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Commissioners pass on chance to purchase South Whidbey beach property

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County leadership passed on a chance to apply for grants that would allow them to acquire beach access properties adjacent to Glendale on South Whidbey. Commissioners Kelly Emerson and Jill Johnson said they could not support acquiring more park land, even through grants, if it means additional maintenance costs down the road

Tribe, City of Oak Harbor on cusp of deal over bones lawsuit

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Mar 17, 2014 at 9:07AM

The City of Oak Harbor and three contractors reached a tentative settlement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community over the desecration of Native American burial grounds during the 2011 Pioneer Way construction project. Under the proposal, the city’s insurance provider will pay $1.2 million and the insurance companies for the three companies will pay a total of $800,000 to the tribe.

‘Rachel’s Challenge’ a call for compassion

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

The long links of paper chains were a sign that this would be no ordinary school assembly. The silence and tears that followed only confirmed it. “Some of the biggest, strongest guys on campus were emotionally changed today,” said Jeffrey Laiblin, social studies teacher and activities advisor at North Whidbey Middle School. “I watched them break down in tears.”

Meeting change raises Island County commissioner’s ire

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County Commis-sioner Jill Johnson voiced her displeasure when she learned that Oak Harbor’s public meeting about the county fairground project was postponed. “For the record, I think that’s not OK,” Johnson said.

Beat never stops for Oak Harbor’s cheerleader

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

After downing a cup of beef and barley soup, a mixed-greens salad, a pair of bread sticks and two glasses of iced tea, Helen Chatfield-Weeks was in the mood to demonstrate an Irish jig. She stood and danced on a recent afternoon at Angelo’s Caffe in downtown Oak Harbor, spinning, stopping to pose and belting out laughs while following only the sounds of her own “da, da, da” rendition.

New charges filed against disgraced Oak Harbor attorney

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 4:00PM

A formerly prominent Oak Harbor attorney could face many years behind bars if convicted on charges that include theft and money laundering. Douglas Saar, 40, formerly of the Law Office of Skinner and Saar, is accused of stealing from estates he represented, shifting money around in accounts to hide the thefts and using stolen funds to pay for a limousine ride and a Hawaiian vacation, according to the police report.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor tennis

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:03AM

Last spring the Oak Harbor High School tennis team returned only two letter winners, and, as expected, the young team struggled through a two-win season. This year, nine letter winners are back, and coach Horace Mells expects the win total to jump dramatically.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville tennis

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:59AM

The Coupeville High School tennis program, under the direction of Ken Stange, is a consistent winner, and this year plenty of talent returns to plug any holes left by graduation.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor girls golf

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:56AM

After finishing second in the Western Conference and district tournaments last year, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team returns enough firepower to boost itself into the top spot this time around.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville golf

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:46AM

Coupeville High School junior Christine Fields will go it alone on the golf course this year.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor boys golf

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Mar 18, 2014 at 8:23AM

Though the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team returns four players with extensive varsity experience, it is still young.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor girls track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:08AM

Unlike the Oak Harbor High School boys track team, the Wildcat girls return depth across the board this season.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor baseball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:44PM

Although his team took a hit from graduation, Oak Harbor High School baseball coach Tyson VanDam believes his team can contend for the Western Conference 3A North pennant this spring.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville soccer

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:14AM

With a young team, this season should be one of "growth and experience" for the Coupeville High School soccer team, according to first-year coach Kyle Nelson.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville baseball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:39AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team was the surprise team of the Cascade Conference last spring. No one will be shocked by the Wolves' success this season.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor softball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:22AM

For the first time since 1998, the Oak Harbor High School softball team qualified for postseason in 2013. Now its up to a new coach and new talent to meet that goal this spring.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:06AM

Three talented female sprinters return to lead the Coupeville High School track team.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor boys track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:11AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys track team lost a bevy of talent to graduation but the cupboard is not bare.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor soccer

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:18AM

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team returned to the playoffs last spring for only the second time since 1994. The Wildcats can return this season if they "win one game at a time," according to coach Brian Thompson.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville softball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:19AM

The Coupeville High School softball team returns a solid nucleus of players, but how well the newcomers fill in the gaps will most likely determine the success of the season.

Week shines the spotlight on right to public information | In Our Opinion

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:34AM

Sunshine Week is upon us, and it’s a good time to recognize why newspapers do the job they do. Started in March 2005, Sunshine week this year is March 16-22. It’s the result of a national initiative aimed at promoting dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Legislators should be holding ‘apology tour’

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:37AM

Editor, Our 10th District legislative delegation to Olympia, Barbara Bailey, Norma Smith and Dave Hayes, are starting their “victory lap” tour throughout the district on March 20. They will travel from site to site during a three-day period spiking the football at the feet of the hard-working men and women of the district and their families.

Farmers eye Ebey’s Reserve for pot

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Mar 18, 2014 at 2:19PM

Central Whidbey farmers say they want to be able to grow marijuana in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. “I grew up here and all I wanted to do was leave Whidbey Island,” said reserve farmer Josh Frank Harvey during Tuesday’s Island County Planning Commission meeting.

Renters’ votes control property owners’ taxes | Letter

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:36AM

Editor, On Wednesday, March 12, Rick Kiser spelled out exactly why Thomas Jefferson and many other founders of our country insisted that you had to own property in order to qualify to vote.

Wildcat open season with win | Soccer

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 18, 2014 at 8:23AM

Displaying its depth, the Oak Harbor High School soccer team got the local spring season off to a positive start with a 1-0 win over Ferndale Saturday, March 15, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

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