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Bystanders perform CPR on grocery store shopper

Two men helped a fellow grocery shopper at Saar’s last week by performing CPR after he collapsed.

 

Photo by Rebecca Powers

Apartment fire injures one, displaces nine

Nine people were displaced after a fire swept through an apartment building on Northwest Atalanta Way in Oak Harbor on Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to… Continue reading

 

Photo by Sara Hogarth

Crews put out grass fire

A possible mishap with a lawn mower sparked a half-acre fire on Green Valley Road on Friday morning.

 

Photo by Emily Gilbert

Suicides at bridge renew interest in nets

Recent deaths at the Deception Pass Bridge have renewed calls for barriers to prevent more suicides.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

Campaign signs create stir during Oak Harbor 4th of July parade

Joel Servatius resolved a conflict of interest by paying the Fourth of July parade entrance free.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

As COVID rules ease, local events calendar gets longer

Oak Harbor residents and visitors have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks.

190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)
Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert
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Coupeville man airlifted after three-car accident

One person was airlifted to Providence Regional Medical Center and two others were taken to a local hospital after a three-car accident on Highway 20… Continue reading

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NAS Whidbey Fire Inspector Zach Walker looks at the damage of a small fire at a yard in military housing in Crescent Harbor Tuesday.

So long, s’mores: No campfires allowed in a stricter burn ban

The burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including recreational fires and fireworks.

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NAS Whidbey Fire Inspector Zach Walker looks at the damage of a small fire at a yard in military housing in Crescent Harbor Tuesday.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Summer sailboat racing returns to cove

Mainsails and spinnakers from about 20 boats will dot the water in Penn Cove from Friday to Sunday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Woman eluding police drives over officer’s foot

Claudia Fontenette was charged with vehicular assault and attempting to elude police.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Katie Toft and her four-year-old daughter Bailey walk across the newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge. Katie Toft's father, Dick Toft, is one of the Rotarians memorialized on a plaque next to the bridge.

Rotary bridge reopens after $87,000 renovation

The newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge was dedicated at Windjammer Park Thursday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Katie Toft and her four-year-old daughter Bailey walk across the newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge. Katie Toft's father, Dick Toft, is one of the Rotarians memorialized on a plaque next to the bridge.

Stabilization center open after 6-month delay

Oak Harbor’s center for people struggling with mental health issues or substance use opened June 28.

Oak Harbor considers uses for $6.5 million of recovery funds

Ideas for spending American Rescue Plan funds range from bill assistance to crime scene equipment.

Kiwanis Beachcomber Bazaar bringing a bonanza of booty

The 17th annual Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Beachcomber Bazaar will take place on July 10.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commander Capt. Matthew Arny overlooks the flight line at Ault Field. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Base commander reflects on 33-year Navy career

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commander Capt. Matthew Arny will retire in July.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commander Capt. Matthew Arny overlooks the flight line at Ault Field. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Melissa and Mark Stewart own One Willow Farm in Oak Harbor where they offer eggs, chicken and turkey. The couple went through a special program for military veterans wanting to become farmers before they opened their own farm. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Navy vet gets back to roots at One Willow Farm

The husband and wife duo opened their poultry farm near Oak Harbor amid the pandemic last year.

Melissa and Mark Stewart own One Willow Farm in Oak Harbor where they offer eggs, chicken and turkey. The couple went through a special program for military veterans wanting to become farmers before they opened their own farm. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Number of visitors nears pre-pandemic levels

Ferry riders and park visitors have increased.

Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Charlie Kimmel feeds Silkie rooster Beatbox and some of his feathered friends.

Beatbox is a one-rooster welcoming committee

The friendly rooster resides on a North Whidbey farm.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Charlie Kimmel feeds Silkie rooster Beatbox and some of his feathered friends.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Tracy Dietz's Australian shepherd, Sirius, jumps in the pool after a tennis ball at her home north of Oak Harbor. She offers pool use, dog training and a play area at FluffyButt Dog Training operated out of her house.

Every day’s a puppy pool party at FluffyButt camp

Tracy Dietz opened FluffyButt Dog Training at her home just north of Oak Harbor earlier this month.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Tracy Dietz's Australian shepherd, Sirius, jumps in the pool after a tennis ball at her home north of Oak Harbor. She offers pool use, dog training and a play area at FluffyButt Dog Training operated out of her house.
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