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County to hold bridge-to-boat trail meetings in June

Bikers, hikers, paddlers, runners, horseback riders, fishing enthusiasts, beach strollers, sand castle…

Recycling in Island County being revisited

Voluntary curbside pickup for rural residents a possibility

Community to bid adieu to Langley Middle School on Friday

A chance to say a final goodbye in recognition of the closure…

Memorial Day service pays tribute to local heroes

The sacrifices of about a dozen South Enders who gave their lives…

Lake Stevens woman dies in head-on crash; police arrest Clinton man

A Lake Stevens woman is dead and a Clinton man is facing…

Meet South Whidbey’s ‘Startup Queens’ | CORRECTED

If South Whidbey residents have a favorite community nonprofit, there’s a good…

Schooner breaks free from mooring, takes unmanned trip during storm

After a harrowing ordeal Tuesday, Mark Saia arrived home around midnight and…

Car takes out power pole in collision near Skatchet Head

Some homes in the Scatchet Head area were left without cable service…

Memorial Day event to honor South Whidbey veterans

The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Bayview Cemetery this week will have…

Farewell event for LMS next week

A farewell event for Langley Middle School is set for next week.…

  • May 27th, 2017

Ryan’s House may lose grant over minor debate

A non-profit organization that serves homeless youth on Whidbey Island may lose…

South Whidbey School Board approves kitchen upgrade

The South Whidbey School Board approved $75,000 in improvements to kitchen equipment…

  • May 27th, 2017

Filing week yields two more South Whidbey races: parks and city council

The close of filing week has revealed two additional races, one for…

Dog House owners await building permit to begin repairs | CORRECTED

The owners of the Dog House in Langley will likely be issued…

Coupeville to get its own whale bell

Taking a tune from Langley, the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is installing…

  • May 24th, 2017

Clinton deer abuser sent to jail

A Clinton man who broke a fawn’s pelvis with his bare hands…

Law, Constitutional expert to visit Whidbey, give lectures

In the wake of a highly contested 2016 presidential election, political engagement…

Washington state ferry fare hikes proposed

A state panel took the first step last Tuesday to hiking fares…

  • May 24th, 2017

SHERIFF’S REPORT | A man with a sword, a dangerous looking go-cart and a rogue pig

The following are 911 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South…

  • May 23rd, 2017

Useless Bay tidelands to remain under Parks purview

Hundreds of acres of Useless Bay tidelands will remain under the stewardship…

WhidbeyHealth consolidates billing offices to Coupeville

Improving customer service the goal of “First Call Resolve”

Therapist pleads to indecent exposure

A therapist who was caught in a compromising position at Deception Pass…

District won’t move to Langley Middle School facility

After exploring the idea of relocating the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation…

City of Langley seeks applicants for vacated council seat

The Langley City Council is looking for people interested in filling a…

  • May 20th, 2017

Bank ruckus leads to arrest of man

An incident that occurred at Heritage Bank in Clinton Tuesday morning that…

Teaching indigenous history through cultural immersion

Fourth grade is the school year when elementary students learn about Washington…

Ready for another South Whidbey pool pitch? Group, district prep for a new discussion

Serious efforts to bring a public pool to South Whidbey appear to…

Langley City Council now has two races

Langley has another city council race. Christy Korrow, chairwoman of Langley Planning…

Langley sidewalk project draws ire, praise from residents

A new sidewalk project on First Street is moving ahead despite a…

WhidbeyHealth ‘digs and dives’ for good employees

Healthcare system celebrates its 800-plus staff

First day of filing week produces race for Langley City Council seat

An open Langley City Council seat became the first contested race on…

Four poisoned in two separate incidents

Four people on South Whidbey were recently left in critical condition after…

Oak Harbor police find stabbing is possibly self-inflicted

Investigators are continuing to look into an unusual incident Monday night that…

Poppy fundraiser supports Whidbey veterans

The annual poppy fundraiser of the South Whidbey American Legion Auxiliary Unit…

  • May 17th, 2017

The HUB in Langley to stay open during summer

A $6,000 donation will allow The HUB in Langley to keep its…

Langley enrolls in decade-long energy savings plan with Puget Sound Energy

The Langley City Council recently gave city officials the thumbs up to…

  • May 16th, 2017

Langley inclusive ordinance goes back to city attorney for additional review

Those wanting a first reading of an inclusive city ordinance will have…

Filing week to begin with Langley City Council vacancy

Two of three Langley City Council members up for election this November…

WhidbeyHealth CEO gets praise, $70,000 bonus

Geri Forbes, CEO for WhidbeyHealth, received high praise and a $70,000 bonus…

Goosefoot extends lease at Bayview School

The old Bayview School will continue to be Goosefoot’s home base for…

  • May 13th, 2017

Frick Lane improvements leads to statewide award

The Langley Main Street Association’s revitalization of Frick Lane received statewide recognition…

  • May 13th, 2017

Langley city councilwoman wins national tennis championship with team

The look of pride was hard to miss on the face of…

Langley City Council to discuss city attorney’s inclusive city guidance on Monday night

The Langley City Council will discuss city attorney Mike Kenyon’s guidance on…

  • May 13th, 2017

Island County deputy’s guild lawsuit finally heads to trial

After five years, a lawsuit between Island County and the Island County…

Useless Bay earthquake sounded like ‘sonic boom’ to some, went unnoticed by others

A small earthquake that originated in Useless Bay Thursday morning was one…

Bow fishermen return to Lone Lake for carp

Two more carp are in the bag and out of Lone Lake.…

National healthcare changes worry hospital leaders

WhidbeyHealth administrators are stuck in wait and worry mode as the Republican…

Volunteers for NAS Whidbey environmental board wanted

Environmental issues are a hot topic surrounding Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

Small spill creates initial concern in Penn Cove

Business owners on the Coupeville Wharf got a mild scare early Friday…

  • May 10th, 2017

South Whidbey teens charged in car-theft spree

Two South Whidbey teenagers’ vehicle-stealing-and-joyriding spree on March 21 and 22 ended…