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Two kayakers rescued under Deception Pass Bridge

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Fire and Washington State Parks responded Wednesday evening to a report of two kayakers in distress under the Deception Pass… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018
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Island woman guilty of killing sister in California

Two years ago, an elderly Clinton woman shot her sister in the head with a .38 Special Ladysmith revolver and then fought ferociously with her… Continue reading

Linda Thomas

Meltdown at Goose Community Grocer

Fridge failure leads to ‘heartbreaking’ food dump

Coupeville Memorial Day parade Saturday

Get ready to cheer, wave and listen to some music at their year’s patriotic Coupeville Memorial Day parade and celebration honoring those who have died… Continue reading

Libertarian to participate in debate

Libertarian Brian Luke has filed to get on the ballot for Washington State’s Second Congressional District, which includes all or parts of Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit,… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Volunteers from NAS Whidbey clean up Ebey’s bluff trail

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island participated in the Armed Forces Day Volunteer Project on Saturday, May 19 to repair the Bluff Trail at Ebey’s Landing… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Oak Harbor council OKs temporary hire

Oak Harbor council members approved the mayor’s request to hire a temporary employee to help oversee the city’s sewage treatment plant project. The decision, however,… Continue reading

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                                Roderick Balos appears in Island County Superior Court Monday on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Oak Harbor man accused of sending child porn through Facebook

A 37-year-old Oak Harbor man allegedly sent child pornography to a stranger through Facebook, according to court documents. Roderick R. Balos pleaded not guilty in… Continue reading

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                                Roderick Balos appears in Island County Superior Court Monday on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Skagit Valley College honor roll

Skagit Valley College announced academic honor roll for winter quarter. Local students appearing on the honor roll area include the following: COUPEVILLE Travis Bashioum, Joshua… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Coupeville Couple’s Curiosity Saves a Barn

Marshall English recalls the rainy spring day when curiosity led him and his wife, Judy, on a detour up a muddy road to investigate a… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018
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                                Broad View Elementary School student Layla Williams plants vegetables in the school’s garden. Broad View was recently recognized nationally for its environmental and sustainability efforts.

School recognized for being green

Ongoing sustainability efforts at Broad View Elementary started a decade ago as well as new initiatives were recently recognized nationally in the form of the… Continue reading

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                                Broad View Elementary School student Layla Williams plants vegetables in the school’s garden. Broad View was recently recognized nationally for its environmental and sustainability efforts.

Whidbey Nonprofit Gifts Funds to Local Volunteer Organizations and Lighthouses

The Lighthouse Environmental Programs, or LEP, nonprofit group of Whidbey continues to support key programs in Island County and other lighthouses. During its annual meeting,… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley police chief with crime

The Island County prosecutor won’t charge Langley Police Chief David Marks with a crime in connection with a use-of-force incident last November. Prosecutor Greg Banks… Continue reading

Commissioners have questions about city request

Island County commissioners want more answers from the City of Oak Harbor before they are willing to move forward on its request to expand the… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Council creates taxing district to fund roadwork

Oak Harbor City Council adopted an ordinance that should help the city fund road maintenance and other improvements. In a 5-1 vote, the council approved… Continue reading

Registration open for returning students at SVC

Registration for returning students is underway for summer and fall quarters at all Skagit Valley College locations. Open enrollment begins May 30. Summer classes start… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Oak Harbor FamilyCare Physical Therapy becomes NorthSound Physical Therapy.

On June 1, Oak Harbor FamilyCare Physical Therapy officially becomes “NorthSound Physical Therapy.” “It was a really unique opportunity for NorthSound Physical Therapy to be… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island open house

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Ault… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Garage becomes a part of newspaper’s history, future

The Garage of Blessings outgrew its space seven times in the last six years. But founder Kristiina Miller said she’s found a new home with… Continue reading

Art school hosting presentation by National Geographic photographer

Renowned photographer Sam Abell will give a lecture and photo presentation at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Abell’s… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018