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Operators working to de-stink dryer at sewage treatment plant

Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant isn’t quite living up to the odor-free promise, but operators are hoping the unfortunate stink will be eliminated soon.… Continue reading

Burning bans likely to come earlier this year

This year, the fire forecasts provided by the state Department of Natural Resources indicate a potential for increased outdoor fires occurring in Western Washington, according… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2019

Tokitae pole journey leads to Coupeville

Event honors Tokitae, an orca captured in Penn Cove 45 years ago

Axe-swinging suspect to get evaluation

An Oak Harbor man accused of threatening a store clerk with an axe was ordered to get a mental health evaluation, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Input sought on waste management plan

Island County is asking for public comment on its plan to dispose of waste, including garbage, recycling and “moderate-risk waste.” The plan, which is required… Continue reading

Bail revoked for man who violated terms of his release

An Oak Harbor man accused of purposely crashing into a car with his kids inside recently had his bail revoked, according to court records. At… Continue reading

Fire marshal says burn ban now in effect

A burn ban is now in effect in Island County, the fire marshal announced. The Type I ban prohibits outdoor burning of natural debris, even… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

SAR rescues hiker near Green Mountain

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a hiker suffering from traumatic injuries June 4 near Green Mountain. The SAR… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

Welcome Home Oak Harbor holding open house

Welcome Home Oak Harbor Senior Memory Care will be hosting a community open house from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday June 22, The building is up… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

Oak Harbor graduates reflect on the meaning of it all

Oak Harbor High School graduating seniors gathered Saturday at Wildcat Stadium in front of friends, family, honored guests, “regular guests,” teachers and staff to contemplate… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville is moving forward with broadband study

Port of Coupeville is working to upgrade to a fiber-optics system that would bring faster internet to Whidbey Island. The port received a $50,000 grant,… Continue reading

Whidbey Queer Pride Parade postponed

May be canceled this year, organizers say

Oak Harbor island’s third ‘Civility City’

Oak Harbor joined Langley and Coupeville as Whidbey’s third “Civility City.” On May 21, the Oak Harbor City Council was presented with a certificate by… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Chapman completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman SHASTA C. CHAPMAN, the daughter of Micheal Chapman, of Oak Harbor, and Sandra L. Chapman, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and granddaughter of… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019
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New ensign saluted by grandfather

AEC (AW) Doug Warren presented his granddaughter, Ensign Katie Kirkwood, with her first salute following graduation at the U.S. Naval Academy on May 24. Warren… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019
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Person stuck in tree | Island Scanner

The following were among the calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, May 30 At 3:55 p.m., a caller reported that a dead… Continue reading

Man accused of cyberstalking, harassing former girlfriend

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Coupeville hosts Sustainability Fair Wednesday

Those with questions about almost anything green — saving energy, conserving water, building bird sanctuaries — will have access to a plethora of resources Wednesday.… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry temporarily at one boat later this month

A complicated confluence of considerations means a cut in service for the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run later this month. Washington State Ferries announced that, beginning… Continue reading

Citing ‘toxic’ atmosphere, North Whidbey Fire captain submits resignation after 15 years with department

A captain at North Whidbey Fire and Rescue has announced his resignation citing his lack of trust in the fire commissioners. After 15 years, Matt… Continue reading