News

Proposals being taken now for agricultural leases within reserve

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve issued a request for proposals for award of up to three agricultural leases within the reserve, which include 222 acres… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Share the shore during pup season, look but don’t touch seals

Advocates for marine mammals are making their annual pitch to beach watchers regarding dewy-eyed babies they may come across. Don’t touch the baby seals. Seal… Continue reading

Coupeville registration is Aug. 13-15

Coupeville School District is asking parents of children kindergarten through fifth grades who are new to the district to register at Coupeville Elementary School 9… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Cascade Falcon XXIV held at Camp Casey

Civil Air Patrol members from around Washington state and beyond arrived at Camp Casey for the Cascade Falcon XXIV summer encampment. It’s the fourth year… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Flyers wins awards at beer competitions

Flyers Restaurant and Brewery claimed two golds and one bronze medal in two recent brewing competitions. The North American Brewers Awards announced May 31 that… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Skagit Valley College holds 92nd annual commencement ceremony in Oak Harbor

Skagit Valley College held its 92nd annual commencement on June 21 in the Oak Harbor High School gymnasium. There were 1,386 degrees, certificates and diplomas… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Help House ‘ Christmas in July’ event is Saturday

It’s that time of year again — the summertime months between the major food-based holidays, when donations slow down but community needs don’t change, so… Continue reading

Garry oak wood takes new forms

Wood from “post office tree” now part of art installation at Smith Park

Oak Harbor Music Festival in need of more volunteers

Oak Harbor Music Festival is seeking volunteers to work in merchandise booths at the event, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The booths will be open… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

No carrier landing practices scheduled

There are no carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field or Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Fare increases floated by Washington State Ferries

A group overseeing transportation in the state wants to know how ferry riders would feel about two increases in fares and a hike in a… Continue reading

Friday’s 4.6 earthquake felt on Whidbey

People across Whidbey Island were awakened by an earthquake early Friday morning. The magnitude 4.6 earthquake was recorded at 2:51 a.m. and originated from 15… Continue reading

Council delays decision on road repairs measure

A decision will have to wait on whether Oak Harbor voters will be asked to raise the sales tax for street repair. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Regency to hold free Community Health Fair

Regency on Whidbey in Oak Harbor will host a free community health fair 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 19. The health fair will include more than… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Conservation District looks at ‘rates and charges’ system

Whidbey Island Conservation District officials are considering going to a different kind of taxation system and want to know what residents think, the district reported… Continue reading

Whidbey students graduate from Oregon State University

Whidbey Island students graduating this June from Oregon State University included Oak Harbor’s John W. Eichmann, bachelors of science, mechanical engineering, and Patrice D. Woodworth,… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Whidbey popular for second honeymoons

Whidbey Island is apparently a top place in the nation for older couples to honeymoon. AARP released the results this week of an unscientific survey… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor bank employee sentenced for theft, forgery

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay restitution for stealing from a customer and the bank,… Continue reading

COER sues Navy over FIOA violations

A Whidbey Island group known for protesting Navy training flights at a small airfield near Coupeville filed a lawsuit alleging a laundry list of violations… Continue reading

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and other impacts of the Growler jet expansion at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.… Continue reading