Evan Thompson

Evan posted 24 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017 1:56pm

Island man grows pet composting biz

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Now, however, Fluffy doesn’t have to…

  • Oct 17th, 2017 3:12pm

Crazy Quilters sew with charitable, social purposes

The origin of the Crazy Quilters is somewhat of a mystery, even…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 1:14pm

Toxic algae bloom results in Lone Lake closure

Lone Lake is closed temporarily due to toxic algae levels that are…

  • Jul 21st, 2017 1:37pm

Man alleged to have destroyed two homes charged with first degree arson

The man accused of starting a fire that burned two homes was…

  • Jul 11th, 2017 2:11pm

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on…

  • Jul 7th, 2017 1:56pm

VA reps to assist veterans with enrollment, eligibility

Before Navy veteran and Coupeville resident Art Durand connected with the Department…

  • Apr 7th, 2017 2:11pm

Hawk in grocery store swoops over shoppers, scares employees

A sharp-shinned hawk made a Whidbey Island grocery store its home for…

  • Mar 24th, 2017 3:34pm

Teacher’s impact reached beyond generations

Some things in life can have small beginnings. For retired teacher and…

  • Jan 26th, 2017 2:54pm

Honoring those for sticking a neck out for common good

Despair. Disgust. Those were just a couple of the feelings Ann Medlock…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 3:21pm

Longtime Red Cross operator looks back on experiences

Serendipity and immersion have been the name of the game in Dan…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 3:22pm

Unique home decor available at store on First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street…

  • Nov 19th, 2016 11:24am

‘Coach’ lives on — School board renaming SW stadium

Even in his 90s, ‘Coach’ Leierer was never far from sidelines, and now stadium will bear his name

  • Nov 5th, 2016 2:02pm

Center coordinating housing assistance for those in need

Eyeing a stack of files representing 121 clients, Island County Housing Support Center Housing Navigator Malissa Taylor remembers a lot of stories and many faces.

  • Oct 4th, 2016 11:39pm

Research leads to fascinating look into families

With some hard-nosed research, a healthy dose of persistence and a little bit of luck, just about anyone can discover their genealogical roots. At least that’s what former Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island members Bob Richardson and Maureen MacDonald say.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 10:12pm

Innovative program to combine poetry, nature, touchstones to rise above grief

Grief can be a powerful emotion and often detrimental to one’s life journey. It’s also a fundamental part of what it means to be human, said Mark Lucero, a grief specialist and founder of Pathways Counseling in Coupeville.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 10:10pm

A cautionary tale: Woman warns of woods’ safety after owl attack

A South Whidbey woman is now looking up in the trees rather than down at the trail after a frightening encounter with an aggressive owl in Saratoga Woods.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 2:00pm

Longtime arts advocate stays active in community | Bridge

As soon as Frank Rose stepped on Whidbey Island in 1985, he’s been all about the arts. A quick walk around Langley can show the fruits of his labor, too.

  • Aug 1st, 2016 6:04pm

Crowd-pleasing emcee keeps on entertaining | Bridge

At age 69, Jim Freeman is just hitting his stride. The quirky and ever-enthusiastic South Whidbey resident and well-known master-of-ceremonies has been entertaining crowds for most of his life.

  • Aug 1st, 2016 6:00pm

Research shows ample supply of sand shrimp

Finding a balance between sand shrimpers and whale watchers will be the million dollar question moving forward for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

  • Jun 14th, 2016 9:10pm

Whidbey Telecom investing $10 mil in fiber optics

Internet speed could increase by as much as 10 times in the near future, with Whidbey Telecom building an all-fiber optic cable network to be used by businesses, residents and government.

  • Apr 26th, 2016 9:49pm

Churches collaborate to make a difference

An environmental advocacy group is transcending barriers of faith by working together toward a unified goal. And they’ve got the senate bill to prove it.

  • Mar 25th, 2016 10:54pm

Mudslide leaves mess in Maxwelton yard

A recent mudslide caused havoc in the backyard of a Maxwelton Beach home and widespread flooding throughout the neighborhood.

  • Feb 2nd, 2016 11:46pm

Residents urged to prepare for potentially devastating earthquake on Whidbey fault

Should a powerful earthquake hit the South Whidbey Island Fault, which scientists say is among the most hazardous in Western Washington, one group of Bayview homeowners will be ready.

  • Feb 2nd, 2016 11:46pm