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County looking at helping North Whidbey Park and Recreation District

The Board of Island County Commissioners is interested in pursuing a one-year agreement with the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District for maintenance of its… Continue reading

Wright’s Crossing appeals to state board

A developer who wants to build a large-scale development south of Oak Harbor is taking a couple of different legal tacts in an attempt to… Continue reading

Developer files suit to reverse county’s decision

Island County submitted an answer and affirmative defense last month to a lawsuit filed by a developer who wants to build a large housing project… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center begins classes today at its new facility, the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley.

South Whidbey Skagit Valley campus moves to new location

Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center is on the move again. The local college recently relocated from South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus to the… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center begins classes today at its new facility, the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley.

Island County Housing Authority sees increase in federal grant

The Housing Authority of Island County in Coupeville recently received a $51,269 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to go toward… Continue reading

County looking for public input on Freeland code

Island County Planning and Community Development is looking for more feedback on its draft development regulations for Freeland. As a result of public comment, the… Continue reading

Navy Sea Cadets ‘build leaders’

Sea Cadets from all over the country gathered last week at Camp Casey to immerse themselves in Navy culture. The winter training in Central Whidbey… Continue reading

April Fools stories mark most read of the year

Out of the thousands of articles published this year in the Whidbey News-Times, the Top Two stories read most online were fake. Two stories from… Continue reading

2017 in review

This weekend marks the end of a year of a changing political climate, tragedy, triumph and growth. Whidbey Islanders participated in national movements and experienced… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

SAR completes Med Evac in Port Angeles

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, according to a… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

Navy training schedule change

Field carrier landing practice at Ault field is now scheduled from late morning to mid-afternoon Thursday, Jan. 4, according to a press release. This type… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

Oak Harbor man dies in Friday morning crash

An Oak Harbor man died this morning in a two-car accident on Silver Lake Road. Peter E. Heller, 38, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet S10… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

WhidbeyHealth budget set at $272 million

Additional patients forecast at hospital, clinics

Healthcare enrollment help coming to Oak Harbor

Navigators available Jan. 9 at Skagit Valley College

Shoreline permits a top priority for county in 2018

Island County commissioners identified increasing the efficiency of issuing shoreline development permits and updating the economic development element of the comprehensive plan as top priorities… Continue reading

Land Trust works to restore habitat near Crockett Lake

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust has planted 1,700 shrubs and small trees around Crockett Lake as part of an effort to control invasive species and… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue has busy Holiday weekend

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire and several weather-related accidents over the weekend, according to press releases. On Saturday, Dec. 23… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Goosefoot’s first grant cycle completed, $88,000 awarded

Ten Whidbey Island nonprofit organizations are the beneficiaries of Goosefoot Community Fund’s first official grant cycle. Goosefoot doled out close to $88,000 in grant monies.… Continue reading

Christmas time is tamale time

Preparation brings family together

Central Whidbey Fire’s Santa brings holiday cheer

Operating Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue’s Santamobile is quite an undertaking. The volunteer elves start by getting familiar with the apparatus and then are… Continue reading