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Island County approves curbside recycling
Dec 26 2012, 9:00 AM
A five-year discussion about curbside recycling for Island Disposal customers came to an end last week.
On Thursday, the Island County Commissioners agreed in a 2-0 vote to move forward with the program, which will apply to everyone who subscribes to trash service in rural parts of Whidbey Island.
Board members expressed concerns about well-tread issues, ranging from the mandatory elements of the program and the exclusion of glass to the quoted $11.60 per month cost, but ultimately decided that curbside recycling’s time had come.
Oak Harbor takes a stab at gun regulation
Dec 28 2012, 11:16 AM
Oak Harbor City Council took a stand in favor of gun control Tuesday, risking a lawsuit from a gun-rights group.
The issue came to light when the Second Amendment Foundation sent a letter to the city attorney in October, pointing out that several sections of city code violate state law by prohibiting the carrying and display of firearms in city parks and the marina.
Grant Weed, the city attorney, advised the council this week to amend the code to remove the prohibitions. He said the city isn’t allowed to have gun-control rules that are stricter than state or federal law.
Clinton psychic gives a sense of what’s to come in 2013
Dec 26 2012, 9:08 AM
Stacey Guy thinks a lot about destiny.
She said she believes destiny brought her to Whidbey Island.
“It was so beautiful when I got here and I felt this extremely strong energy,” she said. “I felt like this is part of my destiny. And everyone should embrace their destiny.”
Loose chihuaha and screaming man prompt 911 calls | Oak Harbor scanner
Dec 26 2012, 9:10 AM
The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:
Whidbey kindergarteners enjoy tons of tasty treats after gingerbread chase
Dec 26 2012, 11:09 AM
It was almost a tragic day for a kindergarten class Wednesday when their homemade gingerbread men ran away, but after a wild goose chase — make that gingerbread man chase — the students enjoyed a very sweet ending.
Jacqueline Thomas’ kindergarten class at Crescent Harbor Elementary School baked gingerbread and cut it into the shapes of gingerbread men Wednesday morning.
Oak Harbor gallery caters to the equine lifestyle
Dec 26 2012, 9:23 AM
Horse lovers of all kinds have a place to indulge their passion.
The Noble Horse, open on Pioneer Way across near the intersection with Hathaway Street, provides a unique store that allows folks to purchase the artwork, clothing, gifts, books and accessories that highlight their love of the equestrian lifestyle.
Habitat for Humanity offers Christmas tree disposal service Dec. 27-29
Dec 26 2012, 9:24 AM
Habitat for Humanity of Island County and Pioneer Tree and Landscape Inc. are partnering to offer the community an option for disposing of Christmas trees.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 29, Habitat will be accepting Christmas trees for chipping in the parking lot of the Oak Harbor store, located at 350 SE Pioneer Way, or at the Habitat Store in Freeland, located at 1592 Main St.
Langley arsonist gets 90 days after pleading guilty
Dec 26 2012, 9:31 AM
A 28-year-old man suspected in a series of arson fires in a neighborhood near Langley pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday as a part of a plea bargain.
Ryan T. Parish was originally charged with two counts of second-degree arson. He pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to reckless burning in the second degree.
The judge agreed with the recommended sentence from the prosecution and defense and sent him to jail for 90 days.
Don’t let pension be tainted by guns | Letters
Dec 26 2012, 9:34 AM
I am absolutely horrified to find that a portion of my teacher’s retirement funds each month have been from investments in a company that specializes in the production and sales of assault guns. California State Teacher’s Retirement System invested in this company for me and my fellow retirees benefit.
I was ignorant about their purchase of the stock.
Let’s be effective with recycling | Letters
Dec 26 2012, 9:35 AM
I am currently a resident of Island County and fully support curbside recycling. I believe that this will be beneficial to customers and our environment. Curbside pick-up will ultimately encourage more recycling participation.
For 15 years we lived in Whatcom County and they have a very successful recycling program.
Their system sorts most effectively because the trucks are divided into three sections to match the three recycling bins each customer uses.