Nathan Whalen

Coupeville port OKs lease at Greenbank Farm

The commissioners for the Port of Coupeville will provide some legal cover for the Greenbank Farm Management Group.


Mystery boat in Admiralty Inlet was a repair vessel

A large ship floating for more than a week near the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route piqued the curiosity of nearby residents. It turns out the Wave Venture, a 464-foot vessel owned by United Kingdom-based Global Marine Systems, has been sailing in the area while its crew repairs fiber optic cables.


Port moves for more commercial land at Greenbank Farm

Months after hashing out a conservation easement to protect the Greenbank Farm, leaders from the Port of Coupeville are filing paperwork to alter the zoning of the farm to better match the conservation easement.


Three intersections become one on Central Whidbey

In response to public concern, the Washington State Department of Transportation, working with Island Transit and Island County, unveiled plans to alter three intersections on Highway 20 near Outlying Field and Island Transit’s headquarters.

Governor Inslee visits Ledgewood landslide

Gov. Jay Inslee along with a throng of local, state and federal officials got a first-hand look Saturday at the natural disaster that devastated a Central Whidbey neighborhood.

Honkers close beach to swimmers

A group of Canada geese recently caused the closure of a popular swimming hole on North Whidbey Island. Island County Public Health announced earlier this month that the western part of Cranberry Lake, located on the Whidbey Island side of Deception Pass State Park, is closed to swimming until further notice.

Mounds of progress mark Island Transit project

The attention-catching mounds of dirt at Island Transit headquarters south of Coupeville will eventually come down.

Loganberry Fest features vault demo

Equestrian Crossing will be holding demonstrations on vaulting, which is similar to gymnastics on a horse, and hippotherapy, which is a form of physical therapy that utilizes movements of horses.

Young Whidbey riders earn first place | KUDOS

A group of 15 Whidbey-based equestrians earned high marks during a recent regional horse rally. Three five-person teams from the Whidbey Island Pony Club won their respective divisions with one winning an overall award during the Northwest Regional Showjumping rally held last month in Monroe, Wash. That event drew 26 teams from Washington and Alaska.

Clean water spending in Island County questioned

During a Wednesday work session, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson questioned how money collected through the county’s clean water utility is used.

Whidbey General Hospital gives bond second go

For the second time, Whidbey General Hospital leaders are sending the same bond proposal to the voters.

Whidbey General Hospital says again, partnership not in future

With Whidbey General Hospital asking voters to approve a bond to pay for an expansion, one critic is arguing for hospital leaders to try something different.

State dings Island Transit with finding

For the second time, state auditors are questioning Island Transit officials on how they monitor staff uses of take-home vehicles and fuel cards.

Dozens turn out for Day of Prayer in Coupeville

A group of religious leaders, community leaders and faithful ventured to the steps of the former Island County courthouse May 2 to pray and give thanks.

Informal juggling club provides laughs and dexterity for Whidbey Island

Amid the instruments and musicians practicing, another group of people were at an Oak Harbor music store doing something a bit different.

Sheriff adds officer in newly approved Island County budget

Sheriff Mark Brown has to look for a new corrections officer who would be willing to work for one year. The Board of Island County Commissioners approved a $67 million budget after a public hearing Monday night. That approval included funding for the single position, but Brown said it could be difficult to find someone willing to go through the academy before starting his work at the jail for a position that will last a single year.

Island Transit antenna helps emergency services

About a dozen or so neighbors living near Island Transit on Central Whidbey came to a meeting with questions about a new antenna planned as part of its new headquarters.

Several solutions considered for Cranberry Lake poop problem

Months after a popular swimming hole in Deception Pass State Park was shut down due to contamination, park officials are trying out creative solutions to the problem.

Habitat for Humanity of Island County introduces preservation program

Amid the houses built with the help of Habitat for Humanity, work is under way to help current homeowners struggling to maintain their home.

Whidbey Island Biz Expo changes names, location

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus.