Ron Newberry

Small spill creates initial concern in Penn Cove

Business owners on the Coupeville Wharf got a mild scare early Friday afternoon when a boater pulled up to purchase gas and noticed a ruptured… Continue reading

Oak Harbor culinary students place 16th at nationals

Mary Arthur is in awe of the generosity and support she sees from the Oak Harbor community year after year. Arthur’s state champion culinary arts… Continue reading

Tony Popp, familiar face on base, retires

On the first day of the rest of his life, Tony Popp woke up with a stuffy nose and sinus congestion. Instead of reaching for… Continue reading

Enforcement officers remind clam diggers that Penn Cove beach is closed

A new rule closing shellfish harvesting at a popular Whidbey Island beach is catching many clammers by surprise. Enforcement officers with the Washington Department of… Continue reading

Whidbey’s lone elk recovering after lengthy ordeal

Oh, Bruiser. The troubles you continue to encounter. Whidbey Island’s lone elk is recovering well from an odd ordeal that left him in his biggest… Continue reading

Land trust faces a hairy situation: removal of 100 acres of noxious weed

Crockett Lake is known for attracting an array of bird species, making it one of Whidbey Island’s most popular destinations for birders. On windy days,… Continue reading

Anglers ready to test waters for lingcod, halibut

Many Puget Sound anglers could be developing a scratchy throat and cough this weekend as they ponder the opening of lingcod season Monday. The popular… Continue reading

New coordinator is primed for Holland Happening

When Vicki Graham started as the new events coordinator at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce last month, she knew she had less than 60… Continue reading

Sailors dig into Earth Day activities

In between sorting through a bag of moldy bread and a carton of sour milk, Ray Canafax dug something out of a plastic sack that… Continue reading

Annual Coupeville Garden Club plant sale is Saturday

From geraniums to to-mato plants, the Coupeville Garden Club has a reputation for growing some handsome plants. This becomes evident every spring when the club… Continue reading

Coupeville starts search for middle school principal

The Coupeville School District is looking for a new principal to lead its middle school after learning that Melissa Rohr is leaving the district to… Continue reading

Minor earthquake jolts Whidbey residents

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck about two miles offshore from Ebey’s Landing Wednes-day night, delivering a brief jolt to many Whidbey Island residents while others slept… Continue reading

Whidbey lakes teem with trout

The life of a rainbow trout can be short once it’s transported from state hatcheries into the wild. Four lakes on Whidbey Island welcomed nearly… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey to hold open house in June

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 24, at Ault Field. The open house is… Continue reading

PBY Museum draws on star power for fundraiser

Mark Christopher is a gifted storyteller. He’s made a career out of it, sharing his wit and voice as an on-air personality in Seattle. Christopher… Continue reading

Lions’ centennial gets Oak Harbor mayor’s seal of approval

When Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns looks at the wood sign that greets visitors at the south end of the city, he sees more than… Continue reading

Coupeville High sends 13 to state Science Olympiad

Mitchell Carroll gets a rush from soaring as a track athlete at Coupeville High School whether it be in the pole vault or jumping events.… Continue reading

Coast Guard responds to false alarm at Coupeville underwater park

A diver surfaced from the choppy waters near Fort Casey State Park Thursday afternoon and probably wondered what all the fuss was about. The diver… Continue reading

2017 salmon seasons still grim around Whidbey

Salmon fishers on Whidbey Island might find a saltwater fishing license to be a slightly better investment this year. Some, however, may still dispute that.… Continue reading

Comedy helps actress cope with loss of her own

It should come as no surprise that Tess Hightower is drawn to comedy. She was married to comic actor Dick Gautier. He encouraged Hightower, a… Continue reading