Land trust saves half-mile stretch of Whidbey Island beach from development

Land trust saves half-mile stretch of Whidbey Island beach from development

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s 54-acre Possession Sound Preserve will open to the public in 2020.


Motorcyclist dead in crash on south Whidbey Island

The man, 49, had been riding on Cultus Bay Road Monday night when the collision occurred.


Ferry sails almost empty to transport its workers

It’s a test to see if on-time staff helps avoid crew-shortage delays, but commuters call it a waste.


Puffy-coated robbery suspect arrested on Whidbey

Puffy-coated robbery suspect arrested on Whidbey

The suspect apparently wore the same outfit in 2 robberies at the same place in less than 2 weeks.

Puffy-coated robbery suspect arrested on Whidbey
Whidbey gas station robbed again — possibly by the same guy

Whidbey gas station robbed again — possibly by the same guy

He reportedly brandished a long-barreled revolver and demanded money and cigarettes.

Whidbey gas station robbed again — possibly by the same guy

Damaged ramp interrupts Mukilteo ferry service

A bent ramp briefly closed the Mukilteo ferry dock Monday afternoon. Due to damage, temporary limits on loading lanes and heavy-weight vehicles continued… Continue reading

Slide damages 3 Whidbey Island houses

A landslide Wednesday pushed a home off its foundation and damaged two others along a remote stretch of shoreline on south Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

Family converts forest into source of electricity

A Whidbey Island family with an abundance of firewood is using it to make electricity rather than watch it go up in smoke.… Continue reading

Suspect arrested in stabbing on Whidbey Island

An Island County stabbing suspect turned himself in on Monday afternoon. Detectives on Monday morning issued a press release asking for help tracking… Continue reading

It’s Nashville or bust for Whidbey boy

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. Sure enough. But what about country singers? Mama Laurie Thompson and daddy David Thompson are… Continue reading

Seems like yesterday

50 years ago (1957) Attracting great attention over the weekend as it was in port was the USS Nautilus, an atomic submarine and the first… Continue reading

Keystone left with older ferries

In the next few years, Whidbey Island will likely get two brand-new ferries. However, they won’t replace the oldest boats. Despite initial promises, the new… Continue reading

Cut ferries’ sailings, report suggests

Washington State Ferries is serving its customers well but wasting millions of dollars a year to do so, according to a state performance… Continue reading

Active Duty

Air Force Senior Airman Christopher P. MacFadden is serving at Sather Air Base in Iraq as a member of the 447th Air Expeditionary Group. MacFadden… Continue reading

Music calendar

Concerts Snohomish and Island counties Rock-It Fest: Noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; free, but 3 food bank… Continue reading

5 ways to spend a day in Snohomish County

Jetty Island Jetty Island is a long, skinny, man-made island on the Everett waterfront with a sandy beach and shallow water that warms enough for… Continue reading

School Life

Merit Scholarship winners have been announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. College-sponsored award recipients will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to… Continue reading

Clinton ferry terminal to be named for Metcalf

OLYMPIA - State transportation commissioners agreed Tuesday to rename the Clinton ferry terminal for Jack Metcalf, the Whidbey Island Republican who blazed a unique path… Continue reading

Strow seeks to replace Shelton

COUPEVILLE - Veteran Island County Commissioner Mike Shelton is leaving office, and state Rep. Chris Strow is among those lining up to succeed him. Shelton,… Continue reading


Here are some tips to deal with eye injuries, from’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gruen. Since 1990, there have been about 100,000 fireworks-… Continue reading