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Ridership is up on ferry route

Ridership has greatly increased in the past year on the Washington State Ferries route between Port Townsend and Coupeville. “Ridership on the Washington State Ferries… Continue reading

Intersection work planned next year

Several safety projects are on the list

Social Security benefits high for county residents

Island County retirees receive more Social Security benefits on average than people in most other counties in the state, according to a study by SmartAsset.… Continue reading

Church hosting Christmas bazaar and other holiday activities

Christmas festivities in Coupeville will begin just as soon as December arrives. On Dec. 1, the annual Greening of Coupeville’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade… Continue reading

Commissioner bemoans lack of input in reserve rules

An Island County commissioner is upset at the lack of representation from districts two and three in decisions regarding Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in… Continue reading

Elves added to holiday happenings in Langley

Expect to see a lot of little green people this weekend. And maybe one big red jolly guy. One Santa and two elf events scheduled… Continue reading

Beach yeller | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 8 At 12:14 p.m., a Jones Road resident reported… Continue reading

Coupeville man accused of assault in fight over money

A Coupeville man is facing a felony charge for allegedly choking a 23-year-old woman during a fight over money, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Field Carrier practice at Ault Field Nov. 19- Nov. 25

There are aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field through Sunday, Nov. 25. There are no… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Genealogy group aims to preserve history of veterans

Veterans Day has passed, but a local genealogy group still wants to remind people of the stories shared by those who served, especially those of… Continue reading

Mammoth find

Dog’s discovery turns out to be a 13,000-year-old tooth

Plan outlines millions of dollars in capital projects for Oak Harbor

From pickleball courts and stand-alone restrooms to road construction and land purchases, Oak Harbor’s capital facilities plan outlines how as much as $40 million may… Continue reading

Woman, 28, facing jail for allegedly passing fake $50

A 28-year-old woman is wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly passing a fake $50 bill at a South Whidbey gas station Sept. 28, according… Continue reading

Motorist drives her flaming truck away from gas pumps

A quick-thinking driver of a flaming pickup truck avoided a disaster by moving the vehicle away from gas pumps Sunday afternoon, according to North Whidbey… Continue reading

Taking a ‘softer’ approach to beach erosion

When it comes to shoreline protection, it’s often better to take a “softer” approach. Unfortunately, this wasn’t known for decades, and many areas resorted to… Continue reading

Reading hits primetime at Oak Harbor library

Teaching kids to read earlier and more often is like gaining compound interest on a bank account, according to Oak Harbor resident George Saul. This… Continue reading

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

“Persistently advocating against all odds” is the theme of a campaign by the Sound Defense Alliance and its supporters opposed to increased Growler activity in… Continue reading

Hits lead to drop in WhidbeyHealth Sept. revenue

WhidbeyHealth suffered an unplanned budget hit, making September “not such a good month,” Ron Telles, chief financial officer, said at a recent meeting. Also, patient… Continue reading

Man admits stealing from ice cream store

A 27-year-old man admitted to stealing from a Langley ice cream shop in April but later paid it back, court documents say. Island County prosecutors… Continue reading

Community Harvest feeds togetherness

Everyone is family at the North Whidbey Community Harvest’s Thanksgiving dinner. For the past 18 years, hundreds of people from all walks of life have… Continue reading