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Griffin takes helm as Ebey's Reserve manager

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey. Griffin began her position as the new manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve last week.

Whidbey grower now offers organic seeds

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Gardeners will have a new source for seeds cultivated to thrive in Whidbey’s climate. Deep Harvest Farm located on South Whidbey Island is offering a varieties of organic vegetable seeds at Bayview Farm and Garden located in Langley.

Promise of risk-free results in punitive, costly regulations| Sound Off

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

Where there is life, there is risk. That’s not some insightful quotation, it’s just a fact. We’re exposed to risk from the moment we get up in the morning – slip and fall, dog bite, traffic accident, lightning strike. We can manage risk, we can minimize risk, but we cannot eliminate it.

Newspaper should start rant column

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

In response to the letter, “Wait until the trial before reporting story,” I know, I know, you guys want to give everyone the feeling that their opinion counts, but how about we leave the morons out?

The Navy is between a rock and a hard place

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

It appears that the Navy is now caught between a rock and a hard place. The Navy has not flown at Outlying Field Coupeville more than a couple of times since May 2013, lending very strong credence to the observation that they do not really need to use the outdated, encroached upon, World War II emergency landing strip.

Karla Jacks will govern in a collaborative way

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 9:00AM

Our good friend and long-time Camano Island resident Karla Jacks is running this year for the Island County Commissioner District No. 3 position representing Camano Island and North Whidbey.

Can relate to Living article about Newfies

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

I just read Saturday’s Island Living article, “Instant Bond.” I have had two Newfies and both were exactly as Ms. Becker describes hers. They are described as gentle giants, and that is the truth.

It's time to add back Friday hours | In Our Opinion

  • Feb 20, 2014 at 11:36AM

Struggling to stay afloat amidst unprecedented revenue losses and subsequent staff reductions, in 2009 the Island County Board of Commissioners scaled back services by closing select departments to the public on Fridays. It was a prudent move at the time, designed to provide remaining and overburdened employees with time to catch their breath and make a dent in an ever-increasing backlog of work.

North Whidbey dog breeder accused of running puppy mill

  • Feb 20, 2014 at 11:28AM

A North Whidbey dog breeder was recently cited for an alleged violation of the state’s four-year-old law aimed at preventing puppy mills. It is the first time the law is being applied to a case on Whidbey Island.

Arts Commission proposes 'Kraken' sculpture for downtown Oak Harbor

  • Feb 20, 2014 at 11:27AM

A noted Oregon artist will be releasing the Kraken in downtown Oak Harbor, possibly by the end of summer. The city’s arts commission and staff worked out an agreement with metal sculpture Bill Hunt to build a copper-and-steel sea monster attacking the Nautilus submarine.

Oak Harbor boy's bond with dogs featured on TV commercial

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

As Max lays sprawled on the living room floor, Bruce hovered above and let out barks that reverberated across the room. For Bruce, a Newfoundland just shy of a year old, it was clearly play time. Max remained motionless except for an occasional paw stuck into the air to pacify the overgrown puppy. In time, he would comply, but only on his terms.

Couple's love remains strong through Pearl Harbor and beyond

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 2:50PM

Of all the ornaments in Martha Martin’s home, there’s one that holds dear sentimental value. Protected in a glass casing is an empty bottle of perfume with a tiny cloth bouquet of flowers still attached. Although neither emit a fragrance, they evoke powerful memories. “He was very big on giving gifts,” Martin said, referring to the man sitting across the room from her bearing a large grin.

Let public officials pay for own mistakes

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 2:53PM

I’m frustrated that our elected officials keep screwing up then making us, the taxpayers, pay for their mistakes. Example — the tunnel project in Seattle and the Highway 520 bridge/Interstate 90 interchange. Lawmakers want to raise the gas tax 10 cents to 20 cents per gallon to pay for it.

Citizens shouldn’t have to pay for bones fiasco | Letter

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 2:52PM

I just finished reading the article in the Whidbey News-Times about who’s going to pay $3.4 million to lawyers and archeologists for playing with bones found along Pioneer Way. Property owners, naturally. But, I believe this is a nonexistent problem hatched by lawyers and the Oak Harbor City Council to squeeze more money out of taxpayers.

Oak Harbor man accused of filing fake divorce papers

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 2:46PM

A Navy man is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to file fraudulent divorce paperwork in Island County Superior Court earlier this year, according to court documents. Thomas Mayhew, 34, allegedly forged his wife’s and a judge’s signatures on the documents because he wanted to marry his girlfriend in Las Vegas, Nev., the police report alleges. Prosecutors charged Mayhew Feb. 7 with one count of offering false instrument for filing or record and one count of forgery.

Trending: Oak Harbor wins fourth straight state title | Bowling

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Feb 18, 2013 at 10:25AM

How good is the Oak Harbor High School bowling team? Let's take a look…

Oak Harbor sends 8 to Mat Classic | Wrestling

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 18, 2013 at 10:25AM

All seven Oak Harbor High School boy wrestlers who qualified for the regional tournament finished in the top four of their classes and secured trips to the state meet, Mat Classic XXVI, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, at the Tacoma Dome.

Island County department heads differ on impact of re-adding Friday hours

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 8:59AM

Several Island County department heads say that they can open to the public on Fridays with little to no financial implications. However, others claim the answer may not be that simple. During a recent roundtable discussion of department heads, several said that they would have the ability to open immediately without additional expenses or staffing.

Navy to conduct high alert exercise beginning Tuesday

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 18, 2013 at 8:53AM

Starting Tuesday, an unauthorized people may attempt to enter Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and the Navy is planning to be ready for them. The Navy’s annual Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield, conducted at NAS Whidbey Feb. 18-28, is a series of readiness exercises conducted at Navy bases across the United States. The exercises are designed to ensure that the base is ready to respond to threats.

Island County to hold public meetings on transportation

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 18, 2013 at 8:52AM

Island County residents will be able to offer comments about the county’s transportation services in February. The county is hosting three public meetings to gather input for the update to the transportation element of its comprehensive plan.

Bodily fluids in patrol car leads to felony charge for Coupeville man

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 17, 2013 at 3:54PM

Mucking up the back of a patrol car with urine, spit and blood led to a felony charge for a Coupeville man, court documents state. Jeremy A. Estep, 26, was charged in Island County Superior Court Jan. 23 with first-degree malicious mischief, for alleged “public service interruption,” and trespassing in the second degree.

Sixth-generation Whidbey Island resident taps family archives for Oak Harbor history

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 17, 2013 at 3:53PM

Peggy Darst Townsdin couldn’t have been happier to see a white FedEx courier van arrive at her home last Wednesday. Inside was the first mass shipment of her new book, “Oak Harbor.” Hundreds of books were unloaded into her den.

5 Wildcats qualify for state meet | Swimming

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 12:50PM

Led by 100-yard butterfly champion Caley Powers, the Oak Harbor High School swim team finished third in the district meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, and qualified five individuals for the state meet.

Moratorium on executions reopens wounds for mother of serial killer's victim

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 9:54PM

If Shawn Johnson were alive today, she would be looking forward to the birth of her twin granddaughters in about two weeks. This promise of new life, however, helps to ease the pain of her absence for Johnson’s mother, Margaret Dettman. The retired, 72-year-old woman lives in an Oak Harbor trailer park with her other daughter and son-in-law and tries to focus on the good in life while she lets go of the hurt and anger.

Blaine sinks drained Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 8:08AM

Emotionally spent after a tense, thrilling win the night before, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team fell at Blaine and out of the district tournament 50-40 Friday, Feb. 14.

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