Story Archives

Archive Results — 26726 thru 26750 of about 31550 items

Oak Harbor leadership cuts down 330-year-old tree in secret plan

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:04PM

Many in the community expressed outrage this week that the landmark Garry oak tree at the Oak Harbor Post Office was sawed down Sunday morning without prior public notification. The tree was determined to be 330 years old, based on the number of rings counted.

More than an oak tree fell victim to Oak Harbor's saw | Publisher's Column

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:34PM

It wasn’t just the mighty oak tree that was lost this weekend in Oak Harbor. A good deal of trust in Oak Harbor city government also fell victim to the city’s chain saw this weekend.

Whidbey Island agencies assist in Oso mudslide response

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:17PM

Members of the local American Red Cross chapter and the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Search and Rescue unit assisted with rescue and recovery efforts since a mudslide hit Snohomish County Saturday morning.

WEAN wins critical areas lawsuit

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

A Thurston County judge agrees with a local environmental group that two Island County ordinances dealing with wetlands on farm land must be revised. The Island County Commissioners supported a staff recommendation not to appeal the decisio

Rain stops Oak Harbor tennis, Coupeville softball contests

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:59AM

Rain interrupted the Oak Harbor tennis match and the Coupeville softball game Wednesday, March 26; the two games will be resumed at a later date.

State lawmakers share insights on legislative session

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:49PM

Tenth District lawmakers last week briefed constituents on highlights of the 2014 Legislative session. Convening at South Whidbey High School before a crowd of about 30 were state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton; Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor; and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano.

Oak Harbor School Board discusses base growth and education

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 11:37AM

Capt. Mike Nortier, commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, outlined base growth projections Monday with the Oak Harbor School Board. Nortier reported on the expected population increase at NAS Whidbey over the next several years.

Attorney General’s open government bill signed into law

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 11:31AM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson's bill to strengthen Washington state's open government laws by requiring training for public officials was signed into law today by Governor Jay Inslee with strong bipartisan support, according to a press release from the Attorney General's Office. The law takes effect July 1, 2014. Ferguson worked with Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, to secure legislative approval of the "Open Government Trainings Act."

Wind helps Cedarcrest tip Coupeville | Soccer

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team lost to Cedarcrest and Mother Nature 2-1 Tuesday, March 25, at Mickey Clark Field.

Coach Morse continues to impact Olympian's life

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 12:08PM

George Morse gave Oak Harbor Olympian Marti Malloy the gift of judo more than 20 years ago. Another gift in his name will be awarded to Malloy at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the NAS Whidbey Island gymnasium. Malloy and three other dedicated Northwest student athletes will receive scholarships Saturday to help defray college costs.

Wildcats start league action with win | Soccer

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 1:00PM

Oak Harbor picked up an impressive win to start the Wesco soccer season, defeating host Marysville Getchell 2-1 Tuesday, March 25.

Eagles fly by 'Cats | Softball

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School softball team scored first but host Ferndale score much more often in the Golden Eagles' 14-2 non-league win Wednesday, March 26.

Wolves sweep doubles in win over Lakewood | Tennis

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 3:00PM

Behind a sweep of the doubles matches, the Coupeville High School tennis team defeated visiting Lakewood 4-1 Wednesday, March 26.

Oak Harbor bats heat up | Baseball

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Picking up its offense at the right time, the Oak Harbor High School baseball team thumped visiting Shorecrest 10-1 in five innings Wednesday, March 26.

Wildcats 3rd in first Wesco meet | Boys golf

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 8:20AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team finished in the middle of the pack of the first Wesco North regular season meet Thursday, March 27, at Everett's Legion Golf Course.

Spartans stop Wildcat winning streak | Tennis

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 9:36AM

Stanwood, the preseason favorite to win the Wesco North in tennis, handed visiting Oak Harbor High School its first loss in four matches 5-2 Thursday, March 27.

Wolves pick up 5 wins | Track

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 9:37AM

Coupeville registered five individual firsts and Lakewood won the team titles at a four-team track meet at Sultan High School Thursday, March 27.

Oak Harbor motor home destroyed in fire

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:40PM

Nobody was injured in a motor home fire on Northwest Lateen Street in Oak Harbor on Monday. According to Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill, the fire was first noticed by an occupant in the motor home, who smelled smoke.

Whidbey Island lawyer turns attention to premium cigars

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

After 25 years of defending clients in a court of law, Tom Pacher’s body and mind needed a break. One day, he turned to his wife and suggested an idea that was literally right before his eyes. Why not open a cigar shop?

Oak Harbor officials seek to close well that trapped a deer

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Oak Harbor city officials are trying to arrange to have an unused well next to a mobile home park permanently sealed after a dead deer was found moldering in its watery depths. A resident called police March 11 to report that the dead animal was inside a partially uncovered well next to the Evergreen Mobile Home Park on Goldie Road.

Cedarcrest rallies by Wolves | Softball

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

Cedcarcrest rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to slip by the host Coupeville High School softball team 4-3 Thursday, March 27.

Oak Harbor city leaders must be held accountable for tree | Letter

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50PM

The City of Oak Harbor slayed its oldest living citizen this past Sunday. Without announcement or public comment, the mayor and his cronies cut down the 400-year-old Garry oak tree in front of the post office. I personally inspected the carnage of the tree and found it structurally uncompromised. Sure, it had a small area of hollow heart and a fungal condition, but it would likely have survived this way beyond our time, our children’s time and generations beyond that.

Wildcats 2nd in 3-team meet | Track

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School boys and girls track teams both placed second in the first regular season meet Thursday, March 27, in Stanwood.

Time will tell on Gov. Inslee's next political moves | Guest Column

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:47PM

No one could be happier to see state lawmakers wrap up and head home than Gov. Jay Inslee. They departed and won’t return until January, 2015.

Broad View fifth grader headed to National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 1:05PM

It didn’t matter to Elisabeth Ince that she was a young competitor up against several older students. It didn’t bother her that she was on a big stage with so much at stake.

Read the Nov 25
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates