Fiery trio takes on outdoor cooking

Like all new businesses, it began as a spark of an idea. As their Langley restaurant business was winding down, chef and blacksmith Jon-Paul “JP”… Continue reading

Plans to livestream school board meetings abandoned

The South Whidbey school board has decided not to pursue livestreaming its meetings for the time being. As part of her report, Superintendent Jo Moccia… Continue reading

Fire department sets meeting for input on levy lid lift proposal

The first public hearing for the fire department’s proposed levy lid lift will take place next week. South Whidbey Fire/EMS is looking to increase the… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Man jumps from Deception Pass bridge

An Oak Harbor man was killed when he jumped from Deception Pass Bridge in front of witnesses Feb. 29, according to the Island County Sheriff’s… Continue reading

Fireworks ban passes with flying colors

Fireworks will be banned in Langley, starting a year from now. In a 4-1 vote, members of Langley City Council adopted the pyrotechnics prohibition at… Continue reading

No injuries in mobile home fire

An Oak Harbor family was displaced after a fire caused extensive damage to a mobile home in the early hours of Feb. 28, the Oak… Continue reading

Coronavirus risk remains low on island, health officials say

As far as anyone knows, there are no cases of coronavirus on Whidbey Island and the risk is either “low” or “extremely low,” depending on… Continue reading

Clinton walk-in clinic opens

WhidbeyHealth is opening a new walk-in clinic in Clinton during the first week of April, the hospital district reported. Some patients on South Whidbey were… Continue reading

School board member joins race for commissioner

A South Whidbey School Board member is the fourth candidate to pursue the Island County commissioner position Helen Price Johnson is leaving behind. Damian Greene,… Continue reading

Chinook run underway in Puget Sound, large fish being reported

The winter run of Chinook, or blackmouth salmon, is underway in Puget Sound with reports of fish as large as 10 pounds being reeled in.… Continue reading

Langley looking at ways to promote affordable housing

The Village by the Sea is once again looking for ways to make affordable housing a reality. In three meetings in the last two weeks,… Continue reading

Three candidates vie for superior court judge position

Three attorneys with distinct backgrounds and legal experience are vying to wear the robes in Island County Superior Court. Vickie Churchill, a longtime superior court… Continue reading

The future is clear

A young Freeland entrepreneur is defying stereotypes about a younger generation that’s lazy or entitled. Oliver was only a teenager in 2016 when he began… Continue reading

Pool boosters wade into septic analysis

A proposed aquatic center for South Whidbey is closer to becoming a reality. The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation is looking to fund a… Continue reading

Dance adopts new name

A family-friendly tradition on South Whidbey will had a new name and location for its 18th year. Previously known as the Daddy-Daughter Ball, the newly… Continue reading

Woman accused of stealing, hiding handgun

A 46-year-old South Whidbey woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a gun after witnesses followed her in a car, according to court documents. A Freeland… Continue reading

Johnson seeking third term as county commissioner

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson is seeking a third term this fall. And she’ll have competition. Two Democratic candidates have already filed for the position… Continue reading

Crowd fired up over pyrotechnics

Amidst the cheers, Langley City Council took one step closer to making it illegal for private individuals to light off fireworks within city limits. The… Continue reading

HUB searches for new board member

A Langley nonprofit organization that has been supporting kids for over 30 years is looking for a new member to join its board of directors.… Continue reading

Eagles Aeries donates $20,600 to Whidbey nonprofits

In the tradition of “People Helping People,” the official motto of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the organization awarded big sums to 17 charities and… Continue reading