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See the birds, count the birds

  • Dec 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:44PM

Whidbey Audubon’s 15th Christmas Bird Count is set for Saturday, Dec. 15, no matter the weather. Groups will use all the daylight possible to count. People may even get out early to look and listen for owls.

Audubon Society birders count the wings around Whidbey

  • Dec 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:44PM

December may be the season for partridges in pear trees, but on Dec. 15 people will be scanning Whidbey’s skies, water and woods for all manner of birdlife.

NEWS BRIEFS Dec. 8, 2001

  • Dec 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:44PM

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Mayor's honeymoon with council ends

  • Dec 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:44PM

Plan to disband comprehensive plan task force has some in council up in arms

Movie filmed at Deception Pass

  • Dec 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:44PM

Filming of a new movie slowed traffic at Deception Pass Bridge on Wednesday.

Daddy's home

  • Dec 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:44PM

A happy homecoming would have been enough. But theirs was also an introduction like no other kind. When Derek Watson, a U.S. Navy Lieutenant, stepped off the P-3 aircraft on Monday, returning to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station after a 6-month-long deployment to Japan with Patrol Squadron 46, he was greeted by his family. The family had grown by one while he was away. For the first time, Watson met Madison Ann, his two-and-a-half month old daughter.

Order doughnuts, make Tots happy

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are coming to Oak Harbor for one day only on Thursday, Dec. 13. Navy Federal Credit Union employees will be transporting the doughnuts from Issaquah to Whidbey Island. To place an order call 240-0996 or go to Navy Federal, 275 SE Cabot Dr., Oak Harbor.

Two members quit Admirals Cove water board

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

Never a dull moment in Admirals Cove Water District, which witnessed on Friday the sudden resignation of two commissioners after a heated and often contentious election that involved, among other things, a special state audit of commissioners’ pay vouchers.

U.S. Navy remembers Pearl Harbor

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station command will be honoring Pearl Harbor survivors on Friday, Dec. 7, at a poignant memorial service timed precisely to coincide with the moment the Japanese air attack began at the Hawaiian port 60 years ago.

Camano woman guilty of second degree murder

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

A jury found Linda Miley guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter Friday in the 1997 shooting death of Camano Island resident Jack Pearson.

County orders cuts by Friday

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

Island County commissioners brought an unbalanced budget to the table at a public hearing on Monday, searching for drastic ways to make up for a $991,000 shortfall in current expense revenues for 2002.

Parade fun defies island's wintry weather

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

Neither rain nor cold nor gale winds could dampen the spirit of the hearty souls who assembled for the annual Greening of Coupeville Christmas parade, which wound its merry way along Main and Front streets Saturday evening with sirens going and bells a-jingle, Ho Ho Ho!

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  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

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A real nutcracker

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

Taking a break for a snack.

Friends help survivor return to Pearl Harbor

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

The past 60 years have gone by in the blink of an eye for one Oak Harbor man, and he’s headed back to the place he was on a day he’ll never forget. Richard Skidmore, a 79-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, didn’t think he’d be able to go to Hawaii for the 60th anniversary of the Japanese air attack that killed nearly 2,400 military personnel and civilians on Dec. 7, 1941. Then, some friends made sure he had the chance.

Doctors likely to leave for Anacortes

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

If two Oak Harbor doctors leave town, as appears likely, the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District will waste no time trying to find replacements.

DOT chief plugs gas tax in visit

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

The guy who runs the state Department of Transportation couldn’t get a sand truck to help unsnarl a traffic mess in the snow at the ferry dock last Wednesday morning.

Oh, Christmas trees

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Getting into the spirit of the Christmas season will also mean contributing to a good cause this weekend. The third annual Festival of Trees will take place from Friday, Nov. 30 until Sunday, Dec. 2, with proceeds benefitting two Oak Harbor non-profit organizations. Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Island County and Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse each received about $24,000 last year from the three-day event, and both are hopeful that the community will turn out once again to show its support. Festival of Trees will take place at the Oak Harbor Elk’s Lodge at 155 NE Ernst Street, beginning with a silent auction at a gala event Friday evening. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees of the black-tie event will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dancing while bidding to purchase the dozen decorated trees, nine wreaths and more than 20 other auction items donated by the community and Whidbey Island businesses.

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 28, 2001

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

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Navy checks out terrorism leads

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service have been scurrying around North Whidbey, following up tips of suspicious activities, since Sept. 11.

Council considers utility tax

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

The utility tax might make a comeback in Oak Harbor.

Salvation Army raises money for Whidbey

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

They’ve become such a fixture during the Christmas season, that it would be easy to just overlook them. But theirs is a very important job, and one that many people might not understand, said one Oak Harbor volunteer.

Audit results in clinic closure

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Plans are being made to close the North Whidbey Physicians Clinic in Oak Harbor following a revelation by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

Events delay stock trading

  • Sep 12, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Economic impact registers in Oak Harbor

Home park septic poses health risks

  • Sep 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

County looking at legal action against Wagon Wheel owner

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