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Parks, Rec district hopes for share of stimulus windfall

The request spans seven projects including improving athletic fields and building pickleball courts.

 

Burn bans eased

A return to wet, cooler weather means campers and s’mores enthusiasts can spark up fires once again.

 

Towers, Erickson vie for fire board position

The position garnered little attention until Island County’s special filing period last month.

 

Public feedback on proposed Port of Coupeville tax levy remains positive

The port will continue taking public comments through Oct. 22.

Langley names new public works director

Four months after eliminating its public works director, Langley is bringing back the position.

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This photo of bear tracks on the beach was captured near Randall Point in Clinton last week.

Tracks indicate bear may still be on island

The bear nicknamed “Whidbey the Pooh” appears to be sticking around longer than expected.

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This photo of bear tracks on the beach was captured near Randall Point in Clinton last week.

No Harvest Festival this year

The Whidbey Island Harvest Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

  • Sep 24, 2021

Whidbey Island schools have seen only a few ‘devious licks’ copycats

A viral TikTok challenge has touched Whidbey, but the trend was short-lived.

Health officials urge residents to get flut shots

There is a greater risk of flu transmission this year as COVID-19 guidelines are eased.

  • Sep 24, 2021

Passport delays continue at Langley office, across nation

COVID-related office closures and a shortage of employees have added to the wait time.

Patriots snarl traffic | Island Scanner

Saturday, Sept. 4 At 10:58 p.m., a caller at a Bells Beach Road residence reported that a bat was found in the rental house and… Continue reading

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Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record welcome new publisher

RJ Benner has been named the publisher of the Whidbey News-Times and the South Whidbey Record.

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Crew jumps from rescue boat that lost steering in storm

By the next day, the boat had washed ashore on the Navy’s property in Crescent Harbor.

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COVID increase may be due to Labor Day gatherings

The 14-day case rate for Sept. 2-15 was 281 per 100,000 people.

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Driver airlifted after crash Sunday

The driver’s passenger made it through mostly unscathed.

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South End school board candidates talk priorities

The candidates focused on facility maintenance and the availability of trade-oriented electives.

Biotoxins close all Island County beaches

Clam and mussel seasons generally run through August and September, but not this year.

  • Sep 21, 2021
Pastor Greg Steible, left, and church stewardship chair Jim Rohrback present Mother Mentors Director Kate McVay with a check for $10,000 on Sept. 12. (Photo provided)

Whidbey Presbyterian donates to Mother Mentors

The church presented Mother Mentors Director Kate McVay with a check for $10,000 on Sept. 12.

Pastor Greg Steible, left, and church stewardship chair Jim Rohrback present Mother Mentors Director Kate McVay with a check for $10,000 on Sept. 12. (Photo provided)

Blood drive to pop up

A pop-up blood drive is planned at First United Methodist Church in Oak Harbor on Sept. 30.

Friend attacked by snakes | Island Scanner

Wednesday, Sept. 1 At 3:12 p.m., a resident reported that his camera was used while it was at a pawn shop. At 4:11 p.m., a… Continue reading