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Winter prep preview | Coupeville boys basketball

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Dec 2, 2014 at 11:09AM

They paid their dues, now it is time to collect. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team struggled to pick up wins the past three seasons. Young players were forced into varsity action before they were ready because of the lack of talent among the older players, and the results were predictable.

Six-year-old Oak Harbor girl survives wreck near Anacortes | Corrected

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Dec 1, 2014 at 4:35PM

A 6-year-old Oak Harbor girl is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following a car accident in Skagit County Nov. 22.

Coupeville council calls Dudley visit ‘inappropriate’

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Dec 1, 2014 at 8:39AM

Much to the chagrin of Coupeville Town Council, Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley publicly called for Bob Clay’s removal from the Island Transit Board Tuesday.

With more funding, Island County leaders expect EDC growth

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 7:02PM

There’s a reason they call him Taz. David Fernandez, who goes by the hyper-active monicker, recently gave Island County Economic Development Director Ron Nelson a whirlwind tour of his automotive shop on Goldie Road, speedily explaining the benefits of his new equipment and his current projects — which includes an engine rebuild for a 1984 Mustang.

Whidbey Island Marathon organizers say preparations going well

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 8:22PM

Despite recent political unrest, preparations for next year’s Whidbey Island Marathon are going well, according to the new race director.

North Whidbey Help House, HomeConnection, help out for Thanksgiving

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 8:21PM

As of Friday, North Whidbey Help House had handed out around 360 Thanksgiving baskets.

Island Transit inks six-month deal for interim director

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 8:19PM

Island Transit’s interim director begins his six-month stint no later than Dec. 15.

Oak Harbor Lions Club trees on sale Nov. 29

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 8:19PM

For those in search of the perfect tree, the Oak Harbor Lions Club will soon have plenty of options on which to hang Christmas decorations.

Oak Harbor, Coupeville grads excel on collegiate teams

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

Three former Oak Harbor High School teammates, Allison Duvenez (Northwest Christian University, Eugene), Hannah Bressler (Willamette University, Salem) and Christina Wicker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge) helped their respective collegiate cross country teams finish among the nation's best this fall, and Coupeville's Tyler King earned All-American cross country honors while running for the University of Washington.

Riders experience the down and dirty of first cyclocross event at Fort Nugent

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

About 10 hours before race time, Matt Plush and Ryan Rickerts hopped on their bikes and decided to test the course that Plush designed for Oak Harbor’s first cyclocross event.

Fall athletes receive letters, awards

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 8:59AM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school fall athletes recently received letters and awards.

WWW places 10 in top 4 | Youth wrestling

  • Nov 28, 2014 at 8:59AM

Ten members of the Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club placed in the top four at the Battle of the Mats in Ferndale Saturday, Nov. 22.

Consider giving back to ‘FETCH’ dog parks | Letter

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

If you have a dog, I am guessing you may have used one of the five off-leash dog parks on our island.

Students need a break from school, sports | Letter

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

There was a comment online that has my dander up.

Citizens have an obligation to vote | Letter

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

In choosing not to vote, Mr. David Coleman, who wrote a Nov. 22 letter to the editor, does not make our society better.

Food banks need help year-round, not just holidays

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving and blessings; it’s the season for giving to others.

Former Coupeville man charged with attempted sex abuse

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

A former Coupeville man was arrested in an online sting operation targeting child sex predators earlier this month, according to court records.

IRS, Puget Sound Energy phone scams rampant

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

Island police and Puget Sound Energy is warning Whidbey residents to beware of phone scammers who are targeting utility customers.

Funding needed for Coupeville land purchase

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

The Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship is facing a Dec. 2 deadline to purchase the 175-acre property in Coupeville that it has leased since 2009.

Whidbey Environmental Action Network challenges county’s fish and wildlife regulations

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

Whidbey environmentalists have made good on their threat to file legal action against Island County after commissioners’ adoption of a “bare minimum” fish and wildlife ordinance.

Oak Harbor City Administrator Larry Cort undergoes brain surgery

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:50AM

There are two things Oak Harbor City Administrator Larry Cort’s friends, colleagues and admirers need to know.

NAS Whidbey airman refocuses, points career skyward

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:46AM

Anthony Longoria will never forget the look on his father’s face.

Whidbey General says education key to preventing, treating diabetes

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:45AM

“Type 1 diabetes completely changed our entire life.”

Island County deputies sign off on union contract

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:45AM

After six long years, deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are finally working under a union contract.

Oak Harbor pioneers immortalized with sculpture

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:44AM

Wayne Lewis’ latest creation is a work in progress, resting on a stack of cinder blocks in a rustic studio in the North Whidbey woods.

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