Larsen resigns from Oak Harbor City Council

A seat has opened on Oak Harbor’s city council. Bill Larsen resigned from his position as a council member on May 15. He purchased and… Continue reading

Conflicting mask proclamations in Langley clarified

Langley officials don’t expect restaurant patrons to slurp oysters under surgical masks, which may come as a relief to people confused by seemingly contradictory proclamations.… Continue reading

One-shoe man breaks into Burger King, cooks food

A man broke into Burger King in Oak Harbor overnight and cooked himself some food with his shirt off and wearing just one shoe on… Continue reading

Coupeville planning to close Front St. during June

Coupeville leaders are considering temporarily closing a portion of Front Street to traffic in order to allow pedestrians more space for social distancing in the… Continue reading

COVID-19 news remains good in Island County

The news about COVID-19 in Island County is remarkably good, but public health officials urge continued vigilance. Public Health Director Keith Higman said the county… Continue reading

SAR transports 2 over weekend

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a skier in the Cascade Mountains and a snowboarder in the Olympic Mountains… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Landing practices scheduled at Ault Field June 3

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field but not Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Monday, June 1… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Scholarships awarded by Knights of Columbus

The Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus, John E O’Brien council no. 3361, along with the John E O’Brien Charitable, Religious and Education organization, awarded scholarships… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Clinton walk-in clinic set to open June 2

A new Clinton walk-in clinic is slated to open June 2 and aims to provide more accessible health care services to South Whidbey, according to… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Langley sees crime spike in last 2 months

Property crimes have been on the rise in Langley for the last two months, according to Langley Police Chief Don Lauer. During a teleconferenced city… Continue reading

Island County employees targets of employment benefits fraud

About 30 employees of Island County government are victims of a complex Nigerian scheme to steal unemployment benefits. Melanie Bacon, human resources director, said the… Continue reading

Fully grown Dales pony Carly with her foal Blossom behind her. George Cerrato scratches Bounce, an energetic young foal.

Not horsin’ around

Many things may be uncertain right now, but owners of a small family farm in North Whidbey are certain their mission to breed critically endangered… Continue reading

Fully grown Dales pony Carly with her foal Blossom behind her. George Cerrato scratches Bounce, an energetic young foal.

Jury trials will resume after pandemic delay

The biggest challenge Island County Superior Court will face after emergency orders come to an end is holding jury trials that are safe in a… Continue reading

Sand build-up leads to closure of Mutiny Bay boat ramp

The boat launch at Mutiny Bay will remain closed due to sand obstructing access until Island County officials can work out a deal with neighbors,… Continue reading

Lions member building birdhouses to help food bank

A South Whidbey man is using his time at home constructively by building birdhouses and donating all proceeds from the sales to a good cause.… Continue reading

South Whidbey registering kindergarteners for 2020-21

Our goal is to register all prospective kindergarten students as soon as possible in order to prepare for the 2020-21 school year. South Whidbey School… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Restaurants, retail and other businesses in Island County can reopen under variance

Restaurants can serve people at tables inside, stylists can start cutting hair, groomers can groom dogs and retail businesses can open their doors. All of… Continue reading

Relief in works for Oak Harbor businesses

The city of Oak Harbor is partnering with Island County and the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. “This… Continue reading

Donations offer some relief for town businesses

Community members are banding together to offer financial help to Coupeville small businesses facing finanical losses due to COVID-19. Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, or CHWA,… Continue reading

Help House says demand has decreased

North Whidbey Help House is doing well despite the COVID-19 health crisis, according to Executive Director Jean Wieman. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, visited the… Continue reading