Evan Thompson

Queer Pride Parade set for Sunday afternoon in downtown Langley

Langley is opening its arms to the LGBTQ community once again with a queer pride parade this weekend. The 4th Annual Queer Pride Parade begins… Continue reading

School budget approved, parents express concern about consolidation

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $20.67 million budget for the 2017-18 school year following a public hearing on Wednesday night. Though major changes… Continue reading

Whidbey Crabs finish third in two-day home invitational

It was a good day for the Black brothers. Nick and Alex Black, who play for the Whidbey Crabs’ select baseball team, both contributed walk-off… Continue reading

Recent testing at Lone Lake shows neurotoxin levels are 150 times over state limit

“When in doubt, stay out.” It turns out that simple catch phrase advertised on the state’s Department of Ecology website about lakes containing neurotoxins has… Continue reading

New Lone Lake test shows neurotoxin level increase

Results from another analysis of Lone Lake show that neurotoxin levels have increased by over three times the previous amount. Preliminary algae toxin data from… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Fair, parade still a small town community affair

The small town vibes at the Whidbey Island Fair has drawn Ted Webber and Courtney Flora, and their family, back to the Island County Fairgrounds… Continue reading

Whidbey Triathlon to include sibling rivalry, family relay teams

Seven seconds were all that separated Richard Murphy from beating his sister Kate Burns in the 2013 Whidbey Triathlon. Had Murphy not sat down to… Continue reading

Budget hearing for 2017-18 school year set for Wednesday

A $20.74 million budget for the 2017-18 school year will be discussed and likely adopted by the South Whidbey School Board at a 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Lone Lake closes due to toxic algae bloom

Lone Lake is closed temporarily due to toxic algae levels that are nearly 50 times above the provisional recreation limit set by the state. The… Continue reading

Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay draws nearly 6,000 racers

The scenery along the Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay helped, a lot. It kept Idaho resident Mickey Nelson’s mind off the grueling aspects of the task… Continue reading

UW study pins orca pregnancy problems on lack of salmon

A new study links a lack of salmon to failed pregnancies in Puget Sound’s resident orca pods. Two-thirds of pregnancies in the Southern Resident population,… Continue reading

Lack of hitting, errors lead to losses at tournament

South Whidbey Little League 11/12 outfielder Myles Lind thought the game was nearly in the bag. South Whidbey led Burlington 5-4 in the bottom of… Continue reading

Property tax hikes part of McCleary agreement

A hike in property taxes is coming in 2018 with an increased investment by state lawmakers to better fund public education. New legislation passed on… Continue reading

Man alleged to have destroyed two homes charged with first degree arson

A 48-year-old man accused of starting a fire that burned down two South Whidbey houses was charged with arson in the first degree Monday. The… Continue reading

Celebrate America draws hundreds to Freeland Park

The 23rd annual Celebrate America event entertained hundreds for more than eight hours Monday at Freeland Park. The pre-Fourth of July event was a success,… Continue reading

Select coach hired to lead South Whidbey girls soccer program

Terry Swanson is South Whidbey High School’s new girls soccer coach. Swanson, who has 17 years of youth coaching experience with select and premiere teams,… Continue reading

Forty people participate in demonstration calling for President Trump’s impeachment

The first of what may become a series of protests calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment by South Whidbey residents kicked off Sunday with a… Continue reading

Mega Sports Camp teaches kids about the basics, sportsmanship

Benjamin Scott Cone couldn’t think of a better place to be than at the Mega Sports Camp at South Whidbey High School this past week.… Continue reading

Dancin’ in the streets; Langley Street Dance to feature music, beer garden, food

Langley’s Second Street Plaza may be hard to recognize this weekend. Hundreds of people dancing in the street has that kind of effect. The plaza… Continue reading

Seawall Park to have a theme of ‘natural beauty’

A host of little changes currently underway are steering Seawall Park in a new direction. The Seawall Park Ad Hoc Committee’s improvement plan for the… Continue reading