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Whidbey diking district’s future on shaky ground

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Mar 31, 2015 at 4:02PM

After a heated meeting of around 18 members of Diking District 3, the future and purpose of the governing body remains uncertain.

Aliens land at OLF Coupeville

  • Today at 1:00AM

Legitimizing dozens of UFO sightings over the years, an alien aircraft landed at the Navy’s Outlying Field in Coupeville late Monday night. Some Whidbey residents have long insisted that UFOs have been visible in the night sky.

Strange things afoot on Whidbey | Island Scammer

  • Today at 3:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, March 28 At 12 p.m., an Oak Harbor Road resident reported that raccoons were making faces at him and the deer were telling lies.

Island County commissioner switches parties, at long last

  • Today at 3:00AM

Well-known “rino” Commissioner Jill Johnson has finally switched parties and become a Democrat. While some were surprised by the move, others said the change was long in coming. “Duh,” said Jason McFadyen, president of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and an infamous Democrat.

Elvis alive, living under Coupeville wharf

  • Today at 2:00AM

While rumors have swirled nationwide for years, it has been confirmed that Elvis Presley lives in Coupeville. Previously thought to have died from a drug overdose in his Graceland home in Memphis, the King of Rock and Roll is, indeed, alive and well. Presley currently makes his residence in a small submarine under the Coupeville Wharf, according to multiple sources.

NASCAR race track coming to Whidbey

  • Today at 3:00AM

Paul Allen’s billions may lead to millions for Whidbey Island. Allen, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, has decided to build a NASCAR track on Whidbey Island. Trey Dinpahndt, associate director of operations for NASCAR, confirmed the report.

Whidbey News-Times now printed on rolling papers

  • Today at 2:00AM

Old newspapers aren’t just for packing and lining bird cages anymore. The Whidbey News-Times announced this week a new partnership, bringing new use to the 125-year-old print product. Starting April 1, the Whidbey News-Times will be printed on new material provided by Zig Zag, the popular maker of smokable rolling papers, allowing readers to read up and then toke up.

Maybe letter writer should join staff | Letter

  • Today at 3:00AM

Editor, After reading Maryon Attwood’s latest letter to the Whidbey News-Times, I thought that maybe Sound Publishing might be interested in hiring her as a stringer writer. This way she could make sure that informative and correct information concerning the Navy and other military components would be fully vetted to the public.

Wolves pound Forks | Soccer

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Mar 31, 2015 at 2:26PM

Bouncing back from a tough overtime loss earlier in the week, the Coupeville High School soccer team drilled Forks 4-0 Saturday, March 28, at Mickey Clark Field.

Wolves win at PT but fall to ATM | Baseball

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Mar 31, 2015 at 8:51AM

It's been a sew-saw season for the Coupeville High School baseball team, and the trend continued over the weekend as the Wolves split a pair of games.

Discipline issues stir up turmoil at Oak Harbor Police Department

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 30, 2015 at 1:25PM

The Oak Harbor Police Department is supposed to be a beacon of law and order but instead has become a venue for discord and back-stabbing as a long-simmering dispute over perceived unequal treatment between “factions” in the department has come to a head, according to attorney Chris Skinner.

Recovery a ‘miracle’ for Oak Harbor trailblazer

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 30, 2015 at 11:54AM

George Churchill is as feisty as ever. The prominent and well-known Oak Harbor businessman made a miraculous recovery after six months in the hospital following a serious car crash last March.

Whidbey General Hospital expansion unveiled

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Mar 30, 2015 at 11:53AM

Saving old-growth trees while still maximizing parking was one of the top concerns about Whidbey General Hospital’s expansion project, revealed for the first time this week.

Wildcats, Royals finish in 1-1 tie | Soccer

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 11:41AM

The Oak Harbor and Lynnwood high school soccer teams fought to a 1-1 tie in the Western Conference opener at Lynnwood Friday, March 27.

Oak Harbor wins extra-inning thriller | Baseball

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 11:31AM

A wild finish capped a fantastic pitching duel as the Oak Harbor High School baseball team won 3-2 in nine innings at Monroe Friday, March 27.

Wolves, Rafferty pick up 1st win | Softball

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 10:05AM

The 19-11 win by the Coupeville High School softball team at Port Townsend Friday, March 27, was significant on several levels.

Wildcats sweep singles on way to win | Tennis

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 9:25AM

A powerful display in singles carried the Oak Harbor High School tennis team to their first victory of the season Friday, March 27, on the Wildcats' courts.

Tigers slip by Wolves | Tennis

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 9:11AM

Granite Falls squeaked out a 4-3 win over the visiting Coupeville High School tennis team Friday, March 27.

Beauty and the geese | Oak Harbor shooters joke about missing mark

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Mar 30, 2015 at 8:54AM

The allure of tulip fields in bloom in the Skagit Valley can be so captivating at times that little else can seem to distract one’s attention.

Oak Harbor no-hit by Everett | Softball

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 8:40AM

Everett's Erin Gordon shutout the Oak Harbor High School softball team with a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Seagulls to a 10-0 win Friday, March 27, at Lincoln Field.

Wildcats grab 8th in 20-team tournament | Boys golf

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 8:24AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team placed eighth out of 20 teams in the Lee Dolquist Invitational at the Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima Friday, March 27.

Wildcats off to good start | Track

  • Mar 27, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Mar 30, 2015 at 8:13AM

The Oak Harbor High School girls track team won twice and the boys split as the Wildcats opened the season with a double-dual meet at Snohomish Thursday, March 26.

Coupeville Ferry closed May 2-3 for repairs

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 2:00AM

Coupeville Ferry terminal will be closed on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, for around-the-clock repairs to the transfer span that connects the ferry to the dock. There will be no service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route during those days.

Whidbey General Hospital celebrates 45 years

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 4:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital is 45 years old. Staff gathered in front of the entrance Wednesday to take a group photo to commemorate “45 years of Neighbors Caring for Neighbors.”

Oak Harbor student strives for national spelling bee

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 3:00AM

Even though her mom thinks it might be time to look for other pursuits, Trina Alarkon-Desquitado isn’t sure she’s ready yet.

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