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Man injured from fall at Deception Pass

  • Aug 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:43AM

A man was transported to Island Hospital in Anacortes Wednesday night after falling off a cliff on Pass Island. The man, in his 40s, was jogging with his son, who is in his 20s, and tripped and fell off a cliff, according to Deception Pass Park Manager Jack Hartt. Hartt estimates that the cliff was about 10 feet high, but Mike Brown, deputy chief of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, said it was probably closer to about 20 feet.

Women stuck under Deception Pass Bridge in canoe OK

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 9:40AM

State parks was summoned to Deception Pass Monday night to assist two women in a canoe.

Tungate sets records at Zone Championships | NWAC

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 9:34AM

Olivia Tungate of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club added another impressive effort to an already strong year of swimming by finishing in the top 12 in seven events at the Western Zone Championships in Federal Way Aug. 6-9.

Highway 20 accident leaves car totaled, woman bruised

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 9:30AM

A driver suffered bruises after driving her car into a ditch Wednesday afternoon, apparently to avoid a collision.

Toxic algae closes Cranberry Lake

  • Aug 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park is closed for an indeterminate time due to a toxic blue-green algae. Jack Hartt, Deception Pass park manager, said that last week, there was a spike of E.coli because of the water fowl, but that is gone now. The algae, however, is more dangerous than E.coli.

Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, Sunday

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

This year, Benye Webber says she is going to kick back and let someone else run the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

Perhaps mustache on signs deserved | Letter

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00AM

I read with amusement in the Aug. 6, 2014 Whidbey News-Times a letter bemoaning disrespect of our “much-loved” president.

President is ‘much loved?’ By whom? | Letter

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

Although I certainly can agree that posters or pictures of the president in the local post office should not be defaced, I have some quarrel with the writer of the letter to the editor in the Aug. 6 Whidbey News-Times.

Rose’s third child is Island Transit | Letter

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

I have known Martha Rose for almost 20 years. I’ve worked with her on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Whidbey Coalition for several years and know her to be a person of integrity with a deep passion and commitment to Island Transit.

Dudley in no position to be casting stones | Letter

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00AM

I would like to address something specific within the article regarding county leaders calling for the resignation of Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose and others pursuant to the recent discovery of financial mismanagement at the agency.

Citizens shouldn’t be left to speculate on reasons why | In Our Opinion

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council twice rejected Oak Harbor resident and conservative blogger Cliff Howard for a position on the city’s planning commission.

Time to tackle tansy as it continues to spread

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00AM

Tansy ragwort, which appears as a daisy-like bunch of yellow flowers atop a tall stalk, remains one of the county’s most pervasive noxious weeds.

Oak Harbor Elks will take over Whidbey Marathon

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Members of the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge may have to sprint to organize the next Whidbey Island Marathon after getting off to a late start.

Island Scanner | Neglected llamas reported

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00AM

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Whidbey Camano Land Trust extends ticket deadline for celebration

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 3:35PM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust's 30th anniversary celebration at Camp Casey in Coupeville is extending its deadline to purchase tickets until 8 a.m. Monday.

Cherry returns to lead Wildcats | Cheer

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 7:00AM

Kimberly Cherry is going back to step one. And, in this case, she has no problem with that.

Coupeville car restorer hasn’t missed a chance to showcase his work at North Whidbey Car Show

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 9:10AM

Building a reputation as a self-taught, first-rate vehicle restorer has kept Scott Smith sometimes busier than he wants to be.

Island County auditor confronts criticism over ballot retrieval times

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 9:10AM

County Auditor Sheilah Crider defended her elections staff Monday in response to criticism about ballot collection during elections.

Two apply for county marijuana business licenses

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 9:09AM

The anticipated operators of two recreational-marijuana-related businesses planned for Whidbey Island have filed applications with the Island County Planning Department.

County leaders call for Island Transit director to resign

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 9:09AM

Two county commissioners, the mayor of Oak Harbor and a city councilman say they want Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose to resign.

Island Transit sued over death

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 9:08AM

The estate of a woman who died in 2011 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Transit.

Family shares talents in Whidbey Highland Games

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 8:58AM

Whenever Grayson Akins returns to campus at Western Washington University and talks about her summer athletic endeavors back home on Whidbey Island, she’s often met with a blank stare.

Pool commissioner leaves ‘drama’ behind

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 8:57AM

With Kirk Huffer now living in Arizona, North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is looking to fill his vacant seat on the board of commissioners.

Disappointment apparent during Island Transit meeting Monday

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:45PM

Disappointment was the dominant emotion at Island Transit’s first community meeting Monday in Oak Harbor about impending bus route cuts and changes.

Island Scanner | Person throws milkshake, bird hangs on telephone pole

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:37PM

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