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Coupeville students return to find new faces  Whidbey News-Times

Students will return to the Coupeville School District on Sept. 4 for a new school year with new faces, programs and school improvements.

Katy O'Grady: Sept. 7, 1948- Dec. 14, 2018  Whidbey News-Times

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce our sister, aunt and cousin, Katy O'Grady, passed away Dec. 14, 2018.

Coupeville High School football coach resigns  Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville High School football coach Jon Atkins resigned Monday, Jan. 8.

Town celebrates 100th birthday of longtime resident  Whidbey News-Times

This year, Jean Sherman is being thrown a giant birthday bash and everyone's invited.

Alliance against Growler expansion 'not going away'  Whidbey News-Times

Persistently advocating against all odds” is the theme of a campaign by the Sound Defense Alliance and its supporters opposed to increased Growler activity in ...

Gun-rights group planning Whidbey gathering  Whidbey News-Times

A controversial gun-rights group will be holding an open meeting Saturday at Greenbank Farm.

Teachers will see significant pay increases  Whidbey News-Times

In the wake of uncertainty over what to do with new money from the state, Coupeville and Oak Harbor school districts have both reached agreements that will ...

One month later, no sign of missing man  Whidbey News-Times

The image is of a middle-aged man with a nice haircut, a neatly trimmed beard and a friendly smile. The text above and below his photo doesn't mention how he ...

Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles' life April 29  Whidbey News-Times

When Bennett Boyles became ill last spring, the Coupeville community rallied to his support. This month, it mourned his death.

Power outage planned for Thursday in Coupeville  Whidbey News-Times

About 900 Puget Sound Energy customers in Coupeville will be left in the dark during a planned power outage from about 10 p.m. Thursday, June 28 until 6 a.m. ...

Woman injured in Central Whidbey crash  Whidbey News-Times

Two people were injured in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on State Highway 20 in Central Whidbey, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Previous Unhealthy wildfire smoke continues  Whidbey News-Times

Island County punctuated its current ban on burning because of fire danger with an additional warning Monday that a ban is needed because of unhealthy ...

Hawaiian Chieftain stars at Coupeville SailFest  Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey Island's rich maritime history will be celebrated during the first-ever Whidbey SailFest May 16-23. One of Washington state's famous replica tall ships, ...

Autumn Auction to honor Judy Lynn  Whidbey News-Times

It's that time of year again — time for the Island County Museum's annual Autumn Auction.

Navy testing water well contamination near Coupeville

U.S. Navy officials said tests are ongoing on well contamination near the Outlying Field in Coupeville. Higher than recommended levels of a chemical associated ...

Next Coupeville school board extends superintendent's contract  Whidbey News-Times

Superintendent Jim Shank received an “excellent” annual review by the Coupeville School Board, extending his contract with the school district for another year, ...

2018 Year In Review: Blaine High School sports  Blaine Northern Light

By Oliver Lazenby For Blaine High School sports, 2018 was a year of changing leadership. Eight programs got new varsity head coaches and it was athletic.

Former jail guards sentenced in dehydration death of inmate  The Daily Herald

BELLINGHAM — Keaton Farris was never convicted of forging the $355 check that landed him in the Island County Jail. But he did receive a death sentence.

Town places moratorium on short-term vacation rentals  Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville Town Council has voted not to allow any new applications for short-term vacation rentals for the next six months.

New restaurant opens at historic location  Whidbey News-Times

One might say it was love at first sight, on Valentine's Day, that led to Michael Weeks and Emily Harding Hill to take a leap of faith.

National School Walkout: 95 Schools Participating In Puget Sound  Seattle, WA Patch

95 Puget Sound Schools Will Walkout Wednesday - Seattle, WA - Hundreds of students around Puget Sound will walk out out of school in protest of gun violence ...

Next Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade continues despite deaths  Whidbey News-Times

Despite the deaths of two key people involved staging the Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade in Oak Harbor, the parade to honor those who served in the military, will ...

Missing man's body found on Christmas  Whidbey News-Times

The body of Matthew Fitch, who went missing in late October, was found on Christmas day on a beach near Coupeville, according to a press release from the ...

Community calendar: Shakespeare in the Park, Seattle Art Fair, From Hiroshima to Hope and more  The Seattle Times

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 3-9, 2018.

Woman charged after leading odd car chase  Whidbey News-Times

A woman who drove away from a traffic stop and led deputies on a high-speed chase in April is facing a felony charge, according to court documents.

Navy releases final EIS on Growlers  Whidbey News-Times

The Navy released the final Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, Friday on EA-18 Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Coroner identifies man shot, killed by police  Whidbey News-Times

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff's Office shot and killed a homeless man who attempted a carjacking and tried to steal a gun from the Oak Harbor Walmart ...

Oak Harbor man, 36, arrested in Highway 20 crash Oct. 7  Whidbey News-Times

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on State Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Restaurant gets new owners, keeps menu  Whidbey News-Times

New name, new owners, same menu. Walking along Coupeville's scenic front street, this little restaurant can be easy to miss, but please don't overlook them, ...

Coupeville superintendent eyes Idaho post  Whidbey News-Times

The idea of Jim Shank leaving as superintendent in the Coupeville School District for another job became a shocking reality last week when it was announced ...

Halloween happenings abound  Whidbey News-Times

Officially, All Hallow's Eve, better known as Halloween, is Tuesday, Oct. 31. But there are plenty of treats all weekend long for little ones and those who wish they ...

Hunting limited on Whidbey Island  Whidbey News-Times

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to deer hunting despite a mysterious sign to the contrary.

Coupeville brothers divided on Apple Cup  Whidbey News-Times

It's only been a couple months since brothers Jon and Jay Roberts moved their custom home building and design business from Oak Harbor to Coupeville.

Coupeville's Engle Farm has new steak holders  Whidbey News-Times

Crowd Cow connects ranchers to on-line customers.

Iconic Central Whidbey barn burns to ground  Whidbey News-Times

Fire took down an iconic Coupeville barn Monday night, turning the historic structure into a twisted heap of metal and charred timber.

Victim, suspect identified in Freeland murder-suicide  Whidbey News-Times

The Island County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect and victim in a Jan. 11 murder and suicide near Freeland.

Coupeville Homecoming Parade this weekend  Whidbey Daily News

The Coupeville High School Homecoming Parade starts at 2:40 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 16. Team, class and royalty floats will go through town along Main Street.

Coroner draws on experience, training to investigate death  Whidbey News-Times

Robert Bishop spent long hours earlier this month in a remote stretch of woods on Camano Island where a young woman's body was dumped.

Next Dog assists in catching man who flees from accident in Coupeville  Whidbey News-Times

A man fleeing on foot from a hit-and-run accident in Coupeville couldn't escape the keen senses of an alert dog Thursday afternoon.

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville  Whidbey News-Times

Popularity of Coupeville's Memorial Day parade has created big concerns for the little town.

'It's not over yet,' says Tumwater coach Sid Otton, who will close out a storied career this season  The Olympian

During his 49-year high school football coaching career, Sid Otton has compiled a 384-129 career record and won six state championships. He will retire at the ...

With 5 DUIs, woman facing felony  Whidbey News-Times

A woman suspected to have caused a DUI-related accident on Whidbey Island Sept. 2 was arrested five previous times on suspicion of driving under the ...

Next Coupeville man accused of killing dog with pickaxe  Whidbey News-Times

A Coupeville man is accused of beating a dog to death with a pickaxe and shooting it Sunday, according to police.

Navy is 'terminating discussions' about impact of Growlers on historic properties  Whidbey News-Times

The Navy announced after 4:30 p.m. Friday that it was terminating discussions with agencies and parties over how the Navy will mitigate impacts the increase in ...

Bookkeeper accused of stealing $250000  Whidbey News-Times

A former bookkeeper is suspected of stealing well over $250000 from a Langley business over a three-year-period, according to court documents.

Graduation ceremony schedule  The Daily Herald

Here is a schedule of area graduation ceremonies for the class of 2017. Many events require tickets, which are given to graduates for their guests.

Navy seeking public comments on EA-18G Growler impact on historic properties  Whidbey News-Times

The Navy is asking for public comment on a draft “memorandum of agreement” regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft and historic properties on Whidbey Island ...

Don't forget new fireworks rules for Island County  Whidbey News-Times

Don't be surprised if you see fireworks light up the skies across the island as early as 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Series of threats made at Oak Harbor High School  Whidbey News-Times

Two Oak Harbor High School students were arrested for making threats and a third student was taken into custody for assaulting a teacher last week, according ...

2017 in review  Whidbey News-Times

This weekend marks the end of a year of a changing political climate, tragedy, triumph and growth. Whidbey Islanders participated in national movements and ...

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man  Whidbey News-Times

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in less than 48 hours on North and Central Whidbey.

Couple suing Island County after learning home's checkered past  Whidbey News-Times

A couple is suing Island County and an investment company after unwittingly purchasing a home on Camano Island that was the scene of a murder and ...

Health officer: summer brings out bats  Whidbey News-Times

Now that we're officially in the summer months, we'll enjoy some longer days, picnics, barbecues and bats.

Coupeville man nearly shot in 'chilling' incident  Whidbey News-Times

A Coupeville man brandishing a gun was “a hair's breadth away” from being shot by a deputy during an Oct. 25 incident, a prosecutor told a judge this week.

Vehicular homicide trial starts next week  Whidbey News-Times

A man accused of causing a fatal accident two years ago is scheduled to go to trial next week.

Burn ban lifted  Whidbey News-Times

Due to increased moisture levels, the Island County Sheriff's Office lifted the ban on outdoor burning in the county Friday.

Oak Harbor Schools work with UW to address youth suicides  Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Schools are starting a partnership this month with a center for suicide prevention after recent survey results showed high rates of suicidal thoughts ...

Island Transit gathering public comments on 2018-23 development plan  Whidbey News-Times

Island Transit will hold two open houses and a public hearing to accept comments on a draft 2018-23 six-year Transit Development Plan.

Garage becomes a part of newspaper's history, future  Whidbey News-Times

The Garage of Blessings outgrew its space seven times in the last six years.

Coupeville man dies in rollover crash on Ebey Road  Whidbey News-Times

A Coupeville man died Monday night after rolling his car on South Ebey Road.

Town takes hard stance against increased OLF flight operations  Whidbey News-Times

Safety, lack of resources and impacts to economy and way of life were among concerns voiced by Coupeville Town Council members Tuesday in response to ...

Islanders hold rally denouncing racism  Whidbey News-Times

Last Friday afternoon members of the group Indivisible Whidbey and others gathered at an assembly against racism in Oak Harbor. The group of about 12 ...

Coupeville doctor in 'satisfactory stable' condition following plane crash  Whidbey News-Times

A Coupeville ophthalmologist is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after surviving a plane crash Sunday in Olympic National Park.

Despondent man jumps from car, leaps off bridge  Whidbey News-Times

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol and a ranger with State Parks were unable to stop a man from jumping off Deception Pass Bridge Thursday night.

New health clinic opens at Ryan's House for Youth  Whidbey News-Times

Ryan's House for Youth has opened a small health clinic aimed at preventative and minor medical care for homeless youth. It's located on the Ryan's House ...

'Person of interest' identified in Camano decapitation murder  Whidbey News-Times

Investigators identified a “person of interest” in a murder in which the victim's body was found near a hillside bunker on Camano Island Saturday.

State health officials close Penn Cove to all shellfish harvesting  Whidbey News-Times

High levels of lethal toxin detected throughout region.

Zylstra honored for role in shaping medical care on Whidbey Island  Whidbey News-Times

In 1970, doctors, nurses and administrators opened the doors to Whidbey General Hospital for the first time.

Number of homeless Oak Harbor students rises  Whidbey News-Times

The number of homeless students in the Oak Harbor School District increased during the 2016-17 school year, with the number of unsheltered students more ...

Woman, 66, accused of filing bogus dental claims  Whidbey News-Times

The former office manager for an Oak Harbor dentist is accused of stealing thousands of dollars by making false insurance claims, court documents say.

Cougar spotted | Island Scanner  Whidbey News-Times

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff's Office:

County's new fireworks rules in effect  Whidbey News-Times

The fireworks season — at least the legal one — begins next week in Oak Harbor, but those living in unincorporated areas will have to wait before they ...

Second deputy runs for Island County sheriff  Whidbey News-Times

Lane Campbell wants to be the kind of sheriff who knows his community because he spends time in his community.

Living 'an authentic life' invites many questions, transgender man says  Whidbey News-Times

PFLAG addresses sexual and gender identity this weekend.

Convicted killer returns to court, pleads not guilty  Whidbey News-Times

Friday, Joshua Lambert appeared in Island County Superior Court for the first time since he was sentenced to 100 years in prison four years ago for murdering ...

Central Whidbey confronts Navy jet noise, water testing  Whidbey News-Times

The outspoken anti-jet-noise group Citizens of Ebey's Reserve is no longer the only show in town when it comes to registering concern about the Navy's plans to ...

Making the grade: Oak Harbor boys team dominated by classroom all-stars  Whidbey News-Times

Call them the “A Team.” When the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announces the state academic awards in boys 3A basketball in the next few ...

Two join town planning department  Whidbey News-Times

Town of Coupeville has two more sets of hands helping move business along with the addition of a town engineer and building inspector.

Oak Harbor bank employee accused of theft  Whidbey News-Times

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank is accused of stealing nearly $38000 from a customer and a cash drawer, according to court documents.

Canada's deadly rabbit virus may move south  Whidbey News-Times

Disease prompts bunny ban at Whidbey 4-H event.

Whale appeared malnourished  Whidbey News-Times

Visitors to West Beach this week may have noticed a rather large, and eventually odoriferous, addition to its shores. A deceased female juvenile gray whale ...

Smoke staying in our skies — and eyes — through the weekend  Whidbey News-Times

B.C. wildfires blanket Washington with' worst' air quality in the nation.

Solid Waste no longer taking some plastics  Whidbey News-Times

Only plastic bottles, containers marked No. 1 and No. 2 allowed.

To nobody's surprise, city's sewer rates on the high end  Whidbey News-Times

Due to low-interest-rate loans, Oak Harbor's projected sewer rates aren't going to increase despite the estimated cost of the new sewage treatment plant ...

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley police chief with crime  Whidbey News-Times

The Island County prosecutor won't charge Langley Police Chief David Marks with a crime in connection with a use-of-force incident last November.

Whidbey Island Bagel Company voted the best  Whidbey News-Times

When John Auburn opened a second Whidbey Island Bagel Factory in Oak Harbor, it meant adapting to a new market.

Previous Island County least sunny locale of lower 48 states  Whidbey News-Times

It's not your imagination, it's really gloomy around here. In fact, we're No. 1 in glum. Island County is the least sunniest county in the lower 48, according to a ...

Expect traffic delays on Highway 525 until fall  Whidbey News-Times

Commuters along Whidbey's main corridor from Coupeville to Clinton can expect to be delayed driving to and from work through June, and possibly longer, ...

DNA leads to charges against burglary suspect  Whidbey News-Times

DNA evidence led to a criminal charge being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey ...

UPDATED: Man who perished in plane crash identified  Whidbey News-Times

A plane crash near Whidbey Airpark in Langley Saturday morning has resulted in at least one fatality, according to a statement from the Island County Sheriff's ...

State budget bringing property tax increases  Whidbey News-Times

Property owners within the Oak Harbor School District can expect to see a hike in their taxes next year with the passage of new legislation last week.

State audit gives Island Transit a clean bill of health  Whidbey News-Times

Island Transit recently received the results of the audit conducted by the Office of the Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy.

Missing sailor's car found in lot near Deception Pass bridge  Whidbey News-Times

More than a week after a 28-year-old sailor went missing, the Burlington Police Department isn't releasing any additional information about the case.

Carjacking suspect shot, killed by deputy in Oak Harbor  Whidbey News-Times

At approximately 6:36 p.m., Oak Harbor Police Department received 911 calls regarding a male that was attempting to carjack a man near Safeway. The victim of ...

State report finds link between jet noise, health problems  Whidbey News-Times

A Washington State Department of Health report that analyzes existing studies contradicts the Navy's claim that there is no link between military jet noise and ...

Oak Harbor school district offers free classes to parents of pre-K kids  Whidbey News-Times

For young children, toys aren't only fun to play with, but also offer valuable educational opportunities.

Human Services to distribute donations during Jan. 24 count  Whidbey News-Times

If anyone knows the challenges faced by local families in need, it's the staff at Island County Human Services.

Big cat reports taken seriously by Oak Harbor police  Whidbey News-Times

Something big has been reportedly seen prowling around Oak Harbor — something big and cat-like.

Previous Greenbank Store & Grille stewards bid good-bye  Whidbey News-Times

As Diana Butler scooped up All Things Whidbey at the Greenbank Store Friday night, she felt bad. And good. “I feel like I'm profiting off a wake,” she said, ...

'Serving People in Need' — the cycle of SPIN Cafe a tribute to compassionate community  Whidbey News-Times

When Vivian Rogers Decker conceived the idea of a daytime center for the homeless in 2012, she chose the name SPIN Cafe because of its double meaning.

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