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Not willing to remain silent on OLF debate | Letters

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 7:00AM

Editor, On Dec. 14 a former Marine gallingly told a Skagitonian Navy Leaguer and aviation photographer to “keep your opinion to yourself.” Yet, he had no complaints about outside Sierra Club influence?

Wonder about need for OLF? Look at China | Letters

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 7:00AM

Editor, The Outlying Field Coupeville disagreement sparks my interest for two reasons. First, since 2012, I am a homeowner in Coupeville. I bought here for the natural environment and because OLF Coupeville is here.

Retiring Oak Harbor dentist reflects on years in industry

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

After more than 35 years in dentistry, with 23 years in private practice, Dr. Harry Turner is officially retiring. “We want to do some traveling,” Turner said. “See the USA in my Chevrolet.” Turner sold his practice, Acorn Dental Clinic, to Dr. Joseph Keyes. Turner plans to help Keyes with the transition and slowly phase out of the practice. It will take about three months, working four then three days a week, to eventually be retired.

Park and rec is rife with potential conflicts

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

“I must recuse myself due to my personal interest in this decision.” With these words, ethical public officials maintain the sworn integrity of their oaths to serve us impartially. Ethical officials recuse themselves from participation in actions that will affect them personally or otherwise represent a conflict of interest.

Wildcats suffer painful loss | Girls basketball

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:49PM

Some losses hurt more than others. Such was the case when the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team fell 56-48 in overtime to visiting Sedro-Woolley in a nonleague game Monday, Jan. 6.

Mt. Baker ski bus still hanging on

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

A longtime winter ride program that shuttles young skiers from Oak Harbor to Mount Baker is back on course after doubts crept up in recent weeks about its future. A group of parents worked with the Oak Harbor School District as well as Mount Baker Ski Area to extend a ski bus program that’s been around North Whidbey for more than 20 years.

Whidbey Island Scanner: Caller reported pot edibles making a friend sleepy

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

A caller reported that his friend was having a hard time staying awake one hour after eating marijuana cookies at a Bailey Road location.

Whidbey Island Digest: Masked man breaks into Langley home

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 2:46PM

Law enforcement officials are looking for a masked man who broke into a Langley area home last week. The suspect is described as an unknown masked male who entered the home through a window and pointed a shotgun at residents. He did not make any demands. Sheriff Mark Brown said last week his department didn’t have any suspects yet.

Island County Sheriff seeking driver of silver SUV

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jan 10, 2014 at 9:20AM

Investigators are asking the public for help identifying a man in what they fear may have been a child abduction attempt on North Whidbey Monday afternoon. A man in a silver SUV offered a 10-year-old girl a ride in a wooded, rural area, according to Undersheriff Kelly Mauck with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The girl was dropped off by a school bus in a rural area on Taylor Road at Sawmill Road at about 3 p.m.

Oak Harbor police hoping to return Christmas gifts to Christopher, Abigail

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:39PM

Oak Harbor police are on the lookout for Christopher and Abigail. Detective Carl Seim apprehended a suspected drug-dealing Grinch last week and confiscated several gift-wrapped Christmas presents from the suspect’s car. Also found in the vehicle were burglary tools and other stolen property, according to Seim.

Oak Harbor home invasions raise police concerns

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Police say they are alarmed by recent burglaries in which an intruder or intruders broke into condominiums while the residents were home. Jennifer Yzaguirre, community service officer with Oak Harbor police, said the two frightening incidents occurred within two weeks of one another at condos in the southwest area of the city.

It takes OT, but Wildcats win again | Boys basketball

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 11:27AM

It took some extra time, but the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team won its second consecutive game by nipping visiting Marysville Getchell 55-49 in overtime Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Good night for Wildcats | Wrestling

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:26AM

A lot went right for the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team in its double-dual meet victory at Shorecrest Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Wolves fade in 2nd half | Girls basketball

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:23AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team played a good first half, but Sultan played an even better second half to escape with a 40-37 win over the visiting Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 7

Defense Act funds allots millions for NAS Whidbey

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:41PM

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will receive more than $117 million for P8-A Poseidon and EA-18G Growler squadron programs. The funding is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama over Christmas. The act sets the policies and priorities for the Department of Defense.

First baby of 2014 born at Whidbey General

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping their son would be born on their five-year wedding anniversary. But their son was a bit late. The first baby of the New Year, Cole Alan Wilson was born at 1:03 p.m., Jan. 1 at the Whidbey General Hospital Family Birthplace. He weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches in length.

Funding for NAS Whidbey projects very welcome news | Publisher's Column

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

Like countless other communities across the nation, North Whidbey and the Oak Harbor have felt the sting of hard economic times in recent years. That’s why the news that Whidbey Island Naval Air Station projects will be funded to the tune of $117 million is very welcome. The funding is included in the National Defense Authorization Bill, approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.

Another dose of reality: Coupeville’s Keohane grows wiser in second season of television series

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59AM

If he were a traditional actor, Gavin Keohane might be able to say he’s becoming more seasoned in front of a television camera. But Keohane is no actor, he’s a fishing boat captain. Still, in the world of reality TV, what’s important is that he has a strong camera presence, is articulate and can weave together a good tale for viewers.

Defending state champs top Wildcats | Swimming

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 8:23AM

Defending 4A state swim champion Kamiak High School is flexing its muscles again this winter as the Knights upped their season record to 5-0 by defeating visiting Oak Harbor 127-56 Thursday, Jan. 9.

WNT article helped promote bridge rally | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, Thank you for writing the Dec. 28 article about Seahawks fans. When my husband, Jason Park, and I were at the bridge for the 12th Man Pass event people kept coming up to us saying that they did not know about or even forgot about it and were still able to make it out to participate because they saw the article.

Not COER versus the Navy | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, The noise from the Growler fighter plane has had a huge impact on the lives of central Whidbey’s residents. Our property values are declining, tourists leave when they encounter the jet noise, business is lost, the hearing and health of residents are damaged and our children’s health and education are harmed.

Listen to jet noise and be grateful | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, While looking up something completely unrelated, I came across a letter regarding jet noise at Outlying Field Coupeville. It seems the complaints center around folks having their tranquil lives disturbed by the Navy practicing touch and goes at OLF Coupeville.

‘To what depths will OLF critics sink next?’ | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, I experienced a new phenomenon at home Saturday morning while trying to read the Whidbey News-Times. My wife took my paper away from me and put it in the recycle bin before I had even finished with it.

Hawks fans roll into Coupeville

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:51PM

Coupeville residents could hear the Blue Wave approaching before they could see it. More than 80 Seahawks fans marched down Main Street on Sunday, Jan. 5 to meet at the Coupeville Wharf, posing for a photo on the pedestrian bridge over State Highway 20. The procession culminated in a photo at the wharf.

‘Dismissive attitude’ is beneath McDowell | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, What about noise and this century do some people not understand? Don Grove’s Dec. 18 letter refers to when Outlying Field Coupeville was constructed in 1943 and not-so-politely wonders why people choose to live near an airfield.

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