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Paramedic recognized for a feat of strength

An EMS paramedic with WhidbeyHealth Medical Center was recently recognized for a feat of strength in helping a woman injured on a hike. EMS Paramedic… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Businessman shares his story of homelessness

Dave Madeiros knows well both sides of the homelessness issue. Madeiros has been a resident of Oak Harbor since 1988 — when he first came… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

New plan outlines possible county shuffle

Offices for Island County departments may be completely reorganized, according to a new draft facilities master plan. The draft 20-year plan, presented last week to… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
Fernandez, left, and George show off their awards.

Oak Harbor High School filmmakers make national top ten list

Oak Harbor High School students Tia Fernandez and Skyler George can count themselves among the top 10 video production students in the nation after competing… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018
Fernandez, left, and George show off their awards.

Field carrier landing practice schedule — July 9-14

Field Carrier Landing Practice and training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville July 9-14. Coupeville carrier operations are… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Woman accused of stealing beer, bedding from neighbor

A woman from Coupeville is accused of stealing towels, beer and bedding from her neighbor’s house, according to court document. Prosecutors charged Amanda Cantu, 45,… Continue reading

Man, 72, dies after boat flips in Crescent Harbor

An Oak Harbor man died after a boat capsized in Crescent Harbor June 30. Mike Mosbrooker, an 80-year-old Oak Harbor resident, said he and his… Continue reading

Renton man jumps from bridge

A Renton man died after jumping off Deception Pass Bridge June 30, according to the Island County coroner. The man was identified as 30-year-old Joshua… Continue reading

Oak Harbor car chase ends with Jeep flipping

A driver struck a power pole and flipped his vehicle in Oak Harbor while fleeing from police June 30, according to court documents. An officer… Continue reading

Store and deli opens for business in Greenbank

Groceries, wine, beer, sandwiches to go and more

Navy SAR makes appearance at cadet training at Camp Casey

No one was injured or in distress when the Search and Rescue helicopter from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island landed at Camp Casey Conference Center… Continue reading

Board to run Oak Harbor pool levy in November

Oak Harbor voters will get another chance to reopen the city’s swimming pool. On Thursday, the North Whidbey Park and Recreation board, which runs the… Continue reading

Therapist allegedly counseled without a license

The state Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Program charged marriage and family therapist associate Daniel David Haldeman of Langley with unprofessional conduct for allegedly counseling… Continue reading

Pastor accused of child rape

A pastor at an Oak Harbor church is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Thomas E. Stoneham in… Continue reading

Islanders join protest over immigration policies

‘It isn’t right, and it isn’t normal’

Superzoo

Photo provided From left to right, Brian Black, Alex Buschschulte, Melissa Covich and Reyna Hull Walton, with the Oak Harbor business Posh Puppies, traveled to… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Health officer: summer brings out bats

Now that we’re officially in the summer months, we’ll enjoy some longer days, picnics, barbecues and bats. “It’s a good time of year to talk… Continue reading

School registration opens in August

Parents of children new to the Coupeville School District should plan to register Aug. 14-16 for grades kindergarten through fifth at Coupeville Elementary School .… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Three kayakers rescued Sunday

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue picked up three kayakers struggling against the wind and current Sunday between Hidden Beach and Camano Island, according to… Continue reading

‘Lost’ pots can deplete crab numbers

Fewer crab pots lost means more crab on the table. That’s the message Island County Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Foundation is getting out… Continue reading