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Don’t stand in front of the bus | Letters

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 7:00AM

After seeing the disgruntled group of Outlying Field Coupeville protesters pictured on the front page of a Seattle newspaper on Dec. 23 and reading a myriad of letters on the OLF topic, I wish to express some views of my own. It has become abundantly clear that the major issue is home values and not “noise.” Folks who bought homes in Admiral’s Cove did so because of a couple of reasons, very affordable prices as opposed to other areas and the great view of the Olympics and the sound. When my wife and I first moved here in 1980, one of the first areas we considered was Admiral’s Cove — very affordable, nice homes, great views. But our realtor said that it could be a very noisy area in that there is a Navy airfield nearby and to “come down here when the planes are flying.” The realtor told us that the home we were interested in had a $5,000 “bounty” she would be paid by the seller if she sold the home, apparently for that very reason, noise. Just the other evening I had a friend and former realtor tell me that one of the people that is always complaining in the Whidbey News-Times about the noise was in the process of buying a home in Admiral’s Cove in 1985. This realtor advised him that it was very noisy down there (around OLF and surrounding area), but the person bought a home there anyway because of the price and said “the noise wouldn’t be a big deal.” Apparently he has changed his tune.

Whidbey Island scanner: Woman reports daughter using her library card

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 8:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Whidbey Island Digest

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 8:00AM

Clinton bookstore shutters doors; Langley welcomes animation studio, youth donates clothes to mission; Greenbank agent earns award; superstructure heads to Seattle; Larson wins athletic challenge; Whidbey wine tapped as best; van crashes, damages cars; cold weather damages fields.

Wildcats fall in OT | Boys basketball

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 8:32AM

Creeping closer to its first win of the season, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team finished its three-game run in the Bellevue College Holiday Tournament with a 73-69 loss in overtime to Renton Monday, Dec. 30.

2013: A year in the life of Whidbey Island

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:12AM

The top 10 most read stories on the Whidbey News-Times website for 2013 and the year in review.

Out of this world: Clinton artist explores earth’s objects in art installations

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 8:29AM

When artist Richard Evans’ walks into his Clinton studio, he walks into an area full of objects that have taken on another life. Milk Dud boxes attached to the wheel of a tire, office chairs turned upside down and packing peanuts forming a pool around a figurine are all part of Evans’ work in art installations. In his upcoming exhibit, “Near-Earth Objects,” Evans is taking viewers out of this world and into one in which a fictional character is looking back at Earth through his art installations.

Jet noise levels are like a vacuum | Letters

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

ditor, Thanks to a recent article in a regional daily newspaper, we have more detailed information concerning the Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville controversy. According to the map shown in the article, maximum jet noise levels in the OLF area do not exceed 70 decibels, which is comparable to the noise produced by a vacuum cleaner, as noted in the article.

Coupeville Marshal and Island County Sheriff’s Offices may integrate in new year

  • Dec 31, 2013 at 8:27AM

The future of the Coupeville Marshal’s Office will be decided in the new year. And depending on what option the council members choose, the decision could have a financial benefit for the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Mayor Nancy Conard said she plans to present council members with two options in January for the marshal’s office, which has suffered from staffing problems since three of four deputies left during a three-month period last year.

New year brings with it new goals for the WNT editorial staff | Editorial

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

As we venture as a newspaper into 2014, members of the Whidbey News-Times editorial staff were asked to share resolutions for the coming year. Here is what they said:

Viewing government as a threat | Letters

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Unfortunately, the Boeing Company just lost a $4 billion contract to Brazil because of NSA spying.

Great response to snow by town | Letters

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Early in the morning on Dec. 20, I drove through falling snow to bake at our restaurant, the Knead & Feed, on Front Street. Less than an hour after arriving at work, the Town of Coupeville snow plow was carefully plowing our street and others.

Thanks to honest person at Walmart | Letters

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Thank you to the gentleman who saw my open purse in the shopping cart in the Walmart parking lot on Dec. 26 and brought it in to the lost and found.

Freeland writer nominated for screenplay

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

At first glance Bob Nelson might seem like a regular islander, working on his lawn or enjoying the scenes at Ebey’s Prairie. But Nelson will step out of the shadows this year and into a tuxedo. Nelson wrote the screenplay “Nebraska” and it’s been nominated for five Golden Globe awards, including best picture and best screenwriter.

Fitness for the new year: Oak Harbor graduates, baseball coaches open training facility for individuals, athletes

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

Now that 2014 is here, it’s time to start making those resolutions a reality. Fitness tops the charts when it comes to putting one’s best foot forward for the new year, and a new Oak Harbor business might help reach those goals. Kyle Isaacson and Tyson Van Dam opened Rep Fitness on 3075 N. Oak Harbor Road Nov. 18.

Agency reverses findings on OLF Coupeville cement blocks

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 7, 2014 at 2:46PM

A state agency reversed its determination about cement blocks placed at Outlying Field Coupeville, saying that they, in fact, have an “adverse effect” to the historic landscape of neighboring Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. More than 1,000 cement barriers were installed earlier this month at the Navy’s outlying field, part of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The Navy uses OLF Coupeville for touch-and-go operations for the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler.

Woman, child injured in Zylstra Road crash

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 12:39PM

A woman and child were injured early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Oak Harbor.

Blue waves rolling down to Coupeville

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Deception Pass Bridge got a heavy dose of the 12th man last week as approximately 150 Seattle Seahawks fans held a rally on and around the span. Fans gathered at the iconic bridge on Dec. 28 to show their support of the region’s playoff-bound NFL team. Many of the fans were from Whidbey Island.

Hot from the line, solid on the boards: Wildcats net 1st win | Boys basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 8:43AM

Thanks in part to a good night at the foul line and strong rebounding, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team won 58-55 at Marysville-Pilchuck Friday, Jan. 3, picking up its first win of the season.

N. Whidbey Park & Rec launches search for new director

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

As a new year begins, so does the search for a new director by the North Whidbey Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners. Bill Walker resigned as director at the end of a commissioners’ meeting Nov. 21. Walker’s last day was Thursday, Dec. 19. The board is working with a human resource specialist to rewrite its job notice, said Sean Merrill, North Whidbey Park and Recreation District commissioner chairman.

Coupeville ups record to 5-2 | Girls basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 11:14AM

Two wins over the weekend helped the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to its best start in three years.

$1 million cleanup project gets under way at Cornet Bay marina

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:39PM

Alan Hall can’t complain about where he works these days. When he steps out of his portable office, he can stare out at scenic Cornet Bay and sometimes even catch a glimpse of a hovering bald eagle. “I did see a salmon,” Hall said. “A real nice salmon.”

Wolves bounce back with big win | Boys basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:05PM

It was a long time coming, but there was no doubt about it once it arrived. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team needed a win, badly, and when it finally broke through, it did so in dominating fashion. The Wolves destroyed visiting Orcas Island 84-37 Saturday, Jan. 4.

Whidbey Realtors draft more detailed noise disclosure

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jan 7, 2014 at 8:49AM

Whidbey Island Realtors have drafted a more detailed noise disclosure after some homebuyers claimed they weren’t properly warned about Navy jet noise. The Navy suspended operations at Outlying Field Coupeville in May, but announced plans to resume practices Jan. 6, to the chagrin of jet noise opponents on Central Whidbey.

Shocking start: About 60 people celebrate new year with plunge into chilly waters of Oak Harbor lagoon

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 1:39PM

It was one of the rare times Scott Dudley could be seen in public with his hair out of place. However, it was clear to Oak Harbor’s mayor that a messy head of hair was a small price to pay for the fun he had with his family and with the community.

Oak Harbor places 3rd in 27-team Classic | Wrestling

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 2:54PM

Although the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team didn't enter athletes in five weight classes, it still finished third in the 27-team Everett Classic at Jackson High School Saturday, Jan. 4.

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