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Walking Festival offers exercise, Whidbey scenery

There will be a three-day Whidbey Walking Festival Sept. 7-9 with five routes starting at Camp Casey in Coupeville. “The purpose of our club is… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey holding earthquake response exercise through Friday

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will conduct an earthquake response and recovery exercise Sept. 5-7. The annual exercise, called Citadel Rumble, will test Navy installations’… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Changes to city’s housing element eyed

As part of broader conversations around housing in the region, Oak Harbor Planning Commission began its examination of the city’s housing element of the comprehensive… Continue reading

Festival rocks Oak Harbor through the weekend

“Good music and good food” defined the Oak Harbor Music Festival for Anitza Cotto. It was Cotto’s second time at the event after moving to… Continue reading

PSE Safety Fair set for Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

Town makes changes to 2 percent funds process

The Town of Coupeville voted Tuesday to make a few minor changes to the town’s allocation process for the 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant… Continue reading

Hydro race organizers seeking volunteers for September event

Hydros for Heroes organizers are seeking volunteers from the local community to help with this year’s event. The contests, which will be held on Sept.… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

As smoke clears, burn ban reverts to Type I

Now that smoke has cleared from the skies over Whidbey, Island County’s burn ban has reverted back to Type I. The Northwest Clean Air Agency… Continue reading

Man accused of sex crime over mobile app

A New York state resident was summoned to appear in Island County Superior Court Sept. 4 on a sex-crime charge, according to court documents. Austin… Continue reading

Letter pleads for reduction in potential flights at OLF

Coupeville Town Council voted Tuesday to approve a letter that Mayor Molly Hughes wrote to Congressman Rick Larsen and to U.S. senators Maria Cantwell and… Continue reading

Quonset hut part of local history

Homoja housing created during housing crisis of World War II

City of Oak Harbor mulls new contract with WAIF

Police chief presents Animal Control options to council

Annual Kite Festival at Camp Casey Sept. 15-16

The Whidbey Island Kite Festival and Sportkite Competition will again fill the sky at Camp Casey with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes on… Continue reading

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Pile of logging debris catches fire, put out by Central Whidbey Fire

Logging debris from a county road project caught fire just after midnight Tuesday and burned until around 8 a.m. that morning, according to Central Whidbey… Continue reading

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Accused rapist’s bail unchanged

A judge declined to lower bail for a man accused of raping a woman on North Whidbey a year ago. Carlos A. Martinez, 25, appeared… Continue reading

Woman accused of impersonation

A Clinton woman could face jail time for allegedly impersonating a golf course employee and collecting money, according to court documents. Prosecutors recently charged Tamara… Continue reading

Man arrested after car chase

A 30-year-old man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through Oak Harbor Aug. 23. A trooper with the Washington State Patrol reported… Continue reading

The Whidbey Follies stage a comeback

After a 25-year absence, the Whidbey Follies is making a comeback. The show is Sept. 29 and 30. Creator David Howell describes the show as… Continue reading

SaviBank breaks ground for branch on Midway

SaviBank has broken ground for a new branch on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor. The site is located across the street from SaviBank’s current temporary… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Field carrier landing practice schedule — Aug. 20-Sept. 2

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field, and Field Carrier Landing Practice training operations are scheduled for the Outlying Landing… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018