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Can you hear? ‘Legion’ is bringing the boom | Letters

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, If you can hear the 12th man roar and the “legion” is bringing the “boom.” That means another victim has wandered

Vehicles should be ID’d as state law requires | Letters

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, The concerns stated in your Jan. 11 opinion piece, “Concerns lay in response to audit,” are the same as mine. I have met with Island Transit Director Martha Rose for issues concerning the agency. Presently I am campaigning for a southbound bus shelter at Ledgewood Beach, which would serve the communities of Bonair and Ledgewood.

Focus on feathers: A field trip with Whidbey Audubon Society offers closer look at birds as well as an education from experienced leaders

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 8:35AM

As the fog lifted from West Beach parking lot at Deception Pass State Park, bird watchers pulled spotting scopes out of their cars and headed for the beach. “This is the perfect light this morning,” Jo Reeves said. It was around 9 a.m. on Saturday, and they were all there to try to spot the red throated loons that would be arriving soon.

‘Happy guy’ becoming a familiar face along Highway 20

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 8:33AM

Driving by on a weekday, you’ll see a guy smiling with a sign in front of Louie-G’s Pizza. He’ll give you a wave as you’re waiting for the light to turn green at the intersection of State Highway 20 and Pioneer Way. “I just wave at people and they wave back,” Demetrice Wall said. “You wave at someone random that you don’t even know and they wave back.”

Travel, event planning business opens in downtown Oak Harbor

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 8:32AM

If you look up at the second level of a building in historic downtown Oak Harbor, you might see a silhouette of a wolf. “I love wolves,” Iris Gutman said. “He’s guarding my business.” Gutman started Oak Harbor Travel and Event Planning a year ago out of her home and just moved into an office on 801 S.E. Pioneer Way.

Island Scanner: man reports being harassed on Facebook

  • Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office:

Burglars hit Senior Services in South Whidbey

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Burglars struck another blow on South Whidbey, this time to a nonprofit group. Senior Services of Island County’s South Whidbey Center in Bayview was broken into and the thieves got away with several computers, some cash and other miscellaneous items. Organization leaders said Senior Services was burglarized before, but it’s been some time and the experience left them rattled.

Help bring local history to the pages of your newspaper | Publisher's Column

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 8:22AM

A community newspaper is a historical record. With every edition of the Whidbey News-Times, events are recorded for posterity. On a regular basis, as I unlock my office door, there is someone poring through the back issues of the newspaper, furiously taking notes. At times I fear it is forgotten — even by those of us in the newspaper business — that our responsibility goes beyond reporting the news of the day.

Oak Harbor levy dollars put into action

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 8:21AM

Inside Che Edoga’s classroom, all eyes are locked to a crude-looking device navigating through a tabletop maze. Students surround the table, watching as the unit rolls slowly and turns, collecting cardboard tubes along the way with two prongs that catch them. The route is all pre-programmed by Edoga’s students at Oak Harbor Middle School. No remote controls are allowed.

Oak Harbor Police hope long sentences will take a bite out of crime

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 2:38PM

Four men known for dealing drugs in Oak Harbor received lengthy prison terms over the last month. Michael K. Koepke was sent away for 11 years and eight months. Brent E. Lambert receive a sentence of six years and eight months. Scott A. Chamberlin got five years and eight months. Kevin T. Rollyson got an even 10 years. Police officers said they hope that taking the dealers off the streets not only means fewer drugs circulating in the community, but a slow down in property crimes.

Ward inducted into Hall of Fame

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

Former Oak Harbor High School football coach Dave Ward was inducted into the Washington State Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 25.

Alcohol, drugs a nonfactor in Oct. 31 fatal crash

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 12:15PM

The man accused of causing the accident that killed twin sisters from Oak Harbor last Halloween night was not intoxicated at the time of the accident, according to his attorney. Toxicology results show that Ira Blackstock, 53, of Oak Harbor was “completely clean” at the time of the accident, Coupeville attorney Charles Arndt said this week.

Wildcat Battalion dominates again | JROTC

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 11:51AM

The second divisional high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps competition of the season ended like the first – Oak Harbor High School dominated the awards ceremony.

'Cats, Everett meet in Oak Harbor for divisional lead | Wrestling

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 10:28AM

The Oak Harbor High School wrestling team hopes "home sweet home" translates into "win sweet win."

Wolves let late lead slip away | Girls basketball

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 10:28AM

Going into the girls basketball contest against Lakewood Friday, Jan. 24, Coupeville High School coach David King said he expected a "tough game." It turned out to be tough in more ways than one. As expected, it was close and hard fought. The visiting Cougars won 39-36.

Wolves grab much-needed win | Boys basketball

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 11:18AM

Several strong story lines punctuated the Coupeville High School boys basketball team's thrilling 59-57 win at Lakewood Friday, Jan. 24.

Island digest: Second Street project in Langley underway

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Second Street project in Langley began Jan. 21. The $2.2 million project is scheduled to last 100 working days and finish in early June. Parking will be available on surrounding streets, the Langley United Methodist Church, Island Church of Whidbey and the park-and-ride lot on Cascade Avenue.

New disclosure needs additional protection | Letters

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Had a friend who went hiking with a buddy in the Yukon. The sign on trail said, “Beware of bears, they can be dangerous.” Short story, bear killed his buddy. Later, my friend found out that a bear(s) on that trail over the prior month had seriously mauled two other hikers.

Perhaps county should condemn properties | Letters

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I am confused. The group Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve sues the Navy because the jet noise is unbearable and claims an EIS was flawed. The president of COER gets angry when a real estate agent discloses he had, in fact, initialed noise disclosure informantion during his property transaction.

Monson’s disclosure spin reflects his character | Letters

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, An opportune moment lost is how I view Michael Monson’s “worthless piece of paper” spin effort regarding the noise disclosure Form 22W, which he has long denied signing.

Disclosure not worthless, but lacking some clarity | Letters

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, It appears Michael Monson is now in backpedal mode after reading his many complaints and informing the public he never saw or signed any kind of document informing him of “significant” noise possible at the property he purchased.

New year brings with it new lifestyle goals | Faithful Living

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

While much of the nation contends with the inconveniences of extreme cold, many of us have been drawn outside this week by the sunshine and mild temperatures. If you are a gardener, no doubt you’ve ventured out to assess your flower beds and garden plots. I’m seeing a mess of spent annuals. I’m also seeing great promise, fueled by last year’s seed catalogues.

Coupeville artist Roger Purdue dies

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Roger Purdue, a popular Coupeville artist, educator and pilot, died early Sunday morning from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. Purdue, who once worked as a teacher in the Oak Harbor School District, was a prolific artist. His work can be seen throughout Central Whidbey. The salmon wheel at Island County Museum and the whale wheel at the Coupeville Wharf are among his creations.

Training, testing EIS now available: Public meeting will be held at Oak Harbor High School

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Navy has released an environmental impact statement focused on Navy training and testing that occurs throughout the Pacific Northwest. This EIS is not related to the ongoing studies for the P-8A Poseidons, which will be completed in May, or the EA-18G Growlers which just started in July. “We’ve been doing Navy training for some time now and this study helps us to continue that training,” said Lianne Nakahara, Navy Region Northwest public affairs specialist

Level 3 offender moving to Everett

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 10:05AM

A Level 3 sex offender expected to be homeless on Whidbey Island will instead move into a shelter in Everett, according to the Island County sheriff. But the housing arrangement isn’t permanent, Sheriff Mark Brown said.

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