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Future of Oak Harbor's Element delayed again
Mar 26 2013, 3:06 PM
A quasi-judicial hearing to revoke the Element’s nightclub license was closed but may be reopened someday.
The Oak Harbor City Council quietly voted last week to close and terminate the public hearing, which was opened earlier this year and then continued.
Police Chief Ed Green said city staff members have a lot of work left to do on the issue before they are ready for a public hearing. The police department has collected a tremendous amount of information about the Element over the years, he said, but it wasn’t organized or categorized.
Blame the person, not the tool they use | Letters
Mar 26 2013, 3:44 PM
I am an avid gun enthusiast; I own several firearms as well as one that would fall into the “assault weapon” category. I have been shooting since I Was in the fifth grade. My father made sure that I knew how to safely handle a firearm before he ever put one in my hand. I remember it like it was yesterday, an Indoor gun range in southern California, his FireStar compact .45 handgun, and him standing behind me, “Take a breath, nice and easy, and gently squeeze the trigger.”
I also still have the first firearm that he ever bought me, a Marlin model 60 semi-automatic .22-caliber rifle.
Yonkman kicking off Oak Harbor election season
Mar 26 2013, 3:04 PM
The election season has already started in Oak Harbor.
Oak Harbor native Lucas Yonkman announced he is running for the seat on the City Council currently held by Bob Severns.
Yonkman, a 2002 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, rose to prominence in the city as a calm, well-spoken advocate for gun rights. His admission that he was armed during a meeting led to a well-publicized showdown between the council and Second Amendment supporters.
Dozen people fight on Bayshore Drive | Oak Harbor Scanner
Mar 26 2013, 3:52 PM
The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:
Coach beats former team; 'Cats lose 1-0 | Soccer
Mar 28 2013, 9:10 AM
"It's nice to win one on the old stomping grounds," said Oak Harbor graduate Kyle Veach.
Unfortunately for his alma mater, Veach is now coach of the Stanwood High School soccer team that edged the Wildcats 1-0 Tuesday, March 26, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
Wildcats place 4th in Wesco match | Boys golf
Mar 28 2013, 8:41 AM
Oak Harbor High School boys golf team placed fourth in the five-team Wesco 3A North match at Whidbey Golf and Country Club Tuesday, March 26.
Military economics is good politics | Letters
Mar 26 2013, 3:45 PM
I have a vacation house near Outlying Field Coupeville. I understand the noise issues. The Navy does have a proposed alternative for the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station OLF: Guam. In fact, the Navy wants to relocate the entire station to Guam.
Comparing the naval air station to the Norfolk Naval Base is not accurate: Norfolk is the largest naval complex in the world, and serves as the command for the Atlantic. There is nothing further east. Norfolk’s location in the Atlantic is the equivalent to Guam for the Pacific command.
Spirited start not enough as Wolves fall to Falcons | Soccer
Mar 28 2013, 9:21 AM
Stretches of strong play were not enough as the Coupeville High School soccer team lost 2-0 to South Whidbey Tuesday, March 26, at Mickey Clark Field.
Move if you don’t like Navy noise | Letters
Mar 26 2013, 3:46 PM
I just read Ken Pickard’s letter to the editor three times to see what I was missing in his interpretation of logic.
Since I have not been able to come to a logical conclusion I would ask Mr. Pickard why a government entity that was in place before almost all the current homes and businesses should be moved?
Emerson issue is government issue | Letters
Mar 26 2013, 3:47 PM
Hopefully you will see fit to publish this letter from “the other side.” It is written in rebuttal to the vitriolic letter by Helen Price-Johnson supporter Barbara Brand, published March 20.
The county and/or Bob Pederson began harassing and fining the Emersons for building too near a wetland. This was after they began rebuilding a porch without a permit, but that’s a separate issue.