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Fire destroys wood shop on North Whidbey

A professional woodworker living on North Whidbey lost his shop, 40 years worth of tools and a pile of boards from a 300-year-old tree to… Continue reading

‘Nedicine’ man charged with not having license

A man who ran an alternative medicine clinic in Oak Harbor two years ago is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing without a license, court… Continue reading

Greenbank Store & Grille stewards bid good-bye

Community turns out for ‘last supper’

County seeking public input on levy increase and 2018 budget

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a possible 1 percent increase in Island County’s current expense property tax levy, as well… Continue reading

Potters of Whidbey hosting first holiday sale

‘So many of us between Oak Harbor and Clinton’

Attempt to save windmill goes nowhere

An Oak Harbor councilman’s attempt to save the Windjammer Park windmill from being razed fell on deaf ears last week. Earlier this year, the council… Continue reading

First county mental health center in works

Island County is in the process of securing property in Oak Harbor for a regional crisis stabilization center and affordable housing complex. The board of… Continue reading

Housing task force to present recommendation to the public

A diverse group of Whidbey residents put their noses to the grindstone to find ways to make housing more affordable on the island. They came… Continue reading

Group hosts meeting on water contamination

A group called Whidbey Water Keepers is hosting an informational meeting on contaminated well water Monday. The meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4… Continue reading

Whidbey fliers disciplined for their graffiti in the sky

Two Whidbey aviators involved in a Nov. 15 skywriting incident were disciplined by the Navy’s “Air Boss,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The aviators from… Continue reading

Town to fill council, commission vacancies

Councilwoman Lisa Bernhardt is resigning her position on the council effective Dec. 31 after serving half of her four-year term. The Town of Coupeville is… Continue reading

Teresa Davis, known as “T” to her bus riders, says she enjoys her Island Transit driving job for the variety of routes she serves. The company celebrates 30 years Friday. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Island Transit odometer nears 30 years

All aboard birthday party

Teresa Davis, known as “T” to her bus riders, says she enjoys her Island Transit driving job for the variety of routes she serves. The company celebrates 30 years Friday. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
Among family treasures is a plate that traveled west by stage coach. A handwritten note taped to the back reads: “Grandpa Angell’s Mother brought this plate across the plains in 1861.”

Reflecting on family’s past a ‘never-ending’ pasttime

Tracing ancestors focus of local genealogy club

Among family treasures is a plate that traveled west by stage coach. A handwritten note taped to the back reads: “Grandpa Angell’s Mother brought this plate across the plains in 1861.”

Pilot OK after tire blows during landing

On Saturday morning North Whidbey Fire and Rescue got a call about a possible aircraft accident at Oak Harbor’s Eisenberg Field off Monroe Landing Road.… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Island names Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has named its Petty Officer First Class Sailor of the Year for 2017. Rodney B. Scheppler, a Navy career counselor,… Continue reading

VP-47 deemed “safe for flight” with new aircraft

The “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron-47 have completed their transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. The squadron flew the P-3C for 52… Continue reading

Protecting Whidbey, naturally

Conservation District celebrating 50 years

County changes conservation grants evaluation process

The Board of Island County Commissioners decided to change the scoring process of applications for the conservation futures program during a recent work session meeting.… Continue reading

Ban lifted: Mussels being plucked again from Penn Cove

Shellfish closure still affects varnish, butter clams

Lawmakers work for water contamination funds, Impact Aid

Two lawmakers in Washington, D.C. fought to get millions of extra dollars authorized for programs that may directly affect Oak Harbor and Coupeville. U.S. Sen.… Continue reading