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Penn Cove Water Festival next weekend

Coupeville celebration of culture, community and canoes is 28 years strong

Community members holding A Night to Remember

Some students find prom overwhelming or too difficult to go to, but that doesn’t mean these students don’t appreciate a night out with friends. When… Continue reading

All-island rainbow prom set for Saturday

It will be a queer thing, to be sure. “Curiouser and Curioser,” the Alice in Wonderland-themed “more-than-prom” is happening 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school district recognized for its green efforts

It was clear the group of third and fourth graders really knew what they were talking about. The students’ knowledge of the school rain barrel,… Continue reading

Fraudster guilty of theft, money laundering

A man who defrauded more than $700,000 from customers in an internet scam run out of a Coupeville house pleaded guilty to theft and money… Continue reading

More police to patrol park area on bike, foot

Oak Harbor residents can expect to see more police officers on the south side of town. Oak Harbor police will be “proactively” patrolling Windjammer Park… Continue reading

‘Wandering bear’ spotted on Whidbey

Whidbey Island has a hungry new visitor. Coupeville resident Glenn Hoffman awoke Tuesday morning to find his bird feeders in disarray at his home near… Continue reading

Legislature adjourns on time with new budget, new spending

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Washington State Legislature adjourned minutes before its midnight deadline on April 28, ending its 105-day session on… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2019

Fire districts negotiate EMS deal with hospital

Under the pressure of increasing call volume and incrementally increasing minimum wage, North and Central Whidbey fire districts are hoping to receive more funding to… Continue reading

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                                Todd Krantz presents Matthew Rosencrans with his certificate.

Rosencrans Student of the Month

MATTHEW ROSENCRANS is the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for April 2019. He is the National Honor Society treasurer for Oak… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019
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                                Todd Krantz presents Matthew Rosencrans with his certificate.

WWU releases honor roll, graduation list

Western Washington University has released its winter quarter 2019 honor roll and graduation list. The following Whidbey Island residents appear on the honor roll: OAK… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Club combines love for beer, running, food

To be fit. To think. To be able to eat more food. To be able to drink more beer. These are the reasons members of… Continue reading

City jail may send inmates to Yakima

Oak Harbor jail inmates may get free trips to Yakima someday. Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker has been working for months to find a… Continue reading

Town reviews short-term rental policies

Coupeville Town Council Tuesday reviewed proposed regulations and amendments to deal with an increasing number of short-term rentals, such as Airbnb and VRBO. Council members… Continue reading

Oak Harbor may end curbside recycling, or raise rates

Oak Harbor may be looking at increasing the rates residents pay for garbage and recycling pickup, or doing away with recycling altogether. Public Works Director… Continue reading

Upcoming garden events on Whidbey Island offer variety

Whidbey Island has a variety of garden clubs and garden-related events for plant lovers, the flower-appreciative and gardeners of all experience levels. Here are some… Continue reading

The Legislature’s 2019 hits and misses

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation,… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019

Field carrier landing practices scheduled April 29 – May 5

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled Monday April 29 through Sunday May 5 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and Outlying Landing… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019

Holland Happening 50th celebration starts Thursday

Parade, carnival and food will fill the weekend

Personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments on Tuesday that remove the personal exemption to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019