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Kristen Griffin poses for a photo at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Griffin named manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey Island.

 

Whidbey General Hospital nursing department employee Ashley Wiberg swipes her card on the hospital’s recently installed payroll machine. Auditors recently discovered the hospital didn’t have adequate controls on the hospital’s payroll system.

Whidbey General Hospital officials respond to state audit findings

Several employees at Whidbey General Hospital are seeing some smaller paychecks thanks to a snafu in a new payroll system.

 

Marc Estvold will oversee the major expansion of Whidbey General Hospital.

Project manager hired for Whidbey General Hospital expansion

Whidbey General Hospital leaders have agreed to pay an Anacortes project manager up to $750,000 to coordinate the expansion project.

 

A firefighter from Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue douses a hotspot in the wreckage of a home that burned to the ground Sunday night.

Ledgewood landslide house burns in late night blaze

A Driftwood Way home abandoned since a massive landslide made national headlines in 2013 burned to the ground Sunday night.

A firefighter from Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue douses a hotspot in the wreckage of a home that burned to the ground Sunday night.
A mechanic works on an Island Transit bus parked in the new 34

Island Transit settles into new facilities

Today’s Island Transit looks a lot different from the entity that formed in 1987 with five buses and 20 employees working out of a former auto shop that had two maintenance bays and one restroom.

A mechanic works on an Island Transit bus parked in the new 34

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.

Brian Wilson and his wife

2014’s first born is delivered at WGH

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping that their son would be born on their five-year wedding anniversary.

Brian Wilson and his wife

Whidbey General Hospital billing system gets pricey

Hang-ups in a new electronic records system caused delays in billings and reduced the amount of cash available at Whidbey General Hospital.

Whidbey General Hospital board OK’s pay hike for union

Food service and clerical workers at Whidbey General Hospital got an early Christmas present this year.

Hunt for Whidbey General Hospital project lead begins

Leaders at Whidbey General Hospital are looking for someone to coordinate construction of a new wing.

The Wave Venture powers through Admiralty Inlet to repair fiber optic cables.

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.

The Wave Venture powers through Admiralty Inlet to repair fiber optic cables.
Charles Vreeland takes over the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation as its new director.

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation finds new leader

Leaders of Whidbey’s animal shelter tapped the Midwest to find a new executive director.

Charles Vreeland takes over the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation as its new director.

New Coupeville port director spurs salary change

The next month or so will be a time of transition for the Port of Coupeville.

Tim McDonald will take over as the Port of Coupeville's executive director.

McDonald named Port of Coupeville executive director

A new face will soon be running the day-to-day operations of the Port of Coupeville.

Tim McDonald will take over as the Port of Coupeville's executive director.

New shelter one step in WAIF’s goal for expanding service

If fundraising goes as expected, stray animals caught on Whidbey Island could have a new home.

Record file  Greenbank Farm’s onsite septic system is having problems

Greenbank Farm septic woes raise stink with state

Problems with Greenbank Farm’s septic system have prompted state involvement and could leave the Port of Coupeville with a pricey fix.

Record file  Greenbank Farm’s onsite septic system is having problems

Whidbey General Hospital to sell properties

Two Whidbey General Hospital properties that aren’t being used will soon be sold off.

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.

Whidbey General Hospital gives bond second go

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

$50 million bond for Whidbey General hospital?

In terms of facilities, Whidbey General Hospital is facing stiff competition from its neighbors.