Town to decide 2 percent grants

The Town of Coupeville is in the process of deciding which nonprofits will receive this year’s 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant awards. The Town… Continue reading

County commissioners to focus on economic development

Having recently adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County is now looking to evaluate the next section of its comprehensive plan —… Continue reading

State seeks input for civilian-military compatibility plan

Washington State Department of Commerce says it is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

DNA leads to charges against burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to a criminal charge being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey property… Continue reading

Hayes and Paul

Challenger: Hayes out of step with district’s values

Paul critical of bump stock, conversion therapy votes

Hayes and Paul

Larsen passing on Growler concerns to Pentagon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is paying attention to concerns Central Whidbey residents have about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft practice at a… Continue reading

SVC offering workshops to help students complete financial aid paperwork

Skagit Valley College will take part in the “College Goal Washington” event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct.13 at the college’s campuses on Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Fake $50 | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., a Childrens Avenue resident reported… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice schedule —Oct. 8 – 14

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field through Oct. 14. No field carrier landing practice training operations are scheduled for… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Oak Harbor man, 36, arrested in Highway 20 crash Oct. 7

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on State Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported. Christopher… Continue reading

Letter: Commissioners unanimously adopt updated housing element

The Island County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously adopted the housing element of the comprehensive plan, after more than a year of work to update… Continue reading

Hospice Care to train volunteers

WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care is looking for volunteers. WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care is offering a three-day training session, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Frightville pays tribute to favorite scary films

Play a game with Jigsaw, visit Camp Crystal Lake and solve a puzzle box with Pinhead all in the depths of the Oak Harbor Roller… Continue reading

Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Museum debuts history tour

Fundraiser combines talks, walk and wine tasting

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

A cancer survivor’s story

‘In 2002, it felt like I was on hold … Every day is a gift’

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Sending a sign

With increase in Growler training flights close to approval, hundreds rally against noise

New, larger ferry goes into service at south tip of island

Washington’s newest ferry, Suquamish, cast off from Clinton’s dock for the first time Thursday, on its way to Mukilteo and a new daily routine. Suquamish… Continue reading

County questions role in delivering vaccines to school

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations in schools is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

En-deering video from Coupeville game goes viral

A football game in Coupeville last weekend made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the field… Continue reading