Kira Erickson

Board aiming to limit spread of virus

Island County Board of Health is exploring a variety of ways to keep transmission of the COVID-19 virus low. In just over a week, positive… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

The Oak Harbor School Board made the unanimous decision Monday night to employ a phased plan for reopening schools in the fall. The school board… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening
50 years since bloody roundup

50 years since bloody roundup

Fifty years ago, a group of men in boats and airplanes used explosives and fear to drive a large family of Southern Resident orcas into… Continue reading

50 years since bloody roundup

Two districts reveal plans for fall opening

Whidbey Island’s school districts have so far decided to approach the beginning of the new school year with caution, a decision that mirrors many other… Continue reading

Oak Harbor yacht club captain rescues two kayakers

A sailor who had recently practiced water rescues put his training to work Sunday night and pulled two people from an overturned kayak in Penn… Continue reading

Council in a jam over sandwich boards

Langley officials decided to temporarily suspend an ordinance prohibiting the display of sandwich board signs. City council members were in a pickle Monday night when… Continue reading

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have rolled into town in June, but starting this month it officially welcomed its… Continue reading

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

Baby deer shot, injured by pellet gun in Coupeville

A baby deer was shot and injured by a pellet gun last month, most likely within the town limits of Coupeville where the discharge of… Continue reading

Island Drug moves back to Clinton

Nearly a month after closing the doors to its Ken’s Korner location, Island Drug has found a new home in the South Whidbey community. The… Continue reading

COVID-19 focus shifts back to older population

Although state and county data from a few weeks ago demonstrated an increase in COVID-19 cases for people in their 20s, most recent data shows… Continue reading

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett

A bicyclist pedaling on the side of State Highway 525 north of Freeland was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a car,… Continue reading

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett
Pharmacy leaving its Ken’s Korner location

Pharmacy leaving its Ken’s Korner location

After 15 years at Ken’s Korner in Clinton, Island Drug is looking for a new location after being unable to secure a new lease with… Continue reading

Pharmacy leaving its Ken’s Korner location

Human Services gives $170,000 in COVID-19 aid

Over the past month, Island County Human Services has fulfilled $170,000 in requests for residents impacted by COVID-19 requiring rental assistance and other needs. During… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times                                Artist Christine Crowell hangs a mosaic piece of hers in the window of Artworks Gallery.

Art gallery opening Aug. 1

A new art gallery has threaded its way into Langley, just in time for the celebration of its 15th anniversary. Previously located at the Greenbank… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times                                Artist Christine Crowell hangs a mosaic piece of hers in the window of Artworks Gallery.

Three from North and Central Whidbey challenging Larsen

Three Whidbey candidates and four others are attempting to unseat longtime U.S. Representative Rick Larsen for his position in the second congressional district. Republicans James… Continue reading

Three in race for 10th District House of Representatives

Voters will have the choice between a little bit of everything in the legislative race for state representative, position two. Incumbent Democrat Dave Paul is… Continue reading

City taking applications for group focused on racial justice

The city of Langley is now accepting applications for community members wanting to be part of a new advisory group. The group’s intent is to… Continue reading

Hadden steps down from school board

The South Whidbey School Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board. Superintendent Jo Moccia said Board Member Julie Hadden is stepping… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Representative Rick Larsen toured the Possession Sound Preserve, a new nature preserve in development near Clinton, on Tuesday.

Congressman tours reserve, visits Good Cheer, clinic

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, who represents the state’s Second Congressional District, visited South Whidbey last week. As part of the visit, Larsen toured the beginnings… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group                                Representative Rick Larsen toured the Possession Sound Preserve, a new nature preserve in development near Clinton, on Tuesday.
Photo by Daniel Hale                                Guitarist Eric Conn performs during a New Year’s Eve show at Bayview Hall. His guitar is homemade, built from wood from the Pacific Northwest.

The music goes on

A South Whidbey band that was just finding its groove when the pandemic put a halt to its performing plans is still finding a way… Continue reading

Photo by Daniel Hale                                Guitarist Eric Conn performs during a New Year’s Eve show at Bayview Hall. His guitar is homemade, built from wood from the Pacific Northwest.