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Man held on $150,000 bail for domestic assault

A Seattle man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend after bringing her to a house in Coupeville to recover from a prior assault, according to… Continue reading

Early brush fires on island spark concerns

Unseasonably warm weather has led to an unusual occurrence of brush fires on South Whidbey this past week. Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt said the arrival… Continue reading

Trespasser in negligee and mink coat | Island Scanner

The following were among calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Friday, March 27 At 4:06 p.m., a caller reported that a motocross track… Continue reading

South Whidbey kindergarten registration starts April 20

South Whidbey Elementary kindergarten registration is scheduled for Monday, April 20 through Friday, May 1. For paper registration, packets are available for pick-up 9 a.m.… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Cooks keeping up morale at NAS Whidbey

The Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is among the many restaurants turning to takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the… Continue reading

County commissioners urging EDC, island chambers to do more

Leaders of chambers of commerce on Whidbey Island have turned to cyberspace to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Island County officials hope they… Continue reading

Island County responds to Census

In the first month of the 2020 census, more than half of Island County residents have responded to the survey. As of April 13, Island… Continue reading

Windjammer Park ramp cost increases

Because of poor soil conditions, costs have increased for installing a walkway near the sewage treatment plant in Windjammer Park. Oak Harbor City Council approved… Continue reading

Orca encounter

A Freeland family out for a walk last week experienced something they likely won’t see again soon. While exploring a beach near Holmes Harbor, Darci… Continue reading

Era newspapers show Spanish flu’s impact on Whidbey

As the entire nation hunkers down, dons face masks and avoids others to fight COVID-19, here’s a look back at how this community fought the… Continue reading

Man arrested after police find video of him raping child

Detectives investigating a rape case in Skagit County discovered videos on a former Oak Harbor man’s computer that appeared to show him sexually assaulting a… Continue reading

Nonprofits’ COVID-19 funds grow quickly

Two Whidbey Island nonprofit groups have had remarkable success in raising funds to protect people from the coronavirus and help those struggling from the economic… Continue reading

Welcome the Whales event moves online

A beloved tradition of Langley has resorted to taking place online. The Village by the Sea is known for its plentiful parades, perhaps the most… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Whidbey Island Marathon moved from April to September

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, this month’s Whidbey Island Marathon was postponed to a later date and participants are being offered different options for completing… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Police academy closures delay officer hires

Among the many unintended consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak is a delay in getting new police officers added to Whidbey police forces. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Nichols Bros. building while social distancing

Whidbey Island’s largest civilian employer has continued to operate during the shutdown, but with a modified work schedule designed to promote social distancing. After Gov.… Continue reading

New study of county COVID-19 cases suggests social distancing working

Island County’s top public health official has some very welcome news regarding the spread of COVID-19, though it doesn’t mean a clear endpoint is in… Continue reading

It’s the year to replace carbon monoxide alarms

As long as you’re home, it might be a good time to check your carbon monoxide detector. Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill said firefighters… Continue reading

County commissioner candidate is hoping third time’s the charm

Curt Gordon is not a run-of-the-mill candidate, and not just because he announced his campaign in the middle of an international pandemic. This will be… Continue reading

The Center offers free books and puzles

The Center in Oak Harbor is distributing free books and puzzles to community members. The books and puzzles are available on tables outside of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020