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Mass vaccine clinic Saturday at Oak Harbor High Sschool

The clinic is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School for people 16 years of age and older.

Man sentenced for sexual assaulting woman last May

The 44-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Baristas questioned about elvish magic | Island Scanner

Island Scanner March 25 - April 13.

Coupeville students on new schedule as of April 12

The new schedule allows for more in-person instruction.

Clinton artist Pat McVay cut into a massive section of the 330-year-old Garry oak tree that used to stand in front of the Oak Harbor post office. He will turn it into an acorn sculpture. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Giant acorn to emerge from felled post office tree

Oak Harbor will soon have a new sculpture made from Garry oak wood.

Clinton artist Pat McVay cut into a massive section of the 330-year-old Garry oak tree that used to stand in front of the Oak Harbor post office. He will turn it into an acorn sculpture. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Island County Opportunity Council leadership transitions

Lisa Clark was the director of the Opportunity Council’s Island County office for more than 23 years.

Langley continues to be a passport hotspot

The National Passport Center has been directing people to Langley.

Man, 29, killed in dirt bike accident

A 29-year-old Bellingham man died following a dirt bike accident in Clinton.

The Port of Coupeville is considering creating an industrial development district to levy a tax that could bring in millions of dollars to help it maintain its historic structures, like the century-old Coupeville Wharf, as well as expand into other areas of economic development. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Port considers tax that could raise up to $7.5 million

Port commissioners are considering creating an industrial development district.

The Port of Coupeville is considering creating an industrial development district to levy a tax that could bring in millions of dollars to help it maintain its historic structures, like the century-old Coupeville Wharf, as well as expand into other areas of economic development. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

South Whidbey survey takes deep dive into community’s priorities for public pool

A bond measure in 2022 might be another funding source for the pool along with grants.

Town ponder removal of World War II-era structure

The old concrete cistern hasn’t been utilized for 25 years.

Weekend food trucks offering a taste of normalcy

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Food Truck Turnout event is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend.

Whidbey Island man accused of dealing in child porn

A detective identified “at least 85” video files that meet the statutory description of child porn.

Four-year-old Tula Pierre-Louis and her brother, Iuri, play in the waves with mother Atty at West Beach in Deception Pass State Park. It’s the beginning of peak season for Washington’s most popular state park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Deception Pass State Park prepping for peak season

Park manager Jason Armstrong said the number of visitors last year was about 120 percent of what it had been in previous years at the most-visited state park in Washington.

Four-year-old Tula Pierre-Louis and her brother, Iuri, play in the waves with mother Atty at West Beach in Deception Pass State Park. It’s the beginning of peak season for Washington’s most popular state park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
The route of the Whidbey 1/2 will take runners down West Beach Road where they will be greeted by views of the Pacific Ocean and snow-capped mountains on Sunday, April 25. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Runners to compete in Whidbey ½ next Sunday

Up to 600 runners will compete in the Whidbey ½ on Sunday, April 25, on the North End, and there are still spots available for those who want to join.

The route of the Whidbey 1/2 will take runners down West Beach Road where they will be greeted by views of the Pacific Ocean and snow-capped mountains on Sunday, April 25. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Foundation awards $60,000 in grants

Whidbey Community Foundation recently announced its next phase of funding from the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund. The foundation awarded grants totaling $60,000 to all three… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2021

Charity for foster care holding auction

A nonprofit organization with a mission to meet the needs of foster children will hold its first-ever auction online. For several years, the board members… Continue reading

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Community remembers longtime officer from South Whidbey

Mark Brinkman, 56, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.

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Witness, shell casing tie murder to Central Whidbey

A law enforcement report on the murder of a 67-year-old Whidbey Island man whose body was found in Blaine suggests that he may have been shot near the Coupeville Ferry.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend route will stay on a one-boat schedule longer than initially planned because too many ferry workers are away from work after they contracted or were exposed to COVID-19. Reservations on the second boat through June 6 were canceled.

Coupeville ferry short crew; some reservations canceled

The ferry system should have a better idea in the next few weeks if the second boat will be delayed beyond June 6.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend route will stay on a one-boat schedule longer than initially planned because too many ferry workers are away from work after they contracted or were exposed to COVID-19. Reservations on the second boat through June 6 were canceled.