Seattle Mariners base runners seldom elude the tag, but Mariners management has finally managed to elude this fan who for many years watched part of most games on TV and went to Seattle once or twice a summer to see them in real life.
Finding a job with Boeing will be easier for islanders who attend a special aerospace workshop at Oak Harbor WorkSource next week.
“It comes at a good time with Boeing averaging 100 new hires a week, plus getting the tanker contract,” said Rick Van Cise of WorkSource communications.
Former Island County Commissioner Gordon Koetje of Oak Harbor died Wednesday, March 30, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Koetje held office in the days when Republicans dominated county politics. In 1992, for example, he served on a board that also included Republicans Dick Caldwell, who represented District 1 on South and Central Whidbey; and Dwain Colby, who represented Camano Island and North Whidbey.
Catastrophes are happening all around us in the “Ring of Fire,” so it seems certain that Whidbey Island is advancing toward the front of the disaster line and islanders should be fully prepared.
In their never-ending quest to attract more tourists to Whidbey Island, business leaders might consider creating the nation’s first Raccoon Reserve. I can boldly state it would be the first such reserve in the world because my Internet access is down so I can go back to making up facts since there’s no way to check them out.
The Whidbey Island Scapedeer Association is in the works to protect the innocence of our most maligned species.
Ask a Washington State Trooper, and he or she will tell you that deer get the blame for almost every traffic accident that occurs, particularly after midnight when few people have a good reason to be driving around unless they just got off the late shift.
Many people don’t understand the legislative process in Olympia and why it takes months to cut the budget when in private business, necessary budges cuts can be discussed over lunch and the requisite number of people laid off before 5 p.m.