Rockin’ a Hard Place: Finding beautiful instant gratification while mowing the lawn

Given the recent spate of glorious sunshine after a bigger spate of rain, I knew that I would soon be…

By Harry Anderson • June 19, 2024 1:30 am
Whidbey water experts raise concern over seawater intrusion

Island County’s water experts have been sounding the alarm for seawater intrusion.

By Sam Fletcher • June 18, 2024 1:30 am
Whidbey’s bioluminescence tours back for tenth year

For the tenth year in a row, Whidbey Island Kayaking in Langley is offering bioluminescence tours.

By Sam Fletcher • June 18, 2024 1:30 am
North Whidbey parks and rec director recognized at state conference

Jay Cochran was recognized by the Washington Recreation and Parks Association

By Sam Fletcher • June 15, 2024 1:30 am
WAIF gets grant for spay, neuter surgeries

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, known as WAIF, received a $5,000 grant award from the Washington Federation of Animal Care and…

June 14, 2024 1:30 am
Change continues at Island Transit

Board members reevaluate routes, operations in the wake of their decision to fire executive director

By Jessie Stensland • June 14, 2024 1:30 am






The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, an independent organization that advocates for the rights of residents living in long-term care homes, is looking for volunteers in Island County. Sponsored
April 22, 2024 6:30 am
Photo credit: ESC Mattress Center. Sponsored
April 15, 2024 6:00 am
A “medieval fantasy festival,” the Whidbey Ren Faire will fill the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds & Events Center, May 25 and 26, sponsored in part by Peoples Bank. Photo courtesy Peoples Bank Sponsored
April 8, 2024 6:00 am
Veteran James, ‘bridges the gap’ between veterans and their community with help from Island Transit. Sponsored
March 25, 2024 6:00 am



Oak Harbor’s top students look back, forward

Here’s a look at some of the memories from the top 11 students with the highest grade point averages

By Kira Erickson • June 14, 2024 1:30 am
Seal pup abandoned, rescued after harassment

Heinrich kept a watchful eye on the young pup, who is estimated to be about a week old.

By Kira Erickson • June 14, 2024 1:30 am