Brandon Taylor

County gathering flood forms for FEMA | CORRECTED

Island County Department of Emergency Management is collecting damage assessment forms in the hopes of receiving aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and loans… Continue reading


Growing Coupeville’s from-scratch program

Coupeville School District has received an $82,345 grant to grow its Connected Food Program. The grant from the state department of education is being used… Continue reading


New Mexican restaurant opens in Oak Harbor

A new Mexican restaurant opened Wednesday in what used to be the Donut Master shop near the Safeway gas station in Oak Harbor. Taqueria El… Continue reading


Navy training exercise tests local emergency response

Naval Air Station Whidbey conducted its annual anti-terrorism training exercise, Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain, this past week. Emergency response organizations across the island participated in training… Continue reading

Effort gets rolling to save iconic OH barn

In the era of A-ha and parachute pants — the 1980s — a young James Croft would spend his nights skating at the Roller Barn.… Continue reading

‘Shaker’ on North Whidbey was Navy training exercise

A loud explosion heard near Naval Air Station Whidbey Seaplane Base at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday was part of a routine training exercise conducted by… Continue reading