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- Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00AM
Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey. Griffin began her position as the new manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve last week.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00AM
Editor, It appears Michael Monson is now in backpedal mode after reading his many complaints and informing the public he never saw or signed any kind of document informing him of “significant” noise possible at the property he purchased.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00AM
Gardeners will have a new source for seeds cultivated to thrive in Whidbey’s climate. Deep Harvest Farm located on South Whidbey Island is offering a varieties of organic vegetable seeds at Bayview Farm and Garden located in Langley.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00AM
Editor, Had a friend who went hiking with a buddy in the Yukon. The sign on trail said, “Beware of bears, they can be dangerous.” Short story, bear killed his buddy. Later, my friend found out that a bear(s) on that trail over the prior month had seriously mauled two other hikers.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 3:16PM
Joel Reuter, 28, was shot and killed in a standoff with Seattle police July 5 after he fired a gun at police from his Capitol Hill apartment’s balcony, earlier telling a 911 operator “zombie police officers” were outside. Reuter had a history of mental illness since he was a college sophomore, but did not qualify for involuntary commitment under Washington’s Involuntary Treatment Act. His parents, Doug and Nancy Reuter, had tried unsuccessfully to get him detained for evaluation.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 3:29PM
Central Whidbey voters gave Coupeville schools two thumbs up Tuesday. Two levies proposed by the Coupeville School District appear to be passing with the approval rates over the 60 percent mark.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 3:36PM
An investigation into a Coupeville deputy marshal has been turned over to a detective with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, according to Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green. Hodges Gowdey, a 13-year veteran of the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office, was charged in Island County Superior Court on Feb. 11 with unlawful imprisonment and witness tampering. The instances are charged as domestic-violence-related crimes.
- Feb 21, 2014 at 3:47PM
Oak Harbor Police The following items are selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, Feb. 4 At 8:41 a.m., a caller reported she believes she was shot at while driving on State Highway 20. Her windshield was damaged. Wednesday, Feb. 5 At 8:34 a.m., an East Whidbey Avenue resident reported a woman came into the yard and stole a cat. At 3:50 p.m., a caller reported a propane tank was stolen from a Northeast O’Leary Street location.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 31, 2013 at 10:18AM
The Coupeville-based group that filed a federal lawsuit against the Navy over jet noise in July is now demanding the EA-18G Growlers be completely removed from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. “Growler jets, with their low-level training operations, have no business on Whidbey Island or in any other populated and environmentally sensitive area,” according to COER President, Michael Monson.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:21AM
Inside Che Edoga’s classroom, all eyes are locked to a crude-looking device navigating through a tabletop maze. Students surround the table, watching as the unit rolls slowly and turns, collecting cardboard tubes along the way with two prongs that catch them. The route is all pre-programmed by Edoga’s students at Oak Harbor Middle School. No remote controls are allowed.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:32AM
If you look up at the second level of a building in historic downtown Oak Harbor, you might see a silhouette of a wolf. “I love wolves,” Iris Gutman said. “He’s guarding my business.” Gutman started Oak Harbor Travel and Event Planning a year ago out of her home and just moved into an office on 801 S.E. Pioneer Way.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:22AM
A community newspaper is a historical record. With every edition of the Whidbey News-Times, events are recorded for posterity. On a regular basis, as I unlock my office door, there is someone poring through the back issues of the newspaper, furiously taking notes. At times I fear it is forgotten — even by those of us in the newspaper business — that our responsibility goes beyond reporting the news of the day.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:33AM
Driving by on a weekday, you’ll see a guy smiling with a sign in front of Louie-G’s Pizza. He’ll give you a wave as you’re waiting for the light to turn green at the intersection of State Highway 20 and Pioneer Way. “I just wave at people and they wave back,” Demetrice Wall said. “You wave at someone random that you don’t even know and they wave back.”
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:23AM
Coupeville School District has two proposals on the Feb. 11 ballot. The first request is for renewal of the maintenance and operations levy, which will bring in $2.24 million each year for four years. That money accounts for nearly one quarter of the school district’s revenue, according to school district officials.
Focus on feathers: A field trip with Whidbey Audubon Society offers closer look at birds as well as an education from experienced leaders
- Jan 30, 2014 at 8:35AM
As the fog lifted from West Beach parking lot at Deception Pass State Park, bird watchers pulled spotting scopes out of their cars and headed for the beach. “This is the perfect light this morning,” Jo Reeves said. It was around 9 a.m. on Saturday, and they were all there to try to spot the red throated loons that would be arriving soon.
- Feb 22, 2014 at 9:00AM
It appears that the Navy is now caught between a rock and a hard place. The Navy has not flown at Outlying Field Coupeville more than a couple of times since May 2013, lending very strong credence to the observation that they do not really need to use the outdated, encroached upon, World War II emergency landing strip.
- Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM
In response to the letter, “Wait until the trial before reporting story,” I know, I know, you guys want to give everyone the feeling that their opinion counts, but how about we leave the morons out?
- Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM
Detectives are investigating a double shooting on Camano Island connected to a high-speed pursuit that ended in gunfire in Mukilteo Sunday, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown. The suspect, who was shot multiple times by police, and one of his alleged victims were reported in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center Tuesday morning, according to the Everett Herald.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 10:08AM
"It was a weird game," Oak Harbor High School boys basketball coach Mike Washington said about his club's 49-36 win over Everett High School at Everett Community College Tuesday, Jan. 28.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 11:09AM
Oak Harbor High School wrestler Jacob Dugin didn't know anything about the Everett wrestler he was about to face.
- Feb 22, 2014 at 11:00AM
Where there is life, there is risk. That’s not some insightful quotation, it’s just a fact. We’re exposed to risk from the moment we get up in the morning – slip and fall, dog bite, traffic accident, lightning strike. We can manage risk, we can minimize risk, but we cannot eliminate it.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 11:35AM
After a strong first quarter and a decent first half, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team couldn't connect after halftime and lost 70-26 to visiting Everett Wednesday, Jan. 29.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 12:17PM
Both games followed the same pattern and both resulted in losses for the Coupeville High School boys basketball team. The Wolves fell behind early, mounted a late but too-short rally, and lost twice, first 62-51 at South Whidbey Tuesday, Jan. 28, then 62-55 to visiting Friday Harbor Wednesday, Jan. 29, in a nonleague game.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 12:58PM
Not only did the Coupeville High School girls basketball team knock off rival South Whidbey 48-38 Tuesday, Jan. 28, it essentially locked up a postseason berth in process.
- Feb 22, 2014 at 1:00PM
Here is the City of Oak Harbor again spending our money when we have other more important bills to pay. Last week, in the Whidbey News-Times, an article I read said that the citizens of Oak Harbor will have to pay for the mistakes that the city council made on the remains of ancient burial site on Pioneer Way. So, the city decided to increase our taxes to pay for their mistake.