State’s high court rejects South Whidbey child rapist’s appeal

The state Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear an appeal from a South Whidbey man who repeatedly raped two boys he was supposed to be… Continue reading

Ferry out of commission after running aground

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route is down to one vessel after the Salish ran aground Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m., the vessel made what’s called… Continue reading

Celebrating an artistic legacy

When a longtime member passed away last March, her colleagues at Whidbey Allied Artists couldn’t let her 50 years worth of artwork just sit in… Continue reading

County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading


Oak Harbor High School grad starts career at bank

Peoples Bank announced the appointment of JAHLEEL VESTER as real estate loan representative at the Oak Harbor Financial Center. Vester earned a bachelor’s degree in… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Nonprofit opens doors at new, larger location

Garage of Blessings now has more space than it ever has before, and with that space will come more services than it has ever provided.… Continue reading

Coupeville community photo Sept. 15

Coupeville community photo Sept. 15 Coupeville residents will soon get the chance to be a part of history. The annual community portrait is scheduled for… Continue reading

New law used to take gun from man who was suicidal

The Washington State Patrol recently used a new law to seize a firearm from a man who was allegedly contemplating suicide at Deception Pass Bridge.… Continue reading

Hunting limited on Whidbey Island

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to deer hunting despite a mysterious sign to the contrary. Steve Marx, Island County Public Works assistant director,… Continue reading

Motorcyclist leads chase through Oak Harbor

A motorcyclist crashed while leading a deputy on a chase through Oak Harbor Sept. 3, according to court documents. The suspect, 31-year-old Robert Hill, appeared… Continue reading

With 5 DUIs, woman facing felony

A woman suspected to have caused a DUI-related accident on Whidbey Island Sept. 2 was arrested five previous times on suspicion of driving under the… Continue reading

Growing strong after 25 years

Bayview Farm and Garden celebrates anniversary

Tickets still available for Lions salmon BBQ

Fundraiser proceeds go toward community projects

  • Sep 4, 2018

Walking Festival offers exercise, Whidbey scenery

There will be a three-day Whidbey Walking Festival Sept. 7-9 with five routes starting at Camp Casey in Coupeville. “The purpose of our club is… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey holding earthquake response exercise through Friday

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will conduct an earthquake response and recovery exercise Sept. 5-7. The annual exercise, called Citadel Rumble, will test Navy installations’… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Changes to city’s housing element eyed

As part of broader conversations around housing in the region, Oak Harbor Planning Commission began its examination of the city’s housing element of the comprehensive… Continue reading

Festival rocks Oak Harbor through the weekend

“Good music and good food” defined the Oak Harbor Music Festival for Anitza Cotto. It was Cotto’s second time at the event after moving to… Continue reading

PSE Safety Fair set for Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

Town makes changes to 2 percent funds process

The Town of Coupeville voted Tuesday to make a few minor changes to the town’s allocation process for the 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant… Continue reading

Hydro race organizers seeking volunteers for September event

Hydros for Heroes organizers are seeking volunteers from the local community to help with this year’s event. The contests, which will be held on Sept.… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018