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Whidbey fliers disciplined for their graffiti in the sky

Two Whidbey aviators involved in a Nov. 15 skywriting incident were disciplined by the Navy’s “Air Boss,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The aviators from… Continue reading

Town to fill council, commission vacancies

Councilwoman Lisa Bernhardt is resigning her position on the council effective Dec. 31 after serving half of her four-year term. The Town of Coupeville is… Continue reading

Teresa Davis, known as “T” to her bus riders, says she enjoys her Island Transit driving job for the variety of routes she serves. The company celebrates 30 years Friday. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Island Transit odometer nears 30 years

All aboard birthday party

Teresa Davis, known as “T” to her bus riders, says she enjoys her Island Transit driving job for the variety of routes she serves. The company celebrates 30 years Friday. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
Among family treasures is a plate that traveled west by stage coach. A handwritten note taped to the back reads: “Grandpa Angell’s Mother brought this plate across the plains in 1861.”

Reflecting on family’s past a ‘never-ending’ pasttime

Tracing ancestors focus of local genealogy club

Among family treasures is a plate that traveled west by stage coach. A handwritten note taped to the back reads: “Grandpa Angell’s Mother brought this plate across the plains in 1861.”

Pilot OK after tire blows during landing

On Saturday morning North Whidbey Fire and Rescue got a call about a possible aircraft accident at Oak Harbor’s Eisenberg Field off Monroe Landing Road.… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Island names Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has named its Petty Officer First Class Sailor of the Year for 2017. Rodney B. Scheppler, a Navy career counselor,… Continue reading

VP-47 deemed “safe for flight” with new aircraft

The “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron-47 have completed their transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. The squadron flew the P-3C for 52… Continue reading

Protecting Whidbey, naturally

Conservation District celebrating 50 years

County changes conservation grants evaluation process

The Board of Island County Commissioners decided to change the scoring process of applications for the conservation futures program during a recent work session meeting.… Continue reading

Ban lifted: Mussels being plucked again from Penn Cove

Shellfish closure still affects varnish, butter clams

Lawmakers work for water contamination funds, Impact Aid

Two lawmakers in Washington, D.C. fought to get millions of extra dollars authorized for programs that may directly affect Oak Harbor and Coupeville. U.S. Sen.… Continue reading

Old game farm gives land new life

Having family members visit for the holidays is usually a positive experience, but if they’ve been cooped up in the house for too many days… Continue reading

Saturday bus service to resume next year

Saturday service is returning to Island Transit early next year. This week, the transit board adopted a budget for next year that includes Saturday bus… Continue reading

Suspect in gas station robberies appears in court

The suspect in two armed robberies of a Clinton gas station is being held in jail on $200,000 bail. The police officer who arrested Jonathan… Continue reading

Thanks, giving at North Whidbey Community Harvest

Volunteers set to serve 3,000 free turkey dinners and 160 pies

WhidbeyHealth to become training ground for future docs

Collaboration with Pacific Northwest University announced

Public invited to celebrate birthday

There probably won’t be a clown driving the bus, but some riders will be in for surprises when Island Transit celebrates its 30th birthday. The… Continue reading

Man in car chase charged

A man who dragged a deputy for a short distance while trying to drive away is facing felony charges in Island County Superior Court, according… Continue reading

Town proposing $8 million draft 2018 budget

Coupeville Town Council held the first of two hearings on its proposed $8-million budget Tuesday evening. “This budget reflects our desire to continue to serve… Continue reading

Suspect in gas station robberies arrested

A suspect in two armed robberies of a Clinton gas station was discovered in a car parked near the business last night, according to a… Continue reading