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Whidbey middle school teacher wins honor for civic education

Growing up to be an informed citizen who makes arguments based on facts takes a lot of practice, according to North Whidbey Middle School teacher… Continue reading

Service will remember the almost forgotten

More than 100 of local history’s forgotten people will be recognized Saturday during a memorial service that, for many, comes decades after their deaths. When… Continue reading

4-H hosting Rally Day

Events for Oct. 6 include a chance to pet animals, sign up for club

Traffic light just won’t turn green | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Sept. 4 At 2:55 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported that a coyote… Continue reading

Woman accused of theft from soccer club

An Oak Harbor woman is accused of stealing $17,000 from North Whidbey Soccer Club bank accounts while she was a treasurer and tournament director, according… Continue reading

County eyeing cluster housing code revamp

The Island County Planning Department may consider changing how it allows for clustered housing as part of ongoing efforts to address the affordable housing shortage.… Continue reading

County faces rising cost of recycling

Commissioners address range of issues at League of Women Voters event

Help! I’m stuck in a tree | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, Sept. 1 At 6:55 p.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

No Field Carrier Landing Practices are scheduled Sept. 30–Oct. 6

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

  • Sep 26, 2019

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues hiker in Olympic Mountains

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 33-year-old man in the Olympic Mountains in the early evening Saturday, Sep.… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Islanders join global climate change protests

Some of Whidbey’s young people are worried about how their futures will look on a warming planet with diminishing resources. Students from across the island… Continue reading

Secretary of Navy: Jet noise issue ‘top priority’

During a visit to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer called the conflict around jet noise impacts a “top priority,” but… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue chief dies

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s recently hired fire chief died from pancreatic cancer Sept. 17. Tim Lemon joined the district in August after serving as… Continue reading

Judge denies request by defense in child rape hearing

Island County prosecutors don’t have to gather a broad range of private records on an alleged rape victim, as requested by the defense. Island County… Continue reading

Clinton man, wanted in 3 states, held on $250,000 bail for assaults

A 20-year-old Clinton man accused of assaulting a woman and a teenage girl and then wrestling with deputies in the mud Sept. 22 is being… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 25

There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field the week of September 23-29. Ault Field carrier… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2019

WhidbeyHealth’s facility projects total $55.5 million, says project manager

WhidbeyHealth has paid all its bills for its major facility improvements and expansion that began more than five years ago. Project Manager Marc Estvold told… Continue reading

County gearing up for new trails, road improvements in 6-year plan

New trails and intersection improvements are on the books for the next couple of years, according to the county’s draft six-year transportation improvement plan. Public… Continue reading

Business steps in to clean up encampment

An article about the state of disarray on a notorious Oak Harbor property inspired one business owner to step in. A nine-acre area off Goldie… Continue reading

Dead rabbit revenge | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, Aug. 29 At 12:29 a.m., an Elkhorn Street resident reported… Continue reading