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Kite fliers gather for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival in 2019. The Festival is one of many end-of-summer events happening on Whidbey Island. (Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island Kite Festival)

Summer ending with plethora of Whidbey events

Summer is winding down, but Whidbey residents can still end the season on a high note.

Kite fliers gather for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival in 2019. The Festival is one of many end-of-summer events happening on Whidbey Island. (Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island Kite Festival)
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Clinton Community Hall graced by new roof

After a successful fundraising campaign, the Clinton Community Hall is sporting a new roof.

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Whidbey Presbyterian donates to Homeless Coalition shelter project

The renovation project was a source of controversy earlier this year because of the location.

Deputy revives burglary suspect who overdosed

A suspect in a burglary swallowed heroin and overdosed just prior to being arrested at his home.

New Ecology permit to improve Puget Sound water quality may result in utility rate increase

The draft permit is a multi-phase, decade-spanning push to reduce the nitrogen in the Puget Sound.

RETRACTION:

The Island County Treasurer’s legal notice regarding the Certificate of Delinquency filing for tax foreclosure was published erroneously in the Aug. 25, 2021 edition of… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2021

Whidbey Island schools serving free lunches

Whidbey students will eat for free again as a pandemic-prompted federal relief program returns.

County moves to end camping at Ebey’s Landing

There’s been an explosion of unregulated campers leaving trash, gray water and animal feces at Ebey’s.

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Harborview Mobile Home Park residents have signed a petition asking the city of Oak Harbor to respond to their concerns about the fire danger posed by the large wood piles left by a real estate developer in the field above Safeway. Scott Thompson, the developer, said he does not know when he will remove them because he is waiting to receive a model home permit from the city.

Neighbors say woodpiles a fire danger

Thirty-four people asked Oak Harbor to do something about the woodpiles on a nearby property.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Harborview Mobile Home Park residents have signed a petition asking the city of Oak Harbor to respond to their concerns about the fire danger posed by the large wood piles left by a real estate developer in the field above Safeway. Scott Thompson, the developer, said he does not know when he will remove them because he is waiting to receive a model home permit from the city.

Navy unit explodes munitions at Lake Hancock

The Navy is still finding munitions at a site that was once used as a World War II bombing range.

Park board eyes financing for boiler replacement

Replacing the 39-year-old pool boiler will cost the district $152,460.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

School Farms abuzz with new honey bee hives

A South Whidbey High School 2021 graduate set up a honeybee hive for her Girl Scout service project.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
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Highway 20 collision results in minor injuries

No one was seriously injured in a head-on collision on State Route 525 on Aug. 22.

(Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)
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Tour offers glimpse of work spaces

T hose interested in the creative processes of local artists can take a peek into almost 50 work spaces across the island during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour this weekend.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Langley council extends outdoor dining past summer

The mayor suggested allowing outdoor structures through next summer and having the city’s new planner work with business owners to determine appropriate design parameters.

Parks district buys software to aid in complying with public records requests

The district will be purchasing a subscription to ArchiveSocial, a real-time monitoring social media archiving software.

Whidbey Island tourism spikes in 2021

Unusually high visitor rates are good news for Whidbey Island as the economic impact of tourism is far-reaching.

Auditor issues 2 findings against hospital

The audit found that the hospital district is two years behind in submitting complete and accurate annual financial reports and doesn’t have adequate controls to prevent the misappropriation or misuse of “theft-sensitive assets.”

County adopts new pandemic-related pay bump

Most full-time employees of Island County government will receive an extra $2,880 in “premium pay” funded through federal relief funds.

Regency hosts Rock-a-thon to end Alzheimer’s

Supporting a good cause can be as easy as sitting in a chair. Regency on Whidbey is inviting all island residents to kick back in… Continue reading