City asks for reduced water use

Oak Harbor is asking residents to conserve water because the Skagit River is running a little low, the city reported. The city buys its water… Continue reading

Hospital chief outlines district woes, goals

WhidbeyHealth CEO Ron Telles admits the hospital district is facing financial and morale problems and says he’s working to fix those issues. During a Council… Continue reading

Local brewer taps into neighboring market

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co. is holding the grand opening for its new Oak Harbor taproom on Bayshore… Continue reading

Bell’s Farm holds celebration of a berry good crop

After two tough strawberry years, Bell’s Farm is finally abundant in the little red berries again. And its annual celebration of all thing strawberry is… Continue reading

Deer stomps on foot | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Thursday, June 13 At 9:59 a.m., a man in a boat… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man found guilty again of indecent exposure

After his conviction was reversed on appeal, an Oak Harbor man was re-tried in Island County Superior Court last week for indecent exposure. The jury… Continue reading

Soak up the fun at launching of Shipwreck Shores

Windjammer Park’s grand reopening will make a splash

PBY Museum to offer discount on July admission

To celebrate five years in Oak Harbor, the PBY Naval Air Museum will be offering $5 admission for the month of July. No other discounts,… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Read a book, stroll the new Story Trail at Windjammer Park

Children and adults will soon have a chance to read a book while strolling along the new Story Trail at Oak Harbor’s re-imagined Windjammer Park.… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Field carrier landing practices scheduled through June 30

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled through Sunday, June 30 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Habitat for Humanity event draws crowd

The community appreciation event included free hot dogs, a raffle and a silent auction. It also marked the official launch of Habitat’s five-year “Cost of… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

SmileMobile is coming to Oak Harbor June 24-28

The SmileMobile is coming to Oak Harbor next week. The three-chair mobile dental van travels the state offering dental services to children and pregnant or… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2019

The best bargains around: Lions Club annual sale next weekend

Coupeville Lions Club celebrates 40 years of thrifty treasures

Whidbey Community Foundation hires program manager

The Board of Whidbey Community Foundation has announced its first staff member, Jessie Gunn, who will be taking the position of part-time program manager. Gunn… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

Woman accused of hit-and-run, DUI, assaulting state trooper

A woman without a driver’s license drove drunk with dogs in her car on North Whidbey, struck a car she was tailgating, tried to flee… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island welcomes public Saturday

Aviation fans will get a chance to get up close and personal with the aircraft of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during its annual open… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

Hearing examiner holds meeting on proposed affordable housing

Many locals seem to agree that the island needs more affordable housing but can’t agree where to put it. A public hearing Tuesday before Oak… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth and nurses union at stalemate in bargaining

Members of the local nurses union seem to like what the new WhidbeyHealth CEO has to say; now they are waiting to see if his… Continue reading

Operators working to de-stink dryer at sewage treatment plant

Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant isn’t quite living up to the odor-free promise, but operators are hoping the unfortunate stink will be eliminated soon.… Continue reading

Burning bans likely to come earlier this year

This year, the fire forecasts provided by the state Department of Natural Resources indicate a potential for increased outdoor fires occurring in Western Washington, according… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2019