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Bench will be dedicated to longtime Oak Harbor leader

Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor School District will dedicate a bench at Oak Harbor High School to the late Gary Wallin.… Continue reading

County looking at new road to Whidbey Air Park

Island County will apply for a grant to study the potential of building a road to the industrial area of Whidbey Air Park. Part of… Continue reading

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                                Janelle Solomon, 12, from the Lummi Nation’s Ultimate Warrior Canoe Club carries a canoe along with Regina Miller, who is about to participate in the Woman’s Singles races. See the story on page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times.

Water Fest draws up to 4,000 people

Bead by bead, three-and-a-half year old Ezra Malloy strung together a colorful bracelet as Jackie Wenala explained the significance of each bead’s color to the… Continue reading

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                                Janelle Solomon, 12, from the Lummi Nation’s Ultimate Warrior Canoe Club carries a canoe along with Regina Miller, who is about to participate in the Woman’s Singles races. See the story on page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times.

Neighbors, rural wineries disputing proposed Island County regulations

Island County planning staff and the planning commission are attempting to wade through a sea of public comments that are in conflict with each other.… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Three years in prison for gas station robber

A woman who committed two armed robberies of a gas station in Clinton last year was sent to prison Monday. Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan, 24, pleaded… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

‘Order up!’ Flower House Cafe reopens

Bigger kitchen, more seating at renovated Bayview eatery

Oak Harbor man, 22, killed in motorcycle accident

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Whatcom County May 13. Washington State Patrol reported that Fernando Gutierrez was riding… Continue reading

Man injured in boat fire at Cornet Bay Marina; two docks destroyed

Firefighters responded to a reported boat fire Saturday afternoon at Cornet Bay Marina. When the responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue arrived, the approximately… Continue reading

Bill would increase funding for Impact Aid, Growler research

Oak Harbor School District may get increased Impact Aid and Navy may get more money to research ways to make EA-18G Growlers quieter in the… Continue reading

Mount Vernon firefighter to challenge Rep. Norma Smith

A Mount Vernon resident running for state representative of district 10 said education, public safety and transportation are his top priorities. Scott McMullen, a firefighter… Continue reading

Students accepted into aerospace residency

Three Oak Harbor High School students have been accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The students… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Student unwittingly wins ‘Best in Show’

Destanie Overly didn’t even know her piece had been entered into the American of Association University Women All-Island High School Showcase of the Arts, but… Continue reading

Agreement with Water Stewards comes to a close

The Town of Coupeville terminated its agreement with Sound Water Stewards as of the latest Town Council meeting. Sound Water Stewards, formerly Island County Beach… Continue reading

Island County officials dispute state’s projected ridership numbers for Mukilteo-to-Clinton ferry

Island County is disputing low projected growth numbers for the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route that Washington State Ferries recently presented as concepts for its long-rage plan.… Continue reading

Parlor Car 1799 is prepared for a trip across the Puget Sound. Courtesy Photo

Railway Museum acquires 117-year old Parlor Car from Whidbey Island

The car was built in 1901, was one of two train cars built to a specific design specification and is the only survivor of the two.

Parlor Car 1799 is prepared for a trip across the Puget Sound. Courtesy Photo

Skagit Valley College seeking artists

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus seeking artists for an outdoor mural project. Interested artists can e-mail a single pdf that includes the following to… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Street performer threatened | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 26 At 11:11 a.m., a clerk at a convenience… Continue reading

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                                Consultant biologist Mark Sheehan discusses the nursery run by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust .

Prairie land a priority for Whidbey Camano trust

It takes sunlight, water, soil and blazing fire to keep these plants happy. A disappearing type of land called mesic “wet prairie” land is home… Continue reading

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                                Consultant biologist Mark Sheehan discusses the nursery run by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust .
Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coupeville May 16-23.

Hawaiian Chieftain stars at Coupeville SailFest

Whidbey’s first tall ship celebration May 16-23

Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coupeville May 16-23.

Commissioners decline federal funds for trail

Federal funding for a proposed trail from the Clinton business district to Ken’s Korner will be declined at the request of two of the three… Continue reading