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Oak Harbor's famous chicken dances with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans have copied his signature pose while he struts about the town during the multi-day music festival.

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Oak Harbor’s famous Chucky Chicken danced with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor's famous chicken dances with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans have copied his signature pose while he struts about the town during the multi-day music festival.
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#9 is Will Rankin, senior.

Fall sports return, with some changes

Traditional fall school sports are already underway after two nontraditional school years.

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#9 is Will Rankin, senior.
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Anti-maskers interrupt school board meeting again

In-person sessions have been canceled as a result.

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Oak Harbor mayor injured, working from home

Mayor Bob Severns is recovering after he broke his leg in a boating accident a few weeks ago.

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Council candidates weigh in on ‘Angel’ sculpture

The fate of the controversial artwork may be decided on Tuesday.

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Harborview Mobile Home Park residents have signed a petition asking the city of Oak Harbor to respond to their concerns about the fire danger posed by the large wood piles left by a real estate developer in the field above Safeway. Scott Thompson, the developer, said he does not know when he will remove them because he is waiting to receive a model home permit from the city.

Neighbors say woodpiles a fire danger

Thirty-four people asked Oak Harbor to do something about the woodpiles on a nearby property.

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Harborview Mobile Home Park residents have signed a petition asking the city of Oak Harbor to respond to their concerns about the fire danger posed by the large wood piles left by a real estate developer in the field above Safeway. Scott Thompson, the developer, said he does not know when he will remove them because he is waiting to receive a model home permit from the city.
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Tour offers glimpse of work spaces

T hose interested in the creative processes of local artists can take a peek into almost 50 work spaces across the island during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour this weekend.

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Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.

New tsunami sirens installed on North, Central Whidbey

There are five new tsunami warning sirens on Whidbey Island to alert residents of impending threats.

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A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.
An artist rendering of the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture proposed for Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. Photo provided.

Oak Harbor council delays decision on ‘Angel’ sculpture

City council members are waiting until Sept. 7 to make any further decisions about the sculpture.

An artist rendering of the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture proposed for Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. Photo provided.
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Summer school focuses on fun activities, social education

Oak Harbor summer school students can learn karate, take magic lessons and taste garden greens.

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Native American remains unearthed at building site

Archaeologists are working with Native American tribes to repatriate remains found in Oak Harbor.

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Oversized truck knocks out Comcast service on island

Thousands on Whidbey Island were left without internet, cable and cell phone services Sunday.

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Oak Harbor Marina fee increases to pay for dredging

City officials agree the Oak Harbor Marina needs to be dredged soon.

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Bystanders perform CPR on grocery store shopper

Two men helped a fellow grocery shopper at Saar’s last week by performing CPR after he collapsed.

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Apartment fire injures one, displaces nine

Nine people were displaced after a fire swept through an apartment building on Northwest Atalanta Way in Oak Harbor on Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to… Continue reading

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Crews put out grass fire

A possible mishap with a lawn mower sparked a half-acre fire on Green Valley Road on Friday morning.

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Campaign signs create stir during Oak Harbor 4th of July parade

Joel Servatius resolved a conflict of interest by paying the Fourth of July parade entrance free.

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190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

As COVID rules ease, local events calendar gets longer

Oak Harbor residents and visitors have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks.

190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)
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Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert
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NAS Whidbey Fire Inspector Zach Walker looks at the damage of a small fire at a yard in military housing in Crescent Harbor Tuesday.

So long, s’mores: No campfires allowed in a stricter burn ban

The burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including recreational fires and fireworks.

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NAS Whidbey Fire Inspector Zach Walker looks at the damage of a small fire at a yard in military housing in Crescent Harbor Tuesday.
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