Megan Hansen

Historic panel clears path for Whidbey General Hospital buildout

Whidbey General Hospital is a step closer to breaking ground on its $50-million expansion project.

Greenbank, WSU talking partnership — again

Like loganberries in the summer, rumblings about a future partnership between the Port of Coupeville and Washington State University may be coming to fruition.

Greenbank Farm management decided

After nearly six months of negotiations, a contract for management of the Greenbank Farm was approved last week, dispelling rumors the publicly owned farm was at risk.

Coupeville School District office swarmed by bees

Even though students were all off on spring break, Coupeville School District buzzed with excitement this week. A swarm of honey bees took refuge outside the district office near a post and fire hydrant.

Oak Harbor women remembered for faith, musical talent

Friends and family are mourning the loss of two Oak Harbor women who died Wednesday in a single-car accident on State Highway 20 in Skagit County.

Coupeville School District office swarmed by bees

Even though students were all off on spring break, Coupeville School District buzzed with excitement this week. A swarm of honey bees took refuge outside the district office near a post and fire hydrant.

Coupeville schools seeking votes for $5 million capital facilities levy

Ballots go into the mail Friday for Coupeville School District’s proposed $5 million capital facilities levy. Votes must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 28 or filed that day by 8 p.m.

Whidbey News-Times now printed on rolling papers

Old newspapers aren’t just for packing and lining bird cages anymore. The Whidbey News-Times announced this week a new partnership, bringing new use to the 125-year-old print product. Starting April 1, the Whidbey News-Times will be printed on new material provided by Zig Zag, the popular maker of smokable rolling papers, allowing readers to read up and then toke up.

Man airlifted and 40 families evacuated Wednesday after car hits natural gas regulator station | Updated

An Oak Harbor man was airlifted with a serious eye injury Wednesday evening after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a fence off East Crescent Harbor Road. The crash took out a regulator station operated by Cascade Natural Gas, causing the evacuation of at least 40 homes in base housing at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Weekend’s Coupeville MusselFest draws record attendance

Clear skies and national promotion brought record crowds into Coupeville over the weekend.

MusselFest is this weekend in Coupeville

Chowder aficionados don’t have to wait much longer.

Port of Coupeville appointment raises transparency questions

The appointment of a hand-picked commissioner to the Port of Coupeville last week raised questions about whether the public agency conducts business in an open and transparent manner.

North Whidbey fares well after week of storms

With back-to-back storms ravaging the Puget Sound region this week, North and Central Whidbey fared relatively well.

Coupeville council calls Dudley visit ‘inappropriate’

Much to the chagrin of Coupeville Town Council, Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley publicly called for Bob Clay’s removal from the Island Transit Board Tuesday.

Relay races, giant pumpkin contest close Coupeville market season

Pounding rain didn’t stop teams from having a good time Saturday during the Harvest Fest Relay Races.

Washington State University turning over lighthouse to parks

Management of Admiralty Head Lighthouse will change later this year and an employment position will be opening up.

‘Haunting of Coupeville’ begins

Halloween is about more than candy and costumes in Coupeville this year.

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival celebrating 50 years

Arts and crafts vendors will fill the streets of downtown Coupeville this weekend as the Coupeville Festival Association rings in its 50th anniversary.

Festival to celebrate ‘relaxing’ herb with art, music and fun

Visitors can bask in the relaxing aroma of Mother Nature’s healing herb during Lavender Wind Farm’s 11th Annual Lavender Wind Festival.

Man on motorized bicycle dies after being struck by SUV on Highway 20 | UPDATED

A man died Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV on State Highway 20 while trying to cross the road on a motorized bicycle.