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Island County road shop crews are keeping their eyes out for mud. The National Weather Service issued a “special weather statement” this week, warning about increased landslides in a wide swath of Western Washington that includes Whidbey Island. Sure enough, there was a mudslide in Central Whidbey Thursday — and more may come — but Public Works Director Bill Oakes said he isn’t too worried about something on the scale of the massive Ledgewood Beach landslide, which occurred a year ago this month.
Check the pulse of the Coupeville High School baseball team and the strongest beat will come from its senior class.
A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor disruption during a public meeting on Navy testing and training in the Northwest.
Steve King expects to feel at home when he moves his family to Whidbey Island this summer. The Oak Harbor School District’s newly named assistant superintendent grew up in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.