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Playhouse lends hand to film camp relocated by wildfires

  • Today at 3:12PM

Janis Powell, business manager at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor, got an unusual phone call Thursday morning.

Island Scanner | Man blows marijuana smoke into dog's mouth, feeds dog pot

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

OAK HARBOR POLICE The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station welcomes public

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

And more than 1,600 civilian visitors were given a rare glimpse of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Saturday.

Island County commissioners clash over island-wide bike trail

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

A portion of a Freeland trail project was removed from the county’s Capital Improvement Plan Monday.

Whidbey woodworker glides through belt-sander races

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

Ken Green doesn’t look at belt sanders the way most contractors do.

Whidbey crews fighting Carlton wildfire

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25AM

Five North Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters traveled last week to help battle the Carlton Complex Fire in north-central Washington.

County OKs $30,000 for fairground maintenance

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25AM

Island County commissioners approved $30,000 for maintenance of the Island County Fairgrounds Monday, although management of the property remains uncertain.

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

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 10:34AM

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

Initiative 1325 failure not a green light for higher taxes | Sound Off

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:01AM

Jack Fagan, Mike Fagan and I co-sponsored the 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative this year and worked really hard for the past six months leading its signature drive.

Jacks is committed to the community | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:01AM

Camano Island and its fate is so closely tied to Stanwood, my hometown and place I love, that I feel compelled to take an interest in its politics.

Partial recording is intended to mislead | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

An Open Letter to Island County Residents: The ballots came out in the mail today, so primary election time is finally here.

Opponent has opted to make campaign ‘ugly' | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

I believe a recent letter to the editor written by my opponent to the Whidbey News-Times distorts the truth for personal political gain rather than telling the whole story.

Sailor aims to break pullup record

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

Navy Petty Officer Mike McCastle said he plans to feel some pain.

Nature guide aims to encourage Deception Pass visitors to slow down and take a long look

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

As she took a quick inventory of the critters she catalogued at Deception Pass State Park, Mary Jo Adams stopped at the photograph of a skinny beetle-shaped bug.

Langley Shakespeare festival opens with 'Taming of the Shrew' this weekend

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 5:00AM

Zora Lungren performed in her first play, “Romeo and Juliet,” when she was a seventh grader attending Langley Middle School. Today, in a vintage theater tent propped in the field behind that same middle school, she is preparing to relate what is known in theater circles as “the unplayable scene.”

Wicker wins twice in Micronesian Games

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 9:42AM

Christina Wicker, a 2013 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was a double winner at the Eighth Micronesian Games in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuesday, July 22.

No OLF flight operations scheduled July 20-26

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:34AM

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Wash., the week of July 20-26, 2014.

Impressed how candidate responded to complaint | Letter

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:05AM

I saw my Letter to the Editor (July 16, Flyer is a tip that resident isn’t home) online today. Within 15 minutes, I had a personal visit from Marc Henneman, apologizing for the flyer in the door.

Treasurer should take responsibility for loss | Letter

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:05AM

On July 10, the three Island County treasurer candidates participated in the League of Women Voters’ forum in Coupeville.

Group aims to continue Loganberry children’s fun

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:52AM

One of the first things Bo Chernikoff thought of when he heard about the cancellation of the Loganberry Festival this year was the children.

Oak Harbor retirement center recognized for care

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:52AM

Hazel Welliver, the executive director of Harbor Tower Village in Oak Harbor, is proud of the retirement community, with good reason.

Whidbey General Hospital CEO gives one-year notice of retirement

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:51AM

Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are putting together a list of criteria to help them find the perfect chief executive officer, according to Commissioner Ron Wallin.

Wallie Funk surprised with Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:51AM

As he’s advanced in his years, Wallie Funk doesn’t get around as well as he used to. Sometimes rising from a chair can pose its challenges.

Commissioners to fund fairground manager

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:50AM

Island County Commissioners agreed to fund a contractor to manage the Island County fairgrounds for one year.

Sheriff fights to protect deputy files

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:50AM

A proposal to move sheriff’s deputy files into the county’s human resources office was kiboshed by the county’s two Republican commissioners during Wednesday’s work session.

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