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Marijuana restriction removed from Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 3:16PM

Island County planning commissioners heard the concerns of farmers of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and removed restrictions on recreational marijuana operations in that area. “After we heard the testimony of folks who have lived there for years, we were all pretty well convinced,” said planning commissioner Scott Yonkman this week. “Placing restrictions in the reserve didn’t fit as we first thought it might.”

Cougars use homers to top Coupeville | Softball

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

Lakewood hit a home run in each of the first three innings to power its way to 9-1 softball win over Coupeville High School Monday, March 31.

Wolves can't produce clutch hit, fall 5-1 | Baseball

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Archbishop Murphy baseball team cashed in on its opportunities and Coupeville didn't in the Wildcats' 5-1 win Monday, March 31, in Everett.

Oak Harbor community comes together in a renewed effort to solve 17-year-old murder

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:20PM

It’s been 17 years since Oak Harbor lost its small-town innocence. Seventeen years ago this month, a 7-year-old girl named Deborah Palmer disappeared while walking a few blocks to Oak Harbor Elementary School. Following a massive search effort, her body was found five days later in the surf at a Strawberry Point beach.

Accused tattooer pleads to lesser offense | Corrected

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Apr 3, 2014 at 1:12PM

A woman accused of tattooing a man by force and her alleged partner in crime were recently sentenced to jail, according to the Island County Prosecutor’s Office. Neither, however, was convicted of the alleged ink-related incident. Ashley E. Firth, 33, was smiling in court last week as she pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree and violation of a court order, a domestic violence crime.

Cougars nip Coupeville | Soccer

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 9:39AM

Lakewood squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Coupeville High School soccer team Tuesday, April 1, in Arlington.

Everett soars by Wildcats | Softball

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 9:29AM

To the Oak Harbor High School softball team, this was a cruel April Fool's joke.

Tigers top Wolves, stay unbeaten in league play | Softball

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 11:00AM

Granite Falls upped its Cascade Conference record to 6-0 by defeating the host Coupeville High School softball team 12-3 Wednesday, April 2.

Pitching-rich Marysville-Pilchuck stops Wildcats twice | Baseball

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 1:00PM

To say the Marysville-Pilchuck High School pitching staff is loaded is an understatement. Just ask the Oak Harbor High School baseball team.

Wolves can't take down defending champs | Baseball

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 2:00PM

The road to the Cascade Conference baseball pennant goes through Archbishop Murphy, and Coupeville is finding the path full of pot holes.

Angered by removal of oak tree, group gathers at stump

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 4:28PM

Despite the wind and rain early Saturday, Terry Ann Gallagher went out to the stump of the 330-year-old Garry oak that was cut down last week to pay her respects. Gallagher tacked to the stump a photograph of the tree she had taken years ago.

Concert to aid firefighter in Oso with ties to Whidbey

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 4:29PM

The feeling of loss over the lives taken in the Oso landslide hit home on Whidbey Island. And residents on the island are rallying to help. A benefit concert is planned for Friday night, April 4, at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor to help Seth Jefferds, an Oso resident who lost his wife and granddaughter during the March 22 mudslide.

Hello, is Jimmy Carter there? | Island Scanner

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:41PM

At 12:51 p.m. Saturday, March 22, a caller reported that he’s trying to contact ex-president Jimmy Carter. He believes Carter used to live in the Coupeville area and he needs to get an emergency message to him. The caller said he’s “almost a relative.”

Oak Harbor reading team wins Whidbey Island title

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 12:07PM

The Fantastics were fantastic at the Sno-Isle Reading Challenge’s Final Challenge on Wednesday. After winning a challenge to be the top-ranked team from Oak Harbor Elementary School, the third-graders who make up The Fantastics went on to the semi-finals against Coupeville Elementary to win with a perfect score, making them the winning team from Whidbey Island.

What other executive sessions is the mayor planning? | In Our Opinion

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 12:21PM

Why should anyone be concerned about their government leaders meeting behind closed doors? According to Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley, even the potential that someone “might” sue the city is reason enough to call an executive session. Using that litmus test, virtually any city action should be taken in secret if it could possibly perhaps maybe cause someone litigious to consider suing the city.

Oak Harbor robotics teams makes it to semifinals

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 12:03PM

Oak Harbor High School’s robotics team advanced to the semifinals during the FIRST Robotics Challenge in Ellensburg last weekend. FIRST, an acronym meaning “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” held a regional competition at Central Washington University for 35 robotics teams from Washington state and Oregon.

Whose great idea was discriminatory bill? | Letter

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 3:13PM

Editor, State Sen. Barbara Bailey recently co-sponsored Senate Bill 5927, which would allow individuals and businesses to ignore anti-discrimination laws and refuse to serve certain individuals by just stating the action would offend the person’s religious beliefs.

Hoping that Dudley is a one-term mayor | Letter

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 3:15PM

It is encouraging to read the previous letters to the editor that are expressing outrage over the cutting down of the Garry Oak in front of the post office. I strongly hope that the actions by Mayor Scott Dudley are remembered and that we citizens can make sure that we are only going to be subjected to one term from this arrogant politician.

Big screen extra stars in Whidbey Playhouse's '1776'

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Fernando Duran started living a dream in 2013. And he hopes it’s only the start of bigger things to come. Duran, a 31-year-old actor from Oak Harbor, got small parts in four feature films shot in the Puget Sound area last year.

Decision to cut tree wasn't easy, but it was the right call | Sound Off

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

I wanted to respond to the editorial opinion in the March 26 edition. You stated that I have “little to no regard for public opinion, nor the spirit of open government.” That could not be farther from the truth. I ran for the office of mayor with a focus on public safety, economic development and increasing government transparency.

Whidbey sailor rescues man from Jeep fire

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 7, 2014 at 11:18AM

A sailor from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station became a hero Saturday when he helped pull people from a burning vehicle near Salem, Ore. Nickolas Kingston was returning from a visit with family in his hometown of Forest Grove when he spotted the burning Jeep and pulled over.

Sickly seagull vomits all over parking lot | Island Scanner

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Oak Harbor Police The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 At 10:59 a.m., a caller on Southeast City Beach Street reported the “mayor and other city officials committed a crime. They cut down the old oak tree that belongs to the public on Sunday and something needs to be done about it. They were well outside their authority.” At 5:27 p.m., a caller reported that a man was hiding in the bushes near an assisted living complex on Southwest Kimball Drive.

Why not cut down the rest of the oaks? | Letter

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, How ignorant can one man be? I can’t express kindly how I feel about this slaughter of the innocent, generous and patient old oak. I want to scream, “Why not cut down all the oak trees of Oak Harbor? Cut them all down, every one of them, from the parks to the right-of-ways. “Every one (of them) is a liability to the city power elite.”

Reclaiming nine years of ‘missing’ newspaper history | Publisher's column

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Somewhere in time, history got a little lost. Nine years, to be exact. But now it is found. While researching past editions of the Whidbey News-Times for an upcoming column, I made a discovery related to the newspaper’s founding.

Ode to mighty Quercus Garryana | Letter

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:26AM

Farewell to thee mighty Oak, Twas not rot nor blight Made thee croak.

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