Evan Thompson

Final comprehensive plan public hearing on Tuesday

The City of Langley’s final public hearing on its comprehensive plan update will have a bigger venue than originally expected. The meeting is set for… Continue reading

Political demonstration draws hundreds

Exactly a year after his inauguration, hundreds of people gathered in Langley for an organized protest of Donald Trump’s presidency and the leadership of his… Continue reading

Team asks fans to wear white at home game

A whiteout is planned for South Whidbey boys basketball’s annual Coaches vs. Cancer Night this week. The Falcons, who have a firm hold on the… Continue reading

Grapplers to host double dual on Thursday night

It will be a two-for-one show at South Whidbey wrestling’s lone home match of the year. The Falcons are hosting Cedarcrest and Archbishop Murphy at… Continue reading

Falcons puts kibosh on independent schedule

South Whidbey football’s independent schedule will go down as a successful one-year experiment. The Falcons will play in the newly formed North Sound Conference this… Continue reading

Falcon girls team learns what it can from consecutive losses

Losses don’t always have to be just a negative tally on a team’s overall record. They can be teaching moments, if viewed in the right… Continue reading

Langley City Council approves property rezoning

A quandary spanning several months over property zoning in a Langley neighborhood was settled this week. The Langley City Council accepted a recommendation by the… Continue reading

More savings, profits than expected at closed school, center

The closure of Langley Middle School is estimated to save more money than originally anticipated, according to South Whidbey School District leaders. The South Whidbey… Continue reading

Rising acidity levels could put marine life at risk, expert says

Reversing the consequences of ocean acidification would be like steering the Titanic away from an iceberg. Even if humanity stopped putting carbon dioxide (C02) into… Continue reading

Two wrestlers place at Sky Valley Invite

South Whidbey wrestling finished 15th out of 20 teams at the Sky Valley Invite on Jan. 6. Freshman Drew Aposhyan (120 pounds) and sophomore Kobe… Continue reading

Falcons beat league juggernaut King’s by 15 points

South Whidbey boys basketball claimed the top spot in the Cascade Conference on Tuesday night. The Falcons aim to keep it, too. South Whidbey beat… Continue reading

Langley settles lawsuit; mayor takes issue with claim

The City of Langley last week paid $15,000 to settle a lawsuit by Langley resident John Norby over alleged breaches of the state’s Public Records… Continue reading

Pope named state athlete of the week

South Whidbey senior Lewis Pope was recently named to a state “Athletes of the Week” list for his stellar play in two recent games. Pope… Continue reading

Boys basketball team goes 2-1, finish 2nd in California tournament

South Whidbey boys basketball came away from its week long trip to San Diego in late December with some hardware. The Falcons finished second in… Continue reading

Uptick in sightings reassures whale experts

The Southern Resident orcas are making their way back to the shores of Whidbey Island after a summer and early fall hiatus. They’re going to… Continue reading

Kiteboarders battle big waves at Useless Bay

Strong winds this past week attracted a few kiteboarders to Useless Bay. Three adrenaline junkies donned wetsuits and strapped in their harnesses to charge the… Continue reading

Year in review: South Whidbey sports in 2017

It was an action-packed year of sports in 2017, from a state championship to gutsy performances. Here’s a look back at the top stories, month… Continue reading

Langley City Council asks for climate change action

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s carbon fee-and-dividend proposal did not get the Langley City Council’s stamp of approval on Tuesday night at city hall. Instead, the… Continue reading

Polar bears dive into new year at Double Bluff

It was a chilly yet refreshing jump into the new year for participants in the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Monday at Double Bluff… Continue reading

Skagit Valley College moves to LMS

Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center is on the move again. The local college recently relocated from South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus to the… Continue reading