Michael Watkins

Michael posted 55 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Blind student gets high-tech hat created by Robotics Team

Top hats might seem a bit old fashioned, but Oak Harbor student…

  • Feb 10th, 2017 4:03pm

Snow Day on Whidbey

Monday-morning snow was a welcome sight for many children and military members…

  • Feb 9th, 2017 9:40am

PBY Memorial Foundation to announce expansion plans

PBY Memorial Foundation to announce plans for future expansion

  • Feb 4th, 2017 1:30am

New group seeks to find balance between community, Navy

New group seeking balance between community, Navy, plans open house Monday

  • Feb 6th, 2017 10:51am

School bus slammed, nine students injured

School bus slammed

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 3:59pm

Oak Harbor petition in support of NAS Whidbey Growlers takes off

To show solidarity and support for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 3:38pm

Beginning band a testament to student dedication

More than 200 proud parents and other spectators watched the North Whidbey…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 2:50pm

VAQ-130 returns home for the New Year

The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-130 returned to Naval Air Station…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 12:10pm

Aussies amongst us

For now, Whidbey is home for members of the Royal Australian Air…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 12:30pm

Members honored for School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Oak Harbor Public Schools…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 3:53pm

Park foundation trying to raise $10K for amphitheater stage

The Deception Pass Park Foundation, along with the state park, are trying…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 3:55pm

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 12:23pm

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 3:11pm

Navy extends comment period on Growler study

Navy officials have extended the comment period for a draft Environmental Impact…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 3:04pm

Oak Harbor School District levy request on Valentine’s Day ballot

Just as student enrollment is rising in Oak Harbor, so is the…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 3:40pm

Fire officials urge safety after two fires in one day

Nobody was injured in back-to-back house fires on North Whidbey Thursday, but…

  • Jan 6th, 2017 11:51pm

Oak Harbor cyclist donates hair for children’s organization

It’s been a while since Brad Nelson, co-manager of Skagit Cycle Store…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 3:04pm

Island Ice is a hot event

Hundreds of people were surprised to find Oak Harbor’s Island Ice was…

  • Dec 30th, 2016 4:01pm

Group requests longer comment period for draft EIS

Activist organizations from Whidbey and Puget Sound are pushing the Navy for…

  • Dec 28th, 2016 1:00pm

It’s the season for fire safety

Each year, many lives are lost due to house fires that could…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 3:35pm

Navy base gets environmental award

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was named winner of the 2016 Navy…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 3:37pm

North Whidbey house fire claims three

Police are still investigating Sunday’s deadly house fire north of Oak Harbor…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 2:46pm

Resident Australians adapt to American way of life

For now, Whidbey is home for members of the Royal Australian Air…

  • Dec 17th, 2016 8:37am

Oak Harbor students artistic talents displayed

Local students showed off their creative talents during an opening reception Thursday…

  • Dec 16th, 2016 3:27pm

Number of water rescues on the rise

As the number of water rescue calls continue to rise, so does…

  • Dec 16th, 2016 4:29pm

Oak Harbor, Coupeville EIS meetings draw much different crowds

Navy public meetings held to inform the public may have resulted in…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 4:07pm

Luncheon honors NAS Whidbey sailors of the year

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Sea, Shore and Reserve Sailors of the…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 4:10pm

Luncheon pays tribute to WWII veterans

More than 90 WWII veterans are currently living in Island, San Juan and Skagit counties

  • Dec 9th, 2016 3:28pm

First snow falls on Whidbey

Wyatt Waite, Grace Waite, Maggie Waite and Isabel Waite take advantage of…

  • Dec 9th, 2016 3:55pm

On 75th anniversary, Pearl Harbor attack vivid in Oak Harbor woman’s memory

It has been 75 years, but Pauline Williams remembers watching Japanese aircraft…

  • Dec 7th, 2016 1:30am

Holiday spirit lights up downtown Oak Harbor

The crane that towers over Oak Harbor is no longer the city’s…

  • Dec 7th, 2016 4:13pm

School bus cameras catching passing violators

Drivers thinking about illegally passing a school bus should think twice. The…

  • Dec 6th, 2016 12:31pm

Tree lighting, Santa arrives downtown Saturday

Oak Harbor is gearing up for the holidays with its annual tree…

  • Dec 1st, 2016 9:26am

Residents learn about Navy well testing for fire chemicals

More than 80 people who live near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

  • Nov 29th, 2016 10:18am

Oak Harbor schools’ fill the bus campaign a big success

More than 19,000 much-needed food items collected by students of Oak Harbor…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 3:19pm

Group rallies in Coupeville in support of Sioux Tribe

More than 100 island residents converged on Coupeville Tuesday to rally in…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 4:10pm

Bikers bring bounty to those in need

Local club rides with the purpose of giving back to the community

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 7:24pm

March back in time: Volunteers bring history to life at Fort Casey

History came alive at Fort Casey State Park last weekend as a…

  • Nov 19th, 2016 1:30am

A salute to veterans

The Oak Harbor community honored its veterans Friday morning during a program…

  • Nov 11th, 2016 4:04pm