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Safety Fair on Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

South Whidbey teachers set Monday deadline

Collective bargaining set to resume Labor Day

Whidbey Island Fair announces 2018 4-H winners

Whidbey Island Fair has released its list of 2018 4-H winners. They are: KNIGHT ARNDT – Kool Kritters, Reserve Champion Intermediate Public Presentations; Grand Champion… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Gemkow now McClure Custom Homes

Gemkow Construction has changed its name to McClure Custom Homes, LLC nearly two years after purchase. Owners Smokey and Leilani McClure are renaming their custom… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018
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                                At the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Bayview Station groundbreaking are Fire Commissioner Frank Mestemacher, former Fire Commissioner Mike Helland, Fire Commission Chair Kenon Simmons, Island County commissioner Helen Price Johnson, and Fire Commissioner Adrienne Hawley.

Ground broken for new station

Under smoky skies, nearly 50 Whidbey Island residents, dignitaries and fire department staff and volunteers gathered last week to celebrate the groundbreaking at the site… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018
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                                At the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Bayview Station groundbreaking are Fire Commissioner Frank Mestemacher, former Fire Commissioner Mike Helland, Fire Commission Chair Kenon Simmons, Island County commissioner Helen Price Johnson, and Fire Commissioner Adrienne Hawley.
Seawall Park Middens shelter/
                                Concept design by Jay Davenny

Seawall Park ideas to be aired

Unique shelters part of proposal

Seawall Park Middens shelter/
                                Concept design by Jay Davenny

Racers gravitate to derby

While there are no official winners in Langley’s annual Soup Box Derby, 96-year-old Peter Lawlor retires in victory piloting his “Red Hot Chili” car. Lawlor,… Continue reading

Langley seeks new tourism committee volunteers

Sept. 1 application deadline set

  • Aug 28, 2018

Smoke clears, burn ban reverts

Now that smoke has mostly cleared from the skies over Whidbey, Island County’s burn ban has reverted back to Type I. The Northwest Clean Air… Continue reading

Officials focus on the economy

Government leaders outlined goals Wednesday to improve local economic development, with focuses on the island’s “gateways,” parking, facility improvements and affordable housing. Island County Commissioner… Continue reading

Teachers, district at odds over salaries

South Whidbey teachers distressed about contract negotiations with the district are taking their argument to the school board Wednesday. “We will make our presence known,”… Continue reading

South Whidbey teachers demand higher pay increases

‘We are what’s best for kids. Invest in us.’

Short-term rentals, long-term controversy

Citizens debate temporary tenants: Guests or pests?

Woman arrested for impersonation

A Clinton woman could face jail time for allegedly impersonating a golf course employee and collecting money, according to court documents. Prosecutors recently charged Tamara… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Langley man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of northern Minnesota, making his way into Ontario’s Quetico Park and back with only… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Clinton woman Edythe Swanson to turn 100

Eat your vegetables. Don’t drink a lot. Don’t party a lot. And just live your life. Those are the secrets to Edythe Swanson’s long life.… Continue reading

Program offers free ‘back-to-school’ supplies

Appointments needed before classroom items distributed

  • Aug 21, 2018

Photographer wins Whidbey Telecom’s cover art contest

Whidbey Telecom has announced the winner of its 2018-19 Directory Cover Art Competition. The directory, published in November, will feature “Island Bound,” an original photograph… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

House egged | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, July 17 At 11:02 a.m., a caller reported fishermen were… Continue reading

Wildfire smoke prompts new ban on burning

Island County punctuated its current ban on burning because of fire danger with an additional warning Monday that a ban is needed because of unhealthy… Continue reading