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The ‘Angel de la Creatividad’ sculpture is currently bright red, but it is unknown whether it will stay that color if it is installed in Oak Harbor. Rendering provided

‘Angel’ sculpture mulled, others move forward

City council members voted to direct staff to explore accepting the 37-foot-tall gift.

The ‘Angel de la Creatividad’ sculpture is currently bright red, but it is unknown whether it will stay that color if it is installed in Oak Harbor. Rendering provided

Langley Arts Fund taking charge of sculpture project

Council members agreed to transfer the sculpture program from the arts commission to the nonprofit.

Langley bugged about banning pesticides

The city wants to discourage the use of insecticides within city limits although it can’t enforce it.

Senior Annie Salinger listens during a leadership class at Oak Harbor High School. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor High School students back in class

They are the first high school students on Whidbey to be allowed back inside.

Senior Annie Salinger listens during a leadership class at Oak Harbor High School. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Students from Oak Harbor High School’s Wildcats for Life club, a pro-life student organization, have come under criticism after drawing chalk hearts on the sidewalk to promote the club. A <em>change.org</em> petition to ban the group has gained more than 2,000 signatures in the past week, as of Thursday morning. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Petition takes aim at OHHS anti-abortion club

An online petition to shut down group has more than 2,000 signatures.

Students from Oak Harbor High School’s Wildcats for Life club, a pro-life student organization, have come under criticism after drawing chalk hearts on the sidewalk to promote the club. A <em>change.org</em> petition to ban the group has gained more than 2,000 signatures in the past week, as of Thursday morning. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Rise in suicides during COVID-19 cause for concern

The local increase in suicidal ideation among young people is particularly concerning.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel.

South Whidbey School Farms gets upgrades

Grow lights are now powered by solar panels.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel.

Hospital finances in critical condition

Last week WhidbeyHealth had negative 1.7 days of cash on hand for operating expenses.

Langley council continues wireless ordinance talks

The council agreed to separate smart meters from the discourse about a forthcoming wireless ordinance.

Letter raises concerns about politics in schools

The letter to the South Whidbey School Board contains 38 signatures.

Variant of COVID-19 found in county

The press release did not specify if the person who tested positive for the variant lived on Whidbey or on Camano.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times An excavator demolishes the Oak Harbor McDonald’s on Feb. 17. The madrona tree on the left side will be taken down to make way for the new building, although one woman tried to save it.

Demolition making way for bigger restaurant

The new McDonald’s is set to reopen in July.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times An excavator demolishes the Oak Harbor McDonald’s on Feb. 17. The madrona tree on the left side will be taken down to make way for the new building, although one woman tried to save it.

Firearms instructor sentenced for restaurant shooting

David A. Goodman was sentenced to 12 months in jail.

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor Thursday afternoon.

Big boats moored in Holmes Harbor

Two of the four had left by Friday morning.

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor Thursday afternoon.
Oak Harbor photographer Pamela Davis Headridge captured this image of Deception Pass and the surrounding park blanketed in snow on Sunday, Feb. 14 from the north side of the bridge. Photo by Pamela Davis Headridge

Fun times in the snow

Whidbey was blanketed in snow this past weekend.

  • Feb 16, 2021
Oak Harbor photographer Pamela Davis Headridge captured this image of Deception Pass and the surrounding park blanketed in snow on Sunday, Feb. 14 from the north side of the bridge. Photo by Pamela Davis Headridge

South Whidbey students returning to school next week

First and third graders will return to school Feb. 22 and others will be phased back in March.

Jury finds Oak Harbor man guilty of molesting two girls in 2019

Coy Bozeman was convicted of molesting two girls but not a third who also alleged she was abused.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Fire Sunday destroys trailer in Clinton

No one was injured in the fire.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Letter claims students being ‘indoctrinated’

Eighty people signed a letter to the Oak Harbor school board detailing their concerns.

Oak Harbor school enrollment expected to decline next year

Enrollment had been climbing steadily the previous eight years but is expected to drop next year.