Whidbey Queer Pride Parade postponed

May be canceled this year, organizers say


Oak Harbor island’s third ‘Civility City’

Oak Harbor joined Langley and Coupeville as Whidbey’s third “Civility City.” On May 21, the Oak Harbor City Council was presented with a certificate by… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019


Chapman completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman SHASTA C. CHAPMAN, the daughter of Micheal Chapman, of Oak Harbor, and Sandra L. Chapman, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and granddaughter of… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019


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New ensign saluted by grandfather

AEC (AW) Doug Warren presented his granddaughter, Ensign Katie Kirkwood, with her first salute following graduation at the U.S. Naval Academy on May 24. Warren… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019
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Person stuck in tree | Island Scanner

The following were among the calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, May 30 At 3:55 p.m., a caller reported that a dead… Continue reading

Man accused of cyberstalking, harassing former girlfriend

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Coupeville hosts Sustainability Fair Wednesday

Those with questions about almost anything green — saving energy, conserving water, building bird sanctuaries — will have access to a plethora of resources Wednesday.… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry temporarily at one boat later this month

A complicated confluence of considerations means a cut in service for the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run later this month. Washington State Ferries announced that, beginning… Continue reading

Citing ‘toxic’ atmosphere, North Whidbey Fire captain submits resignation after 15 years with department

A captain at North Whidbey Fire and Rescue has announced his resignation citing his lack of trust in the fire commissioners. After 15 years, Matt… Continue reading

Medicare money and swing beds to help WhidbeyHealth’s financial woes

Reimbursement of $3 million expected, board told

Provisions in Defense Act may address jet noise

The Navy may end up conducting real-time noise monitoring of EA-18G Growler aircraft after all. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House… Continue reading

Port to tighten leash on dogs roaming free at wharf, Greenbank farm

The Port of Coupeville is cracking down on unleashed dogs and will be working to ensure that free-spirited canines don’t roam where they shouldn’t on… Continue reading

Tokitae totem pole event to be held Friday at Coupeville Town Park

Supporters rallying to free orca in captivity

  • Jun 14, 2019

Burning bans likely to come earlier this year

This year, the fire forecasts provided by the state Department of Natural Resources indicate a potential for increased outdoor fires occurring in Western Washington, according… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Bank robbery suspect caught in California

A man wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant in connection with an April 30 bank robbery in Oak Harbor was picked up by officers with… Continue reading

South Whidbey house site of two felony investigations

A residence on Amble Road near Langley was the setting of two felony investigations during a week in which the homeowners were away. On May… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled through June 16

Carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled through June 16 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville. Coupeville carrier operations… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Coupeville man struck, injured on Camano Island

A driver is facing a vehicular assault charge after striking a pedestrian on Camano Island June 6, according to court documents. The victim, Coupeville resident… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Marina will pay $30K a year for tidelands

A decade-long break from paying “tideland lease fees” to the state Department of Natural Resources is over for the Oak Harbor Marina. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Stricklin graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman 1st Class VICTOR M. STRICKLIN, son of Eugene S. and Anita S. Stricklin, of Oak Harbor, and brother of Olivia S. Stricklin,… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019