Whidbey Island

Langley has become a passport hotspot for off-islanders

In Snohomish County, appointments are reportedly booked out months in advance.

 

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Ron Rois, left, and his partner, Stefen Bosworth, are transplants from the Chicago area with roots in the Pacific Northwest. They are the owners of Langley's newest restaurant, Savory.

New Whidbey Island restaurant serves ‘eclectic comfort food’

Owners Stefen Bosworth and Ron Rois offer cozy dining overlooking Saratoga Passage.

 

Witness, shell casing tie murder to Central Whidbey

A 67-year-old Freeland man whose body was found in Blaine may have been shot near the Coupeville Ferry.

 

Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish rancher raises an ancient breed of cattle

The distinctive British horned livestock have been around since the Middle Ages.

Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Rishi Sharma checks levels in his camera before interviewing WWII combat veteran Frank Burns of Freeland last Saturday. Sharma travels the country interviewing WWII combat veterans for his oral history project and nonprofit, Heros of the Second World War.

Traveling interviewer records WWII vets on Whidbey Island

Rishi Sharma has met more than 1,100 World War II combat veterans to document their stories.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Rishi Sharma checks levels in his camera before interviewing WWII combat veteran Frank Burns of Freeland last Saturday. Sharma travels the country interviewing WWII combat veterans for his oral history project and nonprofit, Heros of the Second World War.
A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

Growlers are getting upgrades at Naval Air Station Whidbey

The work is part of a five-year effort to improve the jamming capacity of the aircraft.

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)
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Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake.

Whidbey veterinarian unable to save injured bald eagle

The female raptor had sustained a dislocated shoulder, likely during combat with another eagle.

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Dr. David Parent with the eagle he rescued near Lone Lake.

Alleged kidnapping on Whidbey leads to arrest in Marysville

An 18-year-old woman was reportedly abducted from a Coupeville hospital by her father.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Judy Thorpe, left, Tracy Weissel, Sarah Westcott and Michael Thorpe listen to the audience during a community meeting at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen's Association in Coupeville last Friday, March 19. About 40 people came to the meeting to discuss their concerns about the Whidbey Homeless Coalition's proposed emergency overnight shelter on Morris Road in the former Jehovah's Witness building.

325 people sign petition opposing new shelter near Coupeville

Many expressed concerns over the location, lack of nearby services and safety issues.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Judy Thorpe, left, Tracy Weissel, Sarah Westcott and Michael Thorpe listen to the audience during a community meeting at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen's Association in Coupeville last Friday, March 19. About 40 people came to the meeting to discuss their concerns about the Whidbey Homeless Coalition's proposed emergency overnight shelter on Morris Road in the former Jehovah's Witness building.
Blake Lewis, 7, at Bush Point where he threw a message in a bottle out to sea. Ruth Smethers later picked it up in Port Townsend. Photo provided by Jessie Lewis

Marysville woman finds message in bottle and its young sender

The 7-year-old sent the message from Whidbey Island. The woman found it while visiting Port Townsend.

Blake Lewis, 7, at Bush Point where he threw a message in a bottle out to sea. Ruth Smethers later picked it up in Port Townsend. Photo provided by Jessie Lewis

Man comatose after brutal assault in North Whidbey home

Deputies arrived to the East Henni Road home and found the victim unconscious, struggling to breathe

First lady Jill Biden (left) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Tuesday. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times) 20210309

First lady visits Whidbey to meet with military families

Jill Biden was on a West Coast listening tour of bases to learn of their challenges and obstacles.

First lady Jill Biden (left) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Tuesday. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times) 20210309
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Shot this morning (3/8/21) from the public parking lot at Hidden Beach in Greenbank.  The whales were pretty far off shore at the time in mid channel.

Homecoming: Gray whales return to Whidbey waters

The gentle giants include a well-known gray that has been coming back each year for 30 years.

Photo by Bob VonDrachek
Shot this morning (3/8/21) from the public parking lot at Hidden Beach in Greenbank.  The whales were pretty far off shore at the time in mid channel.
First lady Jill Biden waves after she arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday. On Tuesday, she’ll go to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jill Biden tours 2 Washington bases, including NAS Whidbey

It was part of a tour of military bases nationwide to listen to families about the challenges they face.

First lady Jill Biden waves after she arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday. On Tuesday, she’ll go to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Whidbey group sues state over Navy plan for training in parks

The complaint also alleges that Parks and Rec violated state law governing the use of public lands.

Pacific gray whales spotted in Puget Sound

They tend to congregate in waters off Whidbey Island and feed on ghost shrimp.

With tide rising, girl, 10, rescued from mud on Whidbey

The water was up to the girl’s shoulders by the time rescuers were able to free her.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. (Sherrye Wyatt)

The Cascade Loop is designated a National Scenic Byway

The loop goes through Whidbey, Everett, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Winthrop and other destinations.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. (Sherrye Wyatt)
About a dozen metal dinosaurs sit in the front yard of a home owned by Burt Mason and Mary Saltwick on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Freeland, Washington. The couple are used to finding strangers in their yard and taking photos. Every year on their trip to Tucson, Burt and Mary bring home another figure  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dinos on Whidbey? This Freeland yard is a Jurassic Park

These creatures from long ago won’t chomp or chase you, and you’re welcome to visit.

About a dozen metal dinosaurs sit in the front yard of a home owned by Burt Mason and Mary Saltwick on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Freeland, Washington. The couple are used to finding strangers in their yard and taking photos. Every year on their trip to Tucson, Burt and Mary bring home another figure  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Joe Hempel swims off of the shore of Seawall Park on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Scantily clad is the dress code for these cold rush swimmers

Immersed for 30 minutes in frigid water would kill most of us. It energizes these swimmers.

Joe Hempel swims off of the shore of Seawall Park on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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