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District plans pool opening Oct. 8

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is still ironing out the details, but it plans to temporarily open the John Vanderzicht Memorial pool on… Continue reading

Sno-Isle making it easier to register

Sno-Isle Libraries is making it even easier to register to vote. Every public computer in the library district now includes a direct link to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

NAS Whidbey team rescues injured hiker from Mt. Stuart

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a hiker Thursday who suffered injuries after a fall on Mount Stuart. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Deputy who fired fatal shots named

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released the name today of the deputy who fired shots that killed a man in Oak Harbor Sunday. The deputy… Continue reading

Mussel farm, other agencies train in oil spill cleanup

It only took the group of eight people on the boat around 25 minutes to deploy about 300 feet of orange tubing around one of… Continue reading

Candidates tackle the issues at League forum

Candidates forum draws nearly 200 residents

Victor Rojas. Photo by Laura Guido.

A place for the kids

Oak Harbor native aims to open a safe hangout for city’s youth

Victor Rojas. Photo by Laura Guido.

Keystone ferry down to single boat; Salish repairs continue

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run returned to service Monday morning. The Kennewick was repaired for a water-jacket leak over the weekend. The route is on… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Feds award grant to IT

Money will fund 10 new propane buses

Group’s protest focuses on U.S. Supreme Court nominee, victim support

A small group of Whidbey Island residents joined a national walkout Monday afternoon in support of two women who’ve accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

Coroner identifies man shot, killed by police

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a homeless man who attempted a carjacking and tried to steal a gun from… Continue reading

Carjacking suspect shot, killed by deputy in Oak Harbor

At approximately 6:36 p.m., Oak Harbor Police Department received 911 calls regarding a male that was attempting to carjack a man near Safeway. The victim… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2018

Cider Fest rules!

Sept. 29 event features freshly-pressed juice, food, music, fun for kids

Rapist who wielded machete sentenced to 12 years in prison

An Oak Harbor woman who was chased by a man with a machete and raped suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. The… Continue reading

Town points out error in reporting to auditor

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against the Town of Coupeville for a financial reporting error. It was town staff that brought… Continue reading

Central Whidbey fire hopes high-tech gadgets will entice, retain volunteers

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is not only geared up to fight fires, but now also has new gadgets to recruit and retain volunteers.… Continue reading

Man faces prison for indecent liberties

A former South Whidbey man faces a prison term for sexually assaulting a woman as she slept four years ago, according to court documents. James… Continue reading

Strange man found sleeping in vacation rental property

An employee at a property management company found a stranger sleeping in a South Whidbey rental house Sept. 13, according to court documents. The sleeping… Continue reading

Former Big 5 employee who claimed racism gets $165,000 in settlement

A man who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit over racist behavior he endured at a Big 5 store in Oak Harbor has settled the case… Continue reading

Nortier to step down as Island Transit executive director

Executive director deboarding bus system next month