Thursday, April 25, 2013
VOL. 18, NO. 38
Farmland protected north end of reserve By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
Island County, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and several other entities are working with a family to ensure a large swath of property near Penn Cove will remain picturesque farmland. The Muzzall family, the owners of 3 Sisters Beef, negotiated a conservation easement to preserve 113 acres of farmland located north of Penn Cove. Currently the land trust is going through the public process to secure the final $69,000 worth of Island County Conservation Futures Funds to finish the deal. The proposal, which is currently undergoing review, would be the last bit of funding that included a $400,000 Conservation Futures Fund award the Board of Island County Commissioners awarded in 2012 and a $460,000 grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Conservation Futures is funded by a 6.25 cent per $1,000 assessed property value tax. Money raised by the can be used to acquire open space, agricultural land and timber land. Owner Ron Muzzall, who is the fourth-generation of his family to farm on Whidbey Island, said the easement will ensure his property remains in agricultural production and will providing the capital needed to invest in his business selling beef directly to the consumer. “After a while, you become attached to the land as a farm,” Muzzall said. The Muzzalls, who sell grass-fed beef under the name 3 Sisters Beef, raises cows, chickens and hogs on 600 acres scattered throughout north and central Whidbey Island. The Muzzall’s operation has changed during the early years of the 21st century. The longtime dairy farm switch to selling grass fed beef directly to consumers in recent years. The family recently opened up a retail store in the San de Fuca school house located on Highway 20 near Penn Cove. Local conservationists are excited See PROTECTED, page 12
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The Perkins House, located on Ebey Road in Coupeville, is a 2013 grant recipient from the Ebey’s Forever Fund. Through the fund, authentic siding will be restored on the home as well as renovation to match original window and door configuration.
Forever fund helping home owners By Megan Hansen Editor
In just three years, the Ebey’s Forever Fund granted $200,000 to help preserve history on Central Whidbey. Having just released the names of the 2013 grant recipients, new projects are already underway. Ebey’s Forever Fund was able to issue double the funds than in previous years. This year $100,000 is being divided between 13 projects aimed at preserving the historical integrity of buildings in Ebey’s Reserve. “We’re really seeing a significant amount of support ripple across the island,” said Mark Preiss, reserver manager. Projects include replacing roofs, windows and siding on many structures including the Comstock Barn, located on Ebey Road near Hill Road, and the Old County Court House on Madrona Way. “Projects help sustain that building for future use, for future generations,” Preiss said.
One project already underway is the Perkins House, which was built in 1890 on Ebey Road. Through new ownership, the house is getting a major makeover to revert it back to its original appearance. Annie Kidd Matsov, historical architect for the reserve, said the Perkins House had some modifications to windows and doors over the years as well as additions. Because of the changes over the years, the home no longer contributes to the historical registry. Once the new owner purchased the home, renovation unearthed some of the original historical integrity.
“It’s like solving mysteries through historical archeology,” Matsov said. By getting down to the original frame, workers found an original door had been closed up and windows had been modified. Part of the Ebey’s Forever Fund grant will help restore the original door as well as bring windows back to their original dimensions. Removing some of the house’s siding revealed the original siding was just covered with new. Which is good, Matsov said, because it’s been mostly protected over the years. The grant from Ebey’s Forever Fund will See FUNDS, page 12
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Incoming school’s chief starts in June
School math books up for public review All parents and community members are invited to review two options for math textbooks and materials that will be used by students at Coupeville middle and high schools. The materials from two publishers will be available for public review between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May 3, 2013 in the school district office, located in Annex room 307 at the middle and high school, 501 S. Main St., Coupeville, WA 98239. Coupeville School District teachers have been reviewing math curriculum and materials and have selected the two publishers whose grades six through 12 resources most closely align with Common Core State Standards. The district anticipates purchasing new math materials this year for the secondary school so they are ready for use in 2013-2014 school year.
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With about six weeks remaining before he officially takes over as superintendent of the Coupeville School District, Jim Shanks is getting an early start. The incoming superintendent visited the Coupeville School District to meet with staff and students while helping the interim superintendent manage the Central Whidbey-based district. “Everyone has been really kind and gracious,” Shanks said. His week started with a board retreat April 8 where they discussed the district’s strategic plan and then held an executive session to talk about collective bargaining. He visited Coupeville even though he is still working as superintendent of the Juab School District in Utah. Because Coupeville has gone through several interim superintendents in recent months, he said it was best if he could visit for a week, work with interim superintendent Lisa Bjork and help with projects that staff are
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Jim Shank, who will start work in June as superintendent of the Coupeville School District, visited the area last week. He visited with staff and helped with projects. undertaking. School staff are currently working on adjusting curriculum to meet federal common core standards and implementing a new principal / teacher evaluation system. Leaders are also busy developing a new budget.
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Shank said he is familiar with the financial challenges school districts are facing due to the recession. He has served as superintendent of the Utah-based school district, which has 2,300 students, for three years. Before that, he worked for the Idaho Falls School District, which is in Idaho, where he held positions as
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Shank said he learned about the position after talking with former Interim Superintendent Karen Koschak. Koschak abruptly resigned several months ago due to a family issue. The Coupeville School District named Jerry Jenkins, current superintendent of the Education Service District in Anacortes, to replace Koschak. He served for several weeks before naming current interim superintendent Lisa Bjork. Shank is scheduled to start his job in Coupeville in early June, which is typically a month earlier that superintendents typically start a new job. He said leaders of the school districts talked and came up with an arrangement to allow Shank to start in June.
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Religions collaborate for National Day of Prayer By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
Dozens of prayer-minded folks will be gathering in front of the Island County Courthouse next week to participate in an event that has become a yearly tradition on Whidbey Island. The ceremony scheduled on the steps of the county campus in Coupeville is just one of three scheduled on north and central Whidbey Island in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Pray for America” and the Bible verse for the 2013 Day of Prayer is Matthew 12:21(NIV), which states “In
His name the nations will put their hope.” Volunteer Jacque Hidreth, who is part of a 16-member committee organizing the National Day of Prayer events on Whidbey Island, said people attending pray for seven areas — school, family, military, church, government, media and business. Daybreak, a trio out of Oak Harbor, will perform religious and patriotic music during Coupeville’s ceremony and the Oak Harbor NJROTC will send a color guard. Like the 2012 event, a couple of participants will blow a shofar, which is a
ram’s horn. The shofar is traditionally used in Jewish Rosh Hashanah morning services. Coupeville’s event takes place at 12:15 p.m., Thursday May 2. In addition, a community prayer rally takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Windjammer Park Gazebo. Hidreth said the evening event will be similar to the Coupeville ceremony. Music will be provided by Lance Gibbon and a youth band from Living Word Fellowship. National Day of Prayer kicks off with a prayer gathering at Concordia Lutheran Church, located at 590 N. Oak Harbor Road.
Bayview market opens The South Whidbey farmers market season gets underway Saturday when the Bayview Farmers Market opens for the 2013 season at Bayview Corner. The opening bell — to be sounded at 10 a.m. — will signal the start of another busy year for the largest outdoor market on South Whidbey. This year more than 60 spots have been allocated to vendors who will offer local produce and other farm products, baked goods including breads, pies, cakes and bars, hot foods and artisan crafts. As the weather warms, more produce — including Whidbey Island strawberries — will be available. The market this year will include a new service for visitors and vendors—of internet service. Last week Whidbey Telecom installed equipment to add the market as one of the company’s wi-fi hotspots.
Customers may log into the service at no charge, and visitors can purchase time on an hourly basis. Music for the opening day will be the jazz quintet the Maxwelton Beach Club. The first market food demo, by local chefs Scott and Stephanie Pendell, is scheduled May 11 for Mother’s Day weekend.
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Tilth Farmers’ Market Opens April 28 The opening chime for the oldest market on Whidbey Island is 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28. South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market begins its 42nd season with a May Pole dance to the lively tunes of Island Strings. There will be a wide variety of vegetable starts to plant a whole summer’s garden. The varieties are what local farmers select as reliable for the Whidbey Island climate. Come for fresh spring greens, rhubarb, plus handcrafted soap, woodcrafts, photography and fiber arts. Kim Saephan is vending her delicious Southeast Asian cuisine and there will be hot organic coffee and tea. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards are welcome. The market is open until 2 p.m. every Sunday and located at 2812 Thompson Road off Highway 525, between Bayview and Freeland. Look for the scarecrow at the corner. For information, contact Lynae Slinden at email@example.com or call 360-632-4451.
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Ebey’s Forever Fund should be supported I got to explore a little bit of Coupeville history this week. On the front page you will see a story I wrote regarding Ebey’s Forever Fund and the historical preservation Megan Hansen it is helping fund. Some perspective I met with Annie Kidd Matsov, a historical architect, and Mark Preiss, manager for Ebey’s Landing Historical Reserve, this week and got a brief tour of the reserve and some of the work that’s been done in an effort to preserve the area’s rich history. I have to say it’s pretty neat that a project like Ebey’s Forever Fund was started and continues to grow at the hands of private individuals and the support of businesses. In its third year, the fund has granted a total of $200,000. This year it doubled previous years, granting $100,000 to 13 projects. Projects include the Perkins House, which is featured in the article, the Sherman Bulk Shed, Captain Whidbey Inn and Old San de Fuca Store. I learned this week that more than 400 structures are listed on the National Historic Registry and of those 400, 99 percent are privately owned. Preiss said the reserve is working on increasing its public presence and trying to publicize the resources available to historic home owners as well as the work being done. Ebey’s Forever Fund gives historic home owners the financial support they need to preserve the history they bought. Driving around the reserve this week, Preiss was able to point out many structures, big and small, the fund has helped. Every structure tells a story, whether it’s the well known waterfront home that now houses a business, or the small woodshed behind a home, they all contribute to the communities history. I look forward to further learning about Central Whidbey’s unique and full history and I look forward to sharing the more I learn with my readers. As the weather warms, tourist season convenes and more people will be out exploring. The Coupeville community is doing an amazing job highlighting its history. Let’s keep up the great work and continue supporting programs like the Ebey’s Forever Fund.
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Hearts and Hammers a rewarding time Editor, I am a plumber and come by my involvement in Hearts and Hammers honestly. Sometime in the mid 1990s, a south Whidbey Island home builder asked me if I would volunteer a day of work in a community project that was only a year or two old at the time. I had no idea what to expect so I loaded up my truck and showed up bright and early on the first Saturday in May at South Whidbey High School. As I drove from project to project I was greeted by happy sweaty volunteers, grateful homeowners and a wide array of challenging plumbing problems. Since I worked until late in the day, I did not have time to clean up. I just stripped off my coveralls and returned to the school for a great dinner served by volunteers. It was, perhaps, the single best day of my life to that point. Since then I have lost count of the number of Hearts and Hammers Workdays I have participated in. Not every year for sure. I took a couple years off to participate in the Coupeville Water Festival and I was awful sick myself a few years back. Since 2009 I have been helping with the fledgling Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers. We are a separate organization that got started with the help of the original
South Whidbey group. I am very proud to say that Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers has the same spirit, and lives the same motto, “Neighbors helping Neighbors.” So Saturday, May 4 we will, again, gather at the fellowship hall of the Coupeville Foursquare church at 7:45 a.m. There will be young and old, churched and unchurched, skilled and unskilled. We will meet up with our house captains and team members; and rain or shine we will go about the joyful work at hand, while a special team of workers stays behind to prepare a wonderful dinner for all the volunteers and homeowners alike. I’ll see you there!
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Bailey needs to deliver new ferry Editor, We need Sen. Barbara Bailey to support funding for a new 144-car ferry this session. Building these ferries provides jobs at Nichols Brothers. The new ferries are also needed to replace existing ferries that are near 60 years old, which is about the end of their practical life. Remember when the Steel Electric ferries were retired in an emergency due to safety concerns, and the Port TownsendCoupeville run was shut down. The state
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brought in a temporary ferry that was woefully inadequate. Commuters and businesses on Whidbey depend on the ferry system. A new 144-car ferry will ultimately serve the Mukilteo-Clinton run. At the end of the session, Sen. Bailey needs to come home having delivered a new ferry.
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Case resigning from county health department By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
Roger Case is winding down his career where he has tended to the health of Island County residents for decades. Case announced he is resigning from his position as Island County health officer and commissioner for Whidbey General Hospital. Those resignations become effective in June. “I think its time for me to go,” Case said Thursday afternoon, “I’m 78 years old and it’s time to do something else.” He has been the Island County Health Officer for 22 years and he has been a commissioner for nearly 18 years. His resignation from the Whidbey General Hospital Board takes place six months before the end of his third term. He said resigning early gives hospital officials a chance to find a replacement. “He was a great mentor for me as I stepped in as president,” Hospital Commissioner Anne Tarrant said. She joined the elected board in 2008 and Case had previously served as the board’s president. She said Case brought a wealth of knowl-
edge, through his work as county health officer and medical background, to the hospital commission. Case, who is a retired naval officer and retired family physician, has more than 55 years of public service. He is quick to highlight his work getting rural health clinics up and running in Island County in the 1990s. One opened in Oak Harbor, which was eventually acquired by Whidbey General Hospital and is the present day North Whidbey Community Clinic on Goldie Road. He noted the hospital is going to face several challenges in the coming years. Whidbey General Hospital will have to enact the affordable health care act, known as Obamacare, in coming years. He described the legislation as a big unknown. The hospital will have rally support to get voters to sign off on bonds to fund a new wing. He said he expects he’ll help rally that support among Whidbey residents. The hospital also has to build a new clinic on South Whidbey Island. Once he retires, he plans to travel in the
coming months to the South Pacific. He wants to visit New Zealand and Guam in the coming months. “We will miss him,” Tarrant said. Whidbey General Hospital officials are looking for someone to fill Case’s seat on the board. The person selected will fill the seat until the November election is certified. Whoever wins the election will assume the vacancy on the board. Interested people must live within District 4 boundaries, which is the Seaplane Base south of Crescent Harbor Drive, the Highway 20 corridor through Oak Harbor and the east side of Oak Harbor, according to information from the Whidbey General Hospital website. She said she hopes the person appointed will run for the seat in the November election. Applications can be sent to Board Chair, Whidbey General Hospital, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville, WA 98239. The commissioners could appoint a replacement during its monthly meeting scheduled 5 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the Whidbey General Hospital conference room. For more information, call 360-678-6756, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two seats up for election on the Port of Coupeville A U C T I O N Thanks to an unexpected resignation and the recent census, the board of commissioners will see some big changes by the end of the year. Two of the three seats on the port board are up for election in 2013. One open position occurred when the newest member of the board, Laura Blankenship, abruptly resigned in early April. She resigned after serving more than one year of her six-year term. The longest serving port commissioner, Benye Weber, isn’t able to run for her seat. As a result of the 2010 census and the accompanying redistricting to ensure the populations of each district within the boundaries of the Port of Coupeville are roughly equal, her home ended up in a neighboring district. Weber is OK with the boundary change, she wasn’t planning on running for a third term anyway. “Two six-year terms is enough,” Weber said “I was at the point I want to do other things.” She said she wants to
spend more time with her grandchildren. In addition to her service on the Port of Coupeville, Weber said she served 14 years on the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing and 12 years on the county civil service commission. She is planning to serve until the end of her term. With Weber’s decision and inability to seek a second term, port leaders are preparing for two open seats up for election in November. Jim Patton, executive director for the Port of Coupeville, is advertising for someone to be appointed to Blankenship’s seat on the board. The person appointed would serve until Nov. 26, when the results of the general election is certified. The
person elected in November to Blankenship’s seat would then serve the remainder of the term. The two remaining port commissioners have 90 days to find a replacement. If they fail to accomplish that, then the Board of Island County Commissioners can step in and name a replacement. He said it would be best if a person is appointed to Blankenship’s seat during the Port of Coupeville’s May 8 monthly meeting. That way a person would be in place before the election filing period for elected office, which takes place May 13 through May 17. To apply to be appointed to the vacancy on the board, the person has to reside with-
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Track team, not sun, shines as Coupeville piles up wins By Jim Waller Staff Reporter
The weather didn’t receive a blue ribbon, but the Coupeville High School track teams earned plenty in a pair of meets last week. Amidst the rain and wind, South Whidbey defeated the Wolves in both the boys (67-57) and girls (8154) meets Thursday. The Coupeville teams both finished third Friday in the seven-team La Conner Invitational. Against South Whidbey, Nick Streubel (shot, 42-02; discus, 127-08) and Josiah Campbell (100, 11.99; triple jump, 35-09.5) paced the boys with a pair of wins. Campbell also teamed with Lathom Kelley, Brandon Kelley and Sam Landau to win the 4x100 (47.67). For the girls, Madison TisaMcPhee (100 hurdles, 17.13; high jump, 4-08) won two individual events and a relay. She joined Makana Stone, Jai’Lysa Hoskins and Marisa Etzell to take the 4x400 (4:20.9). Stone, who won the 100 (13.57), Sylvia Hurlburt, Etzell and Hoskins captured the 4x200 (1:51.44).
Sports Wrapup Soccer team wins 2 The Coupeville soccer team’s success over the past week was a mixed bag, but the treats were very good – its first two wins of 2013. South Whidbey tipped Coupeville 3-1 Tuesday, April 16, in Langley, then the next night in Coupeville,
The boys earned other firsts from Manuel Lopez-Santillana (800, 2:26.87) and Landau (400, 57.76). Other firsts for the girls came from Rachel Wenzel (javelin, 78-09) and the 4x100 team of Kirsten Pelroy, Courtney Allard, Nicole Becker and Wenzel (59.17). At La Conner, the Coupeville girls dominated the relays and short races and the boys dominated the weight events. Hoskins (13.29) led a Coupeville sweep of the top four places in the girls 100, followed by teammates Etzell (13.66), Hurlburt (13.95) and Emma Sullivan (14). Stone (27.46) and Hurlburt (28.24) went 1-2 in the 200, and Etzell (1:08.32) and Anna Bailey (1:11.66) finished 3-4 in the 400. Tisa-McPhee won both hurdle races (100, 17.42; 300, 53.03), while Sullivan (fourth, 100, 18.65; second, 300, 53.4) and Courtney Allard (fifth, 100, 19.98; sixth, 300, 1:00.98) also placed. The Coupeville girls finished off their impressive showing in the sprints by winning all three relays: 4x100, Hurlburt, Stone, Etzell, Hoskins, 53.41; 4x200, Tisa-McPhee,
the Wolves drubbed Friday Harbor 5-1 for their first win. Coupeville followed the win with another, 1-0 over Sultan Friday. Eighth-ranked Archbishop Murphy ended the modest win streak by blanking the Wolves 7-0 Monday in Everett. At South Whidbey, Sean Donley scored for Coupeville. The match was close until the final 10 minutes when the Falcons scored twice. Jeremy Copenhaver’s hat trick helped carry Coupeville to the win over Friday
Hoskins, Stone, Hurlburt, 1:51.75; and 4x400, Stone, Kirsten Pelroy, Etzell, Hoskins, 4:34.61. The distance running of Erin Rosenkranz stood out as well as the sophomore won the 3,200 (13:47.13) and finished third in the 1,600 (6:25.75). For the boys, Streubel won both the discus (131-05.5) and shot put (44) and had plenty of Coupeville company on the podium. Carson Risner (105-02.5) and Dalton Martin (103) went 3-4 in the discus and Risner placed fifth (3207) and Martin eighth (31-08.5) in the shot. Matthew Hampton led the runners with seconds in the 800 (2:18.69) and 1,600 (5:04.32). Both relay teams grabbed second: 4x400, Hampton, Jared Helmstadter, Brandon Kelley and Landau, 3:59.7; and the 4x100, Helmstadter, Brandon Kelley, Lathom Kelley, Landau, 48.83. Lathom Kelley (200, 25.25), Landau (400, 1:00.13) and Konrad Borden (triple jump, 29-02) all picked up fourths. Coupeville goes to Lakewood at 4 p.m. today.
Harbor. The Wolves erupted for four second-half goals to steadily pull away. Donley and Nathan Lamb also scored to back Copenhaver’s big night. Against Sultan, Josh Wilsey scored with 13 minutes left. Keeper Joel Walstad earned the shutout. Against Archbishop Murphy, the Wolves faced a team that is “very strong” and was “clicking on all cylinders,” according to Mendes. Coupeville (1-11, 2-12) finishes the regular season at King’s (5-6, 5-7-1) at 6 p.m. Friday. The playoffs begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. The Wolves will most likely travel to Lynden Christian (53-2, 7-4-2).
Softball falls twice
A four-run seventh inning was two runs short as the Coupeville softball team lost 8-6 at Granite Falls Tuesday, April 16, then the Wolves’ offense sputtered in a 10-0 loss
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to visiting Sultan Thursday. Against Granite Falls, Madeline Strasburg finished 4-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. Hailey Hammer and MaKayla Bailey each doubled. Sultan’s Shelby Jeffries held the Wolves to only one hit, a Hammer single with one out in the seventh inning. The Wolves (3-6, 4-6) play at South Whidbey (1-11, 2-11) at 4 p.m. Monday.
Tennis team splits
South Whidbey shutout the host Coupeville tennis team 5-0 Tuesday, April 16, but the Wolves responded with a 3-2 win over visiting Friday Harbor the following day. Against South Whidbey, Coupeville scored just two points in the two singles and first two doubles matches, but the third doubles duo of twins Ana and Ivy Luvera nearly earned a win, falling 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-2.
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Singles: 1, Allie Hanigan lost 6-0, 6-1; 2, Iris Ryckaert lost 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: 1, Holly Craggs/ Julia Myers lost 6-0, 6-0; 2, McKenzie Bailey/Sydney Autio lost 6-0, 6-1. Coupeville coach Ken Stange revised his lineup in the win over Friday Harbor, preparing his team for postseason play. Singles: 1, Hanigan won 6-0, 6-1; 2, Emily Gallahar won 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: 1, Amanda d’Almeida/Ryckaert won 6-0, 6-2; 2, Craggs/Myers lost 6-4, 6-0; 3, Bailey/Autio lost 6-3, 6-3. The Wolves (6-2) host Granite Falls (2-7) in their final home match at 3:30 p.m. today.
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After putting a scare into first-place Archbishop Murphy in an 8-4 home loss Tuesday, April 16, the Coupeville baseball team tripped up
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Granite Falls 5-2 Wednesday, April 17, and Sultan 4-1 Monday at Robert Sherman Field. Coupeville took an early 3-2 lead against secondranked Murphy (15-1, 16-2) and trailed by only two heading into the seventh. Drew Chan, Jake Tumblin, Aaron Curtin and Morgan Payne each had two hits for the Wolves. Curtin, backed by a solid defense, pitched a complete game in the win over Granite Falls (4-10, 4-12), striking out seven and walking only one. Curtin also hit a double for two RBI, while Ben Etzell and Kyle Bodamer added doubles and Payne an RBI single. Etzell struck out 11 in the complete-game win over Sultan. Kurtis Smith sparked the offense with three hits, and Tumblin added two. The Wolves (6-9, 7-9) complete their three-game series with Sultan (4-11, 4-12) at 4 p.m. at home Friday.
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Fri., April 26 Oak Harbor Garden Club annual flower show, 1-4 p.m., April 26, First United Methodist Church, 1050 S.E. Ireland St., Oak Harbor. Admission is free. Continues April 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 360-675-6970. Recycle Relay, 1 p.m., April 26, Coupeville Elementary School multipurpose room. Learn about the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) with environmental educator Maribeth Crandell. Then test your skill with the team recycle relay. 360-678-4911. www.snoisle.org Whidbey Playhouse: “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m. April 26, Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. 360-6792237; whidbeyplayhouse.com
Sat., April 27 Holland Happening, April 27-28, 45th year of festival celebrating Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage. Family carnival starts Friday along Bayshore Drive. Festival is Saturday and Sunday and includes arts and crafts, food vendors and parade. Parade is Saturday at 11 a.m. Roller Barn dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Klompen Canal Races are 2 p.m. Sunday on Pioneer Way. www. hollandhappening.org Coupeville Garden Club plant sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 27, Coupeville Rec Hall. Annual plant sale and fundraiser. www.coupevillegardenclub.org Meet the authors, 10 a.m., April 27, Wind & Tide Bookshop, Oak Harbor. In conjunction with Holland Happening, bookshop will have six authors on hand speaking and doing book signings. Saturday lineup: Peter Hunt, 10 a.m.; Jennifer Bullis, 11 a.m.; Marci Ameluxen, noon; Inga Johnson, 1 p.m.; Mark Borden, 2 p.m.; Win Stites, 3 p.m.
Blessing of the Bikes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4, American Legion Post 141, Langley. $15 rider, $10 passenger. First anniversary of American Legion Riders celebrating Blessing of the Bikes, a two-hour ride. Food, music and games, weather permitting. 949-5816601.
360-675-1342. Bayview farmers market season opens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 27, Bayview Corner. More than 60 vendors will be selling produce, plant starts, baked goods, hot foods, and artisan crafts. Music for first week will be provided by the Maxwelton Beach Club. www. bayviewfarmersmarket.com The 2013 Bayview Farmers Market season opens 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Bayview Corner. More than 60 vendors will be selling produce, plant starts, baked goods, hot foods, and artisan crafts beginning at 10 am. Music for the first week will be provided by the Maxwelton Beach Club. www. bayviewfarmersmarket.com Farmers Market Book Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 27, Coupeville Library. Shop locally at the Friends of the Library book nook for your “picks of the day.” Books for all seasons. Proceeds benefit the Coupeville Library. 360678-4911. www.sno-isle.org Return to the River: The Literary Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown, 1-3 p.m., April 27, Coupeville Library. Join Steve Raymond, fly fisher and writer, for a lecture that explores the writing of Roderick Haig-Brown, pioneering B.C. conservationist and fly fisher. Seating is limited. Sponsored by WI Fly Fishing Club and Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library.
Sun., April 28 Meet the authors, 10 a.m., April 27, Wind & Tide Bookshop, Oak Harbor. Four authors will be in bookstore speaking and doing book signings. Sunday lineup: Deb Craiger, noon; Doug Dunn, 1 p.m.; Justin Bog, 2 p.m.; Stacy R. Campbell, 3 p.m. 360675-1342. Gardeners’ Exchange, 1-2 p.m., April 28, Hummingbird Farms Nursery & Gardens, 2319 Zylstra Road, Oak Harbor. 360-679-5044. Every last Sunday of the month, the farm is inviting exchanging gardeners to bring their healthy bulbs, cuttings, seeds, herbs, house plants, perennials, annuals, etc.
Mon., April 29 Blood drive, Oak Harbor Lions Club, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 29, First United Methodist Church, 1050 S.E. Ireland St., Oak Harbor. For the Puget Sound Blood Center. All blood types needed. Treats, beverages served to donors. 360-279-2802. Job Club, 1 p.m., April 15, Oak Harbor Library. Drop in for free job-seeking help, hosted by the Division of Vocational
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The Ferry House near Ebey’s Landing is one of many historical sights ready for summer visitors. The house is owned by the National Parks Service, but is open to visitors by foot. Entry into the home is not permitted, but peak into the window for a glimpse into the past. Rehabilitation, Department of Social and Health Services. 360-675-5115, or www.snoisland.org Meet author Bernadette Pajer, 1-3 p.m., April 29, Coupeville Library. Pajer is author of the “Professor Bradshaw” mystery series. Free. 360-678-4911. Basic computer classes, 10 a.m., April 29, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. Microsoft Word basics. No previous computer experience required. Preregister by calling Roxann at the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 360-279-4583. www.sno-isle. org
Tues., April 30 Suor Angelica and La Voix Humaine, 2:30 p.m., April 30, Coupeville Library. Join Seattle Opera educator Robert McClung for an engaging, multimedia presentation that covers history, music and stagecraft of these operas. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library and Seattle Opera. Play Reading for Fun with Whidbey Playhouse, 5 p.m., April 30, Oak Harbor Library, join play reading and share ideas and scripts for consideration for future productions at Whidbey Playhouse. Directed by Stan Thomas. 360-6755115, or www.snoisle.org
Wed., May 1 Baby and me storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., May 1, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Play time follows. Program is for newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115, or
Thurs., May 2 Preschool storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., May 2, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. Let imaginations run wild with fun hooks, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. Designed for ages 3 to 5 years and caregiver is required. 360-675-5115, or www.snoisle.org Church rummage sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., May 2-4, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Auer Center, 4001 St. Mary’s Drive, Anacortes. On Saturday, almost all items will be sold half price. 360-2994561.
Toddlers storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., May 7, Oak Harbor Library. Jump and bounce into the magical world of stories, music and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Program is for children ages 24 months to 36 months. 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. 360-675-5115, or www.snoisle.org
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Animal first aid emergency class, 3 p.m., May 7, Freeland Library. Information on how to help your pet in an emergency taught by Dr. Eric Patrin of South Whidbey Animal Clinic. 360-331-7323, or www.sno-isle.org
Hearts and Hammers volunteer workday, 7:45 a.m.3:45 p.m., May 4, Living Hope FourSquare Church. Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers volunteers will assemble at the church, at corner of Broadway and Highway 20. 360-333-6654, or www.centralwhidbeyheartsandhammers.com
DIY teens program, 3 p.m., May 7, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. Create your favorite video game characters or use your imagination to design something new with plastic fuse heads. All supplies provided. For teens 12-18. 360675-5115, or www.sno-isle. org
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Republican Women of North Whidbey luncheon, 11:30 a.m., May 2, El Cazador’s, Oak Harbor. No-host luncheon. Fredie Simpson, Washington State Republican Party committeewoman, is guest speaker. 360-4411415. WorkSource Whidbey Job Fair, noon-4 p.m., May 2, Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor. Deadline for employers to reserve a table is April 22. 360-6755966.
Fri., May 3 White Cane Days in Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 3, Safeway (indoors), Ace Hardware and Saar’s Marketplace (outdoors). Oak Harbor Lions Club promoting eyesight awareness and accepting donations during White Cane Days, May 3-4. Helps Northwest Lions Foundation for sight and hearing in your community. Donations also may be sent to: Oak Harbor Lions Club.
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E V E RY T H I N G M U S T Go! Offers OK. Tools, Household and Antiques. A Little Of Everything! April 26th to 28th, Fr i d ay, S a t u r d ay a n d Sunday, 9am to 3pm. 6012 South Maxwelton Road, Clinton.
personal property subject to Distraint and Sale. Bids must be received by 3:00 p.m. on May 9, 2013 at the Office of the Island County Treasurer, 1 NE 7th St., Suite 111, PO Box 699, Coupev i l l e, WA 9 8 2 3 9 . Specifications and bid forms may be obtained from the Island County Treasurer’s office at (360) 679-7302. LEGAL NO. 474677 Published: The Whidbey Examiner April 25, 2013
PAULINE A. STEPUTIS has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Anyone having a claim against Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim per RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address below a copy of the claim and filing the original with this Cour t. The claim must be presented within the later of: (A) thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to creditor p e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (B) four months after date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Deced e n t ’s p r o b a t e a n d non-probate assets. Date of First Publication - King County: April 19, 2013 Date of First Publication - Island County: April 18, 2013 Personal Representative: Pauline A. Steputis Attorney for the Personal Representative: Dale K. Roundy Address for Mailing or Service: 506 North Main Street Coupeville, WA 98239 Dated this 23rd day of March, 2013.
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D a l e K . R o u n d y, WSBA #5802 Attorney for Personal Representative. LEGAL NO. 472865 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. April 18, 25, May 2, 2013. Island County Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update Public Comment Period and Hearing
Washington Dept. of Ecology is seeking comments on a comprehensive update to IN THE SUPERIOR Island County’s shoreCOURT OF THE line master program. STATE OF The proposed update WASHINGTON will revise all aspects IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND of the existing program including goals, poliIn the Matter of the Es- c i e s , r e g u l a t i o n s , shoreline environment tate of designations, and adJOYCE LAMBERT, ministrative procedures Deceased. to comply with the NO. 13 4 00074 3 P R O B AT E N O T I C E Continued on TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 next page.....
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any/all bids. To view items (by apLEGAL NOTICES these pointment only) and/or Shoreline Management o b t a i n a b i d f o r m , A c t ( C h a p t e r 9 0 . 5 8 please contact: RCW) and associated Pete Schrum, Facilities rules. Coordinator (360) 632-7193, Public comment acc e p t e d A p r i l 2 4 t o Mon-Fri between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm May 24, 2013, 5 p.m. Email: Send comments to WA schrum@ D e p t . o f E c o l o g y, islandtransit.org 3190-160th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008; p h . 4 2 5 - 6 4 9 - 4 2 5 3 ; These sur plus items e m a i l D a v i d . P a - must be disassembled and picked up within firstname.lastname@example.org. one week of notificaPublic Hearing May 1, tion of availability. (Es2013. Open House 6 timated date of availp.m. Public Hearing 7 ability: Thursday-May p . m . I s l a n d C o u n t y 30, 2013). Commissioners Room, 1 N E 6 t h S t r e e t , Bids will be opened promptly at 10:00 am Coupeville. We d n e s d ay, M ay 1 , Documents are avail- 2013. Members of the a b l e f o r r e v i e w a t : public are invited to athttp://www.ecy.wa.gov/ tend. programs/sea/shorel i n e s / s m p / m y c o m - LEGAL NO. 468238 m e n t s / i s l a n d c o u n - Published: The t y . h t m l Whidbey Examiner http://www.ecy.wa.gov/ April 11, 18, 25, 2013 programs/sea/shorelines/smp/mycomments/kirkland_limited_amend.html and the Dept. of Ecology NW Regional Office (address above) or the Island County Planning and Community DevelLEGAL NOTICE: opment Dept. (1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville). The Board of Commissioners of the Port of To receive documents Coupeville invites interin alternative formats: ested parties residing 4 2 5 - 6 4 9 - 7 2 4 4 . Pe r - in Port Commissioner sons with hearing loss: Distr ict Three (from 7 1 1 . P e r s o n s w i t h Admirals Cove south to s p e e c h d i s a b i l i t y : one quarter mile above 1-877-833-6341. the intersection of Route 525 and Mutiny LEGAL NO. 472846 Bay Road) to apply for Published: The an interim appointment Whidbey Examiner to the Board. The term April 25, 2013. of the appointment will be from May 8, 2013 through November 26, ISLAND TRANSIT 2013. Applications will SEALED BID be accepted until 4:00 SURPLUS ITEMS pm May 3, 2013 at the Island Transit is ac- Port Office, #24 Front cepting “Sealed Bids” Street, Coupeville, P. for the following sur- O. Box 577, Coupeville, WA 98239. Appliplus items: S t e e l M e z z a n i n e cants will be interw/Stairway - 1994 - viewed by the Board at 24’ x 16’ (deck height = i t s r e g u l a r m o n t h l y 9’ 2”, design live load = public meeting at the 125 psf) -Mfg. by C&H S n o - I s l e L i b r a r y a t Distributors, Minimum 1 0 : 0 0 a m , M a y 8 , 2013. Bid: $6,500; F o u r - Po s t , H e a v y D u t y Ve h i cl e L i f t - The Board also invites 1988, 30,000 lb., Mfg. residents of Port Comby Rotary Lift - Model m i s s i o n e r D i s t r i c t SM300 series, hydraul- Three to file with the ically operated (235” Island County Audiw h e e l b a s e, s i n g l e - tor/Elections Depar tp h a s e, l i n e vo l t a g e ment for the process of power of 208V - 230V being elected to the a t 6 0 H z , o r t h r e e - Board. The filing period p h a s e, l i n e vo l t a g e is May 13 through May power of 460V at 60 17, 2013 and the elecH z ) M i n i m u m B i d : tion will be held on November 5, 2013. The $5,000; Q T O 2 2 - G u a r d i a n ter m of office of the Elite Generator with elected par ty will be transfer switch (22KW f r o m N o ve m b e r 2 7 , 6 0 H z , 2 . 4 L P r o - 2013 through Decemp a n e / N a t u r a l g a s ) , ber 31, 2017. Questions may be adMinimum Bid: $3,000 dressed to the All Sealed Bids must Executive Director of be received no later the Port at telephone than 3:00 pm, Tues- n u m b e r ( 3 6 0 ) 6 7 8 day, April 30, 2013 ei- 5020, email: executither in person at the Is- v e d i r e c t o r @ p o r t o f land Transit Facility lo- coupeville.org cated at 19758 SR 20, Coupeville WA, or via LEGAL NO. 474356 mail at PO Box 1735, Published: The Coupeville WA 98239. Whidbey Examiner Island Transit reserves April 25, 2013. the right to accept the bid deemed in the best interests of Island Tra n s i t , o r t o r e j e c t
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NOTICE of APPLICATION with SEPA Island County has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of non-significance (DNS). The optional DNS process established by WAC 197-11355 is being used. The public comment period as described below may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the following proposals. File Number: 116/13 CGP, Applicant: Betty Carlson, Location: R32905-025-4800, Langley Proposal: Clearing & minor grading of approx 3 acres of a 15 acre parcel for future single family residence, bar n, guest house, arena & alternative energy generation. Parcel contains steep slopes & possible stream. Staff Contact: Bill Po s s , b i l l p @ c o. i s land.wa.us The proposal may include mitigation under applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is required. PUBLIC COMMENTS: must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 9, 2013 mail to Island County Community D e v e l o p m e n t , P. O . Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239; deliver to 6th & Main Street, C o u p ev i l l e, WA b e tween 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; by FA X t o ( 3 6 0 ) 6 7 9 7306. Application files are available for inspection at no cost, and will be provided at the cost of reproduction in a timely m a n n e r. To r e q u e s t notice of hearings, receive a copy of the decision or SEPA determ i n a t i o n , o r information on appeals contact us at the above address. LEGAL NO. 475674 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. April 25, 2013 N OT I C E O F T RU S TEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA - 1 0 - 4 0 3 0 1 9 - S H A P N N o . : R13324-069-2030 Title O r d e r N o . : 100698502-WA-GNO Grantor(s): GWEN DIAMOND Grantee(s): W E L L S FA R G O
BANK, N.A. A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Deed of Trust Ins t r u m e n t / R e fe r e n c e No.: 4160646 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 5/3/2013, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the City Hall located at 865 SE Harrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, paya bl e i n t h e fo r m o f credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or cer tified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of ISLAND, State of Wa s h i n g t o n , t o - w i t : T H AT P O RT I O N O F THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 33 NORTH, RANGE 1 E A S T W. M . D E SCRIBED AS FOLL OW S : C O M M E N C ING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, THENCE NORTH ON THE EAST LINE THEREOF 600.00 FEET; THENCE WEST ON A L I N E PA R A L L E L WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 469.90 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE NORTH PA R A L L E L TO T H E EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 200.00 FEET; THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 293.63 FEET MORE OF LESS TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SR 20; THENCE SOUTH ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF S A I D S R 2 0 TO A POINT LYING WEST OF THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE EAST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 251.53 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY O F I S L A N D, S TAT E O F WA S H I N G T O N . More commonly known a s : 3 4 6 4 2 S TAT E ROUTE 20, OAK HARBOR, WA 98277 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 1/24/2006, recorded 1/25/2006, under 4160646 records of ISLAND County, Washington, from GWEN DIAMOND , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Grantor(s), to NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of W E L L S FA R G O BANK, N.A. A NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned b y W E L L S FA R G O BANK, N.A. A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to US Bank National Associat i o n , a s Tr u s t e e fo r SASCO Mortgage L o a n Tr u s t 2 0 0 6 GEL4. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr u s t / M o r t g a g e . I I I . The defaults) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $ 6 7 , 0 0 3 . 0 3 I V. T h e sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $222,755.03, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 3/1/2010, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real proper ty will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 5/3/2013. The defaults referred t o i n Pa r a g r a p h I I I must be cured by 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if a t a n y t i m e b e fo r e 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Not i c e o f D e fa u l t wa s transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME GWEN DIAMOND, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN ADDRESS 34642 S TAT E R O U T E 2 0 , O A K H A R B O R , WA 9 8 2 7 7 by b o t h f i r s t class and certified mail on 11/30/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Tr ustee; and the Borrower and
Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Pa r a g r a p h I a b o ve , and the Tr ustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described proper ty. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds fo r i n va l i d a t i n g t h e Tr u s t e e ’s s a l e. N O TICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the proper ty on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE S A L E O F YO U R HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR A N AT TO R N E Y L I C E N S E D I N WA S H INGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it m ay h e l p y o u s a ve your home. See below fo r s a fe s o u r c e s o f h e l p. S E E K I N G A S S I S TA N C E H o u s i n g counselors and legal a s s i s t a n c e m ay b e available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance i n d e t e r m i n i n g yo u r rights and oppor tun i t i e s t o ke e p yo u r house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commiss i o n : To l l - f r e e : 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or
W e b s i t e : http://www.dfi.wa.gov/c onsumers/homeownership/post_ purchase_ counselors_ foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban D e v e l o p m e n t : To l l free: 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: h t t p : / / p o r tal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD or for Local counseling agencies in W a s h i n g t o n : http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/ind ex . c f m ? we b L i s t A c tion=searchandsearchstate=WAandfilterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and att o r n ey s : Te l e p h o n e : 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid t o t h e Tr u s t e e. T h i s shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no fur ther recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, t h e B e n e f i c i a r y, t h e Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankr uptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMAT I O N O B TA I N E D WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 12/31/2012 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Michael Dowell, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality L o a n S e r v i c e C o r p. 2 1 4 1 F i f t h Ave n u e , San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Cor p. of Washington 1 9 7 3 5 1 0 t h Ave n u e NE, Suite N-200 Poulsb o, WA 9 8 3 7 0 S a l e Line: 714-730-2727 Or L o g i n t o : http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA - 1 0 - 4 0 3 0 1 9 - S H A - 4 3 4 2 0 6 4 0 4 / 0 4 / 2 0 1 3 , 04/25/2013
N OT I C E O F T RU S TEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA - 1 2 - 5 1 5 2 1 7 - S H A P N N o . : S8140-03-05020-0 Title Order No.: 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 1 - WA - G S I Grantor(s): KEITH L. LAMAS, MARAYA D. LAMAS Grantee(s): W E L L S FA R G O HOME MORTGAGE, INC Deed of Trust Ins t r u m e n t / R e fe r e n c e No.: 4075428 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 5/3/2013, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the City Hall located at 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, paya bl e i n t h e fo r m o f credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or cer tified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of ISLAND, State of Wa s h i n g t o n , t o - w i t : L OT 2 0 , B L O C K 5 , P L AT O F S H A D OW GLEN DIVISION NO. 3 , AC C O R D I N G TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 11 OF PLATS, PAGE 44, RECORDS OF ISLAND COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUAT E D I N I S L A N D COUNTY, WASHINGTON. NOTE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURP O S E S O N LY: T H E FOLLOWING MAY BE USED AS AN ABBREVIATED LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON THE DOCUMENTS TO BE R E C O R D E D, P E R AMENDED RCW 65.04. SAID ABBREVIAT E D L E G A L D E SCRIPTION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION WITHIN THE BODY OF THE DOCUMENT. LT. 20, , BLK. 5,, GLENN NO. 3 More commonly known a s : 7 8 8 N W C AT H LAMET DRIVE, OAK HARBOR, WA 98277 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 9/8/2003, recorded 9/17/2003, under 4075428 records of I S L A N D C o u n t y, Washington, from KEITH L. LAMAS AND MARAYA D. LAMAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to CHICAGO TITLE, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of W E L L S FA R G O HOME MORTGAGE, INC, as Beneficiar y, the beneficial interest in which was assigned b y W E L L S FA R G O HOME MORTGAGE, INC (or by its successors-in-interest and/or a s s i g n s, i f a ny ) , t o Wells Fargo Bank, NA. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiar y of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the
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obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligat i o n s e c u r e d by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t / M o r t gage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $ 1 5 , 2 1 4 . 0 9 I V. T h e sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $140,110.12, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 2/1/2012, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real proper ty will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 5/3/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph 111 must be cured by 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if a t a n y t i m e b e fo r e 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Not i c e o f D e fa u l t wa s transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME KEITH L. LAMAS AND MARAYA D. LAMAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE ADDRESS 788 NW CATHLAMET DRIVE, O A K H A R B O R , WA 9 8 2 7 7 by b o t h f i r s t class and certified mail on 10/25/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Tr ustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Pa r a g r a p h I a b o ve , and the Tr ustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. - VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth be-
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low will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described proper ty. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds fo r i n va l i d a t i n g t h e Tr u s t e e ’s s a l e. N O TICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the proper ty on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE S A L E O F YO U R HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR A N AT TO R N E Y L I C E N S E D I N WA S H INGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it m ay h e l p y o u s a ve your home. See below fo r s a fe s o u r c e s o f h e l p. S E E K I N G A S S I S TA N C E H o u s i n g counselors and legal a s s i s t a n c e m ay b e available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance i n d e t e r m i n i n g yo u r rights and oppor tun i t i e s t o ke e p yo u r house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commiss i o n : To l l - f r e e : 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or W e b s i t e : http://www.dfi.wa.gov/c onsumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.h tm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Developm e n t : To l l - f r e e : 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: h t t p : / / p o r tal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD or for Local counseling agencies in
W a s h i n g t o n : http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/ind ex . c f m ? we b L i s t A c tion=searchandsearchstate=WAandfilterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and att o r n ey s : Te l e p h o n e : 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid t o t h e Tr u s t e e. T h i s shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no fur ther recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, t h e B e n e f i c i a r y, t h e Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankr uptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMAT I O N O B TA I N E D WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 12/31/12 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Susan Hurley, Assistant Vice presid e n t Tr i c i a M o r e n o, Assistant Secretary Michael Dowell, Assistant S e c r e t a r y Tr u s t e e ’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. o f Wa s h i n g t o n C / O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866)645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Po u l s b o, WA 9 8 3 7 0 (866)645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or L o g i n t o : http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA - 1 1 - 5 1 5 2 1 7 - S H , A - 4 3 4 2 6 5 9 0 4 / 0 4 / 2 0 1 3 , 04/25/2013 LEGAL NO. 469413 Published: The Whidbey Examiner April 4, 25, 2013. N OT I C E O F T RU S TEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA - 1 2 - 5 0 2 4 7 8 - S H A P N N o . : S8135-03-00059-0 Title Order No.: 1 2 0 0 9 5 0 9 4 - WA - G S I Grantor(s): GEOFFREY M. SIMMONS, ANDREA M. SIMMONS Grantee(s): W E L L S FA R G O BANK, N.A. Deed of
LEGAL NOTICES Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 4131083 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 5/3/2013, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the City Hall located at 865 SE Harrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidd e r, p aya bl e i n t h e for m of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chart e r e d b a n k s, a t t h e time of sale the following described real proper ty, situated in the County of ISLAND, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 59, PLAT OF SEA VIEW, DIVISION NO. 3, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 11 OF P L AT S , PA G E 7 5 , RECORDS OF ISL A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON. NOTE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE FOLLOWING MAY BE USED AS AN A B B R E V I AT E D L E GAL DESCRIPTION ON THE DOCUM E N T S TO B E R E CORDED, PER AMENDED RCW 65.04. SAID ABBREVIAT E D L E G A L D E SCRIPTION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION WITHIN THE BODY OF THE DOCUMENT. LOT 59 S E A V I E W , D I V. # 3 More commonly known as: 1904 FIRWOODS P L AC E , O A K H A R BOR, WA 98277 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 4/6/2005, recorded 4/14/2005, under 4131083 records of ISLAND County, Washington, from GEOFFREY M. SIMMONS AND ANDREA M. SIMMONS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to NORTHWEST TRUSTEE S E RV I C E S L L C, a s Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of W E L L S FA R G O BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (or by its successorsin-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr u s t / M o r t g a g e . I I I . The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $ 3 2 , 3 2 7 . 6 2 I V. T h e sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $205,864.58, together with interest as provided in the Note from the
LEGAL NOTICES 8/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real proper ty will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 5/3/2013. The defaults referred t o i n Pa r a g r a p h I I I must be cured by 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if a t a n y t i m e b e fo r e 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 4/22/2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Not i c e o f D e fa u l t wa s transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): GEOFFREY M. SIMMONS AND ANDREA M. SIMMONS, HUSBAND AND WIFE 1904 FIRWOODS PLACE, OAK HARBOR, WA 98277 by both first class and certified mail on 11/26/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Tr ustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Pa r a g r a p h I a b o ve , and the Tr ustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described proper ty. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit
may result in a waiver of any proper grounds fo r i n va l i d a t i n g t h e Tr u s t e e ’s s a l e. N O TICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the proper ty on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE S A L E O F YO U R HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR A N AT TO R N E Y L I C E N S E D I N WA S H INGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it m ay h e l p y o u s a ve your home. See below fo r s a fe s o u r c e s o f h e l p. S E E K I N G A S S I S TA N C E H o u s i n g counselors and legal a s s i s t a n c e m ay b e available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance i n d e t e r m i n i n g yo u r rights and oppor tun i t i e s t o ke e p yo u r house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commiss i o n : To l l - f r e e : 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or W e b s i t e : http://www.dfi.wa.gov/c onsumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.h tm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Developm e n t : To l l - f r e e : 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: h t t p : / / p o r tal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD or for Local counseling agencies in W a s h i n g t o n : http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/ind ex . c f m ? we b L i s t A c tion=searchand a m p ; s e a r c h state=WAandamp;filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and att o r n ey s : Te l e p h o n e : 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid t o t h e Tr u s t e e. T h i s
shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no fur ther recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, t h e B e n e f i c i a r y, t h e Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankr uptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMAT I O N O B TA I N E D WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date d : D E C. 2 8 , 2 0 1 2 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2 1 4 1 F i f t h Ave n u e , San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Cor p. of Washington 1 9 7 3 5 1 0 t h Ave n u e NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (866) 645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or L o g i n t o : http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA - 1 2 - 5 0 2 4 7 8 - S H A - 4 3 4 3 7 5 6 0 4 / 0 4 / 2 0 1 3 , 04/25/2013
I s l a n d RT P O i n v i t e qualified consulting firms or persons to submit Statements of Qualifications, interest and experience in developing Transpor tation Plans in accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act, including travel demand modeling, population a n d e c o n o m i c fo r e casting, level of service standards, concurrency regulations, multimodal components a n d p u bl i c i nvo l ve ment.
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NOTICE TO TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANTS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The pur pose of this project is to update and finalize the Island County Transportation Element and Concurrency Management Program in accordance with Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requirements. The Transportation Element will be consistent with the Island County Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element and will include land use data and projections for a twenty year horizon. T h e Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Element will also include land use assumptions used in estimating travel; multimodal improvements or strategies that are made concurrent with development, estimated traffic impacts to facilities, and ser vice n e e d s, a c t i ve l i v i n g components and other critical elements. The transportation modeling and population and economic forecast work associated with this project will be conducted for the entire RTPO region which includes Island and Skagit Counties and the municipalities within. For a copy of the complete RFQ send an email request to: email@example.com or go to: http://www.islandcount y. n e t / P u bl i c Works/DoingBusinesswithICPW.asp LEGAL NO. 473886 Published: The Whidbey Examiner April 18, 25, May 2, 2013
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FUNDS: Ebey’s Forever Fund gives out $100,000 in preservation grants From page 1 help fund siding restoration and milling, front door replacement and window replacement. In addition, the owner is replacing the roof with historic style shingles. During renovations, workers were scraping old drywall from the home and found an old hymnal book from the Coupeville Methodist Church inside. The book belonged to Virginia Sherman, who lived in the home as a child. The owner was able to contact Sherman and visit her at her home south of Seattle. “All of the buildings have their own stories,” Preiss said. “It’s fun to uncover.” “We’re the benefactors of these stories.” By year’s end, Ebey’s
Forever Fund will have funded 30 or so projects in the reserve. Driving through the reserve, Preiss can point out small projects here and there that have been completed because of the fund. Many of the projects are about making the structure useable again, whether it’s the foundation on a barn or the roof on a wood shed. “Its those small and subtle projects that we think matter too,” Preiss said. The key to keeping a historical structure is having a good foundation and good roof. The fund also focuses on helping structures find usefulness in today’s society. “One of the best ways to save a building is to have a use,” Matsov said. Of the more than 400 structures registered on the national registry in the re-
serve, roughly 99 percent of them are privately owned. Each structure has historical significance and helps tell the story of Ebey’s Reserve, Preiss said. All tell a different story. The community-driven fund was established four years ago by local resident Ken Pickard, who issued a challenge to the community. Funds are raised through private donations by individuals and businesses on and off the island. Grants require matching by the structure owner. “It’s an incentive for them, a tool for them,” Preiss said. While the fund has issued $200,000 in grants, historically owners have been matching grants two-to-one. “That’s a $600,000 investment in helping sustain our heritage,” Preiss said.
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The Comstock Barn, located on Engle Road near Hill Road, also received a grant. Students from the University of Oregon will be up this summer to help with restoration.
PROTECTED: Conservation easement eyed just north of Ebey’s Reserve From page 1 about the easement because it protects a pristine view scape on a visible part of Whidbey Island. “It’s a really exciting conservation easement for
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us because it’s on the north side of Ebey’s Reserve where there is little farm protection,” said Pat Powell, executive director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Last year, 17 acres of farmland off Arnold Road near Penn Cove was protected in an easement. She also noted that the National Park Service placed a scenic easement at Grasser’s Hill. Powell said the Muzzall’s will lose some development rights through the easement buy will be able to alter their farming business in the fu-
ture. “This easement allows them a lot of flexibility to change what they produce depending on market changes,” Powell said. Mark Preiss, manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, said the Muzzall Farm is a critical family farm on the northeast part of the reserve. He noted that it’s a Washington Centennial Farm, which is a farm that has been continuously owned by the same family for 100 years.
“The Muzzall family has its own set of important stories to tele and through this easement, those stories will be available for generations to come,” Preiss said. He added that it’s important to recognize that the family made a choice in deciding to get an easement. The Land Trust had secured the Conservation Futures Fund award last year before an appraisal was made on the proposal. Currently several volunteer groups are evaluating the $69,000 proposed award.
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Jennifer and Roshel Muzzall work on the family farm.
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