Burning bans likely to come earlier this year

This year, the fire forecasts provided by the state Department of Natural Resources indicate a potential for increased outdoor fires occurring in Western Washington, according… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2019


Clearcut swath on Maxwelton Road will be replanted

State permit allows 16 acres of timber harvest


Whidbey Queer Pride Parade postponed

May be canceled this year, organizers say


WhidbeyHealth CEO apologizes for Clinton clinic chaos

‘We want to take care of this community’

Conservation Futures grant may help preserve shoreline property

An Island County Commissioner is seeking public input before deciding which land preservation proposal to fund with Conservation Futures funding. For this year’s grant cycle,… Continue reading

Rep. Larsen adds provisions to Defense Act to address jet noise

The Navy may end up conducting real-time noise monitoring of EA-18G Growler aircraft after all. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House… Continue reading

Backups expected as ferry gets dockside checkup

Just as the tourism season is kicking into high gear, the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is losing a boat for most of the day on Tuesday,… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth gets good news for budget

Medicare money and swing beds to help hospital’s financial woes

Coupeville ferry loses boat later this month

A complicated confluence of considerations means a cut in service for the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run later this month. Washington State Ferries announced that, beginning… Continue reading

Tokitae totem pole event to be held Friday at Coupeville Town Park

Supporters rallying to free orca in captivity

  • Jun 14, 2019

Bank robbery suspect caught in California

A man wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant in connection with an April 30 bank robbery in Oak Harbor was picked up by the Riverside… Continue reading

Freeland studio open house June 15

It’s time for the ninth annual open house at Freeland Art Studios. See what’s new 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the studios on Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

‘Artifishal’ showing at Clyde Theater

The Clyde Theater is having a special screening of Artifishal at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. ‘Artifishal’ is a documentary film about people, rivers and… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

House site of two felony cases

A residence on Amble Road near Langley was the setting of two felony investigations during a week in which the homeowners were away. On May… Continue reading

Marx photo causes kerfuffle

The unexpected appearance of the father of communism in a school yearbook stirred some controversy among students and parents. In a photo collage featuring current… Continue reading

Chicks perish, goats escape in barn fire Tuesday morning

A heat lamp ignited a fire early Tuesday morning, killing chicks and destroying a barn in Greenbank, according to Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue… Continue reading

Goosefoot celebrates two decades of good deeds around South Whidbey

Goose groceries help grow farms and nonprofits

Langley Whale Center putting spotlight on authors June 22

Langley Whale Center invites the community to meet authors at the “Spotlight on Local Authors” event as part of Orca Action Month. This is a… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Traditional Buddhist temple rises in South Whidbey woods

Sand mandala creation part of upcoming open house