Jessie Stensland

Level III sex offender lives in Langley

The Island County Sheriff’s Office notified the public this week that a Level III sex offender will be living in Langley. Chase E. Collins, 24,… Continue reading

Island County detectives join multi-agency team

Detectives from Island County will be joining a team of Skagit County law enforcement officials that provides unbiased, experienced investigator to member agencies. Island County… Continue reading

In our opinion: Slow driving on island raises concerns, blood pressure

A peculiar quirk of some Whidbey Island drivers is to travel slightly under the speed limit on the highway, creating a line of cars that… Continue reading

Man accused of hit and run

An Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly driving his pickup truck into another vehicle and leaving the scene of the Aug. 18 accident,… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Holtby
                                Birders look for birds to count on South Whidbey.

Bird counters needed

South Whidbey residents have the opportunity to help keep an eye on the avian population of South Whidbey, which could mean trampling outside in rural… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Holtby
                                Birders look for birds to count on South Whidbey.

Clinton trail project, van pool purchases put on hold

An on-again, off-again trail project in Clinton is off again, and Island Transit’s plans to purchase 24 replacement vans is being deferred to an undetermined… Continue reading

In our opinion: We should all make a big deal out of affordable housing

During a recent discussion about utility rate increases, Langley City Council member Christy Korrow suggested that the city may want to stop making such a… Continue reading

Man accused of assault with knife

A 36-year-old man is accused of strangling a woman and putting a knife to her throat during a Nov. 10 incident in Freeland, according to… Continue reading

Man accused of stabbing woman with glass shard

A Langley man who stabbed a woman in the head with a shard of glass is being held in jail on $10,000 bail, according to… Continue reading

Pedestrian branches out | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from 911 calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Nov. 7 At 9:22 a.m., a caller reported that… Continue reading

Langley man accused of child rape

A Langley man is being held in Island County jail on $100,000 bail for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl who lived in the same house… Continue reading

Thanksgiving tees off with Gobbler Golf Tournament

It’s a little weird, often wet and cold, but the tradition has been going on for 23 years and is more popular than ever. At… Continue reading

Irregularities in posted election results can’t be ignored

Based on precinct results posted on the official elections website for Island County, the wrong person won in at least five races and the tallies… Continue reading

Family searching for missing service dog

A Whidbey family is asking the public for help in trying to find a missing service dog. The black lab named Tank disappeared at a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man charged in another police chase

An Oak Harbor man who allegedly has a history of leading police on car chases was charged with a felony in connection with the latest… Continue reading

Teenage ritual witnessed | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 24 At 5:10 a.m., a resident reported cows were… Continue reading

Bacon adds sizzle to county commissioner race

The 2020 race for the next Island County commissioner to represent southern and central areas of Whidbey Island is heating up even before this year’s… Continue reading

Septic pumping cost may swell

The cost of getting a septic tank pumped on Whidbey Island may increase significantly. Joantha Guthrie, manager of Island County’s solid waste division, said a… Continue reading

National outbreak of chicken-related illness hits county

Don’t kiss your chicken, health officials caution. Island County is one of four counties in the state where someone contracted salmonella from backyard poultry last… Continue reading

Wishing whale fundraiser kicks off Nov. 2

Members of Langley Arts Fund know how to make a splash. The group commissioned noted South Whidbey artist Georgie Gerber to create a 12-foot, bronze… Continue reading