Meeting set for Growler impact on historic sites

A federal agency will be holding a public meeting on Whidbey Island Dec. 19 to gather comments on the impact an increase of Navy EA-18… Continue reading


City of Oak Harbor looks at buying, selling land

The city of Oak Harbor has been in the real estate business lately. The city recently purchased a couple of side-by-side parcels, is moving forward… Continue reading


WhidbeyHealth reducing cost of physical therapy, CTs, MRIs

Prices reduced about one-third for physical therapy, other services


Helping California fire victims

Collections Boutique donating women’s clothes

Whidbey Golf Club board names new officers

Whidbey Golf Club’s board of trustees met Nov. 30 and elected new officers and jobs for 2019. Elected were: John Geragotelis, president; Dave Acton, vice… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Need ideas for book lovers?

S tumped for gift ideas for the book lovers on your list? Check out the Oak Harbor Library’s recently released “2018 Gifts for Readers” book… Continue reading

SAR transports man from Port Townsend

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Port Townsend in the early morning hours of Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Hospice care RN receives award for giving ‘extraordinary’ care

The most recent WhidbeyHealth DAISY Award recipient is Chris Carpenter, RN, case manager for hospice care. He serves patients on North Whidbey. The DAISY Award… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

No landing practices scheduled next week at Ault Field, OLF Coupeville

There are no aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field or the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Dec.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Whidbey Winter Gathering Jan. 27

The 2019 Whidbey Winter Gathering will be Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Whidbey Institute on Central Whidbey. The Gathering includes morning,… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Police investigating school incident

Police have not filed charges against a substitute teacher at the Oak Harbor Intermediate School accused of inappropriately touching students, but the investigation will continue,… Continue reading

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Meeting a career highlight

Council reduces stability fund

Oak Harbor leaders changed a policy created during a time of political agitation in the city which resulted in the squirreling away of a sizable… Continue reading

Commissioners ink $103.8 million ‘status quo’ budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included funding for two large facility projects and staff wage increases. The budget totals… Continue reading

City jail contract proposal delayed

Fiscally speaking, Is- land County commissioners agree that accepting inmates from the Oak Har-bor Police Department makes sense. However, the board also agreed Wednesday there… Continue reading

Police find pipe bomb in suspect’s car

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a silencer inside a man’s car in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Deputies… Continue reading

Navy ends talks on historical impacts

Many of the people involved in negotiating mitigation measures on the impact that an increase in EA18-G Growlers aircraft practice will have on historic Central… Continue reading

New Lions reviving Christmas Village

A new Lions Club is giving the community a special gift this Christmas season. Whidbey Island Lions is bringing Christmas Village back to the Blue… Continue reading

Tensions flare during hearing on county event regulations

One of the final public hearings on an overhaul of rural event regulations in the county became increasingly personal. Conversations in support of and against… Continue reading

Students shine at all-state musical meet-up

Five Oak Harbor High School musicians are being recognized for their ability to do something inappropriate. “None of the audition music is appropriate for their… Continue reading