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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.
Needle problem needs addressing | Letters
Dec 26 2012, 9:36 AM
Twice now in two different locations my friend and I have found uncapped drug needles both in public kid-friendly areas.
The pollution of these dirty needles has become a huge problem that needs to be addressed before a child pricks themselves with God knows what or worse contracts Hepatitis C, which can live up to, I believe, 18 hours.
Kwarsick broke public’s trust | Letters
Dec 26 2012, 9:37 AM
What I find absolutely appalling is that elected officials stood up in court and said Larry Kwarsick should not serve jail time nor be removed from his position as Mayor of Langley. The man committed a crime while in and as part of being a public official; he admitted to forging official documents.
Then to say it did no harm — we don’t know that. What he forged ended the monitoring of sensitive environmental areas around his stepdaughter’s building site. We have no idea what impact that will have in the years to come.
'Cats can't recover from slow start | Girls basketball
Dec 28 2012, 8:33 AM
The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team stumbled out of the gate against host Bellingham and lost 58-46 in the Prostock Winter Classic Thursday, Dec. 27.
Kentwood stops Wildcat streak | Boys basketball
Dec 28 2012, 9:05 AM
Kentwood snapped the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team's four-game winning streak 57-45 at the 42nd annual Bellevue College High School Tournament Thursday, Dec. 27.
Whidbey schools prepare for ‘fiscal cliff’
Dec 28 2012, 2:24 PM
Spending reductions and tax increases associated with the pending federal “fiscal cliff” could hit the pocketbook of the Oak Harbor School District.
School officials are bracing for about $1 million in reductions should federal lawmakers fail to reach an agreement by the end of the year to avert across the board spending cuts and tax increases that are scheduled to take place in coming weeks.
Oak Harbor schools advocate for legislative priorities
Dec 28 2012, 2:27 PM
Oak Harbor school officials are hoping to see a delay in regulations that could interfere with career and technical classes at the high school.
School board members met with State Rep. Norma Smith recently to discuss legislative priorities for the upcoming session.
Those priorities include delaying regulations that could affect career and technical education, the proper funding of schools and compensation.
Severe storm wallops Coupeville Wharf
Dec 28 2012, 2:32 PM
A severe storm that hit Whidbey Island left Port of Coupeville officials scrambling to find someone to make repairs to a fuel float.
The high tides and high-speed winds that marked the Dec. 17 storm caused the brackets on one of the two 40-foot concrete fuel floats at the Coupeville Wharf to fail. Port staff was able to secure the float before it drifted away.
Whidbey Island Jugglers provides laughs and dexterity
Dec 28 2012, 2:37 PM
Amid the instruments and musicians practicing, another group of people were at an Oak Harbor music store doing something a bit different.
About six people were in a large room at Click Music honing their juggling skills and having a lot of fun doing it.
The informal group of jugglers, known as the Whidbey Island Jugglers, spend their Wednesday evenings at the Oak Harbor music store tossing clubs and balls to each other and off the walls to improve their dexterity.
Ex-boyfriend trashes house, take vehicles | Oak Harbor Scanner
Dec 28 2012, 2:40 PM
The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: