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Crabbing season reopens around Whidbey

Commercial crabbers aren’t the only ones setting and pulling autumn pots around Whidbey Island this year. That’s because the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

SAR lifts injured hiker in Olympic National Park

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 70-year-old woman in the Olympic National Park Wednesday, Sept. 25. The SAR… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

NPS extends deadline for leasing proposals

The National Park Service extended the deadline by four weeks for responses to a Request for Proposals, or RFPs, for awards of up to three… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Former WhidbeyHealth employees file lawsuits

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Larsen talks health care, housing at vets forum

A local congressman and a panel of veteran service providers fielded questions and comments last week from veterans frustrated with long wait times, lack of… Continue reading

Central Whidbey firefighters retrieve dog stuck on a bluff

Firefighters aided in the rescue of an elderly Labrador retriever that became stuck on a steep bluff Saturday afternoon. Gus’ family heard him barking from… Continue reading

Street tax measure a political target

A proposition to increase sales tax to fund street repair and maintenance in Oak Harbor has become a hot-potato issue for candidates running for mayor… Continue reading

No flight training operations scheduled for Oct. 7-13

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

  • Oct 4, 2019

Basics of Pistol Shooting course set for Oct. 18

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next course, NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, is… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

NAS Whidbey SAR airlifts injured hiker in Cascades

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a female hiker in the Cascade Range this past Tuesday. The hiker, who… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

End of Life seeks volunteers

End of Life Washington is looking for client support volunteers on Whidbey Island. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to support adult terminally ill Washington residents… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

School board candidates: Stay course, or change up curriculum?

Two candidates for Oak Harbor school board say the district has had notable successes, but one of them hopes to implement significant changes. Retired Navy… Continue reading

Establishment candidate faces reformer in race for mayor

The two men who want to be mayor of Oak Harbor next year have emphasized their differences on the campaign trail, but they also have… Continue reading

Council candidates stay on message at forum

During a forum Monday morning, two candidates for Oak Harbor City Council continued their focus on the importance of development. Michael Crawford and Jeffrey Mack… Continue reading

Community group offering free interpersonal abuse education

At 19 years old, Fe Mischo was tumbling through what she later learned is called a cycle of abuse. She was isolated from friends and… Continue reading

Coupeville schools opening doors on new lunch program

Coupeville School District’s new lunch program has been making waves with the hire of skilled chef Andreas Wurzrainer, formerly of Christopher’s Restaurant, and a major… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, according to court… Continue reading

Danielson graduates from St. Olaf College

Benjamin Franklin Danielson of Oak Harbor recently graduated From St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. He is the son of Brian and Pamela Danielson and… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Schlicht completes Air Force training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER A. SCHLICHT, the son of Marilou and Roy Schlicht of Oak Harbor, recently graduated from basic military training… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Conservation district rates revamped starting in 2020

Whidbey Island Conservation District is changing how it funds a number of its services, which are provided for free to property owners on the island.… Continue reading