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Coupeville woman dies in hospital following 3-car accident

  • 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.

Even Navy should show flexibility | Letter

  • 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.

Cornet Bay cleanup finally funded

  • 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.

Harley-Davidson rally gets a thumbs-up

  • 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.

Contingent was small, its impact significant | Letter

  • 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.

Big bash for state parks at Deception Pass

  • 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.

Berry good festivities at festival

  • 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.

What is Emerson being paid to do? | Letter

  • 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.

Thanks to those who support tournament | Letter

  • 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.

Veterans receive help at ‘Stand Down’ event at American Legion

  • 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.

Pro-Outlying Field rallies building momentum in Oak Harbor despite fears

  • 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.

50 years of coaching: Christensen joins Coupeville football staff

  • 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.

Bail reduction denied for alleged child molester

  • 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.

Film seeks helpers for Whidbey movie

  • 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.

Tree cut considered to improve visibility of Greenbank Farm

  • 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.

Greenbank Farm is a community asset | Letter

  • 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.

Members of anti-OLF group proving selfish | Letter

  • 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.

Freeland motorcyclist dies after collision; second driver arrested

  • 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.

Pastor’s departure heightens fears but also opens doors | Faithful Living

  • 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.

Greenbank deal goes against recommendation | Letter

  • 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.

Governor devotes week to farmers markets | Editorial

  • 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.

North Whidbey farm preserved for future generations

  • 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

Race the Reserve registration continues

  • 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.

Time for moderate discussion on Outlying Field | Letter

  • 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.

30th National Night Out Tuesday in Oak Harbor

  • 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.

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