WhidbeyHealth looking for nurses ‘highly trained’ for SANE

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is looking for candidates willing to be trained to provide sexual assault nurse exams, also known as SANE. The SANE program involves… Continue reading

Navy to hold meeting on testing of polluted site

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is holding a public information meeting Feb. 1 to discuss groundwater and drinking water sampling near a polluted area. Area… Continue reading

Report casts doubts on Whidbey arsonist’s sanity, mental capacity

A forensic mental health examination of a man accused of burning down two houses on South Whidbey in July casts doubt on his sanity and… Continue reading

Point in Time Count offers snapshot of homelessness in Island County

Out of the 35 years he’s lived on Whidbey Island, Gregory Eggett has spent the last two homeless. He lives in a car, which he… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s crane to be taken down Feb. 1 and 2

The Oak Harbor waterfront skyline will be changing in a couple of weeks. The 167-foot crane that has loomed over Oak Harbor’s downtown since May… Continue reading

Larsen Invites residents To Oak Harbor ‘Community Coffee’

Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the congressman at a “community coffee” event at Whidbey Coffee in Oak Harbor on… Continue reading

County releases plans to tackle major public health issues

A wide-ranging plan that could lead to more help for victims of domestic abuse, house visits from medical personnel and improved transportation for the homeless… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity of Island County celebrates 50th housewarming

Lindsey Shannon can’t bring herself to climb higher than two steps up a ladder. But that didn’t stop her from helping a team of Habitat… Continue reading

Penn Cove Mussel Festival unveils new poster

Organizers unveiled the new poster art for the 2018 Penn Cove Mussel Festival Monday night. This is the first year the festival has been solely… Continue reading

Housing crisis personal for lifelong Oak Harbor resident

After 55 years in Oak Harbor, Donna Moore recently received a letter that could mean her time living on the island is running out. Citing… Continue reading

Convicted killer returns to court, pleads not guilty

Friday, Joshua Lambert appeared in Island County Superior Court for the first time since he was sentenced to 100 years in prison four years ago… Continue reading

WSDOT holding meetings about roundabouts at Sharpes Corner

Starting in early spring, construction will likely make it more difficult to get to and from Whidbey Island from the north end. The state Department… Continue reading

Land Trust seeks public input through survey for Conservation Plan

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust wants to know where the public would like see conservation efforts focused most in Island County? Share thoughts by taking… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

County seeks volunteers for annual homeless survey on Thursday, Jan. 25

Homelessness is on the rise in Island County, and the human services department needs help gathering information that could help solve the issue. The annual… Continue reading

Oak Harbor High School seniors awarded Champions of Diversity scholarships

Nine Oak Harbor High School seniors received scholarships at the 18th annual Champions of Diversity Program at Skagit Valley College. These students were among 59… Continue reading

WEAN wants to intervene against Wright’s Crossing

The Whidbey Environmental Action Network made a motion to intervene in support of Island County in an appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board by… Continue reading

Board seeking ideas on how to reopen pool

Commissioners for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District are inviting the public to attend a special workshop Thursday, Jan. 25. The workshop will be… Continue reading

MLK assembly ignites controversy

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly at Oak Harbor High School sparked controversy last week when a student complained about it to a Seattle… Continue reading

Audubon society seeking scholarship applicants

Whidbey Audubon Society is awarding scholarships to graduating Whidbey Island high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an environmentally-related field. The 2018… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Building business: Chamber president leaves because of term limits

Jason McFadyen is no longer the president of one of the largest — if not the largest — and most active organizations on Whidbey Island.… Continue reading