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Knead Feed closing doors after 45 years

This weekend is the final chance for residents to grab one of Knead & Feed’s orange rolls or cinnamon buns. The family-run business of 45… Continue reading

 

GOP picks candidates for Bailey Senate seat

A North Whidbey entrepreneurial farmer is the top choice to replace state Sen. Barbara Bailey. Ron Muzzall topped the list of three candidates chosen by… Continue reading

 

Uber ends operations in Oak Harbor — for now

Uber isn’t currently operating in Oak Harbor, but that should change soon. Nick Greven has been driving for the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft in… Continue reading

 

Now is the wrong time for a street repair tax

Few people seem very excited about an Oak Harbor ballot measure that would raise sales tax by a small amount to fund street repairs and… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Accomplice in Oak Harbor bank robbery sentenced

Three days before being discharged from the Navy, an Oak Harbor man helped a friend rob a bank by acting as a lookout. Five months… Continue reading

Whidbey car chase leads over septic tank

When a driver being chased by a deputy came to a dead end on a Central Whidbey road, he didn’t stop. Instead, he drove into… Continue reading

Candidates for fire commissioner share differing visions

The two North Whidbey Fire and Rescue commissioner candidates expressed vastly different visions for the future of the embattled district in separate interviews. Marv Koorn… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

Last active duty P-3C Orion flies into history

An era of Naval aircraft history came to an end Thursday afternoon at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “This is a big deal,” said Capt.… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey

Commercial crabbers aren’t the only ones setting and pulling autumn pots around Whidbey Island this year. That’s because the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

SAR lifts injured hiker in Olympic National Park

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 70-year-old woman in the Olympic National Park Wednesday, Sept. 25. The SAR… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

NPS extends deadline for leasing proposals

The National Park Service extended the deadline by four weeks for responses to a Request for Proposals, or RFPs, for awards of up to three… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Former WhidbeyHealth employees file lawsuits

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Larsen talks health care, housing at vets forum

A local congressman and a panel of veteran service providers fielded questions and comments last week from veterans frustrated with long wait times, lack of… Continue reading

Central Whidbey firefighters retrieve dog stuck on a bluff

Firefighters aided in the rescue of an elderly Labrador retriever that became stuck on a steep bluff Saturday afternoon. Gus’ family heard him barking from… Continue reading

Street tax measure a political target

A proposition to increase sales tax to fund street repair and maintenance in Oak Harbor has become a hot-potato issue for candidates running for mayor… Continue reading

No flight training operations scheduled for Oct. 7-13

There are no carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field or the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Basics of Pistol Shooting course set for Oct. 18

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next course, NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, is… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

NAS Whidbey SAR airlifts injured hiker in Cascades

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a female hiker in the Cascade Range this past Tuesday. The hiker, who… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

End of Life seeks volunteers

End of Life Washington is looking for client support volunteers on Whidbey Island. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to support adult terminally ill Washington residents… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

School board candidates: Stay course, or change up curriculum?

Two candidates for Oak Harbor school board say the district has had notable successes, but one of them hopes to implement significant changes. Retired Navy… Continue reading