Veteran athlete, newcomer share triathlon experience

7,350 miles. That’s what separated Peter Oakley and Frank Ascioti as they completed this year’s Whidbey Island Triathlon. The pair… Continue reading

Two dead, including Oak Harbor man, in wrong-way collision

Two people are dead after a 76-year-old Oak Harbor man drove the wrong way on Highway 20 in Skagit County… Continue reading

Two Democrats ahead in Dist. 1 commissioner race, two Republicans in Dist. 2

If the first count of primary ballots holds, voters in Island County will have to choose between two Democrats for… Continue reading

Trials to resume, but won’t look quite the same

Island County Superior Court is scheduled to hold its first jury trial on Aug. 18, nearly five months since they… Continue reading

Oak Harbor yacht club captain rescues two kayakers

A sailor who had recently practiced water rescues put his training to work Sunday night and pulled two people from… Continue reading

Unemployment still high, but some industries see job growth

The Washington State Employment Security Department reports that the unemployment rate continues to be high, but certain industries have begun… Continue reading

Bikes, buses and babies – California Couple Credits Public Transit for New Life on Whidbey

Janet Young and her wife Laura Bergman, both 35 years old, have never owned a car. They’ve always ridden the… Continue reading

Good Samaritans offer help to Whidbey drivers during winter storm

Gabe and Isaac Bozeman can’t legally vote, but they are able to drive in the snow. The brothers, who are Continue reading...

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                                WhidbeyWaxWorks artisan and owner Prescilla Lowry crafts candles each year for the holiday season.

Whidbey candle artist keeps spirits bright during holiday

Heat, light, combustion. Such are the basic elements of a trendy holiday gift that shows no sign of waning any Continue reading...

Photographer Paul Lischeid captured this image of an osprey on Whidbey Island.

Ospreys are not your typical raptor, according to speaker

By RON NEWBERRY Special to the News-Times Michelle Landis has worked with raptors for 25 years and is well acquainted Continue reading...

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Bless the lucky stars

Heather Palbicki puts in the finishing touches on the trim at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Coupeville last week. She, Continue reading...

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News

‘Rogue sheep’ observed | Island Scanner

THURSDAY, JULY 9 At 1:07 a.m., a Goss Lake Road resident reported that someone was outside rocking the motorhome. At… Continue reading

 

Council in a jam over sandwich boards

Langley officials decided to temporarily suspend an ordinance prohibiting the display of sandwich board signs. City council members were in… Continue reading

 

Business

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have rolled into town in June, but starting this Continue reading...

 

 

Sports

Melnick leads team to tournament title / Golf

A team captained by Todd Melnick, who also happened to be the tournament sponsor, won the Whidbey Golf Club’s Melnick… Continue reading

 

WIAA fine-tunes plan for high school sports

The Washington State Interscholastic Association made several adjustments Tuesday, July 28, to the upcoming high school sports guidelines it announced… Continue reading

 

Marketplace

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

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Slow to Start, Local Man Finds Big Trade Off in Riding Bus

Stinger Anderson absolutely would not get on a bus. He owned a Continue reading...

 

Opinion

Editorial | Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

By John Bauer The Herald Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers. There’s Continue reading...

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Editorial: New restrictions unfair to Whidbey restaurants, bars

Whidbey Island’s restaurants, taverns and bars will have to take a step back under Gov. Jay Inslee’s newest changes to Continue reading...