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Man sentenced for toting shotgun in Coupeville
Oct 03 2012, 11:43 AM
A 19-year-old man who walked around Coupeville with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, looking for his mother’s boyfriend, was sentenced to jail this week.
Esteban Guerro pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court last week to burglary in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.
Conservation District seeks island resident to fill vacancy
Oct 03 2012, 11:42 AM
The Whidbey Island Conservation District is looking for interested Whidbey Island residents to apply for a mid-term vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.
‘Dentistry’ saves the Alexander Blockhouse
Oct 03 2012, 12:33 PM
The drill whines as it pierces decay and chunks of rot are ripped from the gaping wound.
The volunteer laborer lifts his mask and peers inside the void. Some wood rot remains.
He shutters his mask and presses the tool into the crumbling structure. More saw dust flies into the air and bits of wood fall onto the grass below the scaffolding he is perched upon.
Musicians’ instruments stolen
Oct 03 2012, 10:46 AM
A pair of jazz musicians and longtime residents of Greenbank are reeling after their home was burglarized while they performed.
Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers had their home burglarized the evening of Sept. 22 while they were performing at Djangofest Northwest in Langley.
Don’t forget Whidbey’s other military residents
Oct 03 2012, 10:48 AM
The mistake most people make is thinking that the military only includes those you see in uniform. There are people here who are retired military that would also leave if the base was closed. That includes teachers, law enforcement, doctors, small business owners, bankers and artists, just to name a few.
According to the Whidbey Island Almanac, 60 percent of the Whidbey Island population is connected to the Navy base. The base itself pours $590 million into the island economy each year. That doesn’t count the money that we retired military spend here.
Romney means an end to free rides
Oct 03 2012, 10:50 AM
Mitt Romney complained to people paying $50,000 a plate that people making less than $50,000 a year don’t pay income taxes and expect the government to furnish them health care, food, housing, and you name it.
Shiftless as they are, though, it’s pointless to try to convince them to take personal responsibility.
Island County needs Jeff Lauderdale
Oct 03 2012, 10:51 AM
The Nov. 6 election may be the most important election in our republic’s history at all levels of government. Therefore, if you are a registered voter in Island County, make sure you take the time to vet all candidates thoroughly before you vote.
Republicans will prolong the pain
Oct 03 2012, 10:51 AM
With the election looming on the horizon I just had to chime in.
I have been reading all the letters to the editor extolling the virtues of their “guys,” be they Republican or Democratic candidates, so here are some facts that may help.
Homola has done a good job for County
Oct 03 2012, 10:52 AM
I am a diehard Angie Homola fan.
But this didn’t happen as a result of being inundated with a barrage of signs. It happened as a result of a comparison of the candidates running for Island County Commisioner from District 2.
Whidbey Kite Festival was a great success
Oct 03 2012, 10:53 AM
Although there was light wind for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival last weekend, it was well attended and enjoyed by many spectators and participants.
Lots of kites colored the sky. There were events for kids, like kite making and a teddy bear drop (throw), as well as kite flying, kite lessons and kite watching for adults. The Central Whidbey Lions Club provided food which allows people to have a snack while taking in kites of all sizes, shapes and colors in the air.