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Big cat reports taken seriously by Oak Harbor police

Something big has been reportedly seen prowling around Oak Harbor — something big and cat-like. The Oak Harbor Police Department received two calls last week… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of biting baby in face

An Oak Harbor man was arrested Saturday for allegedly biting a baby, according to the Oak Harbor police. Capt. Bill Wilke said officers were initially… Continue reading

Child molester pleads guilty, facing prison

A 70-year-old Oak Harbor man with a long history of child molestation accusations against him is facing at least six years in prison. Douglas R.… Continue reading

Parents of injured child file lawsuit against Oak Harbor schools

The parents of a child injured in a playground accident three years ago filed a lawsuit against the Oak Harbor School District. James Kytle, a… Continue reading

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                                Campstuff Coffee is a mobile stand: in the morning, the trailer is located in the Deception Pass Lower Loop Campground and moves to West Beach in the afternoons.

Coffee place sets up camp at Deception Pass

Standing in the drizzle in open-toed sandals, the foggy beach behind him and the smell of coffee in the air, it’s exactly the setting that… Continue reading

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                                Campstuff Coffee is a mobile stand: in the morning, the trailer is located in the Deception Pass Lower Loop Campground and moves to West Beach in the afternoons.

A new way to read may be coming to Windjammer Park

Windjammer Park may be getting a new story once construction is completed. Mary Campbell, manager of the Oak Harbor Library, wants to add StoryWalk to… Continue reading

Teens to shine at music festival

‘We’re just really blown away by these kids’

NAS Whidbey SAR conducts medical evacuation Sunday

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation Sunday from Eliza Island to Peace Health St. Joseph Medical… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County gets new director

Jennifer Paddock had dedicated her career to helping children, which made her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County a logical next step.… Continue reading

Serving in the South China Sea

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys South China Sea, July 2, 2018. Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Trevor Feinberg, of Oak… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Help House annual food drive Saturday

The days might be long and the weather warm, but Christmas spirit is nearly as high as it would be in December at the North… Continue reading

Uninhabited house destroyed in blaze

Officials from Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue say they are unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed an uninhabited house Wednesday.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor scenic overlook fix moves forward

Oak Harbor City Council members chose to move forward with replacing a concrete lookout platform on the waterfront in order to make it safe for… Continue reading

What does ‘affordable housing’ mean? Depends whom you ask

Affordable housing efforts on Whidbey Island are drawing a broad range of reactions, among them fear it will attract people who engage in disruptive or… Continue reading

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Congressman questions Navy Growler plan

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has questions for the secretary of the Navy about a plan that will mean a big increase in EA-18G Growler practice… Continue reading

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Former Langley Police Chief David Marks/File photo

Langley’s police chief fired

Mayor Tim Callison: Decision based on allegations of excessive force and overall performance

Former Langley Police Chief David Marks/File photo
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                                An old barn at the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve on North Whidbey is lit up at sunrise. The farm property has been in Donald Borgman’s family since the late 1800s.

Creatures large, small at home in new preserve

Whidbey Island’s newest nature preserve, the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve, already comes with a ringing endorsement. Bruiser appears to love the place. One of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018
Photo by Robert Pennington/Rhizome Design.
                                An old barn at the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve on North Whidbey is lit up at sunrise. The farm property has been in Donald Borgman’s family since the late 1800s.

Seahawks players sign autographs for a cause

Seahawks running back Chris Carson and offensive tackle George Fant will sign posters starting 1 p.m. Saturday at Louis Gs in Oak Harbor. Signatures won’t… Continue reading

Burn ban begins Friday the 13th

Backyard bonfires will soon be outlawed on Whidbey Island. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, acting in his capacity as county fire marshal, has decreed a… Continue reading

With founder’s departure, Miss Oak Harbor Pageant disbanded

Though born in California, Jes Walker-Wyse has made a mark on Oak Harbor in a relatively short amount of time. Since moving to the city… Continue reading