Jessie Stensland

Group hosts meeting on water contamination

A group called Whidbey Water Keepers is hosting an informational meeting on contaminated well water Monday. The meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4… Continue reading

Whidbey fliers disciplined for their graffiti in the sky

Two Whidbey aviators involved in a Nov. 15 skywriting incident were disciplined by the Navy’s “Air Boss,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The aviators from… Continue reading

Lawmakers work for water contamination funds, Impact Aid

Two lawmakers in Washington, D.C. fought to get millions of extra dollars authorized for programs that may directly affect Oak Harbor and Coupeville. U.S. Sen.… Continue reading

Saturday bus service to resume next year

Saturday service is returning to Island Transit early next year. This week, the transit board adopted a budget for next year that includes Saturday bus… Continue reading

Suspect in gas station robberies appears in court

The suspect in two armed robberies of a Clinton gas station is being held in jail on $200,000 bail. The police officer who arrested Jonathan… Continue reading


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  • Nov 21, 2017

Public invited to celebrate birthday

There probably won’t be a clown driving the bus, but some riders will be in for surprises when Island Transit celebrates its 30th birthday. The… Continue reading

Man in car chase charged

A man who dragged a deputy for a short distance while trying to drive away is facing felony charges in Island County Superior Court, according… Continue reading

Suspect in gas station robberies arrested

A suspect in two armed robberies of a Clinton gas station was discovered in a car parked near the business last night, according to a… Continue reading

Growler pilot draws graffiti in the sky

It was something one might expect to see in a middle-school bathroom but not writ large across the sky. People in Okanogan were apparently surprised… Continue reading

Safety is first at Oak Harbor gun club classes

Don’t point a gun at someone you don’t intend to shoot. That may seem like a pretty obvious rule, but it’s not quite as simple… Continue reading

Man arrested on ferry after knife threat | Updated

A passenger on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton ferry was arrested this morning after threatening another passenger with a large knife, according to Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Heather… Continue reading

Storm a reminder to be prepared, help less fortunate

The first major wind-and-rain storm of the year hit Monday, ushering in the days of long, gray and windy days on Whidbey Island. About 18,000… Continue reading

House movers accused of assaulting coworker

Three workers involved in moving a historic house from Oak Harbor to Coupeville last month are facing felony assault charges related to an alleged hazing… Continue reading

City awards $250K in lodging taxes

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council handed out $250,000 last week. The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce was awarded both operations and marketing grants… Continue reading

Molestation suspect was previously investigated by the FBI

An Oak Harbor man who was investigated by the FBI years ago for allegedly sexually assaulting children was recently charged with trying to molest an… Continue reading

Man accused of raping woman in abandoned house held on $25K bail

A man is accused of raping a woman in an abandoned house in Oak Harbor in August, according to court documents. Christopher Smith, 35, pleaded… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to Camano Island murder

A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2016 murder of a Camano Island man, the Island County Prosecutor’s Office reported. Ezekiel Scannell-McCrae shot and… Continue reading

North Whidbey fire levy lift, pool levy failing

It appears that a couple of levy proposals on North Whidbey will fail in the first count of ballots Tuesday night. A total of 2,661… Continue reading

Navy study finds no Whidbey housing crisis

Navy officials don’t see a housing crisis that would affect service members at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. A new study, the “Housing Requirement and… Continue reading