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Sound saviors list specific goals

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:07AM

Grassroots organizations are unique in that, whatever the goals, their momentum is fueled by passion and unwavering resolve.

Home market cools on Whidbey

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

When it comes to housing on Whidbey, it’s definitely a buyer’s market. Prices are down, inventory is up and interest rates are low.

Home market cools on Whidbey

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

When it comes to housing on Whidbey, it’s definitely a buyer’s market. Prices are down, inventory is up and interest rates are low.

Ferry bidding delayed again

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

The ferry system is moving forward with plans to build a new ferry modeled after the Steilacoom II design but there’s been another delay in the bidding process.

Homola challenges McDowell on growth

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

Angie Homola is hoping to change from an outsider to an insider when it comes to planning growth in Island County.

Primary change prompts commissioner candidacy

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

As a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, a well-known, life-long South Whidbey resident has decided to throw his hat into the ring and become the fourth candidate for Island County commissioner, position 1.

Park plans tweaked after public survey

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

The seasoned Oak Harbor City Parks Plan is being updated and structurally modified, just as it has been every six years for eons, to increase efficiency in complying with the Growth Management Act.

Water main construction nears

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

Progress is a good thing when it involves replacing a water main that has been around since the average U.S. salary was $1,368 and males were considered “living on borrowed time” at 60 years of age.

Haugen appears in Oak Harbor

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

The recent state legislative session could easily be described as the three Fs — ferries, freezing weather and flooding.

Whidbey man allegedly transplants car parts

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:06AM

A 26-year-old transient is accused of chopping up a stolen car at a North Whidbey garage and putting the parts on his own car, according to court documents.

Concurrency fee goes unchanged

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Island County will likely stay with its current transportation concurrency fee structure, the commissioners tentatively agreed at a recent staff session.

Guardrail does its job

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Symbol of Home stands tall

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Anyone new to Oak Harbor has likely noticed some pretty strange looking names while combing through the phonebook — Beeksma, Zylstra, Nienhuis, VanderHoek, Vanderlinder, Vande Werfhorst, and every Vander in between.

Coupeville schools must cut spending

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

The Coupeville School District is looking to slash between $350,000 and $400,000 from its estimated $10 million budget next year.

Two sex offenders, 1 meeting

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown will speak at a meeting in Oak Harbor April 30 about two registered sex offenders who are moving into the community.

Ferry building plan comes under fire

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Tenth District Republican Senate Candidate Linda Haddon is trying to sink state plans to build a clone of the Steilacoom II ferry in favor of building a larger boat.

Sheriff’s office hits the water

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Fire Chief Marv Koorn told commissioners at the April 16 district meeting that a memorandum of understanding between the Island County Sheriff’s Office and the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue District for water rescue service is in the process of being implemented.

Bailey backs frugality as campaign starts

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

Rep. Barbara Bailey has found applications in Olympia for valuable lessons gleaned as a child from her late father, she told a large group of supporters Tuesday morning at her reelection kickoff breakfast.

Watch out for that left

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05AM

America’s Third Party starts here

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:04AM

David Jon Sponheim and Sarah Hart know how to dream big. From a home on North Whidbey, they’ve started a uniquely grassroots effort they hope will do nothing less than change the world.

City goes Dutch for Holland Happening

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:04AM

Holland Happening is a North Whidbey staple that has grown into an impressive production as the Dutch and Dutch-for-a-day cater to every age group with myriad activities through Sunday.

Are you in the market for a couple of pianos, a forkli

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:04AM

Are you in the market for a couple of pianos, a forklift, a stretcher or a broken chair?

Sailboat sinks near Coupeville Wharf

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:04AM

A sailboat spent the better part of a week submerged in Penn Cove near the Coupeville Wharf.

AHAB ready to shout it out

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:04AM

Natural disasters have focused their attention elsewhere as the county has waited for more than a year to install a formidable warning system at the highest point in Oak Harbor.

Youth leader could clear his record

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:04AM

The on-again, off-again case against a former Oak Harbor youth leader accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenager has been resolved in a rather unique way this week.

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