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- Jul 30, 2013 at 2:36PM
A Coupeville woman died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this week after sustaining injuries Saturday in a three-car pile up on North Main Street. Margaret Bagwell, 75, was in intensive care and in critical condition Tuesday but died later that day, according to the Washington State Patrol.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 2:00AM
Editor, How about a moderate approach to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station? I believe in a strong defense. I admire the well trained Navy men and women in my community.
- Jul 30, 2013 at 2:30PM
Dundee Woods knew this day was coming. The quiet, peaceful world that surrounds him at the Deception Pass Marina in Cornet Bay is about to get rocked. But when the earth moves, it will release a little of his anxiety as well.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 11:00AM
Oak Harbor got a thumb’s up from Harley-Davidson riders during the Washington State Harley Owners Group Rally. Vince Danner, the rally coordinator from Stanwood who broke Eastern Washington site tradition and picked Oak Harbor to host the event, said the July 18-20 event was well received by the 428 riders who attended.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:00PM
Editor, I am writing as a representative of the Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus’ Rainbow Alliance, the student/community education, activity and support group representing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, asexual, queer and questioning persons as well as their friends, families and allies.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 5, 2013 at 8:49AM
Perhaps the only way Jack Hartt could be more a part of the landscape at Deception Pass State Park is if his skin was made of stone. Hartt manages one of Washington’s most spectacular state parks. He works at the park, sleeps at the park and nearly every day for 10 years has driven a pickup across a wide span of bridge that has become the iconic image not only of Deception Pass State Park but of the entire Washington state parks system.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 11:00AM
For some, it’s really all about the pie. Mary Murphy, 9, said that while she didn’t win the Loganberry Festival pie-eating contest Saturday afternoon she was still a winner.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 12:00PM
Editor, When Kelly Emerson was running for Island County Commissioner, she said she believed there was fat in the county budget, but she didn’t know where it was because she hadn’t studied it. “I’m not being paid to do that yet,” she said.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 1:00PM
Editor, A huge thank you to North Whidbey Little League, the City of Oak Harbor and all the Naval personnel who participated in making the July 13-21 Washington State Little League 9-10 Baseball Tournament a tremendous success.
- Aug 2, 2013 at 3:24PM
For Gene Berg, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, being able to sign up for the Agent Orange registry through the Veteran’s Administration gives him peace of mind. “It helps me stay on top of any health concerns I may have down the road,” he said. Berg, a volunteer at the Veteran’s Resource Center, is this year’s coordinator of Veteran’s Stand Down, an event aimed at assisting veterans as they return to civilian life and making them aware of the VA benefits to which they are entitled.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 7:00AM
The first rally supporting the Navy’s use of Outlying Field Coupeville was held July 27, despite fears expressed by some of a negative backlash. Twenty to 30 people attended the event, and a second rally begins at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 3 at the intersection of Pioneer Way and State Highway 20.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM
Orson Christensen’s nomadic coaching career, which is entering its 50th season, has brought him back home to Whidbey Island.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM
An Oak Harbor man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child multiple times probably won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon, according to court records. Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock refused to lower bail for Lewis J. Browning during a court hearing held July 22. Bail for Browning was kept at $50,000.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 10:00AM
Want to be part of a movie? A group of Los Angeles filmmakers who are gearing up for production of a motion picture filmed on Whidbey Island in September are looking for businesses and community members who are willing to donate goods or services toward the project.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 11:00AM
Greenbank Farm officials are developing a plan to improve the view of the historic property. Judy Feldman, manager of Greenbank Farm, said tenants at the farm are concerned that patches of trees, which were planted around the time the land passed into public ownership, has grown high enough to block the sight of the farm from motorists as they drive north on State Highway 525.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 12:00PM
Editor, Greenbank Farm is a community-founded nonprofit organization, in partnership with the Port of Coupeville. I attended the weekend’s Loganberry Festival, the Greenbank Farm’s yearly fun fest.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 1:00PM
Editor, I believe in everyone’s right to their own opinion. The issue with Outlying Field has gone far beyond people stating their opinion. They have shown time and time again that, when someone tries to explain the necessity of OLF, they only care for themselves.
- Aug 3, 2013 at 2:00PM
Freeland resident Dennis Broce was killed July 25 when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV on Bush Point Road. The driver of the Toyota 4Runner, 28-year-old Kyle O. O’Neill of Freeland, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide.
- Aug 4, 2013 at 9:00AM
I am a member of a local church that is experiencing great transition. Our longtime pastor, ever-present and reliable beyond measure, a man we trust, love, and respect, has retired. On one hand, we celebrate his decision, for his health is good and he can truly enjoy a new era of life. On the other hand, those of us who remain must re-work our sense of normal. For some members, his parting was especially difficult. Our pastor had stood beside them through many profound and life-changing events. That he would no longer be there for future events was experienced as a substantial loss.
- Aug 4, 2013 at 9:00AM
With a surprise vote and no public discussion, the Port of Coupeville extended yet another contract with the private Greenbank Farm Management Group. The motion to extend the contract, at a yearly cost to taxpayers of $49,950, was made by Commissioner Marshall Bronson and seconded by Commissioner Michael Diamanti.
- Aug 4, 2013 at 9:00AM
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed Aug. 4-10 Washington Farmers Market Week. The popularity in farmers markets continues to increase with an estimated 150-plus markets across the state. Regional news outlets reported there is an increasing trend in consumers wanting fresh, locally grown produce, meats, cheeses and specialty foods.
- Aug 4, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Aug 5, 2013 at 8:16AM
A land deal between a longtime farming family and a nonprofit group has resulted in the permanent preservation of 113 acres of pristine North Whidbey farmland. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement with the Muzzall family, owners of 3 Sisters Family Farms, to purchase a farming conservation easement on their property along the north side of Scenic Heights Road overlooking Penn Cove. Terms of the contrac
- Aug 5, 2013 at 8:05AM
Registration is still open for the second annual Race the Reserve, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mickey Clark Field in Coupeville.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 9:00AM
I applaud the editorial calling for a toning-down of the rhetoric around the Outylying Field issue. Threats of violence, boycotts and an “us vs. them” mentality all cloud the issue and are examples of bullying that have earned the United States a reputation in some parts of the world that is less than favorable. Those voices do not represent the best that our country has to offer. I am a military veteran and I live near the OLF, and often have to deal with the noise generated by the planes.
- Aug 5, 2013 at 10:00AM
Get ready for lights and sirens. The 30th-annual National Night Out will be observed Tuesday, Aug, 6. In Oak Harbor, the event known as “America’s Night Out Against Crime” will be 3-8 p.m. at Windjammer Park. It is geared towards children and families.