Jessie Stensland

Sex offender moving into Oak Harbor

A Level 2 sex offender will be living on the 700 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue in Oak Harbor, according to the Island County Sheriff’s… Continue reading

OHHS student accused of bringing BB gun to school

A 16-year-old student was arrested at Oak Harbor High School this morning for bringing a BB gun to school, according to the Oak Harbor Police… Continue reading

Oak Harbor asks residents to reduce water use after sewage overflow

The City of Oak Harbor is asking residents to reduce nonessential water use after a sewage overflow, according to a press release. The “relatively minor”… Continue reading

Admiralty Head Lighthouse to get facelift

One of the most famous buildings on Whidbey Island is going to get gussied up, if everything goes as planned. Alex McMurry, historic preservation planner… Continue reading

North Whidbey, Anacortes hit with power outage

The failure of a “hot tap line” caused power outages in the entire city of Anacortes and parts of North Whidbey Sunday, according to a… Continue reading

Accused burglar claims ‘Hobo Law’

A South Whidbey woman who was living at a Lone Lake vacation home without permission told people she was allowed to stay there under “Hobo… Continue reading

Main Street director outlines new path

An energetic new executive director of the Oak Harbor Main Street organization and an active board are working to build a busier and more attractive… Continue reading

State may build roundabout at Banta Road

The state and the Navy partnered to obtain a $2 million grant to fix a troublesome intersection on North Whidbey. While there are a couple… Continue reading

Richard Clyde

Langley icon, Richard Clyde, dies at age 92

Richard Clyde was an honest man, well known in Langley for running a garage and being a pillar of the community. He was also an… Continue reading

Richard Clyde

Woman allegedly assaulted man with Yankee Candle

An Oak Harbor woman could face prison time for assaulting a man with a Yankee Candle and violating a court order, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Unemployment numbers point to healthy economy

A consistent decrease in the unemployment rate suggests that Island County has emerged from the Great Recession with a steadily growing economy, according to an… Continue reading

Navy to hold meeting on testing of polluted site

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is holding a public information meeting Feb. 1 to discuss groundwater and drinking water sampling near a polluted area. Area… Continue reading

Report casts doubts on Whidbey arsonist’s sanity, mental capacity

A forensic mental health examination of a man accused of burning down two houses on South Whidbey in July casts doubt on his sanity and… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth looking for nurses ‘highly trained’ for SANE

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is looking for candidates willing to be trained to provide sexual assault nurse exams, also known as SANE. The SANE program involves… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s crane to be taken down Feb. 1 and 2

The Oak Harbor waterfront skyline will be changing in a couple of weeks. The 167-foot crane that has loomed over Oak Harbor’s downtown since May… Continue reading

Larsen Invites residents To Oak Harbor ‘Community Coffee’

Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the congressman at a “community coffee” event at Whidbey Coffee in Oak Harbor on… Continue reading

Convicted killer returns to court, pleads not guilty

Friday, Joshua Lambert appeared in Island County Superior Court for the first time since he was sentenced to 100 years in prison four years ago… Continue reading

WSDOT holding meetings about roundabouts at Sharpes Corner

Starting in early spring, construction will likely make it more difficult to get to and from Whidbey Island from the north end. The state Department… Continue reading

Building business: Chamber president leaves because of term limits

Jason McFadyen is no longer the president of one of the largest — if not the largest — and most active organizations on Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

Man accused of putting gun to woman’s head

A 33-year-old man is accused of putting a gun to a Clinton woman’s head and pulling the trigger, according to court documents. The gun did… Continue reading