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Land Trust holding October consevation plan meetings

Whidbey Camano Land Trust will hold two neighborhood meetings on Whidbey Island…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Clinton man finds skull in storage unit

A Whidbey Island picker’s score of a lifetime came with an unexpected…

Town marshal out 8 weeks for shoulder surgery

Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden is off duty for at least eight weeks…

Late-season crabbing underway

Fishery managers from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved late-season crabbing…

Oak Harbor Poetry Project launches Sunday at library

Aaron John Marek is first featured poet and reader

Illuminating a dark subject at Coupeville talk

Audubon Society hosts discussion on better ways to light the night

Crescent Harbor celebrates new covered play structure and garden

Inclement weather won’t have to keep Crescent Harbor Elementary School students inside…

Survivor trusts in self to fight cancer her way

In June 2004, Rowenna Houghton had her furniture packed and was ready…

County survey looks at housing concerns

Island County recently released a survey to gather information about residents’ housing…

League of Women Voters holding Central Whidbey forum Tuesday

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host a Central…

  • Oct 9th, 2017

Berry amazing: From Hunter’s Moon Farm to Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

New farm-to-table duo features late season blueberries

Open houses to look at county trails plan

Island County Public Works will hold open houses 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday,…

Commissioners likely to defer Wright’s Crossing

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council want discussions to continue on…

Coupeville man gets 30 months for child porn

A Coupeville man was sentenced to two and half years in prison…

Oak Harbor may get artsy with catch basins, manhole covers

Storm drain facilities on Pioneer Way or in Windjammer Park may soon…

Navy conducting housing study

The Navy is conducting a study of housing in the area of…

SAR helps rescue crash survivor

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island helped…

Former Oak Harbor man faces new child molesting charges

A former Navy man who was the defendant in a long and…

Fire district seeks bond support

With aging fire engines and increased emergency call volumes, Central Whidbey Island…

Park windmill becoming a debris hazard

Oak Harbor City Council is considering removing the windmill in Windjammer Park…

North island sheriff’s precinct deemed unusable

The north precinct for the Island County Sheriff’s Office has been deemed…

State health officials close Penn Cove to all shellfish harvesting

High levels of lethal toxin detected throughout region

Car strikes pump house near WAIF

A young woman hit a stop sign, a campground sign and a…

Pool prices could double if parks district levy fails

Cost of using the Oak Harbor pool could potentially double if the…

Ferrets, flutes and fakes | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor…

Pigfest donates $20,000 to CADA

By Patricia Guthrie pguthrie@whidbeynewsgroup.com

County app gauging trail usage

When the county last updated its non-motorized trail plan in 2006, transportation…

Council to consider Wright’s Crossing resolution

Supporters of a proposed large-scale, affordable housing development south of Oak Harbor…

Oak Harbor officer justified in shooting, prosecutor finds

Officer Michael Brown was “entirely justified” in shooting a kidnapping suspect in…

Sheriff lifting burn ban on Sunday

Iincreased moisture levels prompted Sheriff Mark Brown to lift the county ban…

Hydro accident doesn’t sour sport for driver

Driver Derek Bollinger suffered a life-altering injury during the Hydros for Heroes…

Former county commissioner Dick Caldwell dies at 83

Dick Caldwell, a former Island County commissioner and conservative voice on Whidbey,…

Fired port director files wrongful termination lawsuit

A former executive director is asking for a jury to decide if…

All things Whidbey focus of 10-day event starting Friday

Friday, Sept. 29, kicks off the first-ever Whidbey Island Grown Week, a…

Planning commission sidelines proposed development

Island County Planning Commission dealt a blow Monday to a developer’s plans…

Forest Service sued for granting Growler flights over Olympics

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued for its decision to grant…

State auditor issues finding against Island County

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County…

Motorcyclists crash while racing in Central Whidbey

Two motorcyclists were injured after they both lost control while racing on…

Yacht burns, sinks off Whidbey

A man made it to safety after a yacht caught fire off…

Deputy fired multiple shots in fatal confrontation

A man in a confrontation with police on North Whidbey Sunday night…