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Chicks perish in early morning barn fire

A heat lamp ignited a fire early Tuesday morning, killing chicks and destroying most of a barn in Greenbank, according to Central Whidbey Island Fire… Continue reading

Middle school student bakers battle for cupcake glory

North Whidbey Middle School eighth graders took to the kitchen last week to battle it out for a taste of sweet, sweet victory. Family and… Continue reading

Hospital may end agreements with local fire districts

A change in a decade-long WhidbeyHealth agreement with fire districts could reduce budgets and staffing for North and Central Whidbey fire departments. However, a hospital… Continue reading

Invasive drone | Island Scanner

The following were selected from reports made to Island County Sheriff’s Office. At 11:38 a.m., a Barones Place resident reported that her husband assaulted her… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity to host community appreciation event

Habitat for Humanity of Island County wants to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about what the organization does and how dire the… Continue reading

Canoe Families host celebration at Deception Pass

Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the 14th annual Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration at Deception Pass State… Continue reading

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Article prompts more reports of deer attacks across Whidbey

Instances of deer attacks seem to be spreading across Whidbey Island. Several more people reported incidents involving overly aggressive deer after the Whidbey News-Times ran… Continue reading

North Whidbey fire chief heads north to Alaska

Amid recent strife within the district, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Kirko has resigned. He accepted a fire chief position in Alaska. Kirko… Continue reading

Oak Harbor elementary students bring zoo to Regency

Second grader Emma Ritter can confidently tell you that flamingos are pink because they eat so many shrimp. Lilah Savin could also give fun facts… Continue reading

Pending developments would bring 520 homes to Oak Harbor

The city of Oak Harbor has nine applications from developers for residential subdivision projects that may someday help put a healthy dent in the area’s… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Cinemas getting revamp under ‘new’ owners

Oak Harbor Cinemas is under new management. Or rather, the reins of the business have been returned to the original owner, John Solin, along with… Continue reading

Coupeville’s new water filtration system set to go online in July

Coupeville is a couple of large steps closer to having cleaner, better-tasting water. Monday, four large tanks to be used for a new filtration system… Continue reading

Neighbors worried as deer kills dog, attacks people

A truculent deer in a Langley neighborhood killed one dog and put another one in the hospital last week. Resident Mark Lynch said dogs aren’t… Continue reading

State Parks to host new events, programs throughout summer

Those hoping to get outside this summer but are looking for new ways to do so, need not look far. Local State Parks staff members… Continue reading

Retired deputies offer gun training for women

Firearms are no laughing matter, and nobody is going to laugh at the women during this training class — these retired deputies of the Island… Continue reading

Loaded and barefoot | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, May 21 At 7:14 a.m., there was a report of… Continue reading

Registered offender pleads guilty to rape

A registered sex offender who raped a woman at a group home in Coupeville is facing time in prison. Bilal Alfaruqi, 31, of Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

County weighs requests for infrastructure investment dollars

Oak Harbor is asking Island County for money to purchase a boat-repair and storage facility for its marina. The city was one of three government… Continue reading

Roaming bear is returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search for companionship took him to 11 different islands, including Whidbey. The teenage black… Continue reading