Brandon Taylor

Choir teacher seeking music videos

Oak Harbor High School choir teacher Darren McCoy is reaching out to high school staff, students, parents and alumni for the making of “When Arts… Continue reading


Island Transit cuts half its routes

Beginning March 23, Island Transit will cut about half of Whidbey Island routes in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Island Transit is not planning to… Continue reading


Photo by Brandon Taylor/Whidbey News-Times John Del Prete’s fourth-grade class finally sees their published book, “Invisible Pollution in the Salish Sea,” since beginning the project in September.

4th grade students publish book on Salish Sea

John Del Prete’s fourth-grade class crowded around two cardboard boxes stacked on a small cluster of desks near the whiteboard. The students were electric in… Continue reading


More services coming by hospital

A number of changes are in the works for WhidbeyHealth. In addition to opening walk-in clinics in Oak Harbor and Clinton, the hospital district is… Continue reading

Chinook run underway in Puget Sound, large fish being reported

The winter run of Chinook, or blackmouth salmon, is underway in Puget Sound with reports of fish as large as 10 pounds being reeled in.… Continue reading

Family-run Mexican restaurant opens in Oak Harbor

A new Mexican restaurant opened Wednesday in what used to be the Donut Master shop near the Safeway gas station in Oak Harbor. Taqueria El… Continue reading

Man seriously injured in one-car crash Wednesday

A Bellingham man was seriously injured in a single car crash Wednesday afternoon on Cultus Bay Road on South Whidbey, the Washington State Patrol reported.… Continue reading

North Whidbey family evacuated amid deluge

While the sun is a welcome reprieve and the City of Oak Harbor has lifted its water use restrictions, the aftermath of last weekend’s downpour… Continue reading

Resident raising money to save Roller Barn

In the era of A-ha and parachute pants — the 1980s — a young James Croft would spend his nights skating at the Roller Barn.… Continue reading

Excess rain causes sewage discharges on Whidbey

Island County is among 19 counties in Washington state officially in a state of emergency due to heavy rainfall. And for good reason. A manhole… Continue reading