Kira Erickson

Siding of South Whidbey home scorched by small fire Thursday

The homeowner threw a cigarette butt into a wastebasket. It caught on fire.

Greenbank Farm ‘Fall Fest’ Sept. 19 will include up to 25 vendors

The pop-up market will be from noon to 4 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19.

Langley council discusses defunding police, debates what it means

The discussion was put on hold after much debate.

Lincoln Fresch, left, and Quintarius Eaves “clap the sillies out” during song time at Little Oaks Preschool & Childcare Center. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group.

Open throughout pandemic, child care facilities follow strict rules

Day cares and preschools are allowed for in-person activites and have experienced an enrollment boom

Lincoln Fresch, left, and Quintarius Eaves “clap the sillies out” during song time at Little Oaks Preschool & Childcare Center. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group.

Clinton Chamber of Commerce gets new president

The former president stepped down to focus on her own business.

Group of residents call for removal of BLM banner from South Whidbey High School

The banner has been on a fence near the tennis courts since July 28.

Wyatt and Deanna Loasby show off a potato harvested last month from South Whidbey School Farms’ garden. Photo provided by South Whidbey School Farms.

Outdoor classes plotted for South Whidbey schools

The South Whidbey School District is seeking the community’s help to build an outdoor classroom.

Wyatt and Deanna Loasby show off a potato harvested last month from South Whidbey School Farms’ garden. Photo provided by South Whidbey School Farms.
Earth Sanctuary owner and founder Chuck Pettis stands beside a tree dedicated to his sister, Lydia Pettis. Chuck Pettis is offering others the chance to honor a loved one with the purchase of a memorial tree. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

The greener good: Purchase a tree as a tribute

South Whidbey’s Earth Sanctuary is offering a ripe opportunity.

Earth Sanctuary owner and founder Chuck Pettis stands beside a tree dedicated to his sister, Lydia Pettis. Chuck Pettis is offering others the chance to honor a loved one with the purchase of a memorial tree. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.
Driver loses control, tips his truck

Driver loses control, tips his truck

A 59-year-old man sustained minor injuries following a rollover accident north of Freeland Sunday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol. Tracy Hatch of Shoreline… Continue reading

Driver loses control, tips his truck

Whidbey Children’s Theatre offers online classes

The Whidbey Children’s Theatre was just one week and five rehearsals away from the opening night of its production of “Les Miserables” when the decision… Continue reading

Panel looking at South Whidbey passenger ferry

A passengers-only ferry between South Whidbey and Everett is one of nine possible routes being considered in a feasibility study by a state planning organization.… Continue reading

Greene pulls ahead of Howard in final election results

Greene pulls ahead of Howard in final election results

Mail-in voting not a concern for county officials

Mail-in voting not a concern for county officials

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Langley directs funds toward its initiative against systemic racism

The Langley City Council has taken its next step towards promoting racial justice with the passing of a budget ordinance that directs funds toward the… Continue reading

Back to nature

Back to nature

Like so many other schools on the island, the Whidbey Island Waldorf School has had to make adjustments to its upcoming school year as a… Continue reading

Back to nature

Series of big-ticket county projects in works

Several new improvement projects are in the works for Central and South Whidbey. Island County Assistant Engineer Kelly Ojala said the projects are still in… Continue reading

Virus testing remains available

WhidbeyHealth is continuing to offer COVID-19 testing, free of charge in many cases, to a broad range of people. WhidbeyHealth Chief Nursing Officer Erin Wooley… Continue reading

Board aiming to limit spread of virus

Island County Board of Health is exploring a variety of ways to keep transmission of the COVID-19 virus low. In just over a week, positive… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

The Oak Harbor School Board made the unanimous decision Monday night to employ a phased plan for reopening schools in the fall. The school board… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening