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Letter pleads for reduction in potential flights at OLF

Coupeville Town Council voted Tuesday to approve a letter that Mayor Molly Hughes wrote to Congressman Rick Larsen and to U.S. senators Maria Cantwell and… Continue reading

Quonset hut part of local history

Homoja housing created during housing crisis of World War II

City of Oak Harbor mulls new contract with WAIF

Police chief presents Animal Control options to council

Annual Kite Festival at Camp Casey Sept. 15-16

The Whidbey Island Kite Festival and Sportkite Competition will again fill the sky at Camp Casey with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes on… Continue reading

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Pile of logging debris catches fire, put out by Central Whidbey Fire

Logging debris from a county road project caught fire just after midnight Tuesday and burned until around 8 a.m. that morning, according to Central Whidbey… Continue reading

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Accused rapist’s bail unchanged

A judge declined to lower bail for a man accused of raping a woman on North Whidbey a year ago. Carlos A. Martinez, 25, appeared… Continue reading

Woman accused of impersonation

A Clinton woman could face jail time for allegedly impersonating a golf course employee and collecting money, according to court documents. Prosecutors recently charged Tamara… Continue reading

Man arrested after car chase

A 30-year-old man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through Oak Harbor Aug. 23. A trooper with the Washington State Patrol reported… Continue reading

The Whidbey Follies stage a comeback

After a 25-year absence, the Whidbey Follies is making a comeback. The show is Sept. 29 and 30. Creator David Howell describes the show as… Continue reading

SaviBank breaks ground for branch on Midway

SaviBank has broken ground for a new branch on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor. The site is located across the street from SaviBank’s current temporary… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Field carrier landing practice schedule — Aug. 20-Sept. 2

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field, and Field Carrier Landing Practice training operations are scheduled for the Outlying Landing… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

$32,000 shed will house City of Oak Harbor’s biosolids

The dried brown stuff produced by Oak Harbor’s treatment facility will make a temporary layover behind the public works building on the north end of… Continue reading

Teachers will see significant pay increases

Oak Harbor, Coupeville districts reach agreements

  • Aug 28, 2018

Oak Harbor Music Festival: Three days of music, more than 30 acts

Big names, both on the Island and across the globe, are on the schedule for this year’s Oak Harbor Music Festival. “This year we have… Continue reading

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                                Emily Harding Hill and Michael Weeks stand outside their restaurant Callen’s, which opened on July 31 near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal.

New restaurant opens at historic location

One might say it was love at first sight, on Valentine’s Day, that led to Michael Weeks and Emily Harding Hill to take a leap… Continue reading

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                                Emily Harding Hill and Michael Weeks stand outside their restaurant Callen’s, which opened on July 31 near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal.

Accused rapist to appear in court Monday

A Bellingham man wanted on a $100,000 warrant on suspicion of rape in the second degree by forcible compulsion turned himself in, according to court… Continue reading

Photo selected in contest for telephone book cover

Whidbey Telecom announced the winner of its 2018-19 Directory Cover Art Competition. The directory, to be published in November 2018, will feature “Island Bound,” an… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

VFW holding two-day craft fair on Saturday

VFW Post No. 7392, in Oak Harbor, is hosting a two-day Craft and Vendor Fair which will help the group raise funds. The event is… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Man charged with pointing laser at officer

A homeless man could face up to a year in prison after aiming a laser at an Island County Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to court… Continue reading

Homeless man accused in Airsoft assault in parking lot of Oak Harbor Safeway

A homeless man with possible mental health problems is accused of shooting a man with an Airsoft pistol in Oak Harbor, according to court documents.… Continue reading