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Blind student gets high-tech hat created by Robotics Team

Top hats might seem a bit old fashioned, but Oak Harbor student Levi Gonzalez is bringing them back with a high-tech twist. On Thursday, Oak… Continue reading

 

Snow Day on Whidbey

Monday-morning snow was a welcome sight for many children and military members on Whidbey Island who got a unexpected three-day weekend. More than two inches… Continue reading

 

New group seeks to find balance between community, Navy

New group seeking balance between community, Navy, plans open house Monday

 

PBY Memorial Foundation to announce expansion plans

PBY Memorial Foundation to announce plans for future expansion

School bus slammed, nine students injured

School bus slammed

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday work to revitalize the Prairie Wayside viewing area and trails in Coupeville. The… Continue reading

VAQ-130 returns home for the New Year

The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-130 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island after completing a seven-month deployment to support Operation Inherent Resolve Dec.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor petition in support of NAS Whidbey Growlers takes off

To show solidarity and support for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor leaders launched a “positive support petition.” Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, three… Continue reading

Aussies amongst us

For now, Whidbey is home for members of the Royal Australian Air Force. To make the long-term guests feel at home on the island, “Welcome… Continue reading

Beginning band a testament to student dedication

More than 200 proud parents and other spectators watched the North Whidbey Middle School beginning band perform last Thursday at Oak Harbor High School. The… Continue reading

Members honored for School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Oak Harbor Public Schools recognized its board members Jan. 9. The board was honored for its dedication… Continue reading

Park foundation trying to raise $10K for amphitheater stage

The Deception Pass Park Foundation, along with the state park, are trying to raise $10,000 to complete the park’s amphitheater stage by May 1, in… Continue reading

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday work to revitalize the Prairie Wayside viewing area and trails in Coupeville. The… Continue reading

Navy extends comment period on Growler study

Navy officials have extended the comment period for a draft Environmental Impact Statement by 30 days after requests from elected officials and community members. The… Continue reading

Oak Harbor School District levy request on Valentine’s Day ballot

Just as student enrollment is rising in Oak Harbor, so is the need for additional funding for school programs, district officials say. On Feb. 14,… Continue reading

Fire officials urge safety after two fires in one day

Nobody was injured in back-to-back house fires on North Whidbey Thursday, but fire officials are again asking residents to be extra diligent about fire safety… Continue reading

Oak Harbor cyclist donates hair for children’s organization

It’s been a while since Brad Nelson, co-manager of Skagit Cycle Store in Oak Harbor, had a haircut, but that changed last Wednesday. Nelson arrived… Continue reading

Island Ice is a hot event

Hundreds of people were surprised to find Oak Harbor’s Island Ice was not as chilling as expected. It didn’t matter to skaters young and old… Continue reading

Group requests longer comment period for draft EIS

Activist organizations from Whidbey and Puget Sound are pushing the Navy for an extension of the comment period deadline regarding the draft Environmental Impact Statement… Continue reading

It’s the season for fire safety

Each year, many lives are lost due to house fires that could have easily been prevented, tragically disrupting lives and leaving families to mourn the… Continue reading