Michael Watkins

Honoring the A-6 Intruder’s legacy, as well as those who made it fly

Honoring the A-6 Intruder’s legacy, as well as those who made it fly

Memorial unveiling at Museum of Flight draws representatives from Whidbey

Honoring the A-6 Intruder’s legacy, as well as those who made it fly
Members of COER ask the Island County Board of Health at a meeting earlier this year to take action to protect the community from noise generated by Navy aircraft. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

State Health to consider COER complaint against county staffers

Anti-jet-noise group alleges county officials derelict in protecting public health

Members of COER ask the Island County Board of Health at a meeting earlier this year to take action to protect the community from noise generated by Navy aircraft. File photo/Whidbey News-Times
A salute to veterans

A salute to veterans

The Oak Harbor community honored its veterans Friday morning during a program at Oak Harbor High School.… Continue reading

A salute to veterans
Community honoring veterans living among them

Community honoring veterans living among them

An Oak Harbor retirement community will honor 62 veterans during its 6th annual Veteran’s Day program

Community honoring veterans living among them

Navy League gathers partners for community vets celebration

Oak Harbor Navy League will honor Veteran’s Day with annual program at Oak Harbor High School.

Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times                                George Williams, an apprentice at Snowowl Arms and Training facility, practices markmanship using the indoor laser range in Oak Harbor on Monday.

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox, owners of Snowowl Arms and Training Facility. The Coxes said they always wanted… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times                                George Williams, an apprentice at Snowowl Arms and Training facility, practices markmanship using the indoor laser range in Oak Harbor on Monday.
Nisa Hagan, left, shows off her jellyfish costume to judges Lance Gibbon, Oak Harbor Public School superintendent and Sandra Mulkey, director at Regency on Whidbey Monday on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Halloween fun on Pioneer Way

By Michael Watkins mwatkins@whidbeynewsgroup.com… Continue reading

Nisa Hagan, left, shows off her jellyfish costume to judges Lance Gibbon, Oak Harbor Public School superintendent and Sandra Mulkey, director at Regency on Whidbey Monday on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times
Middle School reconfiguration meeting held Wednesday

Middle School reconfiguration meeting held Wednesday

Parent meeting looks at middle school reconfiguration planned for next year

Middle School reconfiguration meeting held Wednesday
Friends, family rally to help woman ousted by fire

Friends, family rally to help woman ousted by fire

Oak Harbor woman gets help from family, friends after her home is destroyed by fire

Friends, family rally to help woman ousted by fire
Michael Pelzer

Accident scenarios offer volunteer firefighters invaluable training

Volunteers with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue conducted realistic extraction training Saturday in Oak Harbor.

Michael Pelzer
Club members

Cascade Aviation flying high after three years

A Navy flying club may be permanently grounded, but its successor is just taking off.

Club members

Veteran’s Day parade may become history

The Veteran’s Day Parade in Oak Harbor may become history.

Elizabeth Loftus teaches class at Olympic View Elementary school in Oak Harbor

Standout teacher overcoming challenges

Regional Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Loftus recently vied for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.

Elizabeth Loftus teaches class at Olympic View Elementary school in Oak Harbor
A crew member from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources regulates the spread of fire during a controlled burn at the Pacific Rim Institute in Coupeville last week.

A fiery solution: Prairie burns are essential for survival of native plants

To help restore endangered plant life invaded by non-native species, a controlled burn of prairie land was conducted last Thursday at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship.

A crew member from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources regulates the spread of fire during a controlled burn at the Pacific Rim Institute in Coupeville last week.
Community members ask questions to Republican Sen. Barbara Bailey

Regency on Whidbey hosts state Senate candidates

Two candidates running for state Senate met in Oak Harbor Wednesday for a community forum.

Community members ask questions to Republican Sen. Barbara Bailey
Ana Maria Schlect answers interview questions from the Oak Harbor School Board during the selection process.

Schlecht vows to be advocate for families

The Oak Harbor School Board chose parent Ana Maria Schlecht as its newest member during a special meeting Sept. 9.

Ana Maria Schlect answers interview questions from the Oak Harbor School Board during the selection process.
Oak Harbor Navy League members Darin Hand

Showing appreciation: Community offers gratitude with food and fun | Slideshow

More than 1,200 active duty, retired and veteran military and families were fed Saturday during the 15th annual Military Appreciation Picnic.

Oak Harbor Navy League members Darin Hand