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Class teaches disaster readiness

‘There’s no reason not to be prepared’

 

New building permit fees expected to reduce costs

The Board of Island County Commissioners is set to vote on building permit fee changes, including stock plan review fees that will result in savings… Continue reading

 

State lawmaker aims to improve recycling process

Many people feel a sense of accomplishment when they opt to recycle instead of throwing everything in the trash. However, recyclables are piling up in… Continue reading

 

Tiny bugs bite into WhidbeyHealth budget

But it still came out $1.3 million ahead for 2017

Rick Almberg

To nobody’s surprise, city’s sewer rates on the high end

Due to low-interest-rate loans, Oak Harbor’s projected sewer rates aren’t going to increase despite the estimated cost of the new sewage treatment plant ballooning by… Continue reading

Rick Almberg

Van driver accused of ramming pickup truck

The driver of a van is accused of chasing a down a car and ramming it multiple times in the Oak Harbor area, according to… Continue reading

Contributed photo — Erin Kelly was so appreciative of Marc Swenson’s efforts that she baked him a “Thank You” cake.

Volunteer firefighter saves neighbor’s home

A quick response by a local firefighter may have helped save a Langley family’s home this past week. South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer firefighter Marc Swenson,… Continue reading

Contributed photo — Erin Kelly was so appreciative of Marc Swenson’s efforts that she baked him a “Thank You” cake.

Council declines to intervene for Wright’s Crossing

A developer with plans to build a large housing development south of Oak Harbor wants the city of Oak Harbor on his side. During a… Continue reading

Life is a drag

‘Queens of the Island’ reeling them in at Off the Hook lounge

Deputy justified in fatal shooting, prosecutor finds

A deputy was justified in fatally shooting Navy sailor Nicholas K. Perkins during a police standoff on North Whidbey Sept. 17, 2017, the Island County… Continue reading

Marshal warns of jury duty phone scam

The Coupeville Marshal and Island County Sheriff’s Office are warning residents of a phone scam that duped at least one local woman out of $750.… Continue reading

Coupeville schools levies passing with more than 60 percent

Both replacement levies for the Coupeville School District are passing by a landslide. The district’s Maintenance and Operations/Enrichment Levy is passing with 1,793 votes, or… Continue reading

Projected cost of sewage treatment plant increases to $142 million

Estimated cost for Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant under construction in Windjammer Park recently jumped by $20 million. The Oak Harbor mayor and city council… Continue reading

National fiddlin’ champions perform in Freeland Sunday

Bee Eaters to buzz Dancing Fish Vineyards

Man accused of voyeurism in Walmart bathroom

An Oak Harbor man was arrested for allegedly masturbating while looking at a girl in the Walmart women’s bathroom, according to a police report. Sean… Continue reading

Man arrested for pawning stolen student robotics club’s telescope

A man faces a felony charge after getting caught pawning a telescope that had been stolen from a children’s underwater robotics club on South Whidbey.… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record — Langley Police Officer Charlie Liggitt used Narcan to save a Langley man from overdosing on heroin. The Langley Police Department is the only law enforcement agency on Whidbey Island to carry the nasal spray, which is a temporary lifesaving drug.

Langley cop saves man from opiate overdose

Narcan used for first time by Langley Police Department

Evan Thompson / The Record — Langley Police Officer Charlie Liggitt used Narcan to save a Langley man from overdosing on heroin. The Langley Police Department is the only law enforcement agency on Whidbey Island to carry the nasal spray, which is a temporary lifesaving drug.

Coastal volunteer of the year named

A local stained glass artist and avid volunteer was recently named the Jan Holmes Island County 2018 Coastal Volunteer of the Year. On Saturday Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

My Hearing Centers acquires Connect Hearing island offices

The hearing aid provider My Hearing Centers has acquired Connect Hearing Connect Hearing had offices on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor and Harbor Avenue in… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Forest practices code changes head to board

Island County Planning Commission voted Monday to amend code related to forest practices in response to a settlement agreement filed with the Whidbey Island Environmental… Continue reading