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South Whidbey port looks at taking over fair property management

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

Boat launches, marinas and leasing land for a cell tower, but the Island County Fairgrounds? In a surprise move last week, Port of South Whidbey commissioners voted unanimously to consider taking over management of the Langley property, a job currently performed by the Island County Fair Association.

Island County sheriff: Learn the rules before lighting fireworks

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

When celebrating this Fourth of July remember that shooting off fireworks isn’t a free-for-all. Whether you live in the county or within town or city limits, each jurisdiction has its own set of rules.

Oak Harbor’s annual fantastic Fourth filled with fun

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Independence Day is a time of nationwide celebration, and Whidbey Island is no exception. Oak Harbor has held its Fourth of July parade for decades, and it’s always been a popular event.

Oak Harbor department heads plead for new hires

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Oak Harbor’s police chief wants five additional officers, the fire chief wants four new firefighters and the city administrator wants his own administrative assistant.

North Whidbey rolls by Anacortes | 11/12 baseball

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 3:22PM

Receiving offensive help from throughout the lineup, the North Whidbey Little League 11/12 baseball team clubbed Anacortes 11-1 in four innings Monday, June 30, in the District 11 tournament in Langley.

11/12 softball ousted; 9/10 baseball stays alive | CWLL

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 3:21PM

Anacortes eliminated the Central/South Whidbey Little League 11/12 softball team from the District 11 tournament with an 18-8 win in five innings at Oak Harbor's Volunteer Park Monday, June 30.

State representatives call for changes at state ferries

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

Washington’s newest ferry went into service Monday amid the concerns of two lawmakers that a flawed design is causing some vehicles to bottom out as they transition from ramps onto upper parking decks.

Fourth OH July parade lineup

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:07PM

Fourth OH July parade lineup Oak Harbor Police Department Oak Harbor Fire Department Navy Region Northwest Fire and EMS North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Emergency Response Vehicles Navy Color Guard More...

Woman jumps off Deception Pass Bridge

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:38PM

A 25-year-old woman jumped off the deception pass bridge at 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Island County Sheriff's Department.

Wildcats blanked by Mount Vernon | Legion

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:04AM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team had its chances but couldn't punch across any runs in a 9-0 non-league loss to visiting Mount Vernon Monday, June 30.

Question of the Week:

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00AM

Do you think firework regulations should be more or less strict, and why?

Whidbey loses in extra innings | 13/14 baseball

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 8:50AM

The combined North/Central/South Whidbey 13/14 Junior Little League baseball team opened the district playoffs with a tough loss, falling 3-2 in nine innings to Sedro-Woolley Monday, June 30, in Anacortes.

Oak Harbor wins wood bat tournament | Legion

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 1:32PM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team shines brightest during tournament play; this time claiming the title in the Anacortes Wood Bat Tournament June 27-29.

North Whidbey wins 2 thrillers | 9/10 baseball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 1:00PM

Coach Mark Tanner has labeled his North Whidbey Little League 9/10 baseball team the "Cardiac Kids." The nickname came after two heart-thumping wins in the District 11 tournament at Sedro-Woolley's Kiwanis Fields Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29.

Central/South Whidbey closing in on state berth | 9/10 softball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Central/South Whidbey Little League 9/10 softball team is one win from earning a trip to state.

Central/South Whidbey eliminates NWLL from district | 11/12 softball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 10:52AM

Withstanding a late rally, the Central/South Whidbey Little League 11/12 softball team tipped North Whidbey 11-9 in a loser-out game Sunday, June 29, in the District 11 tournament at Oak Harbor's Volunteer Park.

CWLL wins, NWLL loses in district openers | 11/12 baseball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:14AM

Central Whidbey Little League's 11/12 baseball team opened District 11 play at South Whidbey by slipping past Sedro-Woolley 2-1 Sunday, June 28.

Oak Harbor falls in bid for state tournament | Babe Ruth

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 11:14AM

Burlington used a 10-run first inning to cruise by the Oak Harbor Babe Ruth 13/14 baseball team 17-4 in a winner-to-state, loser-out game in the district tournament at Burlington's Rotary Field Friday, June 27.

Oak Harbor, Coupeville grads continue to compete in college athletics

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

A player drafted by a professional baseball team and several all-American honors in track highlighted the efforts of Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school graduates who competed in college sports this spring.

Vaughan named interim Island County commissioner, wants to fix 'disconnnect'

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 10:31AM

Aubrey Vaughan of Camano Island was selected Tuesday to fill the District 3 seat. After interviewing three candidates at a special session, Commissioners Jill Johnson and Helen Price Johnson deliberated for roughly 15 minutes in closed session before voting on their selection.

Waste Management closing call center

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

More than 120 employees will lose their jobs when the Waste Management call center closes its doors in September.

Rare or not on Whidbey, turkey vulture sightings thrill some

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 5:00AM

Bald eagles are a common and, for some, a thrilling sight on Whidbey Island. However, another bald-headed bird is a less-common, more-surprising and no-less-thrilling sight for some residents.

Oh deer! | Survey may steer how state handles deer population

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

While walking home from the Coupeville Post Office earlier this month, Theresa Carr was attacked by a deer.

Births — Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:07PM

SUMMER LYNN MOZER, 9 pounds, 3 ounces, was born June 10. She is the daughter of Christopher and Angela Mozer.

Births — Whidbey General Hospital

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:06PM

JOSHUA PAUL FORTIN JR., 6 pounds, 9 ounces, was born June 11. He is the son of Joshua Fortin and Michelle Anne Kolodejchuk of Oak Harbor.

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