Kyle Jensen

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Cooper discusses the ups and downs of the business as it coincides with coho salmon populations. The last two years have been pretty poor for coho, so business has been slow. 2015 was the last big year.

Maintaining traditions is key to bait company’s success

For Possession Point Bait Co., the key to success isn’t constant evolution to stay ahead of the curve. Its success lies in doing things as… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Cooper discusses the ups and downs of the business as it coincides with coho salmon populations. The last two years have been pretty poor for coho, so business has been slow. 2015 was the last big year.
Contributed photo — Hot Club of Troy perform at the 2016 Oak Harbor Music Festival. Right to left: Vanderbilt-Mathews, Kristi O’Donnell, Troy Chapman and Keith Bowers.

After Oak Harbor festival, it’s off to Ireland for Whidbey’s Hot Club of Troy

Greenbank bassist returns to her roots to play gypsy jazz

Contributed photo — Hot Club of Troy perform at the 2016 Oak Harbor Music Festival. Right to left: Vanderbilt-Mathews, Kristi O’Donnell, Troy Chapman and Keith Bowers.
Kyle Jensen / The Record — Langley resident Marcia Wiley uses a pinhole projector made from a cardboard box to see the eclipse without directly looking at the sun.

Viewed through cereal boxes or approved glasses, eclipse was a ‘wonderful sight to see’

Around 100 people lined up on Cascade Avenue in Langley Monday morning for the partial solar eclipse, peering through everything from cereal boxes to welding… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Langley resident Marcia Wiley uses a pinhole projector made from a cardboard box to see the eclipse without directly looking at the sun.
Kyle Jensen / The Record — Sgt. Darren Crownover checks license plate numbers in the sheriff’s office database while patrolling “high-activity” houses. He says there are 5 houses on South Whidbey the sheriff’s office has its eye on.

Whidbey struggles with confronting opioid use

President Donald Trump announced this month the country’s opioid problem is now a “national emergency.” The unofficial declaration was the latest salvo in America’s ongoing… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Sgt. Darren Crownover checks license plate numbers in the sheriff’s office database while patrolling “high-activity” houses. He says there are 5 houses on South Whidbey the sheriff’s office has its eye on.
Kyle Jensen / The Record — Beckett Spjute (left) and Alex Spjute (right), visiting from California, hold up Beckett Spjute’s catch. The Spjute family’s friend from Seattle took them fishing at Bush Point Thursday evening.

Pinks are here, Bush Point remains a popular spot

Fifteen or 20 years ago, anglers were able to reel in salmon by the minute at Bush Point and other waters surrounding Whidbey Island. Although… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Beckett Spjute (left) and Alex Spjute (right), visiting from California, hold up Beckett Spjute’s catch. The Spjute family’s friend from Seattle took them fishing at Bush Point Thursday evening.
Kyle Jensen / The Record — Interstate Label Company, in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30.

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, a longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30. The business had struggled for years, so the… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Interstate Label Company, in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30.
Best of Whidbey: Learning Whidbey through a camera lens

Best of Whidbey: Learning Whidbey through a camera lens

When it comes to owning a photography business, success can come with simply saying “yes” to the varied photography demands of clients, no matter the… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey: Learning Whidbey through a camera lens
Spencer Bertelsen photo — In The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s early works, Zora Lungren (left) plays Dromio of Ephesus and Trevor Young Marston (right) plays Antipholus of Syracuse.

Island Shakespeare Festival returns with midsummer night plays

Dust off your Medieval costumes, Olde English dictionary and touch up on Hamlet quotes — the annual Island Shakespeare Festival is back. According to organizers,… Continue reading

Spencer Bertelsen photo — In The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s early works, Zora Lungren (left) plays Dromio of Ephesus and Trevor Young Marston (right) plays Antipholus of Syracuse.
Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on South Whidbey was suffering from mental-health problems, according to the police report on… Continue reading

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say
Online rental sites reshaping Whidbey’s lodging industry

Online rental sites reshaping Whidbey’s lodging industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with finding free lodging for approximately 60 Djangofest performers, typically turning to bed and… Continue reading

Online rental sites reshaping Whidbey’s lodging industry
Arson suspected in fire that destroyed house on South Whidbey

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed house on South Whidbey

A South Whidbey man is suspected of starting a fire that reduced one house to rubble and spread to the garage of an adjacent house… Continue reading

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed house on South Whidbey
Artist encourages Ryan’s House youth to paint from the soul

Artist encourages Ryan’s House youth to paint from the soul

It’s sometimes said that art is a medium used to express one’s inner emotions, feelings or experiences. The best art, however, isn’t created under guidelines… Continue reading

Artist encourages Ryan’s House youth to paint from the soul
Grateful Deadheaders: the group that keeps Meerkerk Gardens rockin

Grateful Deadheaders: the group that keeps Meerkerk Gardens rockin

For some people, gardening isn’t fun. It leads to dirty hands and sore joints. For the dedicated yet playful volunteers who call themselves the Grateful… Continue reading

Grateful Deadheaders: the group that keeps Meerkerk Gardens rockin
Kyle Jensen / The Record — Responders work to extricate Jedlicka from the vehicle.

No serious injuries in Greenbank rollover accident

A Freeland woman survived a rollover accident in Greenbank on Wednesday. The woman, Linda Jedlicka, 74, was transported to WhidbeyHealth following the wreck with non-life… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Responders work to extricate Jedlicka from the vehicle.

Free fishing weekend June 10-11

Anglers across Washington can legally cast their lines without a state-issued fishing license next weekend. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife holds a free fishing… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — A South Whidbey Fire/EMS responder blocks the scene of the wreckage Monday night. The collision left a Lake Stevens woman dead and a Clinton man in Island County Jail.

Lake Stevens woman dies in head-on crash; police arrest Clinton man

A Lake Stevens woman is dead and a Clinton man is facing vehicular homicide charges following a car-versus-moped collision on South Whidbey last night. The… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — A South Whidbey Fire/EMS responder blocks the scene of the wreckage Monday night. The collision left a Lake Stevens woman dead and a Clinton man in Island County Jail.
South Whidbey group looking at building public pool

South Whidbey group looking at building public pool

Serious efforts to bring a public pool to South Whidbey appear to be back. After a shakeup in leadership on the South Whidbey Parks and… Continue reading

South Whidbey group looking at building public pool

Poisoning cases reported on South Whidbey

Four people on South Whidbey were left in critical condition “in the last week” after accidentally poisoning themselves, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest Seismic Network — A 3.4 earthquake hit in Useless Bay Thursday morning, being felt by residents from Freeland to Langley.

Useless Bay earthquake sounded like ‘sonic boom’ to some, went by unnoticed by others

A small earthquake that originated in Useless Bay Thursday morning was one of about 60 to shake Puget Sound over the past week. And though… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest Seismic Network — A 3.4 earthquake hit in Useless Bay Thursday morning, being felt by residents from Freeland to Langley.
Clinton woman spins success with industrial fiber mill

Clinton woman spins success with industrial fiber mill

Central Avenue in Clinton is home to what appears to be an average three bedroom house from the outside. Yet inside, the hum of heavy… Continue reading

Clinton woman spins success with industrial fiber mill