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Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Number of visitors nears pre-pandemic levels

Ferry riders and park visitors have increased.

Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Lumber theft alleged | Island Scanner

The following reports were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, June 2 At 8:20 a.m., a woman reported that she… Continue reading

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)
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Survey says: Most don’t want sculpture

Only 26.18 percent of responses favored the sculpture, while 70.66 percent said they do not want it.

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Oak Harbor celebrating 4th of July with a bang

This Sunday will bring out revelers from all over the island to celebrate the Fourth of July.

‘Read and Create Space’ event series kicks off Wednesday

Wednesday’s free kick-off event will include a book swap and arts and crafts for all ages.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)

Audubon Society updates birdwatching checklist

The society updated the list to reflect DNA research from Cornell University.

Great Horned Owl (Photo by Jann Ledbetter)

Oak Harbor man injured in motorcycle crash Monday

Kyle Sperling struck the side of an eastbound car while riding a motorcycle on Crescent Harbor Road.

Navy noise complaint data lost in glitches

The lost data came to light when Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve requested noise complaint records.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record
A couple and their dog climb over the driftwood at Clinton Beach that has piled up after winter storms.

Driftwood proliferation blocks beach access, but solution ‘a long way off’

Winter storms during the past two years have inundated Clinton Beach with driftwood.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/South Whidbey Record
A couple and their dog climb over the driftwood at Clinton Beach that has piled up after winter storms.
WAIF is raising these kittens until they're old enough to be adopted. WAIF always microchips, vaccinates and spays or neuters cats before sending them to their new homes. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

WAIF program aims to curb kitten boom

WAIF administrators hope the “Break the Cycle” program will reduce Whidbey’s unwanted pet population.

WAIF is raising these kittens until they're old enough to be adopted. WAIF always microchips, vaccinates and spays or neuters cats before sending them to their new homes. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Langley fireworks ban now in effect

Councilmembers voted against shells, smoke bombs, sparklers and their ilk last spring in a 4-1 vote.

A ferry approaches the dock in Coupeville June 23. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

State Ferries reports no second boat planned for Coupeville

Washington State Ferries is having a hard time staffing its boats.

A ferry approaches the dock in Coupeville June 23. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor water supply stable after Anacortes plant gets more chlorine

The city of Anacortes announced Thursday that its customers no longer needed to conserve water.

Growlers to conduct fly over in Hansville area

Four EA-18G Growlers will conduct a flyover for Lt. j.g. John “Mike” Wolf on June 26, around 2:15 p.m.

  • Jun 25, 2021
Photo courtesy America's Boating Club of Deception Pass
Inquiring minds hoping to nab that crab will have two opportunities to learn the tips and tricks of the trade this month before the recreational season opens July 1.

Boating Club holding free seminar on crabbing

Crabbers have two chances this month to learn tips and tricks before the season opens on July 1.

Photo courtesy America's Boating Club of Deception Pass
Inquiring minds hoping to nab that crab will have two opportunities to learn the tips and tricks of the trade this month before the recreational season opens July 1.

Turkey, hog, bunny, robin, fawn troubles | Island Scanner

The following items were selected to reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 26 At 10:14 a.m., a resident reported seeing a… Continue reading

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

Chlorine shortage leads to water supply worries

North Whidbey residents have been asked to voluntarily reduce water usage.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

Island man arrested after he crashes car in closed work zone

Azamat B. Kurmangali appeared telephonically in Island County Superior Court June 21.

New commander takes helm at NAS Whidbey

Capt. Eric Hanks has been selected to replace Capt. Matthew Arny.