Roy Jacobson

Deputies plead for more help on the streets

It’s budget time again, and the Island County Sheriff’s Office is pushing for more personnel.

The Science Nuts

Milk cartons keep South End kids from going into the drink

There were Jason and the Argonauts. Then there were Squirrel and the Science Nuts. The ancient Greek hero and his legendary search for the Golden Fleece has nothing on a group of South End home-schoolers, whose own quest involved a few boards, some screws, some chicken wire, some duct tape and several hundred waxed-paper and plastic containers. Not to mention a few duct-taped raquetball rackets and plastic storage-bin covers on sticks for propulsion, some elbow grease, a lot of grey matter and a lake nearly half a mile wide.

The Science Nuts

State hears challenge to Freeland’s growth plan

A state hearings board listened to arguments in the challenge to Freeland’s recently adopted land-use plan Thursday, but members of the board said they would not issue a decision in the case until next month.

Coupeville Library measures appear to be passing

Two ballot measures to remodel and expand the Coupeville Library appear to be passing, but the one that would provide the money is still up in the air.

Celia Procopio and her family Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Dog shot in Freeland, similar case near Clinton

Maybelline is feeling a little better, no thanks to the person who shot her with a .22. The 2-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi work dog rested at home with her family along East Harbor Road in Freeland this week after being bushwhacked in her own yard the morning of Thursday, Aug. 7.

Celia Procopio and her family Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Lone Lake unfit for swimming, warns Island County Health Department

An algal bloom has left Lone Lake unfit for swimming, said officials with the Island County Health Department.

Island County Democrats open office in ‘enemy territory’

New headquarters for party is located in Oak Harbor, a longtime Republican bastion.

Firefighter loses battle to get job back in computer-porn case

A South Whidbey firefighter lost his apppeal Thursday to keep his job after being fired over an incident involving computer pornography.

Clinton storyteller to perform “Little, But OH My!”

The 50th Performance Celebration of "Little, But OH My!" will be Saturday, Aug. 16, outdoors at the state park amphitheater at Deception Pass State Park.

Connie 'Bubbles' Amarosa

ISLAND COUNTY FAIR UPDATE: Veteran of the midway keeps cool

It was a hot day at the Island County Fair in Langley on Thursday, but 76-year-old Connie "Bubbles" Amarosa was playing it cool.

Connie 'Bubbles' Amarosa

Whidbey General Hospital moves forward on new EMS station

A new $1.2 million Emergency Medical Services building in Bayview moved a step closer Wednesday. Hospital district commissioners voted to call for bids next week on the project, which will be built along Highway 525 near Bayview Road.

The 65-foot Indigo is anchored off Langley during a recent visit. The former Korean War-era coastal cruiser has been turned into a floating marine science laboratory for students and teachers as part of SEA

Floating classroom sets sail from Whidbey Island

There’s an unusual classroom on the horizon, and it’s chugging this way at an 8-knot clip. It’s the M.V. Indigo, a 65-foot steel coastal cruiser, motoring the waters of Puget Sound in search of yet another youthful, inquisitive crew.

The 65-foot Indigo is anchored off Langley during a recent visit. The former Korean War-era coastal cruiser has been turned into a floating marine science laboratory for students and teachers as part of SEA
Keasha Jennings and Deb Smith were honored in Coupeville on Monday for saving the life of a 13-year-old girl.

Detention officers honored for saving life

Two Island County juvenile detention officers, one from the South End, were honored by county commissioners Monday for reviving a 13-year-old girl who had stopped breathing.

Keasha Jennings and Deb Smith were honored in Coupeville on Monday for saving the life of a 13-year-old girl.