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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.