On a gusty Wednesday evening, a wave strikes the beach on the west side of Whidbey Island. The westerly winds that come from the Strait of Juan de Fuca are particularly strong in this area off West Beach Road in Oak Harbor. - Ron Newberry

Whidbey's wicked westerly winds need a name

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 3:04PM

The westerly winds that regularly blow in from the Strait of Juan de Fuca are as much a part of the Whidbey Island fabric as any other natural feature.


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Fishing vessel runs aground in Penn Cove

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Jul 27, 2016 at 3:12PM

A 32-foot private fishing vessel came aground in Penn Cove Tuesday, prompting emergency responders to work together quickly to help contain a fuel spill.

Lavender Wind Festival will go on despite loss of some 2,000 plants

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The pretty purple fields at Lavender Wind Farm off West Beach are a far cry from last year’s “bumper” crop.

If convicted, it’s a 3rd strike for shooter

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The victim of a July 2 shooting in Oak Harbor is back in the hospital.

Best of Whidbey 2016: Annual awards a night of celebration | Slideshow

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

Businesspeople, volunteers and community leaders from across Whidbey Island celebrated their accomplishments at the Whidbey News Group’s Best of Whidbey banquet Friday.

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