Whidbey Island

Whidbey residents waiting for results of Navy’s well tests

The wait is almost over for more than 1,000 people who live at Admiral’s Cove. Within… Continue reading

Island County settles claim in child molestation case

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the sheriff’s office over events that… Continue reading

Air station chemical plume reaches Oak Harbor groundwater

A mile-long plume of a chemical that’s a likely carcinogen has migrated in groundwater from a… Continue reading

Porpoise skeleton now on exhibit at Langley Whale Center

A porpoise skeleton exhibit was installed at the Langley Whale Center in December. The skeleton, dubbed “Maxine,” is more than 5 feet long.… Continue reading

State Supreme Court rules against Island County commissioners

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously this month that Island County commissioners acted in an unlawful… Continue reading

Bruiser the lonely elk in a tangle once again

Bruiser, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. Whidbey Island’s lone resident elk got his antlers… Continue reading

Fire that killed mom, girls ruled accidental

A fire that killed a mother and two young children in Oak Harbor on Sunday has been… Continue reading

Chemicals found in wells near Whidbey Naval station

The Navy is providing bottled drinking water to two homes on Central Whidbey and at least one… Continue reading

Pair of men sought in series of burglaries near Langley

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men suspected of several burglaries in the E. Saratoga Road and Lone Lake Road… Continue reading

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