million budget for 2018

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District recently approved a roughly $1 million 2018 budget, and district staff will see a wage bump as a result.… Continue reading

Freeland Trail ribbon cutting set for Nov. 29

Island County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Freeland Trail, Segment 1 Project, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Suspect in gas station robberies arrested | Updated

The suspect in two armed robberies of a gas station in Clinton is being held in jail on $200,000 bail. The police officer who arrested… Continue reading

In surprise 3-0 vote, Langley becomes a inclusive city | UPDATED

Langley is officially an inclusive city by ordinance. In a surprising turn of events, a Langley City councilman, who for months staunchly opposed the immigration-related… Continue reading

County seeks public input on levy increase

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a possible 1 percent increase in Island County’s current expense property tax levy, as well… Continue reading

Campus getting new carpeting

South Whidbey School Board approved a $78,465 project to replace gym floor carpet at South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus. The room has been used… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

Growler pilot draws graffiti in the sky

It was something one might expect to see in a middle-school bathroom but not writ large across the sky. People in Okanogan were apparently surprised… Continue reading

Nothing wrong with letter, Langley ethics board says

Asked to review alleged misconduct, the Langley Ethics Training and Advisory Board cleared one of its own, Monica Guzman, of wrongdoing. The ethics board announced… Continue reading

Public invited to Island Transit birthday party

There probably won’t be some clown driving the bus, but some riders will be in for surprises when Island Transit celebrates its 30th birthday. The… Continue reading

House movers accused of assaulting coworker in Coupeville

Three workers involved in moving a historic house from Oak Harbor to Coupeville last month are facing felony assault charges related to an alleged hazing… Continue reading

Mobile Turkey Unit preps for 19th year

For nearly two decades, Clinton resident Jamie Canby has seen the impact of the Mobile Turkey Unit on the South and Central Whidbey communities. One… Continue reading

South, Central Whidbey fire districts increase rope rescue aid to each other

In an unfortunate scenario requiring a rope rescue, South Whidbey rescue teams might be found responding to instances in Central Whidbey and visa versa. South… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

Man involved in car chase charged

A man who dragged a deputy for a short distance while trying to drive away is facing felony charges in Island County Superior Court, according… Continue reading

Clinton-to-Mukilteo route limited to one ferry on Wednesday afternoon

South Whidbey ferry passengers encountered delays Wednesday afternoon as the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was limited to one-boat service. The reduced service was in effect from… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

SHERIFF’S REPORT | Goats on the loose, counterfeit bills, weed smokers

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 23 At 8:53 a.m., a Newman Road resident reported… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to Camano Island murder

A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2016 murder of a Camano Island man, according to the Island County Prosecutor’s Office. Ezekiel Scannell-McCrae shot… Continue reading

Marchers sought for Langley Holly Jolly Parade

The Langley Chamber of Commerce is seeking participants in next month’s Holly Jolly Parade. The event is 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Langley, and… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017