The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system flies over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a flight test activity in June. Though the Northrop Grumman aircraft won’t be landing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Matt Arny said its mission will be run from the base. Photo by Alan Radecki.

NAS Whidbey ready to support unmanned aircraft

Base commander talks growth, future projects

Recent COVID-19 bump is ‘still very manageable’

Some of the most recent cases have been family clusters.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation says it was stiffed on fundraiser proceeds

The foundation says it raised $7,000 in ticket sales but hasn’t received the money.

Oak Harbor 2020 sales taxes ‘on par’ with previous year

Although some sectors have decreased, remote sellers saw a 40 percent jump in sales taxes this year.

North Whidbey fire chief: Levy needed to replace essential equipment

The fire district is asking voters for a 15-cent levy lid lift for equipment upgrades in November.

Wildfire smoke will linger until midweek

The current air quality alert lasts until Thursday at noon.

Walk-in wellness 7 days a week — close to home!

New walk-in clinic is well-equipped for safe, convenient care

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Whidbey’s first legal distillery turns 10

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Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing

Scientists from across the nation agreed its most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

 

Sports

Rhodes, Franssen lead ladies’ par-3 golf tournament

The Short and Sweet Challenge usually takes place in March but was postponed because of COVID-19.

 

Race the Reserve moves to virtual format this year

Annual event raises funds for Coupeville senior class graduation activities.

 

Marketplace

Walk-in wellness 7 days a week — close to home!

New walk-in clinic is well-equipped for safe, convenient care

 

Got weeds? The easy, eco-friendly solution to invasive plants and underbrush

Mulching makes short work of unwanted material and improves soil for what’s planned next

 

A new look for your home begins with A Clean Streak

Beyond looking good, a deep clean has practical benefits, too

  • 3 months ago

 

Life

Possible ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on beach at Ebey’s Landing

Scientists from across the nation agreed its most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

 

Pandemic baby has 6 names, but you can just call her CDC

The CDC initials were happenstance.

  • 7 days ago