Ron Newberry

First-documented evidence of smelt eggs found at Cornet Bay

Abundance of forage fish such as smelt considered critical to Puget Sound ecosystem

From receptionist to campus director: What started as a job became a career

Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist and is now campus director at Brandman.

Deception Pass adds one day to holiday event

The holiday bash put on by the Deception Pass Park Foundation last year was such a hit that it will be held over two days… Continue reading

‘Tis the season for selling art for Whidbey artists

Whidbey artists use innovative ways to attract business this time of year

Island County tourism office looks to streamline film permit process

Sherrye Wyatt estimates that at least a dozen major film productions have taken place on Whidbey and Camano islands over the past three years. From… Continue reading

Coupeville teacher earns national recognition

John Luvera honored for his role as educator at Island County Juvenile Detention Center

Toy soldiers vandalized, stolen in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor Main Street Association’s new holiday tradition attracts a grinch

Playhouse offers holiday escape from hustle, bustle

Holiday revue features carols, skits, magic and more at Whidbey Playhouse

North Whidbey Community Harvest a treat for volunteers, too

Carving turkeys is something Lionel Peoples is accustomed to doing every year on Thanksgiving Day. But not for his own household. He’s been cutting up… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Festival of Trees event coming

Ticket sales have gone so well for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s Festival of Trees that the group has created a waiting list.… Continue reading

Whidbey’s lonely elk frustrated yet again

State Wildlife enforcement officer sees longterm bachelor status for ‘Bruiser’

Cheerleader pumped up about Thanksgiving Day parade

Oak Harbor High School senior to participate in Macy’s event in New York City

Coupeville brothers divided on Apple Cup

Coupeville siblings have mixed allegiances when it comes to Huskies, Cougars

Central Whidbey fire commissioners recognized for length of service

Cheryl Engle remembers how puzzled she felt when Paul Messner asked her about running for Central Whidbey Fire &Rescue commissioner. She had worked as an… Continue reading

Whidbey Conservation District focusing on a five-year vision

Robert Gartley and his family members own roughly 80 acres of forested land on North Whidbey. When it came time to set up a forestry… Continue reading

Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the Sheep Barn, he fell through the floor. He returned earlier this month, three… Continue reading

Winds of change don’t stop outdoor recreation on Whidbey

‘There’s no bad weather, just bad clothing,’ says birder Govinda Rosling, a Whidbey Audubon member

Public can weigh in on Oak Harbor intersection projects

The public will get a chance to weigh in on two road projects that are being proposed to lessen congestion at a pair of well-traveled… Continue reading

Whidbey Conservation District focusing on a five-year vision

Robert Gartley and his family members own roughly 80 acres of forested land on North Whidbey. When it came time to set up a forestry… Continue reading

Restored Sheep Barn gets new designation

The first time Harrison Goodall stepped inside the structure known as the Sheep Barn, he fell through the floor. He returned last Thursday, three years… Continue reading