Beware the flamingos

Coupeville residents can donate to avoid a pink yard flock

County residents tend to be generous

People who live in Island County are among the most charitable in the state. A recent study by financial technology… Continue reading

Senators request contamination standards info

Washington’s two senators joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in requesting information from the Department of Defense and the Environmental… Continue reading

Spring into action

The snow has melted, the sun is out and noses are sniffling as they inhale the newly spawned allergens floating… Continue reading

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Local leaders discuss housing solutions — again

The restrictive nature of the state’s Growth Management Act, the lack of available units and delays in permits are all… Continue reading

Catholic church closes on base after 77 years

Members of a Catholic congregation at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island say they are heartbroken that services will end after… Continue reading

News

Island County to simplify its code

For years, there have been complaints that Island County’s land-use code is too complicated for both the public and planners.… Continue reading

 

Hearing examiner to consider rezone, variance

The public is welcome to comment during an Oak Harbor hearing examiner meeting on a requested rezone and variance next… Continue reading

 

Business
Rich Murphy uses an old barn as a warehouse for a line of backpacks called Aarn that are designed in New Zealand and sold worldwide. Murphy and his wife, Genie, are the new North American distributers for the backpacks that emphasis balance and reducing strain while hiking. (Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)
                                Rich Murphy shows tandem packs that can attach to backpacks and be worn in front to help with balance. (Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)
                                The backpacking equipment company called Aarn began when New Zealander founders Aarn Tate and Devi Benson began designing outdoor products to be more “body-comfortable.” The material is extremely tough but light and durable. The store’s balance bags run around $70 to $150 and the full backpacks $200 to $400.

Couple brings New Zealand packs to Whidbey Island

Distributors leap from buying outdoor gear to selling it

 

 

Sports

Prep roundup for Thursday, March 21

Here’s a quick rundown of the athletic contests Coupeville and Oak Harbor high schools played Thursday, March 21. Attached are… Continue reading

 

New coach passing along passion for tennis

Malia Turner dabbled in basketball and ballet while growing up in Lynden, but tennis was her passion. Turner is now… Continue reading

 

Marketplace
Speak to local outdoor recreation experts and discover all there is to do in the region at the Recreation Northwest Expo, Feb. 23.

Expo offers your key to the great outdoors

Check out the free Recreation Northwest Expo, Feb. 23!

 

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond