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Former Island County EDC staffer faces theft charge
Feb 26 2013, 3:35 PM
The former assistant director of the Island County Economic Development Council is accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from the agency, court documents state.
Prosecutors charged 58-year-old Sharleen Eller in Island County Superior Court Feb. 13 with theft in the first degree, a crime described in court papers as to “embezzle currency via scheme.”
Eller could face up to 90 days in jail if convicted.
Three-car accident on North Whidbey causes minor injury
Mar 01 2013, 3:03 PM
A three-car accident on North Whidbey snarled traffic late Thursday afternoon, but only one person sustained an injury.
Trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol said the driver of a Chrysler minivan turned from Jones Road onto State Highway 20 into the path of a northbound four-door sedan at about 4 p.m.
Facilities plan for Oak Harbor sewage treatment plant to be unveiled Wednesday
Mar 01 2013, 2:59 PM
Oak Harbor residents can learn the latest details of the planned wastewater treatment plant during a special public open house and City Council workshop next Wednesday.
The public open house, at the Oak Harbor Elk’s Lodge at 155 NE St., will run from 6 to 7 p.m. The workshop begins at 7 p.m.
The fuse to the climate bomb | Letters
Mar 01 2013, 3:22 PM
The president is about to make possibly the most important decision in history: whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which would connect the Alberta Tar Sands to refineries owned by the Koch brothers in Texas.
According to one of the world’s leading climatologists, NASA’s James Hansen, the tar sands are a “climate bomb” which if allowed to reach its full potential means “game over for the climate.” The XL pipeline is the fuse to that bomb. It is critical to our future that this bomb not go off. The fossil fuel industry has spent $146 million convincing the public to ignore this issue. Unfortunately, they did not convince the forces of nature. Prevention is no longer an option. With 394ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere we are in phase two of the CO2 Crisis: Mitigation and Adaptation.
Holy cow: Bovine mutilation leaves officials perplexed | Editorial
Mar 01 2013, 3:20 PM
Someone, or something, with a sharp instrument mutilated a dead cow on South Whidbey last week.
The county coroner, a federal wildlife specialist and other experts are convinced that a human hand was responsible for the precise incision and removal of the skin off half of the animal’s face.
Voters are proud of Oak Harbor levy passage | Letters
Mar 01 2013, 3:21 PM
The final count for the Oak Harbor School District Maintenance and Operation Election Levy occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and to the citizens of Oak Harbor and North Whidbey — thank you!
Your support for our students and vision for our community’s future is amazing. As the school district works to fulfill the commitments of the levy, we ask that you all stay active or get involved, even if you did not support the levy.
Clinton driver faces jail for Christmastime crash
Mar 01 2013, 3:15 PM
An 83-year-old Clinton man faces possible jail time for causing an accident that seriously injured another driver Dec. 26, 2012, according to court documents.
Prosecutors charged Oran G. Downs in Island County Superior Court Feb. 25 with vehicle assault.
Repaired float brackets snap from Coupeville fuel float
Mar 01 2013, 3:09 PM
The saga of the Port of Coupeville’s dilapidated fuels floats continues.
The brackets on one of the two recently-repaired fuel floats broke during a severe storm Monday. The floats are located at the end of the Coupeville Wharf and, during the slow winter months, are used by Penn Cove Shellfish to refuel its fleet.
Family didn’t know Greenbank man was sex offender
Mar 01 2013, 3:07 PM
The niece of Greenbank murder victim Kathie Baker says her aunt had no idea that her husband is a convicted sex offender.
Kathie Baker’s husband, 62-year-old Robert “Al” Baker, is facing a murder charge for allegedly killing her last summer, wrapping her body in a tarp and hiding it in a ravine behind their home, according to court documents.
Emerson should get time as Island County commission chair, Johnson says
Mar 01 2013, 2:56 PM
Two months ago, Commissioner Kelly Emerson received 60 days to settle her issues with the Island County Planning Department or face the possibility of once again being passed over for chairmanship of the board.
The matters have yet to be resolved, but Emerson will likely serve as county commission chairwoman.
Newly-elected Commissioner Jill Johnson is supporting her fellow Republican’s bid to serve as chairwoman.