Whidbey Island

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

Where to celebrate Fourth of July

From Edmonds to Arlington, Fourth of July festivities will flourish throughout Snohomish County with parades, fireworks, live music, barbecues and family activities. In Everett, the… Continue reading

Visit Whidbey’s wedding venues at daylong event

Getting ready to get married? Take a tour of Whidbey Island for a one-day blast to check out venue options and other wedding necessities. The… Continue reading

Front Porch: KSER launches second signal

KSER extends reach The KSER Foundation will launch its second signal, KXIR (89.9 FM), at 6:45 tonight. That’s when KXIR is scheduled to go live… Continue reading

Australian pilots training at NAS Whidbey Island

The Royal Australian Air Force now has a presence aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as Flight Lieutenant Sean Rutledge became the… Continue reading

No mates to answer call of island’s solitary elk

For months, Sasha Castaneda told a tale that only seemed to raise eyebrows. A tale about spotting an enormous bull elk, sporting a “huge” rack… Continue reading

Camano Islanders split over Navy jet noise

People on north Camano Island often hear the jets from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Many dislike the sound of practice flights… Continue reading

Killer whale captured off Whidbey Island lives at Florida theme park

Forty-three years ago, Lolita the orca and more than 40 other killer whales were herded into Penn Cove off Whidbey Island, captured and taken to… Continue reading

Jamming at DjangoFest on Whidbey Island (gallery)

Richard Moody (left) and Quinn Bachand (right), of Victoria, B.C., jam with other musicians Thursday afternoon at Useless Bay Coffee Co. in Langley. Their band,… Continue reading

Once a Seattle coffee titan, Snohomish man roasting again

Heading north on Bickford Avenue, right around the Snohomish Business Park, it’s quite possible to suddenly be beckoned by a warm, rich, smooth… Continue reading

Whidbey Island and Heritage banks to merge

Washington Banking Co., the Oak Harbor-based parent of Whidbey Island Bank, will merge sometime next year with Olympia-based Heritage Financial Corp., the companies said Thursday.… Continue reading

Full steam ahead for Whidbey shipyard

The Nichols Brothers Boat Builders shipyard buzzes with work these days. A new Washington state ferry superstructure — what will become the Samish… Continue reading