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Ferry worker shortage hints at underlying pressures

A busy holiday weekend for the state’s ferry system may be indicative of larger tensions building.

Man at center of 2017 Langley use-of-force case arrested

A Whidbey man is facing charges for allegedly threatening a woman and appearing naked in public.

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Council candidates weigh in on ‘Angel’ sculpture

The fate of the controversial artwork may be decided on Tuesday.

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Fundraiser set up for family of late North Whidbey firefighter

Tyler Rico, 32, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, husband and father passed away on Monday.

Thomas Bancroft will teach an online series on raptors, hosted by the Whidbey Audubon Society. (Photo provided by Whidbey Audubon Society)

Whidbey Audubon hosts classes on spotting raptors

The classes, taught by Thomas Bancroft, will take place each Tuesday from Sept. 7 to Oct. 5.

Thomas Bancroft will teach an online series on raptors, hosted by the Whidbey Audubon Society. (Photo provided by Whidbey Audubon Society)

Goats, alpacas surround church | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Aug. 11 At 5:21 a.m., a caller reported seeing a… Continue reading

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Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.

Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage, Holmes Harbor closed to shellfish harvesting due to marine biotoxins

Shellfish harvested from the affected areas after Aug. 16 should be disposed of.

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Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.

COVID cases skyrocketed among those without shots

An estimated one in every 123 unvaccinated residents got a confirmed COVID-19 case during one week.

Unvaccinated teen recovers after month in hospital

An Oak Harbor teen is home after being treated for a COVID-19 case that developed into pneumonia.

Audience interrupts school board meeting with Pledge of Allegiance

Board members had just approved the agenda when audience members stood and began saying the pledge.

Whidbey man accused of assault with a rifle

Prosecutors charged Michael L. Surgeon, 34, with assault in the second degree Aug. 25.

Navy man allegedly strangled husband, then performed CPR to revive him

Jacque S. Saulsberry, 22, was released from Island County Jail Aug. 24 after posting $10,000 bail.

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.