Evan Thompson

Firefighter stops chicken coop fire, helps save Langley home

A quick response by a local firefighter may have helped save a Langley family’s home this past week. South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer firefighter Marc Swenson,… Continue reading

No injuries in pair of crashes

Two car crashes on Wednesday in Clinton did not result in any injuries, though one could have been much worse. A 17-year-old boy was westbound… Continue reading

Girls hoops fall in postseason tourney

South Whidbey girls basketball was eliminated from the 1A District 1 tournament following two losses. The Falcons dropped their opening game to Nooksack Valley 57-34… Continue reading

Puget Sound Energy Foundation awards grant

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation recently awarded more than $4,500 to the Island County Amateur Radio Club (ICARC) to create a mobile ham radio station… Continue reading

Coupeville woman earns Coastal Volunteer award

Coupeville resident Sandy Dubpernell was recently named the Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year. Dubpernell was chosen for the award in front… Continue reading

Falcons’ season ends with loss to King’s

South Whidbey boys basketball’s successful season came to an end Friday night. The Falcons lost to King’s 62-41 in a loser-out, elimination game in the… Continue reading

Langley City Council agrees to pay for chunk of tourism funding

It’s taken a few tries for the Langley Chamber of Commerce to convince the Langley City Council that its $21,000 tourism funding request is worth… Continue reading

Three grapplers punch tickets to Tacoma Dome

In their own ways, all three were underdogs. They could have been counted out for their youth, their inexperience, their lack of wins from the… Continue reading

Some costs unknown for East Langley infrastructure project

A proposed multimillion dollar infrastructure improvement plan in East Langley drew more questions than consensus at a Langley City Council workshop Monday. This was to… Continue reading

Planning advisory board tweaks comprehensive plan

Langley’s comprehensive plan is nearing adoption. The Langley City Council is likely to review recent modifications to the 20-year policy document at its next meeting.… Continue reading

Langley cop saves man from opiate overdose

Narcan used for first time by Langley Police Department

South Whidbey drops district semifinal to Nooksack Valley

On paper, South Whidbey boys basketball looked like the favorites. The Falcons were champions of the Cascade Conference and had the home-court advantage in the… Continue reading

Girls basketball drops first round game in district tournament

South Whidbey girls basketball lost to Nooksack Valley 57-34 in the first round of the Northwest District 1A Girls Basketball Tournament Feb. 5 at Nooksack… Continue reading

Eight wrestlers advance to regional tournament

The road to the Mat Classic is a little clearer after this weekend for South Whidbey wrestling. The Falcons advanced eight wrestlers out of the… Continue reading

Seed farm grows with online store | CORRECTED

The growth of Deep Harvest Farm has been measured and intentional. Owners Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot have spent the past four years slowly increasing… Continue reading

Grapplers win some, lose some at sole home match

South Whidbey’s wrestlers had a bit of it all at its only home match of the season this past week. Some had pins, others took… Continue reading

New code could bring tiny homes to Langley in 2019

Langley could become a pilot city for new tiny home building codes next year. The city’s planning department is asking state building code officials if… Continue reading

City fails to notify public of workshop, violates OPMA

The Langley City Council appears to have violated the Open Public Meeting Act (OPMA) at a recent workshop meeting. One of the OPMA’s four requirements… Continue reading

South Whidbey claims first league title since 1989

The last time South Whidbey won a conference boys basketball title, not a single member of the Falcons’ 2017-18 squad was alive. They put to… Continue reading

State to fund $3 million expansion of Ferry Dock Road

Long awaited plans to improve the pickup and drop-off area at Ferry Dock Road in Clinton are likely breaking ground in May. Construction over the… Continue reading