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Americans don't appreciate our dependence on fossil fuels

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Let’s face it. We’re spoiled. Even in our tough economy, most Americans enjoy a myriad of conveniences we take for granted. We awake to a warm house, turn night into day with the flip of a light switch, jump into a hot shower, get dressed and grab a cup of fresh brewed coffee before heading to work in our car or on the bus.

Oak Harbor grad excels in 2 sports

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

It is rare to become a national-class athlete in any sport. Molly O’Rourke, a 2001 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, accomplished the feat in two, judo and powerlifting.

T-birds roll by Oak Harbor | Tennis

  • May 1, 2014 at 8:43AM

Shorewood, the leader of the Wesco South 3A tennis standings, cruised by host Oak Harbor 7-0 Tuesday, April 29.

Murphy shuts out Wolves | Soccer

  • May 1, 2014 at 8:58AM

Archbishop Murphy lived up to its No. 4 spot in the state 2A soccer rankings by blanking Coupeville High School 7-0 at Mickey Clark Field Tuesday, April 29.

Wildcats win in OT | Soccer

  • May 1, 2014 at 9:19AM

It took two overtimes, but the Oak Harbor High School soccer team, behind a goal from J.J. Mitchell and stellar defense, won 1-0 at Everett Tuesday, April 29.

Wolves improve but fall to Murphy | Softball

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

Some losses are "good" losses. Such was the case in Coupeville High School's 5-3 softball setback to visiting Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, April 29.

Oak Harbor recovers for strong showing | Boys golf

  • May 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

After a shaky performance in a nonleague match Tuesday, the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team rebounded with a solid effort in a five-team conference contest Wednesday, April 30, at the Legion Golf Course in Everett.

Oystercatcher cooks up success

  • May 1, 2014 at 12:06PM

They’re not the dishes your mom made — unless she’s some sort of culinary genius. Imagine pan-roasted duck breast with ghost squash puree and rhubarb mostarda. Or braised rabbit ragout with sunchokes, bacon hash, baby pac choi and roasted beech mushrooms. And perhaps the best appetizers of all time: lightly smoked Columbia River sturgeon with picked parsnip chips over wild nettle puree. Such are the typical, highly imaginative dishes at the Oystercatcher restaurant in downtown Coupeville.

Wolves win 2 straight | Tennis

  • May 1, 2014 at 1:00PM

After losing five straight matches, the Coupeville High School tennis team reversed course and picked up two wins this week.

10 1st-inning runs carry Wildcats to win | Softball

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

After getting shutout in seven of the previous eight games, the Oak Harbor High School softball team exploded for 10 first-inning runs in a 17-5, five-inning shellacking of host Shorewood Tuesday, April 28.

Wolves top Turks | Baseball

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville High School baseball team broke out of a rut of inconsistent offense in a 10-3 win over visiting Sultan Wednesday, April 30.

Oak Harbor loses in extra innings | Baseball

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Oak Harbor rallied to send the game into extra innings, but visiting Glacier Peak scored four times in the top of the eighth inning to win 8-4 Wednesday, April 30.

Wildcats beat Getchell twice | Tennis

  • May 2, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Oak Harbor High School tennis team won a rare doubleheader Thursday, May 1, defeating visiting Marysville Getchell 4-1 and 5-2.

Wolves with 3rd straight | Tennis

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Coupeville High School tennis team took the sting out of a recent losing streak by winning its final three matches, including upsetting Archbishop Murphy 4-3 in Everett Thursday, May 1.

Wolves post walk-off win | Baseball

  • May 2, 2014 at 10:08AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team, with a walk-off win, evened its league record and kept Granite Falls from moving into first place by tripping the visiting Tigers 5-4 Thursday, May 1.

Coupeville girls finish 2nd in 3-team meet | Track

  • May 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Three wins helped the Coupeville High School girls track team tie host Granite Falls for second in a three-team meet Thursday, May 1.

Wildcat girls win double dual meet | Track

  • May 2, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Oak Harbor girls track team won both ends of a double dual meet and the Wildcat boys split Thursday, May 1, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Oak Harbor girls win at home | Girls golf

  • May 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School girls golf team finished its home season with a win Thursday, May 1.

Downtown Oak Harbor dilemma: Attracting shoppers proving to be a challenge

  • May 2, 2014 at 3:00PM updated May 6, 2014 at 9:29AM

Recent business closures are putting a spotlight on the struggles some merchants say they are facing in Oak Harbor’s historic downtown. During the past month, waterfront Mexican restaurant Mi Pueblo closed, Kakies Bakery shuttered its doors just over a year after opening them, Angelo’s Cafe closed, followed most recently by Cameron’s Cafe in the Old Town Mall.

Summer runway closures announced at Ault Field

  • May 3, 2014 at 1:00AM

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will experience two runway closures this summer so that workers can remove rubber and repaint runway markings. Repairs on Runway 7/25 are scheduled from May 31 through June 6. During that time, planes will only take off and land heading either northwest or southeast using Runway 14/32, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings aircraft over eastern Oak Harbor.

Please keep up on Navy jet noise information | Letter

  • May 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, Let me begin by saying I’m happy that Garrett Newkirk is being kept from polluting on your websites. It’s an important step in getting the Whidbey community back to some kind of normal, civil dialogue, plus welcoming and respectful of our military.

Father shopped local, ‘pause/wink/smile’ | Letter

  • May 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, A sense of community is something my father and I talked about regularly over the years, specifically how the success of a person depends a great deal not only on the support at home but also their neighbors. He and his loving wife moved to Oak Harbor in spring 2013 and, in a short amount of time, they got involved.

Sharing stories creates powerful bond for group | Harbor Highlights

  • May 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

I love a good blog and there are hundreds of thousands to chose from. I have carefully organized bookmark folders on my computer arranged by topics of interest to me. Two clicks and before me I’ll find a beautiful quilt design, amazing photography, a meaningful quote, a gardening idea, a political discussion or a new recipe. It was a story this week, called “The Breakfast Club,” that has captivated my thoughts. It was written by PAT SKUD and shared with a small group of us who sat around a dining room table in a Devries Road home.

Island County may recycle construction debris program

  • May 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

Island County is looking to revive a program that would recycle and repurpose debris from construction sites. Up until 2012, the county’s wood waste was recycled through Kimberly Clark Corp., according to Gene Clark, the county’s recycle and hazardous waste coordinator. When the company moved its operations away from wood burned energy to natural gas, the county was forced to throw the wood in with regular municipal waste disposal.

Town welcomes canoe racers to annual festival

  • May 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

The Penn Cove Water Festival will once again honor the region’s Native American heritage with canoe races, performances and education. The Water Festival allows Northwest tribes to share their heritage through tribal dancing, singing, storytelling, native artists’ booths and demonstrations. The event also includes food such as fry bread and salmon cooked over an alder wood fire.

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