Jessie Stensland

A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit. (Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times)

Nichols Bros. looking for more workers

The largest civilian employer on Whidbey Island builds and fixes giant vessels of steel or aluminum, but the company somehow manages to keep a relatively… Continue reading

A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit. (Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times)

County to disburse human biosolids on its own property

For decades, Island County has been treating the watery brown stuff that’s pumped out of thousands of septic systems in incorporated areas and then partnering… Continue reading

One killed, five injured in crash

An Oak Harbor man is dead, five people were injured and a woman is in jail following a Saturday afternoon collision on North Whidbey, according… Continue reading

Court reverses verdict in predator case over racist remark

A state Court of Appeals reversed a jury’s decision to keep a former Oak Harbor man civilly committed as a “sexually violent predator,” finding that… Continue reading

Woman eats Tide pod | Island Scanner

The following reports were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, June 17 At 11:10 a.m., a Sandy Shores Lane resident reported that a… Continue reading

Investigations conclude no evidence assault occurred

Police closed an investigation into allegations that “Hispanic men” assaulted a teenage girl on South Whidbey June 7 after finding no evidence to back up… Continue reading

Whidbey a great place to mark World UFO Day

Whidbey Island is a good place to celebrate the Fourth of July, but a great place to take part in World UFO Day. The National… Continue reading

City asks for reduced water use

Oak Harbor is asking residents to conserve water because the Skagit River is running a little low, the city reported. The city buys its water… Continue reading

After 30 years, Whidbey Coffee is strong as ever

Whidbey Coffee’s story began with chicken fajitas at a small community festival. Today, it’s a thriving business with more than $10 million in annual sales,… Continue reading

Deer stomps on foot | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Thursday, June 13 At 9:59 a.m., a man in a boat… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man found guilty again of indecent exposure

After his conviction was reversed on appeal, an Oak Harbor man was re-tried in Island County Superior Court last week for indecent exposure. The jury… Continue reading

Soak up the fun at launching of Shipwreck Shores

Windjammer Park’s grand reopening will make a splash

Woman accused of hit-and-run, DUI, assaulting state trooper

A woman without a driver’s license drove drunk with dogs in her car on North Whidbey, struck a car she was tailgating, tried to flee… Continue reading

Operators working to de-stink dryer at sewage treatment plant

Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant isn’t quite living up to the odor-free promise, but operators are hoping the unfortunate stink will be eliminated soon.… Continue reading

Axe-swinging suspect to get evaluation

An Oak Harbor man accused of threatening a store clerk with an axe was ordered to get a mental health evaluation, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Bail revoked for man who violated terms of his release

An Oak Harbor man accused of purposely crashing into a car with his kids inside recently had his bail revoked, according to court records. At… Continue reading

Person stuck in tree | Island Scanner

The following were among the calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, May 30 At 3:55 p.m., a caller reported that a dead… Continue reading

Man accused of cyberstalking, harassing former girlfriend

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry temporarily at one boat later this month

A complicated confluence of considerations means a cut in service for the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run later this month. Washington State Ferries announced that, beginning… Continue reading

Provisions in Defense Act may address jet noise

The Navy may end up conducting real-time noise monitoring of EA-18G Growler aircraft after all. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House… Continue reading