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Homeless man claims assault, settles for $90K

Homeless man claims assault, settles for $90K

(Left to right) Capt. Jerry Helm, Jeff Patton, Dalton Martin and Kole Kellison of Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue battled flames at the Palmer Fire in eastern Washington for a week. Photo by Jerry Helm.

Coupeville High School alumni respond to massive Palmer Fire

Three Coupeville Wolves spent a week battling the flames in eastern Washington.

(Left to right) Capt. Jerry Helm, Jeff Patton, Dalton Martin and Kole Kellison of Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue battled flames at the Palmer Fire in eastern Washington for a week. Photo by Jerry Helm.

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

SVC increases funding for lowand middle-income students

SVC increases funding for lowand middle-income students

  • Aug 28, 2020

Fire departments see jump in carbon monoxide alarm calls

Fire departments on Whidbey are seeing an increase in carbon monoxide related calls, but often it’s just that the batteries or sensors in the carbon… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools collecting Chromebooks for reuse

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s closure of schools, Oak Harbor schools distributed 3,200 Chromebooks near the end of the school year so that students could continue… Continue reading

Auston Reisman skim boards at Double Bluff.
                                Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Skimming the shoreline

Thrill-seekers rejoice: Skimboarding may become your next adventure. Skimboarding, or skimming, is a board sport where riders glide across the top of a wave as… Continue reading

Auston Reisman skim boards at Double Bluff.
                                Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Sailor hurt in shooting files complaint for $20 million

A Navy man injured during an unusual 2017 police standoff that ended in the fatal shooting of another sailor filed a $20-million tort claim against… Continue reading

Oak Harbor police getting body cameras

Someday soon, people’s interactions with officers from the Oak Harbor Police Department may be recorded and subject to public disclosure. The Oak Harbor City Council… Continue reading

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Parks director parks lawnmower after 37 years

Being in charge of city parks may seem like a sunshiny job dedicated to mowing lawns, planting flowers and caring for sports fields. But during… Continue reading

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Langley directs funds toward its initiative against systemic racism

The Langley City Council has taken its next step towards promoting racial justice with the passing of a budget ordinance that directs funds toward the… Continue reading

Judge declines to revoke accused child rapist’s bail

A judge declined to revoke bail for a man charged with child rape who is accused of violating court orders by being in contact with… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville hires financial advisor

The Port of Coupeville’s board of commissioners is looking to hire a new financial advisor to assist in the pursuit of a line of credit… Continue reading

City of Oak Harbor hires new development services director

After a series of interviews, David Kuhl has emerged as the City of Oak Harbor’s new development services director. Kuhl was selected over two other… Continue reading

Algae making Pass Lake toxic, says Parks Rec

Pass Lake exceeds the state standard for toxic algae, according to the state Parks and Recreation Commission. People are advised against swimming in the Fidalgo… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man charged in grisly Montana murder

A 66-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of murdering a resident of Montana over an access road dispute nine years ago is being held in Island… Continue reading

Positive COVID-19 test at jail turns out to be false

The Island County Jail had a COVID-19 scare late last week, but it turned out to be a false positive. Jose Briones, the jail chief,… Continue reading

Man accused of homicide in overdose death

An Oak Harbor man is accused of providing a pill containing the drug fentanyl to a man who overdosed and died June 3, according to… Continue reading

Call him ‘Flipper’

A few lucky boaters in Penn Cove got quite the show when a common dolphin was spotted splashing in the afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 19.… Continue reading

Whidbey’s first legal distillery turns 10

The island’s first (legal) distillery, Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley, turns 10 on Sunday. Owners Beverly and Steve Heising turned their 9-acre property into a… Continue reading