Evan Thompson

Contributed photo — Erin Kelly was so appreciative of Marc Swenson’s efforts that she baked him a “Thank You” cake.

Volunteer firefighter saves neighbor’s home

A quick response by a local firefighter may have helped save a Langley family’s home this past week. South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer firefighter Marc Swenson,… Continue reading

 

Evan Thompson / The Record — Langley Police Officer Charlie Liggitt used Narcan to save a Langley man from overdosing on heroin. The Langley Police Department is the only law enforcement agency on Whidbey Island to carry the nasal spray, which is a temporary lifesaving drug.

Langley cop saves man from opiate overdose

Narcan used for first time by Langley Police Department

 

Evan Thompson / The Record — Ferry Dock Road’s current pick up and drop-off area is inadequate in the eyes of the Clinton Community Council and officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

State to fund $3 million expansion of Ferry Dock Road

Long awaited plans to improve the pickup and drop-off area at Ferry Dock Road in Clinton are likely breaking ground in May. Construction over the… Continue reading

 

Evan Thompson / The Record — Freeland resident Scott Robbins battles waves as he attempts to kitesurf during a windy morning on Dec. 28 at Useless Bay.

Kiteboarders battle big waves at Useless Bay

Strong winds recently attracted a few kiteboarders to Useless Bay. Three adrenaline junkies donned wetsuits and strapped in their harnesses to charge the waters from… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Freeland resident Scott Robbins battles waves as he attempts to kitesurf during a windy morning on Dec. 28 at Useless Bay.

Whale experts encouraged by uptick in winter sightings

The Southern Resident orcas are making their way back to the shores of Whidbey Island after a summer and early fall hiatus. They’re going to… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center begins classes today at its new facility, the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley.

South Whidbey Skagit Valley campus moves to new location

Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center is on the move again. The local college recently relocated from South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus to the… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center begins classes today at its new facility, the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley.

Cuts, or levy increase, needed to address $2-million libraries deficit

Facing a $2 million shortfall in 2019, the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees is deciding on Monday whether to cut back its budget and reduce… Continue reading

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                                Joe Simon, a 68-year-old Useless Bay resident, holds up a picture of himself taken during his tour in Vietnam from January-December 1969.

Remembering Vietnam: Useless Bay veteran recounts a year at war

When Marine Joe Simon came home after seeing nearly a year of combat in Vietnam, he bottled up his experiences and hid them away. It… Continue reading

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                                Joe Simon, a 68-year-old Useless Bay resident, holds up a picture of himself taken during his tour in Vietnam from January-December 1969.

Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a Halloween-night robbery. The photos were taken from surveillance video at Naomi’s Gas Station… Continue reading

Island man grows pet composting biz

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Now, however, Fluffy doesn’t have to be gone forever. Rooted Pet, an Olympia-based company, is transforming after-death care for… Continue reading

Crazy Quilters sew with charitable, social purposes

The origin of the Crazy Quilters is somewhat of a mystery, even to members of the group. Evelyn Blair, Doris Northcutt and Jenny Mayer were… Continue reading

Toxic algae bloom results in Lone Lake closure

Lone Lake is closed temporarily due to toxic algae levels that are nearly 50 times above the provisional recreation limit set by the state. The… Continue reading

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

The man accused of starting a fire that burned two homes was charged Monday with arson in the first degree. The crime was charged as… Continue reading

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on South Whidbey was suffering from mental-health problems, according to the police report on… Continue reading

VA reps to assist veterans with enrollment, eligibility

Before Navy veteran and Coupeville resident Art Durand connected with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, he could hardly walk without assistance. Fortunately for Durand, 76,… Continue reading

Hawk in grocery store swoops over shoppers, scares employees

A sharp-shinned hawk made a Whidbey Island grocery store its home for about 12 hours on March 15. The bird flew into The Goose at… Continue reading

City’s mayor puts price on press access to city attorney

In an unprecedented move, Langley Mayor Tim Callison began a new practice of billing the media for speaking with a city employee. On Thursday, Callison… Continue reading

Teacher’s impact reached beyond generations

Some things in life can have small beginnings. For retired teacher and 80-year-old Langley resident Jean Shaw, it all started by saying ‘yes.’ “Will you… Continue reading

Longtime Red Cross operator looks back on experiences

Serendipity and immersion have been the name of the game in Dan Prewitt’s life. Prewitt spent nearly half a century working with the American and… Continue reading

Honoring those for sticking a neck out for common good

Despair. Disgust. Those were just a couple of the feelings Ann Medlock felt while watching and listening to media in the early 1980s. She felt… Continue reading