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Smith lifts Wolves to win with buzzer-beater | Boys basketball

  • Today at 10:10AM

Hunter Smith provided the tuneup the sputtering Coupeville High School boys basketball team needed by drilling a three-pointer at the buzzer to help the Wolves win 54-53 at Klahowya Friday, Feb. 5.

Oak Harbor Haggen auction delayed until Thursday | Updated

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 2:00AM updated Feb 8, 2016 at 9:51AM

The auction of Haggen’s 33 core stores has been postponed until Feb. 11.

Cold start sinks Wildcats | Boys basketball

  • Today at 9:22AM

A frigid first quarter doomed the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team in a 71-49 loss at Marysville-Pilchuck Friday, Feb. 5.

North Whidbey Little League begins evaluations

  • Today at 8:40AM

North Whidbey Little League will hold evaluations for all players 13 to 16 years old from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Fort Nugent Park.

Science-friendly school: STEM makes learning fun for students — and parents

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

Dearius Williams and his buddy, Ryan Dore, are mostly here for the fun. The 9-year-old Broad View Elementary students showed up after hours Thursday night for an event aimed at — sssshhhhh — learning.

Low-interest loan is a boon for city’s ratepayers

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 6:00AM

When it comes to matters related to sewage, surprises aren’t usually welcome. But Oak Harbor city officials were elated to learn the state approved a $42-million loan to help cover construction costs of the new sewage treatment plant incurred in 2017.

Costs still undetermined, but hospital ready to vote on name change

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are expected to vote on a new name next week, even though all of the costs of rebranding aren’t clear.

City’s $4.6- million room with a view: Crowd questions whether return justifies price tag

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

A former mayor, a retired developer, a real estate agent, a banker and a handful of other residents urged Oak Harbor Council members to dump plans to build a $4.6-million community room as part of the new sewage treatment plant.

Getting Buggy: Insect expert talks about native pollinators’ decline

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 6:00AM

“If you build it they will come,” Joe Sheldon said as he opened his talk before a room full of gardening enthusiasts.

Don’t give funds to anti-Navy entities | Letter

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 3:00AM

In a recent article of the Naval War College Review, two authors discuss the growing problem of “lawfare” whereby non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC, and Greenpeace, have waged “legal war” on traditional military training.

If it isn’t broke, no need to ‘fix’ it | Letter

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 3:00AM

There is serious work afoot to change the name of Whidbey General Hospital to the unimaginative and non-descriptive “Whidbey Health.”

Linsenmayer helped build youth soccer | Letter

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 2:00AM

In recent weeks, Oak Harbor lost Rich Linsenmayer, who was a remarkable husband, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, colleague and friend.

Church Notes

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 3:00AM

Here's what's happening at Whidbey Island places of worship.

Island County maintains FEMA map isn’t correct

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 4:00AM

Island County has given the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, the first evidence that the agency erred when it revised flood-risk maps this summer, Hiller West, director of current-use planning and community development, told the county commissioners during a work session Wednesday.

Island County planning new hires to help with comp plan update

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 4:00AM

Seeking to strengthen a planning department that has endured much turnover, Island County is seeking a consultant, assistant director of planning and a long-range planner.

NJROTC bill dies after principal, student testify

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 3:00AM

The pair spoke against measure that would have affected gym credit for participants.

Hay! Group needs help feeding horse

  • Feb 6, 2016 at 3:00AM

A nonprofit group, Whidbey Island Farm Animal Assistance Program, has been taking care of the quarter horse since animal control obtained a warrant to seize the underweight animal last year.

Stone signs to play basketball for Whitman

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 2:02PM

Senior Makana Stone signed a letter of intent during a ceremony at the Coupeville High School gymnasium Friday, Feb. 5, to play basketball for Whitman College next year.

Prep postseason starts this weekend

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 8:00AM updated at 10:18AM

The push for the state tournament begins this weekend when the Oak Harbor High School wrestling teams get the postseason started at their sub-regional meets.

Coupeville clobbers Chimacum | Girls basketball

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 10:17AM

Four periods of strong defense helped make up for two less-than stellar offensive quarters by the Coupeville High School girls basketball team in its 47-24 win at Chimacum Thursday, Feb. 4.

Wolves' slide continues | Boys basketball

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 9:37AM

The Coupeville High School boys basketball team will have one more chance to get its ship upright before the postseason begins. The Wolves’ promising season started taking on water several weeks ago. Coupeville lost 68-38 at Chimacum Thursday, Feb. 4, for its fourth loss in the past five games.

Larsen earns district qualifying time | Swimming

  • Feb 5, 2016 at 9:03AM

All but one swim by Oak Harbor High School athletes at the Western Conference North junior varsity championships Thursday at Marysville-Pilchuck were personal bests.

Oak Harbor loses to MG, still in playoff hunt | Girls basketball

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Feb 5, 2016 at 7:52AM

No margin of error remains for the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team if it wants to reach the postseason. After losing 41-31 at Marysville Getchell Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Wildcats need to win their final two games and receive a little help to advance past the regular season.

Oak Harbor man wanted for kidnapping and robbery

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 5:26PM

An arrest warrant was issued today for a man accused of taking part in a kidnapping and robbery in Oak Harbor Jan. 31. Oak Harbor resident Oscar Sampedro, 34, is considered armed and dangerous. The Oak Harbor police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.

Wolves top PT, remain unbeaten in league | Girls basketball

  • Feb 4, 2016 at 9:00AM updated at 12:09PM

Continuing its undefeated conference run, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team won 51-39 at Port Townsend Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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