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Write representatives, warn about COER | Letter

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, As I sat down the evening of June 4 to watch the local news and eat my dinner, who should appear on Channel 4 news but Mr. Michael Monson. He was out spreading more of his lies about the Outlying Field Coupeville, the Navy and our local realtors. As I tried to keep from choking, he stood there on TV telling the reporter the class action suit that is being brought against the realtors is justified by the lack of a notice about the jet noise.

Island County officials sympathetic but powerless to stop marijuana manufacturer

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

A fence being raised around marijuana-related businesses may soon prevent people from accessing a popular North Whidbey charity that helps low-income people. A group of Goldie Road business owners met with Island County officials Tuesday to voice their concerns about a proposed recreational marijuana production business that they say is forcing them to relocate.

Detective with Island County Sheriff's Office accused of assault

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

A detective with the Island County Sheriff’s Office was placed on administrative leave after being accused of assaulting a citizen during a traffic stop. Undersheriff Kelly Mauck said the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a criminal investigation of the allegation. The detective, a 13-year-veteran of the department, made the traffic stop in Oak Harbor at about 4 p.m. June 3.

No surprise you find COER in word ‘coerce’ | Letter

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, I noticed that, if “CE” is added to the end of COER, it spells “COERCE.” I find this interesting in the light of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve’s methods to try to shut down Outlying Field Coupeville.

Violence shouldn’t be a part of nursing | Letter

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, I currently work as an registered nurse at both a large urban medical center and our local hospital. As a nursing student in 1986, I sustained my first injury while trying to care for a mentally ill patient. What I naively thought back then was a “once-in-a-lifetime” occurrence is now commonplace in hospitals, both big and small.

Graduation advice may seem cliché, trite, but it’s true | In Our Opinion

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Parents, relatives, teachers and classmates will shower 2013-14 Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school graduates with advice and words of inspiration. Most of those words will follow along the lines of … • Take advantage of your education. • Don’t settle for second best. • Follow your heart. • Make your mark in the world. • Serve others before yourself. • Remember, this is only the beginning.

Messy tradition for graduating seniors started decades ago

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

High school graduation is a rite of passage that seniors look forward to all school year. At Oak Harbor High School, there’s another tradition that students anticipate. A long-standing ritual at the end of the school year for seniors is gathering all of the paper assignments they’ve saved throughout the school year and tossing them in the air as soon as the final bell rings on their last day.

Team prepares to weigh historic anchor off Whidbey

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:23AM

If it’s what a team of treasure hunters hope, an artifact connected with the Pacific Northwest’s most famous European explorer will leave the seafloor for the first time in over two centuries next week. State regulators have issued Anchor Ventures, LLC, a permit to raise an anchor they believe was lost during Captain George Vancouver’s legendary exploration of Puget Sound in the early 1790s.

Oak Harbor, Coupeville athletes receive all-league honors

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 8:16AM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school athletes made an impression on their conference opponents this spring. In all, 50 earned all-league honors; 18 were first-team selections.

Etzell named to all-state team | Baseball

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 9:55AM

Coupeville senior baseball player Ben Etzell was selected Sunday, June 8, to play in the All-State Baseball Series in Yakima Saturday and Sunday June 14 and 15.

Rosen chosen in MLB draft

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 10, 2014 at 8:13AM

Yale Rosen, a 2011 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was selected in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres Saturday, June 7.

Anchor successfully recovered from Puget Sound

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 7:40PM

An anchor believed by the recovery crew Anchor Ventures LLC to be from the HMS Chatham ...

Whidbey schools hold annual spring football camps

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville and Oak Harbor high school football teams hit the field last week for their traditional spring camps, setting the stage for next fall's season.

Oak Harbor High School seniors graduate | Slideshow

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:23PM

“Persistence” was the theme for Oak Harbor High School’s commencement Monday “Wildcats, through your hard work and dedication, you’ve taken the first step of this next pyramid in your lives,” said Rachel Margraf, one of three Oak Harbor valedictorians. Graduate Tricia Desquitado said a teacher once told her commencement ceremonies allow parents and families “to see what you’ve done, so they can see that you finished high school, so they can be proud of you.”

Story of anchor's discovery, recovery filled with intrigue | Publisher's Column

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:00AM

Whether the rusty, barnacle-encrusted anchor gingerly raised from the swift waters off of Whidbey Island is truly a relic of Captain George Vancouver’s expedition remains to be seen. Nonetheless, the anchor’s recovery is a story of dedication, determination, mystery and adventure. In summary, it contains all of the elements of an engaging story.

Concerns should be about safety of fliers | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Outlying Field Coupeville provides a training area for planes that will be taking off and landing on carriers at sea. Granted, OLF is not affected by rough seas, which the pilots will have to cope with, but it has served as a training runway since the early 1940s.

Need Larsen’s help in battling Huntington’s | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, This is an open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen. As you may be aware, Huntington’s disease, or HD, is a rare, fatal, genetic neurodegenerative disease that progressively causes total physical and mental deterioration during an individual’s prime working years. Every individual with HD will ultimately lose the ability to live independently.

COER president acted like schoolyard bully | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I continue to be dismayed by the appalling behavior of Michael Monson and his Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve associates. Their behavior at the Rick Larsen campaign event on June 4 was a new low. They disrupted the event by heckling Congressman Larsen and trying to divert the meeting to their personal agenda.

COER members don’t accept responsibility | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I see a theme running through Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve’s efforts to close the Outlying Field Coupeville and remove all EA-18s from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The theme is found in the words of President John F. Kennedy: “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Whidbey General Hospital’s team rocked it this year | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I am one of the co-captains of the Whidbey General Hospital Answer For Cancer Relay for Life Team. I want to publicly thank all the employees at Whidbey General for how their support in this year’s Relay For Life.

Midway barber cuts through the competition for 25 years

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00AM

Frances Hughes has been getting his hair cut at Midway Barber Shop for 29 years. He said he became a loyal customer because of Liz Cleary Rumsey, mother of current owner, David Cleary. “She was the only one I let cut my hair,” Hughes said. “Why? She was the only good barber in this town.”

Awards given to Oak Harbor students

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00AM

Oak Harbor High School held its annual senior assembly Friday, during which eighteen awards were given to 24 different students before their peers.

PBY Memorial opens on Pioneer Way

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00AM

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the PBY Memorial Museum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its soft opening at its new location on Pioneer Way Friday. The museum, now located in the former Whidbey Furniture building, is opening its doors to allow visitors to view what they’ve done so far, but according to Wil Shellenberger, PBY Memorial Foundation president, the museum isn’t quite finished yet.

Oak Harbor boy rescued from Anacortes lake

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jun 13, 2014 at 3:15PM

A 13-year-old Oak Harbor boy was saved from drowning in an Anacortes lake Saturday. Capt. Lou D’Amelio with the Anacortes Police Department said that a group of teenagers were swimming at about 5 p.m. in Cranberry Lake, which is located off Georgia Place within the city limits.

Man walks dog, yells obscenities | Island Scanner

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, May 24 At 1:02 p.m., a caller on Forest Glen Road inquired about laws regarding growing and burning off excess marijuana.

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