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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

County revises rule for outdoor activities

Anyone gathering outdoors in groups of more than 10 people must first submit a waiver request to the Island County health officer. That request must… Continue reading

COER, Navy settle FOIA lawsuit

A group known for protesting jet noise at the Navy airfield near Coupeville settled a federal, public-records lawsuit against the Navy this week. Citizens of… Continue reading

Shredding event benefits Soroptimist endeavors

Savibank in Freeland and Soroptimist international of South Whidbey Island are holding a shredding event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 22. Members of… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020

Navy landing practices scheduled next week

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled at Ault Field on North Whidbey and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Monday, Aug. 23… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020

Search for body in water yields no discovery

Multiple agencies responded to a false report Saturday about a body in the water underneath the Deception Pass bridge. A single caller reported seeing a… Continue reading

West Whidbey, Deception Pass closed to shellfish harvesting because of biotoxins

Eating shellfish harvested from a wide swath of Whidbey Island beaches can have some nasty health effects, state officials are warning. Because of high levels… Continue reading

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WhidbeyHealth reports no device-related infections

WhidbeyHealth Infection Preventionist Colleen Klamm loves her work. “I do have a passion for infection prevention,” she said. Klamm said she was thrilled to report… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2020
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Follow the clues in scavenger hunt

Put on your detective cap and practice your best selfie smile, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt is underway. Follow online clues… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2020
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Using garden hoses, neighbors help fight fire

Freeland residents used garden hoses to help firefighters battle a house fire Saturday. No one was injured in the fire that severely damaged an unattended… Continue reading

Woman accused of threatening to kill, eat dog

A South Whidbey woman is accused of threatening to harm a teenager, licking blood from her fingers in a menacing manner, displaying a knife and… Continue reading

Pinched crabs make crabbers crabby

Crabbing season is in full swing, but some crabbers may think they are pulling too many empty pots for it to just be bad luck,… Continue reading

Rapist files, loses a tangle of motions

A man who raped and assaulted his former girlfriend during a night of savagery 13 years ago was sent back to prison after his motions… Continue reading

Crab pot raiders reported at Hidden Beach Drive | Island Scanner

Thursday, July 23 At 7:29 p.m., a resident reported that two sailboats were harassing a pod of orcas in Penn Cove. Friday, July 24 At… Continue reading