Emily Gilbert

City of Oak Harbor fills director job

The new finance director will begin work later this month.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.

Yes, there will be Halloween

Halloween is going to be different this year. Here’s a list of COVID-safe events.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman Pioneer Farm.

Careage is now Regency Coupeville

A skilled nursing facility in Coupeville has changed ownership after decades.

Oak Harbor buys acreage on Koetje Street

The City of Oak Harbor is in the process of buying 5 acres for stormwater system improvements.

Oak Harbor will be paying out less in tourism grants next year

The city’s tourism grant funds have taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burn ban lifted as wet weather returns

The burn ban in Island County has been lifted now that wet weather has returned. The ban on outdoor burning ended at midnight on Friday,… Continue reading

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Group’s book will lead you to the water’s edge

It may seem like getting to the water’s edge would be simple, given that Whidbey Island is surrounded by water, but there can be some… Continue reading

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New owner hopes to reopen Oak Harbor Tavern

Though it will likely not be located at 940 SE Pioneer Way anymore, one of the oldest bars in the state will hopefully open its… Continue reading

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House fire in Admiral’s Cove displaces family
House fire in Admiral’s Cove displaces family
North Whidbey firefighters helping to battle wildfires in California

North Whidbey firefighters helping to battle wildfires in California

Four North Whidbey firefighters were part of the firefighting effort in California this past week, and smoke from the wildfires has tinged the Whidbey skyline… Continue reading

North Whidbey firefighters helping to battle wildfires in California
Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community

Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community

North Whidbey Middle School PTA set up 800 lights - one for each student.

Seeing the light: Volunteers aim to unite community

Oak Harbor councilman ‘embarrassed’ about city permit snafu

A youth sailing club has had trouble constructing a storage shed.

Recent rain lowers county’s fire danger

Recreational fires are now permitted.

Sewage plant continues to be money suck

Sewage plant continues to be money suck

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

Sewage plant continues to be money suck

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

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets

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

Self-led motorcycle ride aims to support local vets
Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

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

Fundraiser to highlight mental health, local talent

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

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation

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

New Presbyterian pastor leads virtual congregation

Oak Harbor tour boat operator aids in Deception Pass rescue

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