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Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake Sunday night. Photo provided

Whidbey vet attempts to save injured bald eagle

The female eagle’s injuries were too severe for it to be saved.

Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake Sunday night. Photo provided
Viggo Cerrato, 6, pets a young Shamo rooster named Baby Boy. Cascadia Heritage Farm is currently in the midst of a project to “invigorate” a rare breed of chicken. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Farm promoting genetic diversity, a flock at a time

North Whidbey’s Cascadia Heritage Farm focuses on preserving critically endangered breeds.

Viggo Cerrato, 6, pets a young Shamo rooster named Baby Boy. Cascadia Heritage Farm is currently in the midst of a project to “invigorate” a rare breed of chicken. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
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WICA plans first live play in more than a year

The show will run June 10-20.

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Langley considering toilet experiment at Seawall Park

The portable restrooms would be part of an experiment running from May through October.

Langley council tables herbicide resolution

The resolution will be re-drafted and brought before the city council at another meeting.

Jason Blair, owner of Red Fish, Blue Fish, nets an angelfish.

Finny business: ‘Fish Nerd’ opening new shop

The store is coming to Greenbank Farm this spring.

Jason Blair, owner of Red Fish, Blue Fish, nets an angelfish.

Town considers deer options, no-feeding ordinance

Ideas have ranged from birth control to hunting to water guns to a ban on feeding the wildlife.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

The COVID effect: Show might go on this year

Here’s a list of what many of Whidbey’s favorite events are doing this year.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

Comprehensive plan talks veer into debate over systemic racism in Langley

A proposal to add “dismantling systemic racism” as a goal in the comprehensive plan has spawned debate

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New building to rise along Coupeville’s Front Street

The new construction will allow for commercial space at street level and a vacation rental on the lower floor.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Langley city crews get to root of issue

Public works staff with the city of Langley investigated tree root locations this week as part of the city’s project dedicated to improving utility lines.… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
Christopher Baldwin, owner of Island Time Coffee Company, arranges a display in Payless Foods.

New business perks up South Whidbey shelves

Three new blends of coffee are available in stores.

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
Christopher Baldwin, owner of Island Time Coffee Company, arranges a display in Payless Foods.
Nine deer, including these three, showed up at Coupeville Town Hall on Feb. 23. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Deer ordinance may be in the works for Coupeville

One resident said the sheer amount of deer urine is “overwhelming” and creates puddles at his door.

Nine deer, including these three, showed up at Coupeville Town Hall on Feb. 23. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

Scenic byway earns national designation

T he Cascade Loop, including the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way, is now a National Scenic Byway.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

UW professor floats idea for tunnel between Whidbey, Mukilteo

The underwater alternative to the state’s ferry system involves a tunnel 610 feet below sea level.

Langley Arts Fund taking charge of sculpture project

Council members agreed to transfer the sculpture program from the arts commission to the nonprofit.

Langley bugged about banning pesticides

The city wants to discourage the use of insecticides within city limits although it can’t enforce it.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel. Photo by Cary Peterson

South Whidbey School Farms gets upgrades

Grow lights are now powered by solar panels.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel. Photo by Cary Peterson
The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Big boats moored in Holmes Harbor

Two of the four had left by last Friday morning.

The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Hospital finances in critical condition

Last week WhidbeyHealth had negative 1.7 days of cash on hand for operating expenses.