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Report outlines county’s housing needs

A recent housing needs analysis found a significant deficit in available, affordable housing in Island County for households making $50,000 a year or less. The… Continue reading

Camano murderer receives 18-year sentence

Though he pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced to prison Friday, a 37-year-old man is still maintaining he’s innocent in the July 28, 2016,… Continue reading

Two people killed in head-on collision

Two Oak Harbor residents were killed in a head-on accident on Highway 20 Monday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. Kenneth Bruneau, 79, was northbound… Continue reading

Home for the holidays: VAQ-142 back on Whidbey

The Gray Wolves of Electronic Attack Squadron 142 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Tuesday after a six-month deployment. Over 100 family members and… Continue reading

Oak Harbor teacher in reach of Grammy

Darren McCoy has never been this close to making it to the Grammys, and he’s been closer than most. Two years ago he was among… Continue reading

Binoculars, birds and keeping tabs on habitat

Whidbey’s Audubon annual count adds up for conservation

Grants to help fund town road repairs

Some Coupeville roads will be getting a facelift in the coming year. Coupeville Town Council approved three road related projects this week, mostly utilizing grant… Continue reading

Counties unite against unfunded mandates

Island County is joining an effort to get the state’s attention regarding unfunded mandates. The members of the Washington State Association of Counties believe the… Continue reading

Student a step closer to international success

Coupeville Middle School student Tara Halterman is one step closer to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

Central Whidbey fire chief honored by Red Cross

The American Red Cross recognized Ed Hartin, fire chief with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, for his efforts in improving cardiac arrest survival in… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

County lodging tax committee asks awardees for some money back

Island County awarded grants this year to 13 nonprofits to promote tourism using lodging tax funds. The process for awarding these grants was different this… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Schools superintendent teaches improv jazz

Starting at 7 a.m., Oak Harbor Schools Superintendent Lance Gibbon begins his Wednesdays in a cramped, studio-like room working to help expand students’ “jazz vocabulary.”… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — The leadership at Safe Ride Home is ready to get the wheel rolling again. Left to right: founder Brian Grimm, advisor Jessica Leon and All Island Taxi driver Tony Caldwell.

Safe Ride Home revs up for second run

A sign with the words “please don’t drink and drive” was erected on Highway 525 earlier this month in memory of Tim Keil, the 61-year-old… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — The leadership at Safe Ride Home is ready to get the wheel rolling again. Left to right: founder Brian Grimm, advisor Jessica Leon and All Island Taxi driver Tony Caldwell.

Rep. Smith introduces net neutrality bill

The day before the Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality, a Republican state representative from Clinton introduced a bill aimed at protecting the open Internet… Continue reading

Gun left in public loo | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, Nov. 21 At 9:48 a.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Reserve, sea and shore sailors of the year honored

The Navy League and Rotary Club of Oak Harbor presented its Shore, Sea and Reserve Sailors of the Year awards Friday at a recognition luncheon.… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth brings women’s care to Oak Harbor

WhidbeyHealth has opened Women’s Care Oak Harbor in the same building as the hospital’s primary care, sleep care and physical therapy clinics. The clinic, located… Continue reading

Police investigating report that Oak Harbor student was accosted

Oak Harbor police are investigating a report that a student was accosted after getting off a school bus last night, according to Police Capt. Mike… Continue reading

Leaping into ‘The Nutcracker’

OH dancers perform this weekend

  • Dec 13, 2017

History haunts OH Poetry Project

Meetings encourage deep writing, listening