A firefighter with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue consoles Bruce Silvia after a fire that gutted his Coupeville home Sunday morning, Aug. 28, 2016.  - Ron Newberry

Fire guts Coupeville home

  • Aug 28, 2016 at 5:20PM

After firefighters had left his property Sunday afternoon, Bruce Silvia remained next to the charred shell of his house, still trying to come to grips with what happened.


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Making a difference: Kids First helping foster children

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The gift card program is the brainchild of the local nonprofit organization Kids First Island County. It was launched just a month ago.

AG ruling on tourism grants backs county

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

An informal decision from the state Attorney General’s Office may change how counties and cities distribute lodging tax dollars, but it didn’t end help the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce collect a 2016 grant award.

Oak Harbor Music Festival has become a source of pride

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

More than 30 bands in all will be onstage for the free three-day event, which drew 17,000 people last year after 15,000 in 2014, which doubled attendance from 2013.

City, top chief candidate move to negotiations

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The man who would be police chief will be in Oak Harbor next week to negotiate a contract.

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