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Disaster planning meeting is Tuesday

‘Be prepared’ emphasis of new response network

 

Garden Club grant proposals due Feb. 1

Nonprofits encouraged to apply to beautify, protect or teach about plants

 

Pipe bomb found after traffic stop

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a silencer inside a man’s car in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Deputies… Continue reading

 

$5 million for facilities projects in county budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included funding for two large facility projects and staff wage increases. The budget totals… Continue reading

Nichols Bros. awarded foot ferry contract

‘Fast cats’ will carry commuters across Puget Sound

Christmas lights up Clinton’s holiday spirit

Shoppers, Santa, canines and kids fill community center

Cherished Nutcracker ballet returns to South Whidbey

A young girl, clutching a wooden Christmas nutcracker, dreams of finding her prince, while witnessing a battle scene of red-suited soldiers repelling a squadron of… Continue reading

Navy ends talks on impacts on historic district

Many of the people involved in negotiating mitigation measures on the impact that an increase in EA18-G Growlers aircraft practice will have on historic Central… Continue reading

County plan considers roundabouts, delays trail

Several safety projects are on the list

Langley council approves sizeable utility rate increases

‘If we kick this can down the road again, shame on us’

Goats and floats star in Langley ‘Holly Jolly Parade’

Officials address double Santa sightings: ‘No clause for concern’

Scent of a doughnut

Bayview shop recycles used shortening into ‘Glonuts’

Ornaments hung with flair for fundraising

‘Giving Tree’ ready for customers at two locations

New partnership provides toys for tots

Few happy stories start with the opening of a bill. But that’s exactly what happened one day in early November to Tom Keltner, South Whidbey… Continue reading

Winter Gathering is near

The 2019 Whidbey Winter Gathering will be Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at the Whidbey Institute on South Whidbey. “We are excited… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Marine group seeks members

A few more good men and women are needed to join the ranks of South Whidbey’s Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451.… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

County housing market feeling squeezed

Island County’s affordable housing crisis is worsened by a “squeezing effect” happening throughout the state, according to a recent study. The North Puget Sound Association… Continue reading

Whidbey man still missing

The image is of a middle-aged man with a nice haircut, a neatly trimmed beard and a friendly smile. The text above and below his… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey peers at saving more

With an eye toward saving more money, Port of South Whidbey District commissioners approved a $1.2 million operating budget for 2019 at its monthly meeting… Continue reading

Compromise reached on new trail plan

By making a few minor changes to a proposed hiking trail, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation officials satisfied neighbors who had complained about its proximity… Continue reading