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Student unwittingly wins ‘Best in Show’

Destanie Overly didn’t even know her piece had been entered into the American of Association University Women All-Island High School Showcase of the Arts, but… Continue reading

Agreement with Water Stewards comes to a close

The Town of Coupeville terminated its agreement with Sound Water Stewards as of the latest Town Council meeting. Sound Water Stewards, formerly Island County Beach… Continue reading

Island County officials dispute state’s projected ridership numbers for Mukilteo-to-Clinton ferry

Island County is disputing low projected growth numbers for the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route that Washington State Ferries recently presented as concepts for its long-rage plan.… Continue reading

Parlor Car 1799 is prepared for a trip across the Puget Sound. Courtesy Photo

Railway Museum acquires 117-year old Parlor Car from Whidbey Island

The car was built in 1901, was one of two train cars built to a specific design specification and is the only survivor of the two.

Parlor Car 1799 is prepared for a trip across the Puget Sound. Courtesy Photo

Skagit Valley College seeking artists

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus seeking artists for an outdoor mural project. Interested artists can e-mail a single pdf that includes the following to… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Street performer threatened | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 26 At 11:11 a.m., a clerk at a convenience… Continue reading

Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Consultant biologist Mark Sheehan discusses the nursery run by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust .

Prairie land a priority for Whidbey Camano trust

It takes sunlight, water, soil and blazing fire to keep these plants happy. A disappearing type of land called mesic “wet prairie” land is home… Continue reading

Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Consultant biologist Mark Sheehan discusses the nursery run by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust .
Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coupeville May 16-23.

Hawaiian Chieftain stars at Coupeville SailFest

Whidbey’s first tall ship celebration May 16-23

Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coupeville May 16-23.

Commissioners decline federal funds for trail

Federal funding for a proposed trail from the Clinton business district to Ken’s Korner will be declined at the request of two of the three… Continue reading

Students hit the road for a day

The morning commute to school was a little more exciting for a group of Coupeville Elementary School students Wednesday morning. More than 50 fourth and… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth slapped with state, federal lawsuits

WhidbeyHealth is being sued in state and federal court for allegedly violating the state Open Public Records Act and for alleged age discrimination. Dr. James… Continue reading

Woman accused of forging prescriptions

Police say an employee at an Oak Harbor dental clinic used forged prescriptions to obtain opioid medication from pharmacies. Prosecutors charged the employee, Lindsey A.… Continue reading

Volunteers needed to help at Ebey House

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is seeking docents to welcome the public to the historic Jacob and Sarah Ebey House, which opens May 26. A… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2018

Back-to-back city utility rate hikes projected

Rates for most utilities provided by the city of Oak Harbor will have to increase over the next five years, but not by unexpected amounts.… Continue reading

Island Transit taking comments on potential fares

Island Transit is seeking public input on the possibility of charging fares for bus and paratransit services in the future. The transit agency will host… Continue reading

Sex offender registers to live on North Whidbey

A man who took hostages and sexually assaulted them in Iowa nearly 40 years ago is moving to North Whidbey. The Island County Sheriff’s Office… Continue reading

Magazine ranks Island County among nation’s healthiest

U.S. News & World Report recently included Island County amon its first Healthiest Communities Honor Roll. Counties across the nation were placed in peer groups… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Bull family
                                Lyle and Diana Bull are pictured in their younger years. Lyle Bull passed away May 4.

Adm. Lyle Bull dies at age 80, remembered as a great leader

Lyle F. Bull was a rear admiral in the Navy, a recipient of the Navy Cross, a community leader, and a beloved husband and father.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Bull family
                                Lyle and Diana Bull are pictured in their younger years. Lyle Bull passed away May 4.

Whidbey on the menu of food writers

Group to wine, dine, explore and tour island

SAR team from NAS Whidbey Island rescues pilot in Olympics

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a civilian pilot in the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday. The SAR crew was… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018