Kira Erickson

Photo by Useless Bay Animal Clinic

Community hops into action to save injured bunny

A photo on social media of a rabbit with an arrow piercing its skin turned heads this week.

Photo by Useless Bay Animal Clinic

Special filing period for 10 offices set for Aug. 9-11

Ten elected positions in Island County remained without candidates after the regular filing period.

Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue

Grass fires scorches 10 acres near Coupeville

A vegetation fire was successfully contained with no injuries reported Wednesday afternoon.

Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue
Photo by Heather Mayhugh
Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

ADA concerns cited about new ferry terminal in Mukilteo

Advocates feel not enough thought went into improving the new terminal’s accessibility problems.

Photo by Heather Mayhugh
Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

No serious injuries reported in Bayview Road accident

The drivers of two vehicles that collided in South Whidbey Saturday were not seriously injured.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

If looks could kilt: Whidbey club celebrates Scottish garb

More than four dozen lads and lasses from South Whidbey are part of the Rampant Kilt Society.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Traffic, utility rate studies planned for city of Langley

Langley will participate in studies on speeding on Sixth Street and affordability of utility rates.

Photo by Kira Erickson

In the trees: Couple takes Whidbey Island vacation rental to new heights

Max Lindsay-Thorsen and Tatiana Rocha always knew they wanted to build treehouses.

Photo by Kira Erickson

Concerts ahoy! Shifty Sailors to perform Saturday

Landlubbers are invited to experience a mini concert by two musical groups who have joined together.

South Whidbey Harbor sees revenue surging post-COVID

The trend appears to carry through community.

Photo by Kira Erickson

Whidbey Island Fair returns

Visitors gather to take their turns on carnival rides and watch beloved 4-H animals compete.

Photo by Kira Erickson
Photo by Kira Erickson
Gary Gabelein, this year's grand marshal of the Whidbey Island Fair parade, with his donkey, Cleopatra.

Longtime fair volunteer, community member chosen as this year’s grand marshal

Gary Gabelein has a long history of involvement with the Whidbey Island Fair.

Photo by Kira Erickson
Gary Gabelein, this year's grand marshal of the Whidbey Island Fair parade, with his donkey, Cleopatra.

Whidbey Island Fair makes return after year off

A beloved tradition that took a hiatus in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic is back this year.

Langley Council members clash over need for fourth officer, advisory committee

Langley City Council voted down Councilmember Craig Cyr’s proposal in a 4-1 vote.

Photo by Kira Erickson
Kayla Bodenhafer, 15, with Kenny, a goat who broke his leg and avoided a death sentence earlier this year. The Bodenhafers refused to put him down and instead made him a cast. In years past, he has been at the Whidbey Island Fair.

Goats with success stories — and more — at Whidbey fair

Goats who miraculously recovered from injury and illness will compete at the upcoming fair.

Photo by Kira Erickson
Kayla Bodenhafer, 15, with Kenny, a goat who broke his leg and avoided a death sentence earlier this year. The Bodenhafers refused to put him down and instead made him a cast. In years past, he has been at the Whidbey Island Fair.

NAS Whidbey team rescues woman at park

A woman was rescued from the shoreline at South Whidbey State Park after she fell down a stairway.

Get out the dancing shoes, Langley

Live summertime entertainment, some of it taking place outdoors, is coming to the South End.

The lagoon and the splash pad at Windjammer Park were popular as residents tried to beat the heat. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey residents find ways to stay cool in record hot weather

According to the WSU weather station in Coupeville, temperatures reached 96 degrees on Monday.

The lagoon and the splash pad at Windjammer Park were popular as residents tried to beat the heat. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Photo by Kira Erickson

Colfer closing chapter on career as library manager

Debby Colfer is retiring after 21 years as the manager of the Clinton Library.

Photo by Kira Erickson
Photo by Kira Erickson

Digging 4 Dinner Clamming classes planned

The Sound Water Stewards will teach a series of classes for amateur clammers at Double Bluff Beach.

Photo by Kira Erickson