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Race the Reserve becomes community event

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 8:09AM

Race the Reserve, which returns Saturday, Aug. 9, is more than a fundraiser.

Art & About

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

LINDA BEEMAN will share poems from “Collateral Damage,” her new book, from 3-4:30 p.m., Aug. 21, in the Oak Harbor Library meeting room, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Her book features a scrapbook of poems and personalities. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Call 360-675-5115.

Whidbey Adventure Swim changing course for 2014

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

A tide change has hit the Whidbey Adventure Swim this year, its fourth as an open-water race.

Church Notes

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church invites children ages 3 years to 5th grade to gear up at WORKSHOP OF WONDERS: IMAGINE AND BUILD WITH GOD Vacation Bible School. The program is 9-11:30 a.m., Aug. 11-15 at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. There will be interactive Bible fun, music, science, crafts, mission work, snacks and games. Visit to register.

Student makes Academic Team | Academic Achievement

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Skagit Valley College student Ashley Simpson, of Oak Harbor, was named to the 2014 All-Washington Academic Team.

Restaurateur shows his true generosity | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

I was recently reminded, through a stunning demonstration of generosity, how fortunate we are to be part of such a caring community.

Don’t squander our own little bit of paradise | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

It has come to my attention that the Board of Island County Commissioners is considering a revision of the critical areas ordinance prohibiting the establishment of “through-put utilities” in “critical areas” in Island County that would allow such utilities to be established.

How did state auditors find nothing amiss? | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Regarding the Island Transit scandal involving financial mismanagement, taxpayers should be outraged.

Transit helped pro-OLF voice get to courthouse | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Just read the article, “With reserves gone, Island Transit axing staff, routes” about the Island Transit financial meltdown.

IT should ensure paratransit safe from service cuts | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Martha Rose must be terminated. She is ultimately responsible for Island Transit’s financial crisis and the resulting reductions in bus services.

Don’t let county go down same transit route | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Island County taxpayers must consider recent revelations about the losses of investment funds during the current treasurer’s term in office when casting their ballots.

Board should fire Rose, then fire themselves | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Regarding Island Transit’s surprise discovery that it must lay off 24 employees and cancel bus service on five routes: Since Island Transit cannot sustain maintenance and operations via a dedicated 9/10th of 1 percent of public sales taxes, the public deserves to be heard as to whether or not Island Transit should be dissolved and its affairs liquidated, thus reducing local sales taxes by 9/10th of 1 percent.

Days of crying ‘wolf’ for bailouts are over | Letter

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

The article on the perils of Island Transit was a good lesson in a government entity that believes itself to be indispensable, so it just continues to cry “wolf,” believing the taxpayers will bail them out with no question asked.

Demand accountability before things go wrong | Publisher’s column

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM

Each and every one of us bears some responsibility for the financial calamity that has befallen Island Transit.

Treasurer candidates discuss accuracy, work ethic

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Candidates challenging incumbent Island County Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez said they can do a better job handling the county’s money.

Oak Harbor High School graduate Yale Rosen gets professional baseball opportunity

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:09PM

Each spring evening, the Little League baseball fields at Windjammer Park are filled with youngsters running around the diamonds in replica Major League Baseball uniforms.

Larger squadron options may delay Growler study

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:08PM

The Navy announced Friday its plans to consider larger EA-18G Growler squadrons as part of the Environmental Impact Statement it initiated last year.

Unconventional 10th District candidates challenge party favorites

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:07PM

Two candidates backed by their respective parties are being challenged by party outsiders in the race for state representative, position 2 in the 10th Legislative District.

Young kayakers rescued at Deception Pass

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 2:05PM

Seven kayaking students were temporarily missing near Deception Pass Bridge Thursday afternoon but were found uninjured.

New book chronicles endeavors to protect Whidbey land from pressures

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 2:00AM

Janice O’Mahony considers South Whidbey State Park one of her favorite places to visit on Whidbey Island.

Jacks has shown her commitment | Letter

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 3:00AM

I pray that people will do their homework and research who they are voting for. If you look at Karla Jacks, you will see she is the obvious choice for Island County Commissioner District No. 3.

Most county employees utilizing direct deposit | Letter

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 3:00AM

We would like to provide clarification and correction to statements in a (July 2) letter to the editor (written by Rick Shabo) regarding Island County payroll processes.

County has paid for investment training | Letter

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 3:00AM

Thank you for printing my previous letter concerning market value losses suffered by Island County related to investment strategies of the current treasurer.

It’s time for Rose to turn over the keys | Editorial

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 4:00AM

Soon, the wheels on the bus won’t be going round and round all around the town — or the island for that matter.

Island Scanner | Potted plants, gas tank stolen

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 2:00AM

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