Firefighters rescue an Oak Harbor man who fell down an abandoned well Saturday morning. - photo submitted

Oak Harbor man rescued after falling down abandoned well in his yard

  • Today at 9:00AM updated at 12:24PM

An Oak Harbor man survived a 40-foot fall down an abandoned well Saturday morning on his property on Southwest Rockrose Drive. The man saw a depression in his yard and decided to investigate. As he dug into the ground with a shovel, the ground collapsed and he tumbled down the hole, said Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill.

Board, committee differ on lodging tax funding for Oak Harbor Chamber

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Nov 30, 2015 at 10:01AM

Island County commissioners and a committee of volunteers are playing a game of ping-pong over the distribution of lodging taxes.

Historic home’s future uncertain

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 3:00AM updated Nov 30, 2015 at 8:35AM

The sleek new sign placed at the corner of Front and Main streets in Coupeville last spring was intended to pose as a classy introduction to a historically significant 19th century grand residence and bring attention to a cause.

Growing pot a way to make a living, maybe even get wealthy | Part 2 of 3

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 6:00AM

Rockie Eggebrecht is a hard-working farmer, but not the kind who wears overalls, labors in the soil and grows broccoli. He wears street clothes, works indoors and plants exclusively in pea gravel.

Island communities focus on supporting small businesses

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 5:00AM

Margaret Livermore embraces the idea of a day centered around supporting small businesses.

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