Emily Gilbert

Sewage plant continues to be money suck

The sewage treatment plant in Oak Harbor is in need of some costly improvements.

 

Utility rate hike next year may be bigger than anticipated

Oak Harbor residents will need to foot the bill for rising costs of sewage plant, garbage service

 

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets

The local Brothers-IN-Arms Motorcycle Club’s fundraiser is this Sunday, Sept. 27.

 

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Growing Veterans has a fundraiser this Friday at the Blue Fox Drive-In to support local veterans.

Navy seeks city easement to aid water cleanup

The Navy wants to install pipes next to Highway 20 in Oak Harbor to clean up a chemical underground.

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation

Greg Steible hopes to bring more service projects to Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor tour boat operator aids in Deception Pass rescue

A man was rescued after his boat capsized in Deception Pass Saturday night.

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

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.

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.

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.

Whidbey Island Grown goes virtual this weekend

Organizers hope the event will support local farms.

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.

Whidbey Island Boats and Boards owner Steve Adams has paddled all over the world, but says Whidbey Island’s world-class scenery make it an ideal place to explore. Photo provided.

On-call paddling company delivers the kayak to you | Corrected

It’s a completely mobile business.

Whidbey Island Boats and Boards owner Steve Adams has paddled all over the world, but says Whidbey Island’s world-class scenery make it an ideal place to explore. Photo provided.

Stabbing aboard Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry forces cancellation Wednesday

The last sailing was canceled on Wednesday night as law enforcement responded to the stabbing.

A haze caused by wildfire smoke hangs over Oak Harbor earlier this week. Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times.

Burn ban in effect as smoke moves in

No outdoor burning is allowed in unincorporated Island County, but propane barbecues are OK.

A haze caused by wildfire smoke hangs over Oak Harbor earlier this week. Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times.

Happy to bee the ‘Bug Man’

Ryan Nefcy has built a reputation as Whidbey’s go-to guy for all things buggy through Facebook.

Shellfish closure extended Monday to other areas of Whidbey Island

The closure now includes almost all of the west side of the island due to marine biotoxins.

Kate Mistler stands with I Support The Girls donation box outside of her home at 1008 Diane Ave. in Oak Harbor.

Whidbey’s first ‘Bras & Beauty Happening’ Saturday

Women in need of bras, underwear, and hygiene items can get them for free at an event this Saturday.

Kate Mistler stands with I Support The Girls donation box outside of her home at 1008 Diane Ave. in Oak Harbor.
South Whidbey High School graduate Mary F. Bakeman swam from Hat Island to Whidbey Island on Aug. 29 as a way to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.

South Whidbey High School grad swims from Hat Island to Whidbey

Mary F. Bakeman completed the swim in one hour and four minutes.

South Whidbey High School graduate Mary F. Bakeman swam from Hat Island to Whidbey Island on Aug. 29 as a way to stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.