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As new CEO, Ron Telles vows to regain public trust in WhidbeyHealth

Board awards one-year contract, $330,000 annual salary with no bonuses

NAS Whidbey will host annual Open House, 5K Run on June 22

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Ault Field.… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

State AG talks Navy Growlers, opioids during EDC meeting

The state’s top lawyer said Tuesday he and his team are “very much aware” of the Growler noise situation on Whidbey Island but had no… Continue reading

Support group facilitators needed in Oak Harbor

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Langley and Oak Harbor. “Caregivers of those with dementia often feel helpless… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Oak Harbor woman sues over being strip searched

A proposed class action alleges the Fairfax mental-health hospital may have violated patient rights

Whale dumped on beach raises smelly questions

When the massive carcass of a gray whale washes up on Puget Sound shores, it’s towed to a less-populated area to decompose in peace. However,… Continue reading

Woman accused in stabbing

An Oak Harbor woman is being held in jail on $65,000 bail for allegedly stabbing a man in the chest with a kitchen knife, according… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues skier on Baker

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured skier on the slopes of Mount Baker on May 13. The… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Bookkeeper guilty of stealing $250k

A former bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $250,000 from a Langley business over the course of three years is going to prison, according to… Continue reading

Snow fell heavily on county budget

In areas presumably other than milk and bread, February’s uncharacteristically rough weather seems to have had an impact on sales tax revenue. Island County Budget… Continue reading

Whidbey woman earns WWU scholarship

Western Washington University senior ERIN ROSENKRANZ, daughter of Scott and Kerry Rosenkranz of Whidbey Island, received the $1,500 Ruth Watts Science Scholarship for the 2019-20… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Filing results in few election contests

Candidate filing week wrapped up Friday, resulting in multiple contested races in 2019 Island County elections. As of Friday morning, Michael Crawford will challenge incumbent… Continue reading

Navy investigation exposes Growler fliers’ ‘sky penis’ rationale

The “sky penis” gave Naval Air Station Whidbey Island unwanted international exposure again this week. The Navy News published a story based on the Navy’s… Continue reading

Meeting on homeless problems turns emotional

An Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday night provided the police chief with the chance to explain what the police are doing — and… Continue reading

Dancing for a cause: Belly dance flash mob performs to raise money for CADA

These women sway and jingle to the upbeat Middle Eastern music for more than a love of dance. The local Shimmy Mob group took to… Continue reading

Savor Spring offers a palate pleaser of local wine, spirits and food

Six tasting locations featured this weekend on South Whidbey

Hospital donates 2 ambulances to school auto program

Oak Harbor High School automotive classes have a new challenge, thanks to instructor Lincoln Kelly and WhidbeyHealth Emergency Medical Services. Two WhidbeyHealth surplus ambulances with… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Island Transit adding service between base, Navy housing

Navy personnel who live in base housing will be able to get a free lift to work. Island Transit recently announced that it is starting… Continue reading

Trespassing chickens | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, March 2 At 1:24 a.m., a Teronda Drive resident reported… Continue reading

Oak Harbor student receives fellowship

CHRISTINA WICKER, a 2013 Oak Harbor High School graduate attending the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago has received a National Science… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019