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Oak Harbor may build cemetery for unearthed remains
Feb 11 2013, 10:45 AM
City-owned property may be transformed into a Native American cemetery someday.
Oak Harbor officials confirmed that they are working with the Swinomish and other tribes to figure out how best to handle ancestral remains that were unearthed during a construction project on Pioneer Way nearly two years ago.
Navy secretary visits Whidbey
Feb 05 2013, 2:49 PM
Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus will visit Whidbey Island Naval Air Station today, Feb. 6.
Mabus will speak with sailors and civilian personnel about issues affecting today’s Navy, according to a news release.
As Secretary of the Navy, Mabus is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, equipping, training and mobilizing. Additionally, he oversees the construction and repair of naval ships, aircraft and facilities.
Former Langley mayor begins jail term
Feb 05 2013, 2:51 PM
Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick checked into Island County Jail this week, serving the first of what will be a 15-day sentence.
Kwarsick, who is also the former planning chief for Coupeville, reportedly checked into the jail at about 9 a.m. as was required by the sentence handed down by Judge Vickie Churchill.
Parts of downtown Oak Harbor lose power last week
Feb 05 2013, 2:52 PM
Work crews repaired wires that knocked out power to parts of downtown Oak Harbor Thursday morning.
A Puget Sound Energy spokeswoman said a downed wire just before 11:30 a.m. knocked out power to about two square blocks in downtown Oak Harbor. The outage affected 56 Puget Sound Energy customers. She didn’t know yet what caused the downed wire.
Need change at intersection | Letters
Feb 05 2013, 2:57 PM
What can we do to stop the madness of the kamikaze lane cutters as Highway 20 merges from two lanes down to one at the Albertsons shopping center? I am so tired of literally being run off the road by some hot shot that gets in the right hand lane to try and bypass the courteous drivers who are waiting their turn.
Clarifying some recycling plan confusion | Sound Off
Feb 05 2013, 2:58 PM
Passage of the curbside recycling ordinance is generating discussion and even interest in rescinding the new county code. It is useful to consider the current system.
Hearings board to Island County — hurry up on conservation regulations update
Feb 05 2013, 2:59 PM
Island County’s development regulations for fish and wildlife conservation areas are more than seven years out of date and a state regulatory board has given the planning department just six months to get them up to speed.
The ruling, issued late last month by the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, was in response to a failure to act petition filed by Whidbey Environmental Action Network, commonly known as WEAN, in December.
Steve Erickson, litigation coordinator for the South Whidbey-based watchdog group, said this week that the decision achieved WEAN’s primary objective, which is an enforcement order that will ensure the update process begins soon.
Oak Harbor middle schoolers show off artistic talent at annual Night of the Arts
Feb 05 2013, 3:01 PM
When middle school students get creative, they go all out. Their art embraces everything from painting and sculpture to photography and music, and they had the opportunity to showcase their talents to the community at Night of the Arts.
Oak Harbor High School students help fifth-graders put on a pirate musical that’s history in the making
Feb 05 2013, 3:03 PM
With the help of pirates, students at Oak Harbor High School and Broad View Elementary School forged a dramatic relationship. Together, they put on a musical last week to the excitement of friends and family.
Island County museum seeks storage space during canoe restoration
Feb 05 2013, 3:04 PM
Restoration of one of the oldest known Native American canoes in Washington is nearing completion and Island County Historical Society officials have high hopes the artifact will soon be on display inside the Coupeville museum.
Believed to be about 170 years old, the canoe once belonged to renowned Central Whidbey tribal leader Chief Snakelum, and later his equally famous son Charlie Snakelum.