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Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times A new contractor will finish the work to restore Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges after the former contractor was taken off the project. The project was initially delayed by a year, but a WSDOT communications specialist said the new contractor will submit a schedule soon.

New contractor starts Monday on Pass bridge restoration

The new contractor was selected after the previous one defaulted on its contract.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times A new contractor will finish the work to restore Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges after the former contractor was taken off the project. The project was initially delayed by a year, but a WSDOT communications specialist said the new contractor will submit a schedule soon.

Island Drug receives extra vaccine in mistake

Instead of 200 doses that were expected last week, Island Drug received 2,000.

The woman inside the unicorn suit says she dons the outfit just to bring people a smile. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Big pink unicorn follows in chicken’s footsteps

Whidbey Island is home to all sorts of characters - including inflatable ones.

The woman inside the unicorn suit says she dons the outfit just to bring people a smile. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Family breaks ground for Habitat for Humanity home

A lifelong Whidbey resident and her family have started building their own home in Oak Harbor.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Middle, high school students return next week

Three people at Olympic View Elementary test positive for virus

Oak Harbor spent $1.1 million of CARES Act money last year

The city’s single most expensive purchase was a modular building for engineering staff.

Capt. Robert Miles, retired U.S. Navy, served in active duty for more than two decades before teaching Oak Harbor High School students leadership, confidence and practical skills through Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. Here he is pictured throughout his career. Photo courtesy Jason Lamont

Oak Harbor NJROTC alums come together to honor mentor

Capt. Robert Miles had a lasting impact on his NJROTC students at Oak Harbor High School.

Capt. Robert Miles, retired U.S. Navy, served in active duty for more than two decades before teaching Oak Harbor High School students leadership, confidence and practical skills through Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. Here he is pictured throughout his career. Photo courtesy Jason Lamont

Oak Harbor lists legislative priorities

The Oak Harbor City Council voted in favor of a draft of the city’s legislative agenda brought to council members last month. The draft outlines… Continue reading

Zencity says Oak Harbor public opinion mostly positive

The $15,000 software is meant to help the city make more informed decisions.

Man arrested at Oak Harbor post office

A man reportedly pulled a gun on someone during an argument that started at Rite Aid.

School nurse Julie Vandergrifft collects a COVID-19 test from Olympic View Elementary school principal’s secretary Andra Shelley during voluntary weekly testing on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor schools levy would continue funding for nurses

“We have a lot of kids who are medically fragile,” said one school nurse.

School nurse Julie Vandergrifft collects a COVID-19 test from Olympic View Elementary school principal’s secretary Andra Shelley during voluntary weekly testing on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor schools plan to reopen despite fears raised

Oak Harbor school leaders presented plans for bringing grades 7-12 back into class.

Members of the Oak Harbor High School DECA team, a business club supported by levy dollars, clear brush during a recent community clean up. A school levy is on the Feb. 9 ballot. Photo provided

$48.4 million Oak Harbor school levy on Febuary ballot

Ballots for the Oak Harbor Public Schools levy have started arriving for the Feb. 9 vote.

Members of the Oak Harbor High School DECA team, a business club supported by levy dollars, clear brush during a recent community clean up. A school levy is on the Feb. 9 ballot. Photo provided
Market Manager Peg Tennant takes some measurements at the site of the Oak Harbor Farmers Market in preparation for the season opening in May 2017. The market has permanently closed after struggling to attract vendors and customers. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Farmers Market closes after more than 20 years

A new group is already planning for a new market this spring at Windjammer Park.

Market Manager Peg Tennant takes some measurements at the site of the Oak Harbor Farmers Market in preparation for the season opening in May 2017. The market has permanently closed after struggling to attract vendors and customers. File photo/Whidbey News-Times
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Carol Johnston has watched this Pacific madrone grow for the past 14 years. It is slated to be removed during McDonald’s upcoming renovation in early February.

Madrona to make way for bigger McDonald’s

An Oak Harbor woman hoped to save the large tree that is to be cut down for an upcoming renovation.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Carol Johnston has watched this Pacific madrone grow for the past 14 years. It is slated to be removed during McDonald’s upcoming renovation in early February.

Capital projects includes funds for big projects to sewer, parks

Several notable projects are planned for this year and next.

Man arrested at Walmart in Oak Harbor with stolen truck

An Anacortes business owner reported the truck as stolen. It was found at the Oak Harbor Walmart.

Oak Harbor council decides on marina environmental restoration plan

The boat ramp will be getting a makeover, but no pocket beach is planned for Catalina Park.

Lt. j.g. William McIlvaine, left, celebrates after graduating from flight school. He was killed in a training accident in March 2013. His uncle, Phelps McIlvaine, donated a monument to Oak Harbor in honor of all service members who died while serving in Prowler squadrons. Photo courtesy Phelps McIlvaine

Prowler aircraft monument still in works years later

The Oak Harbor Park Board learned the donated monument will probably be installed this year.

Lt. j.g. William McIlvaine, left, celebrates after graduating from flight school. He was killed in a training accident in March 2013. His uncle, Phelps McIlvaine, donated a monument to Oak Harbor in honor of all service members who died while serving in Prowler squadrons. Photo courtesy Phelps McIlvaine

Sound Off: Much of school district’s excellence due to levy ‘yes’ vote

Four years ago, North Whidbey voters approved a maintenance and operations levy for the Oak Harbor School District. It has funded an exciting flourishing in… Continue reading

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