Kira Erickson

Langley passes resolution promoting racial justice

A Langley resolution dedicated to promoting racial justice was unanimously passed at a council meeting Monday night. Council members Craig Cyr and Christy Korrow brought… Continue reading

District 2 county commissioner race offers choices

For the District 2 seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners, voters have a choice between the experienced and outspoken incumbent, a community volunteer… Continue reading

Langley officials determine E. coli case isolated

The city of Langley detected E. coli bacteria Tuesday at a residential location during a monthly coliform bacteria testing done the day before. An advisory… Continue reading

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                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

Seeking homes for unwanted books

An avid book lover is asking the community to help him save unwanted books by donating them to him rather than sending them to an… Continue reading

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                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

South Whidbey vigil invites people to ‘say their names’

On the eve of the Fourth of July this year, Sandra Stipe wanted to do something meaningful. With the help of her family members, the… Continue reading

Rod and Gun Club a catch for the community

An 83-year-old South Whidbey institution dedicated to social activities and outdoor sports is looking for a way to involve a fresh crop of members. The… Continue reading

Pack your patience if you plan to ride a state ferry

Those planning to take the ferry to or from Whidbey Island this Fourth of July weekend may want to pack their patience. During these past… Continue reading

New Freeland frozen yogurt business stays cool

Starting a new business can be a big risk, especially during a global pandemic. A Freeland couple is hoping to corner the market with sweet… Continue reading

School board planning equity policy

South Whidbey School Board took its first steps towards evaluating its education system by agreeing to draft an equity policy. During a board of directors… Continue reading

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                                Staff from Island Drug at Ken’s Korner are being temporarily relocated to the Oak Harbor store while efforts to secure a new South Whidbey location continue. From left to right: Store Manager and Pharmacy Technician Rachel Soto-Paulus, Pharmacy Technician Merissa Dahlman and Pharmacist Rich Russo.

Pharmacy leaving its Ken’s Korner location

After 15 years at Ken’s Korner in Clinton, Island Drug is looking for a new location after being unable to secure a new lease with… Continue reading

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                                Staff from Island Drug at Ken’s Korner are being temporarily relocated to the Oak Harbor store while efforts to secure a new South Whidbey location continue. From left to right: Store Manager and Pharmacy Technician Rachel Soto-Paulus, Pharmacy Technician Merissa Dahlman and Pharmacist Rich Russo.

Board renews school chief’s contract

Coupeville schools Superintendent Steve King’s three-year contract was renewed this past week by the school district’s board of directors. The unanimous vote happened during a… Continue reading

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                                WICA Box Office Manager Angelica Metcalfe sanitizes a door.

WICA reveals plans for summer programming

Summer entertainment outside of the home might be hard to come by these days, but a South Whidbey arts organization will be hosting a series… Continue reading

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                                WICA Box Office Manager Angelica Metcalfe sanitizes a door.

Coalition’s partnership blooms

A self-titled “Crazy Bag Lady” and a gardener have joined forces for the second year in a row to sell their reusable bags and bouquets,… Continue reading

New Friday market lends space to local vendors

While many Langley restaurants have opted to take advantage of the city’s new proclamation to move seating outdoors, the city is now inviting other vendors… Continue reading

New farmer seeking fruit for his flock

A new farmer who has bitten off a little more than he can chew is asking the community for apples, which he has been using… Continue reading

Worker shortage, limited capacity new norm for ferries

Ferry riders frustrated by the lengthy wait times this past weekend for the Clinton-Mukilteo route should anticipate that things might not get much better this… Continue reading

Langley City Council resumes discussions about racial injustice

Langley officials and community members decided to continue the discussion about dismantling systemic racism during Monday’s council meeting. The Langley council is taking steps towards… Continue reading

Closure of Coupeville’s Front Street curbed by opposition to proposal

Coupeville leaders are no longer considering closing Front Street to traffic. Mayor Molly Hughes announced during a teleconferenced town council meeting Tuesday, June 9 that… Continue reading

Community advocate, volunteer joins county race

A community outreach coordinator and self-described concerned citizen advocate is the third challenger in the race for Island County Commissioner, Dist. 2 seat. Democrat Fe… Continue reading

Open swim lessons set to resume in July

Many events may have been canceled this summer, but the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation is planning to host a series of open swim… Continue reading