Whidbey Island

A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Walk the Whidbey wonderland of 400 sculptures by Hank Nelson

Cloudstone opens to the public for a rare glimpse at pieces “small as a chair and as large as a truck.”


Find Comforts of Whidbey at this idyllic estate on the island

Rita and Carl Comfort’s hard work and dedication pay off with a destination B&B and winery.


Petition calls for South Whidbey Superintendent to resign

Jo Moccia says she’s committed to working together with parents to address issues.


Film shows the plight of man through eyes of albatross

The birds are dying by the thousands as a result of plastic pollution swirling in the oceans.

Whidbey Island historian Roger Sherman dies at age 84

In the 1970s, the Sherman brothers helped to create Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Parents lash out at South Whidbey school board

Student bullying, special education and administrative raises are top concerns.

Mukilteo ferry terminal takes shape and could open in 2020

The Whidbey Island ride might be short, but it’s the busiest for traffic — 2.3 million vehicles per year.

They could stand the noise if Growlers stuck to flight path

Some folks might not understand the identified flight tracks, according to the Navy.

Island County opioid outreach among most successful

In 2018, they contacted 60 individuals who needed help, and 27 entered treatment.

Oak Harbor student, 12, accused of hate crime

The African American victim told police that the other boy, who is white, had bullied him all year.

Crime victim advocates open new office on Whidbey

“A disproportionate number of calls we receive are about identity theft.”

Stinky Whidbey Island bats will find new homes at Fort Casey

State park staff members say bats are good, but the guano in their office attic smelled bad.

Whidbey shipbuilder wants a shot at the next ferry contract

Nichols Brothers has been a subcontractor. The state might extend a deal with Portland-based Vigor.

Bigfoot sightings abound on Whidbey

Is it a hairy hoax, an April Fool’s joke or a clue to reduce carbon footprint?

Whidbey man on the lam in China charged

Michael Farrens, 38, of Clinton, is accused of jumping bail in a 2013 felony case in Island County.

She grew up with a mother known for her odd behavior

An Oak Harbor filmmaker draws on her family secrets for global project on mental illness and trauma.

Coupeville residents can donate to avoid a flamingo flock

April Fools’ Day is the start of the five-day-long flocking season.

Langley photographer frames goats, sheep in whole new light

The “recovering photojournalist” moved to Whidbey Island from Chicago.

Catholic church closes on Whidbey Navy base after 77 years

The Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Navy said a willing priest couldn’t be found.

Michaela Reed navigates an obstacle course of stools in the hallway of Oak Harbor High School with her new bike. (Laura Guido / Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor robotics team puts skills to work for little girl

Michaela Reed loves bicycling, even though her arm ends just below her elbow.

Michaela Reed navigates an obstacle course of stools in the hallway of Oak Harbor High School with her new bike. (Laura Guido / Whidbey News-Times)