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Island County Commissioners to review noise disclosures

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 9:57AM

Questions about the county’s two different noise disclosures are compelling the Island County commissioners to review the issue next week. Disclosing the scope of jet noise that a homebuyer might experience has become a frequent topic in the wake of a federal lawsuit filed by a Central Whidbey-based citizens group in July. The Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, are upset over the noise generated by EA-18G Growler during landing practices at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Cedarcrest uses big 2nd quarter to run by Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 11:45AM

After flying high in the first quarter, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team came crashing down in the second period in a 66-26 loss to visiting Cedarcrest Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Wildcats take 2 in opener | Swimming

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 11:14AM

The 2013-14 swim season shot off to a good start for Oak Harbor High School as the Wildcats won the season-opening double-dual meet Wednesday, Dec. 11, at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

Aquajets tune up for PNS Championships | NWAC

  • Dec 12, 2013 at 12:09PM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club members performed well in recent meets as they prepare for the Pacific Northwest Swim Championships.

Tungate receives USA Swimming honors | NWAC

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 7:49AM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club swimmer Olivia Tungate was awarded two top-10 certificates by USA Swimming for her performances at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships in Federal Way July 25-28.

Stanwood fights off Oak Harbor | Boys basketball

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 8:09AM

The Stanwood High School boys basketball team, ranked 10th in the state 3A poll, pulled away from pesky Oak Harbor in the second half for a 72-47 win Thursday, Dec. 12, in Stanwood.

Stretching the household budget using coupons

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:17AM

Adults gathered around long tables with coupon books — clipping, passing and chatting away as rugrats played with Duplos and other toys in the center of the tables. “We have C-O-O-K-I-E-S for the kids,” Amy Hannold spelled out for the parents, so she wouldn’t cause a sugar riot amongst the children. For the past three years, this has been Hannold’s favorite part of the week. She is the North Whidbey Coupon Club coordinator, and every Friday morning devoted couponers congregate to clip and confer about their week.

Oak Harbor man charged for soliciting 13-year-old on Craigslist

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:17AM

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after being caught in an Anacortes Police Department’s undercover operation to catch sexual predators on Craigslist, court document indicate. Jovanny A. Natareno, 24, of Oak Harbor, was charged in Skagit County Superior Court on Nov. 27 with communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Anacortes police’s operation targeted people who seek children for sexual encounters through the “casual encounters” category on the website Craigslist.

Oak Harbor to continue considering pot regulations in January

  • Dec 13, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 3:26PM

It’s three months into a six-month moratorium and Oak Harbor planners are making progress crafting rules for marijuana-related businesses. It’s unclear, however, if the regulations will ever be used. So far, nobody has applied for a marijuana-related license for a business inside the city of Oak Harbor, though there’s been more than a dozen applicants for elsewhere in Island County.

Anti-noise group actions risk chasing away the Navy | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, So, I see from the latest on the Field Carrier Landing Practices at Outlying Field that the United States Navy is making concessions and taking it to the base or El Centro … El Centro?

Appalled by paper’s failure to observe historical event | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, As a 30-year retired Navy man living in this community, I can’t find words to express my dismay, disappointment and disgust at the total lack of any respect and observance by this paper of the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Businesses on island depend on the Navy | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, All you have to do is watch what is happening with the Boeing Company to understand what will happen to Coupeville and Oak Harbor. The workers voted down their contract and Boeing is looking elsewhere to build its 777.

Perhaps U.S. Navy should add second row of barriers | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, Frankly, I think that the security enhancing barrier recently installed at Outlying Field Coupeville needs a second row to prevent unicycle-riding audio-terrorists from penetrating its first line defenses.

COER ‘whiners’ need to revisit closing papers | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, I, for one, am tired of the continual diatribe that is printed about the COERS group; no one cares. They will never take responsibility for the fact that they didn’t bother to read all of their closing papers.

Navy doesn’t need permission from COER | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, It absolutely amazes me that the group that has filed a lawsuit is upset because the Navy is protecting its Outlying Field from harassment and possibly more lawsuits by installing a security barrier preventing vehicles from driving on the airstrip and, in general, warning the public that the OLF is federal property and to keep out.

Sedro-Woolley man should keep opinions to self | Letters

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, I served in the Korean War in the First Marine Air Wing and am aware of aircraft noise, although prop aircraft are not as noisy as jets. The jets flying over my house in the Outlying Field landing pattern are noisy.

Freeland business Nichols Brothers sailing back from hard times

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Nichols Brothers Boat Builders shipyard in Freeland buzzes with work these days. A new Washington state ferry superstructure — what will become the Samish — is being built in one part of the shipyard while a smaller ferry for Wahkiakum County, a tugboat and a landing craft are under construction in other areas. Repair work is also under way on a couple of different fishing vessels. “We’re at a full load right now,” said Matt Nichols, chief executive officer of Nichols Brothers.

Island Business

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

Whidbey View Homes joins Windermere Real Estate; Whidbey Island Bank promotes longtime staffer to loan officer

Volunteers needed for Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission for a term that expires Dec. 19, 2015. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture, design, landscape architecture, cultural landscapes and/or related disciplines.

Peace and good-will to those this Christmas season | Faithful Living

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 10:00AM

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sea Mar takes over troubled Recovery Services in Island County

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 7:28AM

Mark MacNaughton saw the highs and the lows of Island County’s addiction recovery efforts. MacNaughton, formerly the county’s program manager, sat next to Island County Human Services Director Jackie Henderson as county leadership outlined Recovery Service’s mistakes and missteps, and ordered the pair to relinquish management to a private organization. “It was grueling,” MacNaughton said.

Residents fight back as burglary cases shoot up on Whidbey Island

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 7:22AM

A spate of burglaries in rural areas of Whidbey Island has a group of residents considering unique ways to protect themselves. Some have even been doing their own detective work. Four men and a woman gathered at the Whidbey News-Times recently to discuss what they see as a dangerous problem on the island that’s only been getting worse. Several of them are repeat victims and none of the crimes have been solved, leading some to take matters into their own hands.

Finding: Island County wrong to withhold documents

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Dec 18, 2013 at 12:52PM

A hearing examiner with the state Public Employment Relations Commission ruled this week that Island County officials violated state law by withholding budget documents and other records sought by the deputy’s sheriff’s labor union. The county was ordered to produce the records and was cited with an “unfair labor practice” finding, according to a statement from Guild attorney Jim Cline. Deputy Darren Crownover, Guild president, said county officials will have to admit the unfair labor practice in a statement read into the record during a county commissioners’ hearing, as well as post statements in the workplace admitting to the violation.

Ballet is a family affair in Oak Harbor

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 7:22AM

Kumi Kosbar never thought such a thing was possible in her lifetime. The idea of slipping on tights, a tutu and funny little shoes while dancing as a ballerina was the furthest thing from her mind. “The image of ballet never existed in my brain,” said Kosbar, who grew up a competitive gymnast. Kosbar learned, however, that the power of a 5-year-old daughter should never be underestimated.

Lawmakers’ words are welcome, but now it’s time to back them up | Editorial

  • Dec 16, 2013 at 7:30AM

With the announcement this week that The Boeing Company will move as many as 1,200 of its research jobs out of Washington state, lawmakers, including Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, are saying enough is enough. Boeing said Friday it is shifting those research jobs in Washington state and California to Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina

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