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Party crashers: Orcas arrive in time to steal the spotlight from gray whales

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 7:00AM

While Whidbey Island celebrates the annual return of gray whales, a large pod of Southern Resident orcas have been splashing around Saratoga Passage in recent days, upstaging the larger marine mammals.

Navy accepting comments on alder clearcutting

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Navy is accepting written public comments through Wednesday, May 13, on an Environmental Assessment project to clear 7.6 acres of alder trees on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field that are becoming hazardous for aircraft landing on one of the base’s runways.

Oak Harbor robotics team earns top honor at regional contest

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 7:00AM

The first thing the students want you to know is that it’s NOT about the robots.

Whidbey farm focuses on high-end Seattle fare

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

Few restaurants have a dedicated farm providing their own exclusive beef, vegetables and eggs. But Seattle’s Bateau and several other Seattle eateries under the same ownership are the exclusive consumers of those commodities from La Ferme des Anes (The Donkey Farm), a bucolic Freeland farm with views of the Cascades.

Wonn Road trial date set

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

The Skagit County Superior Court has set Oct. 11 as the start date of a jury trial over whether Greenbank residents Joanne and Bruce Montgomery had the legal right to build a stone wall at the eastern end of Wonn Road, excluding the public from a historic beach access point.

Sundberg series launches May 6

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series, three years in the making, will bring its first speaker to Whidbey Island stages on May 6 and 7.

Property crime concerns raised to sheriff by South Whidbey builders

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey builders are fed up with property crime, and they let Island County Sheriff Mark Brown know during a meeting Thursday in Freeland.

Whidbey General Hospital to start posting its board meetings online

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 5:00AM

In an effort to improve transparency and community involvement, the hospital board at Whidbey General Hospital plans to videotape and post its meetings on its website.

Island Transit, Nortier agree on contract terms

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

Mike Nortier will make $120,000 a year as the director of Island Transit.

$10.5 mil sewers planned for Freeland

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 5:00AM

If the stars line up, construction of a $10.5 million effort to bring sewers to Freeland’s commercial core could begin as soon next summer.

NAS Whidbey schedules open house for June 25

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will hold a public open house 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

New efforts toward transparency best medicine for Whidbey General Hospital | In Our Opinion

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

Officials at Whidbey General Hospital took an important step this week in healing its relationship with people in the community critical of a culture among administrators and elected board members that once was insular and opaque.

Navy could donate alder wood to needy | Letter

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 2:00AM

Oh the irony of the North Whidbey community well failure article appearing next to the article about the Navy planning to clear 7.6 acres of alders and leave them in place.

Whistle was blown, anyone listening? | Letter

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 2:00AM

Sadly, the public treasury and public-owned assets are the poorest guarded in the land.

Policies leaving some people in the cold | Letter

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 2:00AM

I am the daughter of a retired military man who passed away. I was born and raised here on the island and I’m finding it very, very hard to believe that as civilians we can hardly find any place to rent.

Wouldn’t brag about supporting Trump | Letter

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 2:00AM

Ed Hickey’s letter in the March 19 edition, “Trump should be given a chance,” took my breath away. It was as if the gentleman had just returned from Mars.

Looking Back

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 4:00AM

Here's what was happening in the news this week 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

County to cover tourism fund changes

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

Island County next month plans to hold a 90-minute workshop explaining changes in evaluation criteria for tourism-related groups to receive lodging-tax revenue.

Whidbey General Hospital’s Dr. Stumblemore honored

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

Blake Thompson, known to countless patients and staff members as “Dr. Stumblemore,” was honored Monday by the Whidbey General hospital board for his volunteer work as Dr. Stumblemore the clown.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters plan special meeting

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 2:00AM

The Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters will celebrate Parliamentary Law Month with a special parliamentary-themed meeting.

Parks seeks comment on bylaws, levy

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 4:00AM

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is seeking input from the public in regard to two matters of community interest: proposed revisions to the district’s bylaws, and a 2017 levy ballot measure.

Emblem Club installs officers

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor Emblem Club held its 47th annual installation of officers at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge with the incoming president Joanne Hartley, who chose the theme “Embrace Emblem with Loyalty, Love and Laughter” for the coming year.

Meerkerk enters magical time of year

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 5:00AM

The lush and dog-friendly Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank are in bloom, displaying a vast array of bright colors and smells that send the senses into overdrive.

Oak Harbor athletes win state trampoline/tumbling titles

  • Apr 12, 2016 at 8:00AM updated at 2:31PM

Two Oak Harbor athletes earned state titles at the Washington State Trampoline and Tumbling Championships Sunday, April 10, in Maple Valley.

Church Notes

  • Apr 13, 2016 at 4:00AM

Here's what's happening in Whidbey churches and places of worship.

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