WAIF Wag ‘n’ Walk festival will be fun and games

It’s a day for the dogs — and their owners too. The Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation is hosting their annual Wag ‘n’ Walk festival 10… Continue reading


South Whidbey park performance set for Aug. 15

F Street Project featured band at free concert

  • Aug 14, 2018


County announces new restrictions on plastic recycling

Only plastic bottles, containers marked No. 1 and No. 2 allowed


City revises tourism tax priorities

Emphasis on marketing, extending one-day events

Firefighters in training.

Out-of-district fire volunteer program gains momentum

In response to the growing need for volunteer firefighters and EMTs, South Whidbey Fire/EMS launched a new program last year to recruit volunteers from outside… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018
Firefighters in training.

Power outage scheduled for Aug. 20

A planned power outage is scheduled to take place during the overnight hours of Aug. 20 to safely make repairs to Puget Sound Energy equipment… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Young shark washes up on South Whidbey beach

‘A dead shark is not unusual, just infrequent’

Bayview Fire Station about to break ground

Anticipation is growing at South Whidbey Fire/EMS as groundbreaking for the long-awaited Bayview fire station is rapidly approaching. Last week, fire department officials met with… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Flowers for Tokitae and her family in peril

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas

Voters approve two tax levy extensions

Overwhelmingly support for WhidbeyHealth EMS and South Whidbey parks

Shoes in shoe box are cause of Freeland bomb scare Wednesday

A “suspicious box” that led to the closure of a section of Main Street and nearby businesses in Freeland Wednesday morning turned out to be… Continue reading

‘Space for everyone’ created inside Langley’s old school

Open house Friday at South Whidbey Community Center

Study examines projections for rise in sea level

When it comes to coastal planning, it’s best to keep looking forward. As the climate changes, historical data is becoming less useful as a tool… Continue reading

Assessor reviewing land parcels

The Island County Assessor’s office is reviewing parcels that lie between the Penn Cove area and Greenbank. They will be visiting through March 2019. Visits… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2018

Sock hop to raise money for WIN

Whidbey Island Nourishes, or WIN, invites the public to frolic to feed youth at its annual fundraiser Saturday. The Rock around the Rock 2018 Summer… Continue reading

Commissioners shows impatience with planning board

A recent work session seemed to highlight growing impatience among members of the Board of Island County Commissioners with the county Planning Commission, especially when… Continue reading

Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will add a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use beginning Saturday, Aug. 4, to fire-prevention rules already… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2018

Amelia Earhart seen in South Whidbey woods

‘They’ve been looking on the wrong island all this time.’

Langley tourism is setting records

Lodging and sales taxes settinng records

Pigfest eyes world record

Oak Harbor Pigfest will be cooking at a potentially record-breaking scale this year. Festival founder and local chef Scott Fraser said he and other organizers… Continue reading