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Freeland ranch rounds up fun for needy kids

  • Jul 14, 2012 at 10:00AM

It was a scene out of the Wild West: pistols flashing and cowboy boots stomping, country music and horses to ride. With all the smiles lighting up the M-Bar-C Ranch, it was hard to see that the children didn’t often get the opportunity to just be kids. That’s the gift that the M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland strives to offer. “We give children a day of western fun. It’s not therapeutic riding,” said Dale Kerslake, M-Bar-C Ranch volunteer and program coordinator. “We’re really about a place for kids facing serious challenges to come be a kid for a day and just be kids.”

Greenbank toasts the loganberry

  • Jul 18, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 19, 2012 at 11:21AM

Greenbank Farm was once the largest producer of loganberries in the United States.

Jury finds Huden guilty of first-degree murder on South Whidbey

  • Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM

COUPEVILLE - The Island County Superior Court jury in the trial of James Huden found him guilty of the Christmastime 2003 murder of Russel Douglas.

Annual Loganberry Festival goes ‘berry’ well

  • Jul 27, 2012 at 3:19PM

Live music, healthy participation, and plenty of fun events and activities appear to have once again proved to be the right recipe for a successful Loganberry Festival.

Musical ‘pyrotechnics’ to heat up Whidbey Island Music Festival

  • Jul 28, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2012 at 2:38PM

Classical music plus a fun, festival atmosphere and a dash of education make for some exciting concerts during the seventh annual Whidbey Island Music Festival set for Aug. 3 through 12.

Whidbey neighbors help pilot out of crashed plane

  • Jul 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

A Lynnwood man crash landed his small two-seater airplane in a marshy grassland on South Whidbey Thursday. The aircraft touched down in the fields between the waterfront community on Sunlight Beach Road and the Sun Vista Circle neighborhood off Bayview Road. The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. Pilot Bernardo Malfitano, 30, suffered some scrapes and bruises but was otherwise unharmed. He says the cause of the accident was fuel related.

Oak Harbor’s Malloy wins Olympic bronze in judo

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Marti Malloy isn’t just Oak Harbor’s first Olympic athlete, she is also Oak Harbor’s first medalist. The 2004 Oak Harbor High School graduate earned a bronze medal in London by winning four of five bouts today, July 30. Malloy, who entered the Olympics ranked 10th in the world in the 57 kg (125 pound) class, defeated Italy’s eighth-ranked Guilia Quintavalle for the bronze medal.

Four men cited for exceeding Washington state crab limit

  • Aug 5, 2012 at 10:00AM

Four Bothell men were cited and their boat was confiscated when they were found with too many crab in the Baby Island area of Holmes Harbor July 23. Mike Cenci, deputy chief of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Thursday that two officers were patrolling the area in the daytime incident.

Whidbey voters slow in returning election ballots early

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00PM

With the earliest primary in state history, some people involved in political campaigns in Island County are concerned about voter participation for the Aug. 7 primary election.

Artists make Coupeville festive

  • Aug 9, 2012 at 12:00PM

Nearly 200 artists will descend upon Coupeville this weekend to participate in one of the most popular festivals on Whidbey Island. The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Aug. 11 and 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Learn to self-publish in a weekend on Whidbey

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 4:00PM

Madrona Workshop Troupe, a newly formed collaborative resource for writers who wish to become authors, will debut with a two-day self-publishing “Weekend on Whidbey” Aug. 18 and 19 in Coupeville.

Whidbey teens create quake video, shake fair-goers

  • Aug 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 14, 2012 at 12:59PM

While other teenagers are playing video games and vacationing, a handful of Whidbey Island teens are preparing for an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions.

First fiction features food, love and Whidbey-inspired locales

  • Aug 12, 2012 at 9:00AM

An identity struggle, a search for love, plus delicious gourmet food — and the recipes — blend to form Coupeville literary agent Andrea Hurst’s first novel. A book launch party is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayleaf in Coupeville.

Oak Harbor animal shelter nears closing date in 2013

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 12:30PM

Oak Harbor officials have less than a year to figure out how to deal with stray dogs and cats because the ramshackle shack that currently houses the homeless pets is being shut down. As a result, city officials are exploring ways of handling strays. They plan on issuing a request for proposals, or RFP, to find the right group or business to provide the service and possibly a facility.

Mountain men, women, rendezvous on Whidbey

  • Aug 18, 2012 at 8:00AM

People born a couple of centuries too late are making the best of it by reenacting the lives of Mountain Men and Mountain Women this weekend south of Coupeville. They’re having their annual Rendezvous Days Saturday and Sunday to bring back the days before the West started getting civilized in the 1840s.

Oak Harbor church youth director gets the max for molesting boys

  • Aug 18, 2012 at 2:00PM

A former youth director at an Oak Harbor church who was involved in many other youth-related programs and schools was sentenced to prison for the maximum term for molesting two boys.

After 9 years, justice served as Huden gets 80

  • Aug 21, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:51PM

The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Tuesday morning. James Huden sat stone-faced during the sentencing hearing in Island County Superior Court as the judge handed down an exceptional sentence of 80 years, virtually guaranteeing that the 55-year-old will die in prison.

Greenbank man pleads to kidnapping, rape

  • Aug 25, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:53PM

A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday.

Freeland pizza shop owner pleads not guilty to killing wife

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:52PM

The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was finally arraigned Monday afternoon. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.

Would-be shooter from Coupeville pleads not guilty

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:54PM

A 19-year-old man is accused of walking around Coupeville earlier this month with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, allegedly intent on shooting his mother’s boyfriend or, if he couldn’t find him, just firing at “someone walking along the sidewalk,” court documents alleged. Prosecutor charged Esteban Guerro in Island County Superior Court Aug. 8 with the unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of an illegal firearm. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 20.

Langley stars as ‘The Edge of Nowhere’ in George’s new novel

  • Sep 1, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2012 at 2:46PM

The teen years are supposed to be spent finding one’s identity, but 14-year-old Hannah Armstrong has a new identity thrust upon her in the first chapter of Elizabeth George’s young adult novel “The Edge of Nowhere,” due out Sept. 4.

Island Transit to rethink plans for road realignment

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:20PM

Persistent grumbling from the community about Island Transit’s plans to realign Parker Road with Highway 20 in Central Whidbey appears to have paid off.

Whidbey group proposes a whale of a name for ferry

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:15PM

Efforts to release Penn Cove’s most famous orca from captivity has resorted to name calling.

Public celebration set for new Admiralty Head lantern house

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 5:21PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and WSU Extension of Island County Lighthouse Program invite the public to a dedication ceremony for the Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern house.

Burn ban remains in effect

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:13AM

Due to a lack of rainfall, Island County residents are prohibited from lighting open fires under a burn ban approved by county Sheriff Mark Brown.

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