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New ferry for Clinton route accepted

Washington State Ferries officially accepted the newest ship into its fleet Thursday, but it won’t be serving the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route right away. The Suquamish can… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Plastic recycling gets perplexing

Recycling plastic is getting plenty perplexing on Whidbey Island. Some recycling centers and curbside service still accept many kinds and shapes of plastic containers while… Continue reading

Mayor looks at contracting for law enforcement

Contracting with the Island County Sheriff’s Office is one option Langley Mayor Tim Callison is looking into for providing law enforcement in the city moving… Continue reading

Two arrested after chase

A group of six motorcyclists led a Washington State Patrol officer on a high-speed chase down a rural Coupeville road that ended in two arrests… Continue reading

Funding for Fairgrounds cooking incubator hatching

County supports grant request for commerical kitchen renovation

Homesteading on Whidbey

Sarah Kirkconnell wants to change what people envision when they hear the word “homesteading.” “They have this notion of someone out there with a dress… Continue reading

Sheriff candidates offer different ideas

The two candidates for Island County sheriff agree low staffing is one of the department’s biggest challenges, but propose different solutions and strategies moving forward.… Continue reading

Drug house investigation results in arrest

The Island County Sheriff’s Office focus on “drug houses” on South Whidbey has paid off. The strategy has led to multiple arrests this year, including… Continue reading

Larsen visits parks district

District applying for major state and federal grants

Woodworker completes a whale of a repair job

100-year-old blue whale jaw bone ready to display again

Sex offender among too many children, Langley residents say

Langley neighbors question sheriff about safety and policy

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Appeals court hears Nichols case

The state Appeals Court heard arguments over a South Whidbey vehicular homicide case last week. But a final resolution in the case may still be… Continue reading

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Riders turn for the home stretch of the Sea, Trees Pie Bike Ride July 22, 2018.
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Land Trust bike ride draws sun, pelicans and 100 Riders

By Ron Newberry - Special to the Record Elizabeth Umbanhowar had barely started the Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride when a flock of large… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018
Riders turn for the home stretch of the Sea, Trees Pie Bike Ride July 22, 2018.
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Racing this summer began at noon Thursday, July 19. This year, over 60 boats participated in the Whidbey Island Race Week.

Sailboat race a favorite summertime tradition

Brightly-colored spinnakers covered Penn Cove this weekend as 68 boats competed during Whidbey Island Race Week. Many of the boats were returning members of the… Continue reading

Racing this summer began at noon Thursday, July 19. This year, over 60 boats participated in the Whidbey Island Race Week.

Bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper is suspected of stealing well over $250,000 from a Langley business over a three-year period, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged South… Continue reading

Mysterious bag found | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, July 2 At 7:59 a.m., a woman on Hamilton Drive… Continue reading

Lines from crab pots snarl ferries

Ferries and crab pots don’t mix, state officials warn. The ferries on the run between the Coupeville dock and Port Townsend were entangled in crab… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record.
                                Samantha Ollis, of Langley, with her cows Duke, left, and Daisy, which she’s raised.

Menagerie at the fair

Kids in 4-H and their animals greeted visitors of the Whidbey Island Fair in Langley this week. Two girls showing their cows said they were… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record.
                                Samantha Ollis, of Langley, with her cows Duke, left, and Daisy, which she’s raised.

Dog rescued from bluff

Firefighters from South Whidbey Fire/EMS and Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue conducted a rescue of the four-legged variety Wednesday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

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Level 3 sex offender moves to Langley

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is holding a meeting Monday to talk about a Level 3 sex offender who recently moved to Langley. Jared A.… Continue reading

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