District 3 News - October 19, 2020CAMANO OFFICE CLOSING ON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020On Monday, October 26, 2020, the new Island County Administration Office on Camano Island will be open for business. In order to have the offices ready for your access, the Camano Island offices will need to be closed on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.To better assist you, we have included ...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - RELEASE 20-077October 19, 2020
Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC from Lopez Island Sunday
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey ...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - RELEASE 20-78
Oct. 19, 2020
Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule CHANGE at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of Oct.19 - 25, 2020
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – There have been changes to aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the week of Oct. ...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 19, 2020
Army to Hold Communications Evaluation Training at NAS Whidbey Island
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - The US Army's 51st Expeditionary
Signal Battalion ( 51st ESB) from Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) will
conduct a Field Training Evaluation at NAS Whidbey Island's Outlying Landing
Field (OLF), Coupeville, ...read more
Open House Invitation
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will host its annual Open House for the
public virtually on October 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day via the
base's Facebook and YouTube channels. The Open House will consist of video
productions on departments and tenant commands that make up the Team Whidbey
Family. Each hour and half hour listed will air video productions on ...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2020
Economic Recovery a Top Priority in Economic Development Council’s New Strategic Direction
Coupeville, WA – Economic recovery and resilience top the list of the new strategic priorities that will guide the Economic Development Council for Island County (EDCIC) for the next five years. The EDCIC just published its new 2020-2025 direction. The ...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - RELEASE 20-072October 7, 2020
SAR Rescues Climber from Crevasse in Mount Rainier National Park
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) ...read more
In honor of National Rural Health Day on November 19, 2020, the Washington State Department of Health is holding a drawing contest! We invite all second through twelfth grade students in Washington to participate.
Requirements: Students are to draw a picture of what rural health means to them. A contest form that can be found here or via the attached PDF. If you are not using a contest form ...read more
Coupeville, WA – Island Transit will benefit from a FY2020 Federal Transportation Administration grant in the amount of $488,989.19 to purchase one new bus. The purpose of the grant is to ensure safe and reliable transit services.
“We’re delighted to receive the funds and will put the money to good use to replace one of our aging vehicles in our fleet,” says Todd Morrow, Executive Director at ...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE
Sept. 30, 2020
NAS Whidbey Island SAR Conducts Three Missions on Two Separate Days
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. -Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from
Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued two injured hikers September
27 and ...read more
Island County Public Health wants to make sure that the citizens of Island County have access to reliable guidance surrounding COVID-19. We will be updating our guidance to the community weekly and hope that you use this to help inform and empower yourself and our community.Increase in Island County COVID-19 cases
Island County has been undergoing a steady rise in the COVID-19 case rate since ...read more
Categories: COVID-19- Local Business Changes, Community
SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES MEDIA ADVISORY: Sno-Isle Libraries expands Books by Mail to
all customers during coronavirus closures
Sno-Isle Libraries has expanded its Books by Mail program to all customers as another contact-free
service while our community libraries remain closed due to coronavirus precautions. The press release
is available online
at ...read more
Sign Up Today for the Peoples Bank “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K!
To encourage a healthy, socially distant active lifestyle, Peoples Bank is holding a “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K. Designed to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness, local nonprofit organizations serving this community will receive 100% of all entry fees. In Island County, proceeds will be donated to the ...read more
Rachel Shaw and her family latched onto the Oak Harbor Library after the U.S. Navy moved them to north Whidbey Island four years ago.
“The Oak Harbor Library has been a life preserver for us,” Shaw said. “In the pandemic, I have depended on our friendships with the staff at Oak Harbor. The library is our hub, five library cards as full as I can keep them at all times.”
One of Shaw’s friends ...read more
Skagit Valley College, The Economic Council for Island County, Sno-Isle Libraries, The Whidbey Institute, and individual community partners are proud to announce they are seeking 15 applicants for the inaugural class of Leadership Whidbey(LW). The program runs from January 8 through May 21, 2021, providing 70 plus hours of class time and college-level credit as part of the program cost. ...read more
Sno-Isle Libraries customers can remotely print documents once again from home or on the go and pick them up at a community library or have them returned by mail.
For customers who don’t have a computer or internet access but need to print a document, reference librarians offering printing help are just a phone call away.
“Due to the coronavirus pandemic we’ve had to change the way we ...read more
Whether it’s adding career-building skills or getting assistance navigating today’s online job applications, Sno-Isle Libraries staff is ready to help.
Sno-Isle Libraries cardholders can access a wide range of free, online employment, training and job services. It includes access links to all Lynda.com tutorials and workshops, the Brainfuse Adult Learning Center, LearningExpress Library, ...read more
Families with school-age children facing the uncertainties of the coming school year are getting help from the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
The foundation is funding books, computers and Wi-Fi hotspots to support families through a new initiative called the Opportunity Fund.
"We developed this fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact on Sno-Isle communities across ...read more
Through December 31st, all Business Lighting incentives are at least 50 percent higher, up to 70 percent of the project costs!
For more information, watch this video that describes improvements to lighting, space and water heating, and more that will lower your monthly utility bill.
To learn more, visit pse.com/businesslighting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2020We're Here for You!
Skagit Valley College offering laptop and hotspot loans for Fall Quarter
Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that we are offering you many new options for Fall Quarter taught by our trained, experienced online instructors.
Classes start Tuesday, September 22 and registration is going on now! For more information, ...read more
Face masks now required in 'common spaces' in Washington state
Gov. Jay Inslee is imposing further restrictions on bars, restaurants, fitness centers and wedding and funeral services to help limit the spread of coronavirus.Author: KING 5 Staff
Published: 3:29 PM PDT July 23, 2020
Updated: 5:22 PM PDT July 25, 2020
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee has announced plans to implement more ...read more
Oak Harbor Chamber names Graham as new Executive Director
The Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Board chose Vicki Graham as its new Executive Director effective July 15, 2020, after the recent departure of Miranda Hoppock.
Graham comes to the job with extensive experience, having served as the Oak Harbor Chamber’s Events Coordinator for almost four years and alongside two ...read more
Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus announces Faculty of the Year Awards and the Staff of the Year Awards
Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus is proud to announce its Faculty of the Year Awards and the Staff of the Year Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Each year, SVC Whidbey Island Campus students select and recognize faculty and staff members who demonstrate ...read more
Gov. Inslee restricts some social gatherings, says another stay-at-home order possibleGov. Jay Inslee is restricting gatherings in Phase 3 from 50 to 10 people to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and said another stay-home order is possible.Author: KING 5 Staff OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee says he is adjusting the rules for social gatherings during the pandemic as the state continues to ...read more
Coupeville, WA -- On July 6, Island Transit started operating on a new Modified Service Plan to provide the community with more access to public transit as Island County enters Phase 3 of Washington Safe Start during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Modified Service Plan provides more service than has been available since March and shifts some resources to high-demand areas to better serve the ...read more
Categories: COVID-19- Local Business Changes, Community, Press Release