Jessie Stensland

Proposal would mean hefty utility rate hikes

The rates Oak Harbor residents pay each month for city-provided utilities will increase by about $50 over the next five years to a total of… Continue reading

 

Fake TV salesman sent to prison, ordered to repay $759,000 to victims

A man who defrauded more than a 100 people through illegitimate electronic businesses and ran a “boiler room” operation out of a rental house in… Continue reading

 

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                                The Haller House is one of the historic properties that received a portion of the $1 million Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preservation grant.

$1 million in state historic preservation grants awarded in Ebey’s Reserve

A $1-million grant from the state will go a long ways toward repairing and protecting many of the structures that are intrinsic to the rich… Continue reading

 

Hospital searched for bombs after threat

The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad searched WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville Sunday morning based on a tip from the FBI, but nothing explosive was… Continue reading

Ex-county inmate sues over jail fall

An inmate at Clallam Bay Corrections Center is suing Island County over a fall he blames on a missing shower mat in Island County jail… Continue reading

Wanted man sentenced for assault, resisting arrest

A Clinton man who assaulted a woman and teenage girl and wrestled deputies near an open septic tank was recently sentenced to jail. Justin M.… Continue reading

Uber returns to the road in Oak Harbor

After an absence of more than three months, Uber is back in Oak Harbor. The ride-share company stopped operating in the city last September because… Continue reading

Man repeatedly violated court order, police say

A 37-year-old Clinton man is being held in jail on $35,000 bail for continually violating court orders barring him from contacting a former girlfriend, who… Continue reading

Driver who allegedly knocked out power, cell service charged

An Anacortes man is accused of fleeing from the scene of a vehicle collision that disrupted cell phone and internet service on Whidbey Island and… Continue reading

Officer injured in DUI suspect’s getaway attempt

An Oak Harbor police officer was injured and a police car was damaged during the investigation of a suspected intoxicated driver who tried to speed… Continue reading

Woman injured in restaurant after customer accidentally fires a gun

An 80-year-old woman who was accidentally shot while eating dinner at an Oak Harbor restaurant Friday night is recovering, according to police. The 57-year-old Coupeville… Continue reading

In our opinion: Holland Happening may have changed, but name should not

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce leaders learned that a tulip called by another name may not smell as sweet. News that the chamber is changing… Continue reading

City moving forward with new road

Oak Harbor is moving forward with a project to build a new road despite a grant request being turned down. The city council recently approved… Continue reading

Amendment allows city of Oak Harbor to clean graffiti, bill property owners

A new rule in Oak Harbor is aimed at getting graffiti cleaned up quickly. Tuesday, the city council approved an amendment to the city code… Continue reading

Man accused of extorting women online for sexual favors, images

A detective with the Island County Sheriff’s Office uncovered evidence that a former Island County man has been blackmailing girls and women across the country… Continue reading

Whidbey man accused of molesting, assaulting girl

A 23-year-old man is accused of molesting and assaulting a child in Langley, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Pierce F.D. Jackson in Island County… Continue reading

Group plans to seek injunction against Growlers

The group Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve plans to file a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Navy this month in an attempt to restrict… Continue reading

Appeals Court reverses conviction in freedom of speech case

In a case testing free speech restrictions, the state Court of Appeals recently reversed the convictions of a man accused of trying to intimidate two… Continue reading

Medical issue caused rollover crash, police say

A 65-year-old woman suffered only minor injuries in a dramatic rollover crash on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor Saturday afternoon. Surveillance video of the incident… Continue reading

A sad bear, angry deer and Tom Cruise make year memorable

It was an interesting year on Whidbey Island, as it is every year. The top story of the year was an April Fools joke from… Continue reading