Kyle Jensen

New Trustland Trails path draws ire from nearby residents

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District crews constructed a new wooded pathway in Trustland Trails in December, but the district didn’t get the response it… Continue reading


The Braeburn set to expand restaurant space in Langley

An expansion has been “long overdue” at The Braeburn, according to the Langley eatery’s owner Lisa Carvey. That expansion is now set for the near… Continue reading


Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

The U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that federal cannabis laws will be more heavily enforced, but local marijuana industry leaders really aren’t too concerned.… Continue reading


Blythe Hawley steps into South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioner role

South Whidbey Fire/EMS recently seated a new member on its board of commissioners. Freeland resident Adrienne Blythe Hawley assumed the commissioner role at the start… Continue reading

Greenbank man has big cats on view

Greenbank resident John Lussmyer’s fridge is stocked with pounds upon pounds of pork, beef and chicken bought from the grocery store. This food isn’t all… Continue reading

Langley’s rabbit discussion returns; Port weighs options

Concerns over diseases and rabbit hole liability has brought back Langley’s bunny discussion. The Fairgrounds Advisory Committee, the group overseeing the property’s transfer to the… Continue reading

Goosefoot gives out $88,000 to nonprofits

Ten Whidbey Island nonprofit organizations are the beneficiaries of Goosefoot Community Fund’s first official grant cycle. Goosefoot awarded close to $88,000 in grants. The Goosefoot… Continue reading

Sea Float Scramble brings about 1,000 scavengers to Langley

One-of-a-kind glass orbs and wishing stones littered Seawall Park in Langley Saturday morning, but if you blinked you might have missed a chance to take… Continue reading

Property owners give trail-saving effort a timeline

In July, Langley resident Shelley Ackerman launched efforts to prevent a trail system near her home from being sold, logged and developed. After months of… Continue reading

Freeland couple welcomes Whidbey’s first 2018 baby

A Freeland couple welcomed Whidbey Island’s first baby of 2018 hours into New Year’s Day. Ford Ellis Williams was born at 8:39 a.m. in his… Continue reading

South Whidbey remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

For St. Augustine’s parishioner Dick Hall, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. have remained relevant ever since his central role in the Civil Right… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Natural closes Langley storefront

After 17 years on First Street in Langley, Whidbey Island Natural is closing its doors on Jan. 7. Owners Kimberly and David Tiller will continue… Continue reading

Plan to refurbish story pole at fairgrounds taking shape

For generations, the indigenous “story pole” has towered over the main entrance of the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds. After years of aging and decreasing stability, plans… Continue reading

Island Jazz Collective changes tune, shape as needed

Bands on Whidbey Island have a dilemma when it comes to performing, according to Langley resident Don Wodjenski. There aren’t many venues to play, and… Continue reading

Ex-sheriff takes over as South Whidbey precinct commander

A familiar face from Island County law enforcement is taking over the reins at the South Whidbey precinct. Lt. Mike Hawley, the former sheriff and… Continue reading

Whidbey’s real estate market stays hot through the cold months

Although Whidbey’s real estate market is in the midst of the supposed slow season, the market is still hot despite the brisk temperatures, Realtors say.… Continue reading

Safe Ride Home revs up for second run

A sign with the words “please don’t drink and drive” was erected on Highway 525 earlier this month in memory of Tim Keil, the 61-year-old… Continue reading

South Whidbey artists go from competing pool players to contemporaries

In an area with so many artists and creative types, it’s not uncommon for people to discover their friends’ artistic abilities long after meeting them.… Continue reading

Langley Library showcases the art of gift wrapping

’Tis the season of giving, and the Langley Library is getting into the holiday spirit by walking South Whidbey residents through the craft of gifting.… Continue reading

Committee tasked with overseeing Whidbey Island fairgrounds transfer

As ownership of the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds changed hands to the Port of South Whidbey, those involved in the transfer wanted to ensure stakeholders had… Continue reading