Whidbey Island

Cascade High grad commands Growler squadron at Whidbey

In the summer between his junior and senior years in high school, Todd Zentner would bike to his summer job at Hagen… Continue reading

Man shot after alleged dispute with neighbor near Oak Harbor

A man was shot and wounded Sunday while allegedly causing a disturbance at his neighbor’s house. The incident was reported just before… Continue reading

Island County teams formed to combat opioid addiction

By Jessie Stensland Whidbey News Times COUPEVILLE —A trio of Island County employees from different disciplines are expected to hit the streets next year in… Continue reading

Whidbey-based plane crashes; 3 reported killed

An aircraft from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island crashed in Eastern Washington on Monday morning, and all three crew members on board died,… Continue reading

Obama’s big day will be local soldier’s as well

When more than 1,500 service members salute President Barack Obama on Jan. 21 along the parade route for his second inaugural, Army… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man struck by truck dies

An Oak Harbor man died Wednesday night after being struck by a truck along Highway 20 north of town. Jesus M. Herrera,… Continue reading

You won’t have to look high or low for Easter egg hunt

Not interested in Easter events? Click here to skip to the other stuff. Wherever you are this weekend, chances are you won’t be far from… Continue reading

‘Wild Dust’ kicks up plenty to giggle over

“Wild Dust”: The Phoenix Theatre has picked a filly of a comedy, so saddle up and git ready to laugh. This tale set in the… Continue reading

Get a glimpse of the owls of Whidbey Island

The what, where, when and whoooo: The Whidbey Audubon Society is leading a special evening field trip at 4:30 p.m. Saturday to scout out some… Continue reading

Whidbey Island: A day-trip how to

Looking for a winter day trip that doesn’t involve snow? Why not Whidbey Island? With waterfront views, specialty shopping, good food and outdoor adventures all… Continue reading

State’s wineries pairing wine, chocolates and lovers

Wine and chocolate. It goes together like love and marriage. Or lust and dating. So why not grab your sweetie and go on a deliciously… Continue reading

in uniform

Navy Cmdr. Chris Middleton, commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron 129, paid tribute… Continue reading

Larsen: Navy to add ships in Everett, jets on Whidbey

Based on a new plan announced on Friday, the cities of Everett and Oak Harbor could be assured of a strong U.S. Naval… Continue reading

Whidbey underwater robotics team advances

They started about five years ago as public school students with an interest in science. Now, south Whidbey Island’s Atlantis Inc. ROV Team… Continue reading

Whidbey Island landslide doesn’t threaten homes

The Island County sheriff’s office says a holiday weekend landslide on Whidbey Island isn’t threatening any homes. KOMO-TV reports no evacuations have been… Continue reading

Caring for nature is an investment in our common good

Earth Day always gets me to thinking. These days, it’s about nature’s amazing systems, how dependent we are on the earth and her abundance, and… Continue reading

Kick back and relax at Whidbey music festival

The Whidbey Island Music Festival puts you in intimate venues listening to baroque and classical chamber music until you are completely relaxed and drifting off… Continue reading

Former state lawmaker Kip Tokuda dies

Kim Tokuda, a former state lawmaker and community activist, has died. He was 66. KING-TV reported that authorities in Island County say Tokuda… Continue reading

Coupeville woman dies of injuries from crash

A 75-year-old Coupeville woman died Tuesday from injuries she suffered in a crash this past weekend on Whidbey Island. Margaret M. Bagwell was… Continue reading

Grounded boat on Whidbey Island refloated, no damage

The Coast Guard says a 97-foot fishing boat that ran aground in Puget Sound on the west side of Whidbey Island was refloated… Continue reading