Extortion scheme increases bail for suspected molester

A judge in Island County Superior Court increased a suspected child molester’s bail Friday because the man allegedly engaged in an extortion scheme with his… Continue reading

Series of police cases involve felony DUIs

Police and prosecutors on Whidbey Island have been busy in recent weeks with a series of felony-level cases in which drivers were suspected of being… Continue reading

Report shows WhidbeyHealth still short on cash

A persistent decline in inpatient visits is contributing to low cash reserves for the island hospital district. WhidbeyHealth Controller Jennifer Reed told board commissioners Monday… Continue reading

VAQ-130 holds change of command

The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 held a change of command ceremony July 3 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Cmdr. Jack “Farva” Curtis… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Island Transit names 2019 Award recipients

Elizabeth Allred was chosen by the Island Transit management team as the agency’s 2019 Wall of Fame recipient. The Wall of Fame is sponsored by… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Proposals being taken now for agricultural leases within reserve

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve issued a request for proposals for award of up to three agricultural leases within the reserve, which include 222 acres… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Share the shore during pup season, look but don’t touch seals

Advocates for marine mammals are making their annual pitch to beach watchers regarding dewy-eyed babies they may come across. Don’t touch the baby seals. Seal… Continue reading

Coupeville registration is Aug. 13-15

Coupeville School District is asking parents of children kindergarten through fifth grades who are new to the district to register at Coupeville Elementary School 9… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Cascade Falcon XXIV held at Camp Casey

Civil Air Patrol members from around Washington state and beyond arrived at Camp Casey for the Cascade Falcon XXIV summer encampment. It’s the fourth year… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Flyers wins awards at beer competitions

Flyers Restaurant and Brewery claimed two golds and one bronze medal in two recent brewing competitions. The North American Brewers Awards announced May 31 that… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Skagit Valley College holds 92nd annual commencement ceremony in Oak Harbor

Skagit Valley College held its 92nd annual commencement on June 21 in the Oak Harbor High School gymnasium. There were 1,386 degrees, certificates and diplomas… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Help House ‘ Christmas in July’ event is Saturday

It’s that time of year again — the summertime months between the major food-based holidays, when donations slow down but community needs don’t change, so… Continue reading

Garry oak wood takes new forms

Wood from “post office tree” now part of art installation at Smith Park

Oak Harbor Music Festival in need of more volunteers

Oak Harbor Music Festival is seeking volunteers to work in merchandise booths at the event, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The booths will be open… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

No carrier landing practices scheduled

There are no carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field or Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Fare increases floated by Washington State Ferries

A group overseeing transportation in the state wants to know how ferry riders would feel about two increases in fares and a hike in a… Continue reading

Friday’s 4.6 earthquake felt on Whidbey

People across Whidbey Island were awakened by an earthquake early Friday morning. The magnitude 4.6 earthquake was recorded at 2:51 a.m. and originated from 15… Continue reading

Council delays decision on road repairs measure

A decision will have to wait on whether Oak Harbor voters will be asked to raise the sales tax for street repair. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Regency to hold free Community Health Fair

Regency on Whidbey in Oak Harbor will host a free community health fair 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 19. The health fair will include more than… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Conservation District looks at ‘rates and charges’ system

Whidbey Island Conservation District officials are considering going to a different kind of taxation system and want to know what residents think, the district reported… Continue reading