Jessie Stensland

Man accused of violating order by trying to buy gun

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after trying to buy a gun against a judge’s orders.

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A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.

State grants will protect prairies, moths on island

This week the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced the award of 342 grants statewide.

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A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.
Michael Cheatham

Accused child molester wanted on $100K warrant

Michael Cheatham is accused of violating a court order and failed to appear at a hearing June 30.

Michael Cheatham

Lumber theft alleged | Island Scanner

The following reports were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, June 2 At 8:20 a.m., a woman reported that she… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man injured in motorcycle crash Monday

Kyle Sperling struck the side of an eastbound car while riding a motorcycle on Crescent Harbor Road.

Navy noise complaint data lost in glitches

The lost data came to light when Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve requested noise complaint records.

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Salon that won PSE makeover to appear on Evening Magazine

A popular Coupeville spa and salon will be spotlighted in a reality makeover show this week.

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Turkey, hog, bunny, robin, fawn troubles | Island Scanner

The following items were selected to reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 26 At 10:14 a.m., a resident reported seeing a… Continue reading

Island man arrested after he crashes car in closed work zone

Azamat B. Kurmangali appeared telephonically in Island County Superior Court June 21.

In Our Opinion: Ships should follow same environmental rules as everyone else

Over the last year, giant hulking figures emitting low, intrusive rumbles have appeared in Holmes Harbor. These massive container ships have impacted the lives of… Continue reading

Lawyer seeks writ of habeas corpus for jail inmate held in prison

Kevin J. Daves was allegedly held in solitary confinement and fed only peanut butter and crackers.

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WhidbeyHealth lists vacant property for $727,500

WhidbeyHealth has listed a 4.56 acre vacant property for sale on the real estate website Zillow.

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Port gets $100K grant to improve broadband

Island County commissioners voted last week to approve Port of Coupeville’s application for funding.

Not a friend: Man accused of trying to force way into home

Around 7 a.m. on June 13, a Riepma Avenue resident woke up to find Darren E. Hartman in her yard.

Coupeville man killed in weekend motorcycle accident

A Coupeville man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Central Whidbey on June 12, the Washington State Patrol reported. Matthew M. Blankenship, 41, was… Continue reading

In Our Opinion: It’s time for governor to put social distancing behind us

It’s time for the days of mandatory social distancing to come to an end and the summer of social gatherings to begin. Since the CDC… Continue reading

South Whidbey man accused of violating no-contact order

On June 3, seven deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office and a Langley police officer responded to the residence to arrest 20-year-old Christopher Allen.

Turkey “causing issues” | Island Scanner

Island Scanner May 19-25

Assessed value of homes continues to rise sharply

The median value of houses in Island County that sold in May 2021 was nearly 30 percent higher than homes sold in May 2020.

Dock replacement at Keystone progressing

The Central Whidbey area manager for state parks said the hope is to start construction this fall.