Suspects plucked in guitar case

A man with a pilfered guitar was arrested in a low-key sting operation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, according to court documents. A… Continue reading


GOP picks candidates for Senate seat

A North Whidbey entrepreneurial farmer is the top choice to replace state Sen. Barbara Bailey. Ron Muzzall topped the list of three candidates chosen by… Continue reading


Knead & Feed closing doors after 45 years

This weekend is the final chance for residents to grab one of Knead & Feed’s famous orange rolls or cinnamon buns. The family-run business of… Continue reading


Clinton business shuts lid on pickles production

Acknowledging that customer demand for a quality product could not outweigh debt and the need for investment capital, Britt Eustis is ceasing his pickle production… Continue reading

Abuse education class is open for scheduling

Free interpersonal abuse training is available for businesses and community members. The two-and-a-half hour session will cover prevalence of abuse, types and signs, understanding and… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Whidbey hikers beware, hunting season is here

Hikers, bikers, runners, horseback riders and general wanderers of Whidbey trails should be aware some areas may be off limits when deer hunting season starts… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Police chase ends at septic tank

When a driver being chased by a deputy came to a dead end on a Central Whidbey road, he didn’t stop. Instead, he drove into… Continue reading

Port candidate lambastes incumbent at forum

Candidates at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters forum in Langley kept mostly subdued and agreeable with their opponents, with one exception. Ed Jenkins, who… Continue reading

Commuter ‘heroes’ can win prizes

Starting this month, “Wheel Options” gives participants a chance to be a “commuter superhero.” Bus, bike, carpool, van pool or walk to work this month… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Hospital sued by former employees

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Park commissioner: Bond would save trails, fulfill mission

An effort to save a connecting trail system and 40 acres of forest could come to a successful end in November. The South Whidbey Parks… Continue reading

Firefighters rescue elderly retriever from steep bluff

Firefighters aided in the rescue of an elderly Labrador retriever that became stuck on a steep bluff Saturday afternoon. Gus’ family heard him barking from… Continue reading

Rise in Langley’s water rates tied to bond vote

A steep water rate hike is likely in Langley’s future. Consultants from an engineering firm and utility planning agency presented the draft update to the… Continue reading

Larsen talks health care, housing at vets forum

A local congressman and a panel of veteran service providers fielded questions and comments last week from veterans frustrated with long wait times, lack of… Continue reading

Candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

With less than two weeks until ballots are mailed out, candidate forum season is in high gear. The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Fundraiser dinner to support Northwest Language & Cultural Center

A fundraiser dinner to support the work of Northwest Language & Cultural Center is 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Coupeville United Methodist Church Fellowship… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Conservation District changes system of charges

Whidbey Island Conservation District is changing how it funds a number of its services, which are provided for free to property owners on the island.… Continue reading

‘Only progressive’ faces incumbent for Langley City Council

One man is touting his experience and another his progressive stances in the race for a spot on the Langley City Council. Bruce Allen has… Continue reading

Positions open on port’s fairgrounds committee

The Port of South Whidbey is accepting letters of interest for those wishing to serve on the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee. On an annual basis three… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

County hosts Narcan Night

County officials want to remind the public that, although there is more awareness of the issue, the opioid crisis is far from over. People are… Continue reading