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COER member actions have a ripple effect | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, In her June 14 letter titled, “Attributed quotes about defaced bills misleading,” Becky Spraitzar endeavored to clear the record by alleging that she was misquoted by a reporter and demanded therein that the alleged misquotation be corrected. She stated, “It is important that quotes published be accurate.”

Climate problem is solvable with change | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, I’ve just returned from the other Washington, where I was pleased to meet with our congressman, Rick Larsen.

Island County seeking representative for Law and Justice Council

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners is seeking a citizen member representative from County Commissioner District No. 3 to serve on the Law and Justice Council for a term that expires on Feb. 28, 2015.

Please be respectful with your fireworks | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, Every year, animals and people have a hard time with the extremely frightening noise of the fireworks.

State representatives call for changes at state ferries

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

Washington’s newest ferry went into service Monday amid the concerns of two lawmakers that a flawed design is causing some vehicles to bottom out as they transition from ramps onto upper parking decks.

Zorba's gets new owners

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

Taking over Zorba’s Restaurant was kind of like coming home for Kevin Olson.

Eagle abundance on display | When farmers cut their fields on Whidbey, bald eagles put on show

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

When grass fields were cut near Michael Crump’s house in Oak Harbor in early June, he got a bird’s- eye view of a spectacular nature show.

Island County may help fund weed war

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

Island County commissioners will consider this week contributing money to efforts that combat a growing noxious weed problem.

Anglers cast lines as salmon season starts

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 9:35AM

Rick Cruz didn’t come into the first day of salmon season with high expectations. “All I want is a bump, to feel the darn thing again,” Cruz said.

Oak Harbor department heads plead for new hires

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Oak Harbor’s police chief wants five additional officers, the fire chief wants four new firefighters and the city administrator wants his own administrative assistant.

Island County sheriff: Learn the rules before lighting fireworks

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

When celebrating this Fourth of July remember that shooting off fireworks isn’t a free-for-all. Whether you live in the county or within town or city limits, each jurisdiction has its own set of rules.

Oak Harbor’s annual fantastic Fourth filled with fun

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Independence Day is a time of nationwide celebration, and Whidbey Island is no exception. Oak Harbor has held its Fourth of July parade for decades, and it’s always been a popular event.

County OKs $30,000 for fairground maintenance

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25AM

Island County commissioners approved $30,000 for maintenance of the Island County Fairgrounds Monday, although management of the property remains uncertain.

Whidbey crews fighting Carlton wildfire

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25AM

Five North Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters traveled last week to help battle the Carlton Complex Fire in north-central Washington.

Whidbey woodworker glides through belt-sander races

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

Ken Green doesn’t look at belt sanders the way most contractors do.

Island County commissioners clash over island-wide bike trail

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

A portion of a Freeland trail project was removed from the county’s Capital Improvement Plan Monday.

Island Scanner | Man blows marijuana smoke into dog's mouth, feeds dog pot

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

OAK HARBOR POLICE The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station welcomes public

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26AM

And more than 1,600 civilian visitors were given a rare glimpse of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Saturday.

North Whidbey reaches title game; CWLL wins | 9/10 baseball

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:59AM

The North and Central Whidbey 9/10 baseball teams both won close games Tuesday, July1, to advance in the District 11 tournament in Sedro-Woolley.

North, Central Whidbey to square off | 11/12 baseball

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:36PM

The North Whidbey 11/12 Little League baseball team picked up its second win in the District 11 tournament in Langley Tuesday, July 1, defeating Sedro-Woolley 6-3 and collecting a little revenge along the way.

Central/South Whidbey snares state berth | 9/10 softball

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:59AM

The Central/South Whidbey Little League 9/10 softball team is heading to state.

Whidbey wins again | 13/14 baseball

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:33PM

Overcoming an extra-inning loss in the first round, the Whidbey Island Junior (13/14) baseball team bounced back with a 13-0 drubbing of Anacortes Tuesday, July 1, in the District 11 tournament in Anacortes.

Playhouse lends hand to film camp relocated by wildfires

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 3:12PM

Janis Powell, business manager at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor, got an unusual phone call Thursday morning.

Sailors have fun on water despite lack of wind

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 5:05PM

Monday lacked the wind-power to make racing possible, but it didn't stop the crews with approximately 80 sailboats from enjoying the waters of Penn Cove and Oak Harbor Bay.

New book chronicles endeavors to protect Whidbey land from pressures

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 2:00AM

Janice O’Mahony considers South Whidbey State Park one of her favorite places to visit on Whidbey Island.

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