Kyle Jensen

Pinks are here, Bush Point remains a popular spot

Fifteen or 20 years ago, anglers were able to reel in salmon by the minute at Bush Point and other waters surrounding Whidbey Island. Although… Continue reading

Langley considers insuring temporary public art

When Greenbank artist and sculptor Dale Reiger started working on a temporary sculpture for Langley’s Clyde Alley, he thought his work was insured by the… Continue reading

Proposed Langley bus stop move stalls

A plan to relocate a bus stop in Langley hit a pothole this week. The Langley City Council discussed moving a bus stop on Anthes… Continue reading

Please do something about drug houses, residents say

Residents in the Sun Vista neighborhood in Sunlight Beach have been complaining to police about suspected drug and criminal activity in a nearby home for… Continue reading

Whidbey kayak camp is a course in basics and fun

Although he’s paddled in waters around the world from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand, Whidbey Island Kayaking instructor Travis Kulcsar loves returning to Whidbey.… Continue reading

Woman rescued after driving off cliff in Clinton

Whidbey firefighters rescued a woman who was stranded in her car on the side of a cliff in Clinton on Wednesday. South Whidbey Fire/EMS officials… Continue reading

Conductors descend on South Whidbey to refine technique

When orchestra conductor Cathy Humphers Smith felt she needed more podium time in front of other seasoned conductors to brush up on her skills, she… Continue reading

Individual health care plans on South Whidbey will dwindle to one in 2018

When Langley resident Kymy Johnson received a letter from her health insurance provider saying she would lose her individual coverage in 2018, suffice to say… Continue reading

New Langley resident installs mural as gift to city

Ever since Jeanne Strong purchased a home in downtown Langley this past fall, she knew she had to do something with an awkward blank wall… Continue reading

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, the longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30. Company’s President Cliff Bjork said the business had… Continue reading

Volunteering at 100; Freeland man spends twilight years helping others

After a lifetime of hard work, many spend their twilight years taking it easy. Freeland resident Wren Maclean is not one of those people. Maclean… Continue reading

South Whidbey campground funding in limbo with state capital budget

Although the state’s operating budget was approved at the last minute on June 30 to prevent a government shutdown, lawmakers continue to be at loggerheads… Continue reading

Native son returns to Langley to open music store

Langley resident Keegan Harshman says the coolest thing about being raised by a music instructor was being able to play whatever instrument he wanted, more… Continue reading

Ferry service returns following mysterious terminal damage in Mukilteo; loading restrictions in effect

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was halted for more than 30 minutes Monday due to “damage” of the Mukilteo terminal’s apron. Service stopped around… Continue reading

The tasty Whidbey Island fare

For the younger crowd, the Whidbey Island Fair is all about rides and the absurdly large mounds of curly fries sold at food stands. For… Continue reading

Concerts in the Park series returns to Langley

Mark Kunz of Puget Sound area-based band Moonlight Swing Orchestra says the group does whatever it takes to get people off their feet and dance.… Continue reading

Prominent pickler opens fermented foods restaurant in Langley

For Clinton resident and chef Trap Landry, some of the best things in life need a little time. In the case of food, some of… Continue reading

Training South Whidbey’s next generation of young actors, producers

For those at Whidbey Children’s Theater, it’s never too early for kids to explore the intricacies of theater. So when a group of screenwriters huddled… Continue reading

Grassroots effort aims to purchase land, preserve trails in Langley

When Langley resident Shelley Ackerman heard the properties containing the trails next to her house were for sale, she knew she had to do something… Continue reading

Airbnb impacts local hospitality industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with the task of finding free lodging for approximately 60 Djangofest performers, typically turning… Continue reading