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Overjoyed to hear that base is doing well | Letter

  • May 27, 2015 at 4:00AM

Editor, Having gone through the fight of keeping Whidbey Island Naval Air Station off the base closure list in the not too distant past, I was overjoyed by the article in Saturday’s paper.

Oak Harbor needs a forward thinking representative | Letter

  • May 27, 2015 at 5:00AM

Editor, Last week, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson attended the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve workshop examining the health impacts of Growler operations on Oak Harbor residents and, in particular, their children.

Free pool admission is a small, but fitting gesture | In Our Opinion

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

Following a weekend dedicated to recognizing those who made the ultimate sacrifice for country, it’s fitting that, starting next week, the children and spouses of active-duty military personnel can now swim for free at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor.

Roller Barn gets fresh coat from Sherwin-Williams

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00PM

You can hardly walk into Oak Harbor’s Roller Barn without noticing the faded red paint chipping from its rough exterior. Tony Maggio is aware of the painting need there yet must crane his neck to size up the project’s scope.

Anglers can fish for free state-wide June 6-7

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

Washington state Free Fishing Weekend is set for June 6-7. During those days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to enter any state park.

Safeway says 'thank you' with $100,000 check

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00PM

Safeway wanted to say “thanks” to Oak Harbor’s military community so it donated $100,000 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and raffled off two pairs of tickets to a Seahawks military-appreciation game. Representatives presented the money in a giant check at a store grand opening Friday.

Langley man charged with assault after slamming into neighbors' car

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

A Langley man was charged with assault after allegedly ramming his car into a neighbors’ car and threatening to kill them. Christian Devon Irmer, who was charged this week in Island County Superior Court, apparently was involved in ongoing dispute about property lines with his neighbors, according to the police report.

Stay away from baby deer, Whidbey wildlife officials say

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00PM

The first two weeks each May is when Whidbey Island sees a increase in the number of adorable and seemingly helpless baby deer. Despite the human urge to gather them up and protect them when they appear abandoned, state and county officials urge people to keep away.

Restoration for historic Langley tavern moves foward

  • May 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

Plans to restore and reopen the historic Dog House Tavern in Langley cleared a couple of hurdles last week. Dog House owners Janice and Charlie Kleiner won conditional approval from a pair of Langley citizen boards to move forward with conceptual designs.

Military families can now swim for free in Oak Harbor

  • May 27, 2015 at 5:00AM

Military families can take a dip in the pool for free starting Monday. Active-duty personnel already have free access to John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor and Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.

Island Transit route to Anacortes getting the ax

  • May 27, 2015 at 6:00AM

Island Transit board members voted Friday to cut Whidbey Island’s only off-island route and initiate a fare study. “I’m obviously disappointed,” said Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson, who serves on the IT board.

Rodeheffer, Devroe set new school records at district meet | Track

  • May 24, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 3:12PM

Oak Harbor High School seniors John Rodeheffer and Dejon Devroe set new school records at the District 1 3A track championships Friday, May 22, at Shoreline Stadium.

6 Wolves earn state berths | Track

  • May 24, 2015 at 8:53AM

Six members of the Coupeville High School track team earned trips to the state meet with strong performances at the District 3 1A finals Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, at Belfair's North Mason High School.

Wolves fall in district opener | Softball

  • May 24, 2015 at 8:15AM

Bellevue Christian defeated the Coupeville High School softball team 6-2 Friday, May 22, at the District 3 1A tournament at Tacoma's Sprinker Fields, ending the Wolves' season.

Mystery beneath the bridge

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:00AM

Multiple agencies, including North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and Island County Sheriff, swept the waters around Deception Pass Thursday after an empty kayak was recovered.

‘Uninvolved’ mayor raises council’s ire

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

An already strained relationship between the Oak Harbor City Council and Mayor Scott Dudley is further deteriorating in the final months of the mayor’s term — just as the council is poised to make crucial decisions on a multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant.

Nuisance properties challenge for county

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

One man’s trash may be another’s treasure. But what happens when a neighbor’s “treasures” become an eyesore or worse — a threat to public health and safety?

Navy ‘setting the foundation for the next 30 to 40 years’

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

At a gathering of area business leaders Thursday, the commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station described a base that’s on the rebound.

Defibrillator installed at Fort Nugent Park

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

The first few minutes when a person is unresponsive are the most critical, according to Whidbey General Hospital paramedic Rob May.

IT cleared Monday in lawsuit

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

An Island County Superior Court judge has ruled that Island Transit leadership did not fire a former lead mechanic because of his race or age. Judge Vickie Churchill entered a summary judgement Monday in favor of Island Transit.

Osprey settled on South Whidbey

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

South Whidbey High School’s resident osprey have happily nestled into their new nesting area.

No injuries reported in Oak Harbor mobile home fire

  • May 22, 2015 at 3:52PM

An early morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in the 1300 block of North Oak Harbor Street Saturday, May 16.

‘Heroes’ honored for boosting community health

  • May 23, 2015 at 2:00AM

Approximately 125 people gathered recently to celebrate some of Whidbey Island’s most civic-minded citizens. The evening’s event recognized the 2015 Linda Lee Martins Memorial Community Health Heroes.

Hillcrest touted for green initiative

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Jada Miller can tell you about worms. She can tell you how many segments are in their bodies and what happens if — oops — your garden shovel cuts one in half. She can tell you how to turn a simple wooden box into a black gold compost factory and what worms like to eat.

Driving a motorcycle doesn’t make you bad | Letter

  • May 23, 2015 at 3:00AM

Editor, With the recent bad publicity regarding motorcycle gangs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Riders would like to share some good news.

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