Brandon Taylor

Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars

Celebrating 2020 grads

The Oak Harbor police and fire departments, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Fire Department were on scene at… Continue reading

Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars                                 Photo by Brandon Taylor Oak Harbor High School students drive around the high school in decorated cars

City of Oak Harbor extends 2 percent funding contracts

Events funded by Oak Harbor’s lodging tax that may have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic are receiving an extension on their contracts… Continue reading

Responders receive ‘thank you’ meal

Island County first responders received a free meal for their service during the COVID-19 crisis. The meal was sponsored by the county commissioners and several… Continue reading

DOD transfer delays leave some families in limbo

To limit spread of COVID-19, the Department of Defense extended travel restrictions for military personnel until June 30, a decision that puts the lives of… Continue reading

Blue Fox petitions to avoid becoming pandemic casualty

Blue Fox petitions to avoid becoming pandemic casualty

If it can’t open for business soon, the Blue Fox Drive-In may be closing its doors for good, according to the theater’s owner. As a… Continue reading

Blue Fox petitions to avoid becoming pandemic casualty

Oak Harbor utility rate decision postponed

The decision that would determine the monthly rate Oak Harbor residents would pay for city-provided utilities over the next four years has been postponed in… Continue reading

American Association of University Women award scholarships

The Whidbey American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to Whidbey girls to aid their education in STEM programs. The association faced hurdles in processing… Continue reading

Photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture                                A closeup of the Asian hornets destructive mandibles.

‘Murder hornets’ not seen on Whidbey — yet

‘Murder hornets’ have not been seen on Whidbey Island, but they would like it here. “They should find this environment very suitable,” WSU Extension Director… Continue reading

Photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture                                A closeup of the Asian hornets destructive mandibles.

Memorial Day event adapts to the times

Rather than cancel this year’s Memorial Day service at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Kelly Davidson is adapting the event to abide by social distancing guidelines. “I… Continue reading

County creates Recovery Task Force

As Island County begins the process of reopening post-pandemic, an economic recovery task force comprised of local leaders is being formed. “Now that the health… Continue reading

Acorn sculpture plans change

Plans for transforming remnants of the 330-year-old Garry oak tree that once stood next to the Oak Harbor post office into something artistic have changed.… Continue reading

Schools adapt to pandemic closures

Last week, schools on Whidbey joined the rest of the state in moving classes online as buildings are shuttered for the school year due to… Continue reading

Rotary clubs donate supplies

Rotary clubs donate supplies

The Rotary clubs on Whidbey Island have united to bring supplies to various agencies combatting the coronavirus. The four clubs established a task force at… Continue reading

Rotary clubs donate supplies

Story time from Bell’s Farm

With schools and libraries closed during the pandemic, many children may not be reading as much as they normally would. But one Coupeville Elementary School… Continue reading

Cooks keeping up morale at NAS Whidbey

The Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is among the many restaurants turning to takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the… Continue reading

Island County responds to Census

In the first month of the 2020 census, more than half of Island County residents have responded to the survey. As of April 13, Island… Continue reading

Windjammer Park ramp cost increases

Because of poor soil conditions, costs have increased for installing a walkway near the sewage treatment plant in Windjammer Park. Oak Harbor City Council approved… Continue reading

Choir teacher seeking music videos

Oak Harbor High School choir teacher Darren McCoy is reaching out to high school staff, students, parents and alumni for the making of “When Arts… Continue reading

Oak Harbor looks at minimizing utility rate increase

The monthly rate Oak Harbor residents pay for city-provided utilities will increase over the next four years, but there is a little wiggle room for… Continue reading

Photo provided                                Fran Leukhardt hands out food and educational materials from an Oak Harbor School District bus.

Oak Harbor School District deploys buses to distribute food

In response to the pandemic, Oak Harbor School District buses are distributing food and educational material at designated locations, according to school officials. Four school… Continue reading

Photo provided                                Fran Leukhardt hands out food and educational materials from an Oak Harbor School District bus.