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WhidbeyHealth closes its Clinton clinic for primary care

WhidbeyHealth closed its clinic in Clinton to primary care patients Friday and plans to reopen it as a laboratory and diagnostic imaging facility July 1.… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville moving forward with broadband study

The Port of Coupeville is working to upgrade to a fiber-optics system that would bring faster internet to Whidbey Island. The port received a $50,000… Continue reading

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search for companionship took him to 11 different islands, including Whidbey. The teenage black… Continue reading

Man accused of cyberstalking South Whidbey woman

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Langley mayor makes pitch

City applies for grant to fund utilities project

Neighbors worried as deer kills dog, attacks people

A truculent deer in a Langley neighborhood killed one dog and put another one in the hospital last week. Resident Mark Lynch said dogs aren’t… Continue reading

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

Netflix picks up Flat Earther documentary

Mark Sargent recently returned from a speaking engagement in New Zealand. To him it’s not a land “down under.” “Geographically, it is on the outer… Continue reading

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

Whale-on-whale feasting ‘unusual’ for Whidbey waters

‘For the transient orcas, gray whales are a part of their diet’

Navy won’t say if UFOs spotted over Whidbey

Leaders in the Navy’s information warfare community are asking aviators around the world to report any unidentified flying objects they’ve seen. The Navy isn’t saying… Continue reading

Swim lessons offered at Admiral’s Cove

Young aspiring swimmers in Central Whidbey need not travel far this summer for lessons, despite the unexpected closure of Camp Casey’s pool. Admiral’s Cove Beach… Continue reading

South Whidbey violinist graduates Juilliard, heads to Royal Academy of Music

Mira Yamamoto, 21, who learned to love music as an Island Strings student, graduated May 24 from the Juilliard School in New York City. She’s… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Public invited to Amateur Radio Field Day

Members of the Island County Amateur Radio Club, or ICARC, invite the public to participate in a national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on June… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2019

Bayview Hall ready for new fall coat

Goosefoot kicks in $25,000 toward exterior makeover

Langley officials deny favoritism with engineering contract

Langley officials denied allegations made by resident and business owner David Price that the city hasn’t properly followed state law regarding the bidding and awarding… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group)

Camp Casey open house invites public to tour center

The opportunity awaits to walk the paths where hundreds of enlisted military personnel once roamed, peer into the alien eyes of a tentacled octopus and… Continue reading

(Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group)

Heroes of all stripes honored at ceremony

Not all those honored this Memorial Day on Whidbey are members of the military. At a gathering of about 300 people at Bayview Cemetery, guest… Continue reading

Couple accused of getting fraudulent life insurance policy on terminally ill boy

A Whidbey Island couple is accused of trying to fraudulently obtain a life insurance policy on a child after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer… Continue reading

Retired Island County Sheriff’s deputies offer free firearms training for women

Firearms are no laughing matter, and nobody is going to laugh at these women during this training class. Two retired deputies of the Island County… Continue reading

Goosefoot farm brochure bigger, better than ever

Local food, “grown right here on Whidbey Island” is again mapped out for all to find in the 2019 Whidbey Island Farm Stand Brochure put… Continue reading