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Whidbey Nonprofit Gifts Funds to Local Volunteer Organizations and Lighthouses

The Lighthouse Environmental Programs, or LEP, nonprofit group of Whidbey continues to support key programs in Island County and other lighthouses. During its annual meeting,… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

 

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley police chief with crime

The Island County prosecutor won’t charge Langley Police Chief David Marks with a crime in connection with a use-of-force incident last November. Prosecutor Greg Banks… Continue reading

 

Commissioners have questions about city request

Island County commissioners want more answers from the City of Oak Harbor before they are willing to move forward on its request to expand the… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor Council creates taxing district to fund roadwork

Oak Harbor City Council adopted an ordinance that should help the city fund road maintenance and other improvements. In a 5-1 vote, the council approved… Continue reading

Registration open for returning students at SVC

Registration for returning students is underway for summer and fall quarters at all Skagit Valley College locations. Open enrollment begins May 30. Summer classes start… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Oak Harbor FamilyCare Physical Therapy becomes NorthSound Physical Therapy.

On June 1, Oak Harbor FamilyCare Physical Therapy officially becomes “NorthSound Physical Therapy.” “It was a really unique opportunity for NorthSound Physical Therapy to be… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island open house

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Ault… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Garage becomes a part of newspaper’s history, future

The Garage of Blessings outgrew its space seven times in the last six years. But founder Kristiina Miller said she’s found a new home with… Continue reading

Art school hosting presentation by National Geographic photographer

Renowned photographer Sam Abell will give a lecture and photo presentation at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Abell’s… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Bench will be dedicated to longtime Oak Harbor leader

Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor School District will dedicate a bench at Oak Harbor High School to the late Gary Wallin.… Continue reading

County looking at new road to Whidbey Air Park

Island County will apply for a grant to study the potential of building a road to the industrial area of Whidbey Air Park. Part of… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Janelle Solomon, 12, from the Lummi Nation’s Ultimate Warrior Canoe Club carries a canoe along with Regina Miller, who is about to participate in the Woman’s Singles races. See the story on page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times.

Water Fest draws up to 4,000 people

Bead by bead, three-and-a-half year old Ezra Malloy strung together a colorful bracelet as Jackie Wenala explained the significance of each bead’s color to the… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Janelle Solomon, 12, from the Lummi Nation’s Ultimate Warrior Canoe Club carries a canoe along with Regina Miller, who is about to participate in the Woman’s Singles races. See the story on page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times.

Neighbors, rural wineries disputing proposed Island County regulations

Island County planning staff and the planning commission are attempting to wade through a sea of public comments that are in conflict with each other.… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Three years in prison for gas station robber

A woman who committed two armed robberies of a gas station in Clinton last year was sent to prison Monday. Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan, 24, pleaded… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

‘Order up!’ Flower House Cafe reopens

Bigger kitchen, more seating at renovated Bayview eatery

Oak Harbor man, 22, killed in motorcycle accident

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Whatcom County May 13. Washington State Patrol reported that Fernando Gutierrez was riding… Continue reading

Man injured in boat fire at Cornet Bay Marina; two docks destroyed

Firefighters responded to a reported boat fire Saturday afternoon at Cornet Bay Marina. When the responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue arrived, the approximately… Continue reading

Bill would increase funding for Impact Aid, Growler research

Oak Harbor School District may get increased Impact Aid and Navy may get more money to research ways to make EA-18G Growlers quieter in the… Continue reading

Mount Vernon firefighter to challenge Rep. Norma Smith

A Mount Vernon resident running for state representative of district 10 said education, public safety and transportation are his top priorities. Scott McMullen, a firefighter… Continue reading

Students accepted into aerospace residency

Three Oak Harbor High School students have been accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The students… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018