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COVID-19 vaccine plentiful across Whidbey Island

Even with the availability of vaccines, only 41 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated.

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City staff have said that Northwest Elwha Street will be a better an entrance to Oak Harbor's future 75-acre park despite the city council and a public survey indicating residents would prefer initial access on Gun Club Road.

Council refuses to pay for traffic study after the fact

The council voted 4-3 to reject an amendment to cover the cost of the traffic study.

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City staff have said that Northwest Elwha Street will be a better an entrance to Oak Harbor's future 75-acre park despite the city council and a public survey indicating residents would prefer initial access on Gun Club Road.

Bank robber who appeared on TV show sentenced

Richard T. Young pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court June 4 and got two years in prison.

An artist’s rendering of “Angel de la Creatividad” by Mexico City artist Sebastián shows the 37-foot-tall metal sculpture in its proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.

Survey about ‘Angel’ sculpture open until June 16

The sculpture has been mired in controversy since it was presented to the park board in February.

An artist’s rendering of “Angel de la Creatividad” by Mexico City artist Sebastián shows the 37-foot-tall metal sculpture in its proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.
Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey Island Farmers Market launches at park

Despite rainy weather, the new market had a high turnout on its opening day.

Farmers market attendees shop for local farm goods despite the chilly weather. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

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Wednesday, May 12 At 3:49 p.m., a delivery person reported being bitten by a dog on Calhoun Loop. At 4:28 p.m., an East Fakkema Road… Continue reading

Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Hale’s Kitchen opens doors in Oak Harbor

The new restaurant, located on Old Goldie Road, serves Southern style fried chicken.

Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Grey Fortney, 7, shows off a jellyfish she collected to release back into the water.

Sunshine and jellyfish kind of day

Temperatures soared into the 80s this past week on Whidbey Island, according to local weather station data. Kids flocked to Double Bluff Beach in Freeland… Continue reading

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Grey Fortney, 7, shows off a jellyfish she collected to release back into the water.

Community hall aims to ‘Raise the Roof’

A 60-day campaign has been launched to raise money for the Clinton Community Hall’s new roof.

Man accused of chasing woman in car with hammer

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office found the suspect, later identified as Peter Clark, hiding in bushes, armed with two hammers.

Island high schools plan for live graduation ceremonies

All Whidbey Island high schools are hosting graduation ceremonies, but other senior events may vary.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.

Remembering those who served

Photos from the Memorial Day Service of Remembrance at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf Cemetery May 31.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.
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Roughly half of the trees on Cherry Valley Logging's 40-acre property on North Whidbey will go to a Skagit County fish habitat project, owner Justin Vanhulle. The other half will be sent to a mill.

Despite how it may seem, clear-cutting not increasing

The Department of Natural Resources says local logging has stayed steady over the past five years.

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Roughly half of the trees on Cherry Valley Logging's 40-acre property on North Whidbey will go to a Skagit County fish habitat project, owner Justin Vanhulle. The other half will be sent to a mill.
Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville 8th graders excel in varsity basketball

Savina Wells became the first eighth grade girl to score in a Coupeville varsity basketball game.

Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)

Man accused in child porn case

Prosecutors charged Sean A. Gaffney, 32, with looking at, possessing and sending child pornography.

Auditor issues finding against district

The Washington State Auditor’s Office found Coupeville School District committed an accounting error.

Hiker rescued after fall down ice chute

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker May 22.

Freeland woman hurt in I-5 crash

A South Whidbey woman and three others were injured in a four-car accident on Interstate 5.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Two boys come to 3-year-old’s rescue at lake

A 9-year-old Clinton boy and his cousin became heroes after rescuing a toddler from drowning.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Insurance provider dropped for hospital walk-in, primary clinics

WhidbeyHealth will no longer accept Amerigroup Washington insurance at some clinics as of July 1.