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Harborview Mobile Home Park residents have signed a petition asking the city of Oak Harbor to respond to their concerns about the fire danger posed by the large wood piles left by a real estate developer in the field above Safeway. Scott Thompson, the developer, said he does not know when he will remove them because he is waiting to receive a model home permit from the city.

Neighbors say woodpiles a fire danger

Thirty-four people asked Oak Harbor to do something about the woodpiles on a nearby property.

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Harborview Mobile Home Park residents have signed a petition asking the city of Oak Harbor to respond to their concerns about the fire danger posed by the large wood piles left by a real estate developer in the field above Safeway. Scott Thompson, the developer, said he does not know when he will remove them because he is waiting to receive a model home permit from the city.

Navy unit explodes munitions at Lake Hancock

The Navy is still finding munitions at a site that was once used as a World War II bombing range.

Park board eyes financing for boiler replacement

Replacing the 39-year-old pool boiler will cost the district $152,460.

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School Farms abuzz with new honey bee hives

A South Whidbey High School 2021 graduate set up a honeybee hive for her Girl Scout service project.

Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
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Highway 20 collision results in minor injuries

No one was seriously injured in a head-on collision on State Route 525 on Aug. 22.

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Tour offers glimpse of work spaces

T hose interested in the creative processes of local artists can take a peek into almost 50 work spaces across the island during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour this weekend.

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Whidbey Island tourism spikes in 2021

Unusually high visitor rates are good news for Whidbey Island as the economic impact of tourism is far-reaching.

Auditor issues 2 findings against hospital

The audit found that the hospital district is two years behind in submitting complete and accurate annual financial reports and doesn’t have adequate controls to prevent the misappropriation or misuse of “theft-sensitive assets.”

County adopts new pandemic-related pay bump

Most full-time employees of Island County government will receive an extra $2,880 in “premium pay” funded through federal relief funds.

Regency hosts Rock-a-thon to end Alzheimer’s

Supporting a good cause can be as easy as sitting in a chair. Regency on Whidbey is inviting all island residents to kick back in… Continue reading

Teacher proposes storm drain art

Jeana Dominguez approached the city council this week with a proposal to create murals surrounding six storm drains in Langley.

New planning department head named in Langley

Meredith Penny will be the city’s new director of Community Planning starting Sept. 1.

One of the patios on F dock at the Oak Harbor Marina is closed to visitors because years of storms have damaged it, resulting in the loss of some of its walls. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Repairs planned for marina’s F dock to cost $700,000

The city will use a combination of the insurance settlements, marina funds and a grant for $392,000 from the state Department of Commerce to pay for the project.

One of the patios on F dock at the Oak Harbor Marina is closed to visitors because years of storms have damaged it, resulting in the loss of some of its walls. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Man accused of crawling through window

Prosecutors charged Matthew C. Powell, 35, with burglary in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment and assault in the fourth degree.

Langley council discusses bringing back mask mandate

Council members decided to hold out on the decision until after receiving input from businesses.

Explosive ordnance disposal happening Thursday at Lake Hancock

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven Detachment Northwest will conduct a demolition of ordnance discovered at the Lake Hancock training area south of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2021

Safety issues force town deck closure

The Coupeville town deck is closing to the public after a structural engineer deemed it unsafe.

Big kitty heist reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, July 31 At 11:11 a.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Lions Club member Gary Parker locks up bikes to be sold at the garage sale this weekend. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Lions annual garage sale returns

The Coupeville Lions Club’s annual garage sale will be outdoors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Lions Club member Gary Parker locks up bikes to be sold at the garage sale this weekend. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor man credits vaccine for mild symptoms during 2nd bout with COVID-19

Meanwhile, cases have skyrocketed among the unvaccinated population.