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Not a friend: Man accused of trying to force way into home

Around 7 a.m. on June 13, a Riepma Avenue resident woke up to find Darren E. Hartman in her yard.

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Deception Pass Bridge wrapped up as repairs, painting continue

The sheeting prevents paint chips and sandblasting materials from falling into the water.

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Jeremy Jarvis works on his mural in Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times)

Traveling muralist bringing color to community center

Jeremy Jarvis has begun work on a mural on the courtyard wall of the South Whidbey Community Center.

Jeremy Jarvis works on his mural in Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times)
Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey organizations offer outdoor volunteer opportunities

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust and the Whidbey Institute both have events this Saturday, June 19.

Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville man killed in weekend motorcycle accident

A Coupeville man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Central Whidbey on June 12, the Washington State Patrol reported. Matthew M. Blankenship, 41, was… Continue reading

South Whidbey man accused of violating no-contact order

On June 3, seven deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office and a Langley police officer responded to the residence to arrest 20-year-old Christopher Allen.

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Langley rescinds mask mandate

The city council voted to follow state COVID-19 guidelines instead.

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Vera Easton, 4, with mother Maggie on the first day of U-pick strawberries at Bell's Farm near Coupeville.

For local farm, seasonal help is slim pickings

Berry pickers are needed for Bell’s Farm.

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Vera Easton, 4, with mother Maggie on the first day of U-pick strawberries at Bell's Farm near Coupeville.

Assessed value of homes continues to rise sharply

The median value of houses in Island County that sold in May 2021 was nearly 30 percent higher than homes sold in May 2020.

Spa lets you ditch mask with proof of vaccination

Seaside Spa and Salon is asking maskless clients to show proof of inoculation for staff members’ comfort.

Coupeville Town Council gives arts and crafts festival green light

Food vendors will still be available at the scaled-back arts and crafts festival.

Dock replacement at Keystone progressing

The Central Whidbey area manager for state parks said the hope is to start construction this fall.

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Man hurt in Clinton fire that consumes residence

A man sustained third degree burns to his leg from a fire that engulfed a Clinton home Sunday.

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COVID-19 vaccine plentiful across Whidbey Island

Even with the availability of vaccines, only 41 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated.

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City staff have said that Northwest Elwha Street will be a better an entrance to Oak Harbor's future 75-acre park despite the city council and a public survey indicating residents would prefer initial access on Gun Club Road.

Council refuses to pay for traffic study after the fact

The council voted 4-3 to reject an amendment to cover the cost of the traffic study.

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City staff have said that Northwest Elwha Street will be a better an entrance to Oak Harbor's future 75-acre park despite the city council and a public survey indicating residents would prefer initial access on Gun Club Road.

Bank robber who appeared on TV show sentenced

Richard T. Young pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court June 4 and got two years in prison.

An artist’s rendering of “Angel de la Creatividad” by Mexico City artist Sebastián shows the 37-foot-tall metal sculpture in its proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.

Survey about ‘Angel’ sculpture open until June 16

The sculpture has been mired in controversy since it was presented to the park board in February.

An artist’s rendering of “Angel de la Creatividad” by Mexico City artist Sebastián shows the 37-foot-tall metal sculpture in its proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.
Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey Island Farmers Market launches at park

Despite rainy weather, the new market had a high turnout on its opening day.

Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Dead eagle, injured goose, strange rooster | Island Scanner

Wednesday, May 12 At 3:49 p.m., a delivery person reported being bitten by a dog on Calhoun Loop. At 4:28 p.m., an East Fakkema Road… Continue reading