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Navy EIS comment period extended By Janis Reid Staff Reporter
In response to a number of requests, the Navy is extending the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers. Comments are now being accepted until Friday, Jan. 31. Purpose of the extension is “to ensure all surrounding communities have ample opportunity to provide input,” Navy officials said in a prepared news release. Recently, the Navy was criticized by the City of Port Townsend and San Juan County. David King, the mayor of Port Townsend, said he and the city council complained that they were not notified about the EIS process or offered a public scoping meeting. Public meetings were held during December in Coupeville, Oak Harbor and Anacortes. The scoping period began Sept. 5, with the original deadline for closing it set for Jan. 3. King described the Navy’s new Growlers, which are replacing the EA-6B Prowlers, as “pretty loud” and “very much noticed” by Port Townsend residents. Though saying the Navy originally overlooked Port Townsend in the scoping process, King said he is encouraged that the Navy extended the scoping period. “It seems like, in asking for it, we were able to get it,” King said. Port Townsend’s city council also asked for an additional public scoping meeting, King said, which the Navy does not appear to be offering at this time. Still, King said, the Navy’s response was “a step in that direction” and he remains hopeful that Port Townsend will continue to be included as the EIS progresses. An additional opportunity for public input will held after the EIS statement is written and a draft version is made public in 2015. It doesn’t seem likely that Port Townsend’s city council would be taking a formal position on the Growler, King said, but added members believe it is important
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Tim McDonald, executive director for Port of Coupeville, and other officials for port closed a Front Street public beach access due to safety concerns with the stairs leading down to the water.
Port closes beach access by wharf By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
Due to safety concerns, leaders for the Port of Coupeville chained off a Front Street entry point to the beach. The stairs near the port office by Coupeville Wharf were recently blocked. People can still walk down to the beach by using the Front Street deck, located next to the Knead and Feed. “The stairway is falling apart and it’s not safe to go down there,” said Tim McDonald, executive director for Port of Coupeville. He added parts of the concrete stairs have broken, the sand underneath is washing away and there’s nothing anchoring the stairs. There is also a large piece of wood blocking the stairs and hampering people’s access to the shore. Port officials said they noticed the state of the stairs last month. A chain currently blocks the entry at the top and bottom of the stairs while officials figure out how to address the issues. The access is just the latest maintenance problem to arise for a public entity that owns two 100-year-old facilities — the Coupeville Wharf and Greenbank Farm. “Basically we have more maintenance than we can handle,” Port Commissioner Mar-
shall Bronson said during last week’s monthly meeting. The Port of Coupeville recently received a rural development fund grant that will provide up to $70,000 to pay for new fuel floats at the Coupeville Wharf. The current concrete floats are prone to breaking away from the Wharf during severe weather. The fuel float project is currently going through the permitting process through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state Departments of Ecology, Natural Resources andFish and Wildlife. Also the sewer system at the Greenbank Farm needs to be redesigned and officials are working to meet requirements set by the state Department of Health. Officials have to hire a professional engineer to design the new system and they have to find someone to manage the system since the former manager is no longer available. The current sewage system was installed
by Greenbank Farm’s previous owner, Chateau Ste. Michelle. When it was installed, it was designed to handle special events. However, with the addition of a restaurant and a food production facility, the current system isn’t able to handle the load. Port officials are also busy developing an updated list of construction, repair and maintenance projects. It will be up to the commissioners for the Port of Coupeville to come up with a priority list. Leaders have currently budgeted to spend $70,464 in construction, repair and maintenance in 2014. The small port district received $335,000 in Conservation Futures Funds in 2013 for a conservation easement placed on the agriculture, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands at Greenbank Farm. Officials have yet to decide how to use that additional funding.
The Whidbey Examiner • January 16, 2014
By Sara Hansen Staff Reporter
referrals. “It’s mostly just people who have a great story to tell and are willing to give up a Saturday and speak to the public,” Salveson said. Salveson joined Beach Watchers in 2012, so she’s a “newbie” compared to other volunteers. “I really am excited about learning and giving the opportunity for other people to learn about our environment,” Salveson said. “It’s energizing. We want to keep getting information out there for people who want to learn about it.” Because of all the new classes, there’s a lot of information people haven’t heard before, Salveson said. Some of the new classes include Bald Eagle ecology, snails, slugs and things in our gardens to landslide hazards — which is extremely relevant after the large slide at Ledgewood last year, Salveson said. “We run the gamut of technical scientific information and some of the more interesting information about the snails and slugs around us,” Salveson said. The exhibits hall will be open all day long, Ade Ridder said. Puget Sound Energy and the American Red Cross will have booths set-up. People will be able to check out emergency kits and learn how to make a plan for their family during an earthquake. “The goal is to help people better understand the place
Beach Watchers gearing up for Sound Waters For anyone wanting to learn more about Puget Sound, Beach Watchers is holding a one-day university with 65 classes Feb. 1. Sound Waters, now in its 19th year, was started after the first Beach Watchers organization was formed. The program is a Washington State University Extension service which brings volunteers together to educate the public about Puget Sound. “I’m trying to do my bit to save the planet,” said Julie Ward, publicity chairwoman for Sound Waters. About 550 to 600 people attend the event, said cochairwoman Linda Ade Ridder. Many people who are a part of Beach Watchers want to preserve what the area has, but also they want to do more than write a check, Ward said. “There’s a lot of passion,” Ward said. “Sound Waters is put on by volunteers.” Twenty volunteers makeup the core of the Sound Waters committee.
2013 Sound Waters participants make their way through registration. This year 65 classes will be offered for attendees to choose from. All of the volunteers are part of Beach Watchers, so they’ve completed 100 hours of program training, Ade Ridder said. “It’s a great group to work with,” Ade Ridder said. “It makes being chair pretty easy.” This year’s keynote speaker is William Steele, a 20-year veteran of the University of Washington Seismology Lab. Steele will talk about the Cascadia Fault Zone, earthquake hazards and efforts to
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Ember sparks dust causing evacuation A burning ember simmering in a dust pile prompted the evacuation of Coupeville Middle and High School Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., maintenance supervisor Scott Losey was in the process of changing a belt in the air handling unit for the woodworking/metalworking building at Coupeville High School. He discovered a small ember and burning dust. The fire alarm was triggered and students in both schools were evacuated to a playing field next to the gym building, according to information from the Coupeville School District. Students returned to class approximately 25 minutes later. Losey was able to extinguish the small fire, which was contained within the metal ductwork. Firefighters from Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to the alarm. They were onsite shortly after the alarm sounded. Superintendent Jim Shank expressed appreciation for the quick response from Losey and the fire department, and the students and staff who followed fire drill procedures to quickly evacuate. “Staff handled it great and students handled it great,” Shank said.
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County struggling to find conservation fund volunteers By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
After months of searching, Island County is still looking for volunteers to participate in two boards that evaluate projects trying to utilize Conservation Futures Funds. The county started looking for volunteers in October to serve on the Community Advisory Board and the Technical Advisory Board; however, nobody has applied yet. “It would be nice to fill the positions,” said Pam Dill, who is coordinating the application search for Island County. She said it doesn’t require a large time commitment. The Technical Advisory Group evaluates applications in March and the Community Advisory Board meets in May before
they forward recommendations to the Board of Island County Commissioners. The Conservation Futures Funds made news in late 2013 when county officials considered placing the fund on hold for one year. Instead, commissioners came up with priorities on how to use the fund. The highest priority projects are acquiring easements around Outlying Field and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station followed by loan payoff, and applications to maintain existing properties funded by the futures fund. Conservation Futures Fund is paid through a 6.25 cent tax per $1,000 assessed property valuation. Money raised through the fund pays for acquiring rights in open space, farm and agricultural land, timberland and to maintain properties that has been
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The Whidbey Examiner • January 16, 2014
Port beach access not a major project, but important one Due to safety concerns, Port of Coupeville officials closed the public beach access near the wharf. There is no timeframe for when these concerns will be addressed and the access will be reopened. Officials said they are Megan Hansen concerned about people usSome perspective ing the access because the the stairway is falling apart, a log is blocking the way and parts of the concrete have broken away. With sand erosion, there’s nothing anchoring the path. Officials are in the process of identifying a list of priority projects for the port, including replacing aging fuel floats at the wharf, upgrading the sewer system and insulating a barn at Greenbank Farm. Officials have a limited budget each year to work with and seek out grants and additional funding for some of these projects. When compared to those other items, fixing a stairwell pales in comparison, but it is important. Coupeville is a tourist community. People come here to visit the seaside town, explore the community and enjoy the beaches. While there is access further down near Knead N’ Feed, having the location near the wharf is ideal. One of the port’s determined purposes is to encourage eco-tourism. We need to support and maintain our waterfront to the best of our abilities to ensure we maintain that appeal to tourists. While the port has many larger projects on its plate to deal with, it shouldn’t let this one slip through the cracks. Hopefully officials can identify an easy, cost efficient way to address the repairs. And it needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. — Megan Hansen is editor of The Whidbey Examiner. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Editor, I understand the frustration of those living under the flight path of Navy jets. I did live under the Prowler path and was content with the noise. But, until another area is found for training our men and women, alternative answers should be listened to. What about the idea someone suggested to have them practice on a carrier anchored out off shore?
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Educate and prepare for earthquakes
E. Kirsten Peters Rock Doc “It’s 8:16 on a chilly, wet morning … You’ve just arrived at work and are pouring a cup of coffee when you become aware of a low rumbling noise. Within seconds, the rumbling becomes a roar, the floor beneath you heaves, and the building begins to pitch and shake so violently that you’re thrown to the floor. The roaring is joined by a cacophony of crashing as windows shatter and every unsecured object in the room — from the desk chair to the coffee pot — is sent flying. Shaken loose by the shudder-
ing and jolting of the building, dust and ceiling particles drift down like snow. Then the lights flicker and go out.” That’s the arresting start of a new report produced by several governmental agencies that describes what can happen when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hits what’s called the Cascadia Region, an area that stretches from the coast of northern California northward through western Oregon, Washington, and southwestern British Columbia. The quake will be triggered by movement along the faults that lie between the oceanic tectonic plates and the plate on which North America rides. When the plates move suddenly, absolutely enormous amounts of energy are released, with violent shaking of the ground and tsunamis as the result. The report that describes all this is “Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Scenario. “ Cascadia isn’t the only place in danger of having major earthquakes. Most famously, the San Andreas and
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associated faults in California are a constant threat to local residents. And the New Madrid fault zone, centered where the states of Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee come together, is a threat to the lower Midwest. Finally, states as different as South Carolina and Alaska also run the risk of significant earthquakes. In short, the U.S. has a number of regions where enormous amounts of energy can be released over the span of just seconds, with resulting damage to buildings, roads, power lines and pipelines. The Cascadia region of the Pacific Northwest is in danger of large earthquakes because it’s a subduction zone – a place where ocean crust dives underneath the overriding North American plate. Worldwide, subduction zones harbor the greatest threats for truly enormous earthquakes, with magnitudes from 8 to 9 and even higher. In 1960 a quake off the coast of Chile had a magnitude of 9.5 – the highest ever on record. Quakes that enormous have major ground shaking that lasts for a ter-
rifyingly long time, and they can create large tsunami at sea. In addition, such quakes have numerous aftershocks, quakes that in their own right are significant. The scale used by geologists to measure earthquakes has its complexities. In California, the Loma Prieta quake of 1989 had a magnitude of 6.9. In 2002 a quake with magnitude 7.9 struck Denali Park, Alaska. The Alaskan quake, measuring a single unit higher on the magnitude scale, released more than 30 times more energy than the smaller Loma Prieta quake. The most recent megaquake in Cascadia is estimated to have had a magnitude between 8.7 and 9.2. It occurred on Jan. 26, 1700. We know about it both from physical evidence here in our country and from written records of a tsunami that arrived in Japan some hours after the quake. The sobering fact is that we could have a similar event again, and at any time. We can’t predict the date of the next major earthquake
in the U.S., but we can anticipate some likely impacts it will have. In Cascadia, the dangers spring both from ground shaking and flooding along the coasts and estuaries due to tsunami. The Oregon Legislature commissioned a report that estimated more than $30 billion in property could be lost when the next Big One hits. The death toll might stand at around 10,000 from such an event. It behooves those of us who live in earthquake country – whether in the lower Midwest, California or Cascadia – to educate ourselves about risks. Having several days worth of food and water on hand, and a way to cook up some vittles, are simple goals most of us can achieve. Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was trained as a geologist at Princeton and Harvard. This column is a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.
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Wolves shake off bad game, topple MVC By Jim Waller Staff Reporter
After a night when little went right, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team got back on track with a 50-47 nonleague win over visiting Mount Vernon Christian Saturday, Jan. 11. Friday night, the Wolves fell 67-30 at Archbishop Murphy. The win over the Hurricanes gave the Wolves their second of the year, already surpassing the win totals of each of the previous two seasons. And it didn’t come easily. Coupeville held slight leads most of the night, staying out front 13-10, 22-19 and 36-27 at the quarters. Mount Vernon Christian (6-7) drilled several threeballs and opened the fourth period on a 10-0 run, and Coupeville found itself behind 37-36. The Wolves withstood the storm and brewed one of their own. They tightened their defense and went back to a full-court press. “We switched up our defenses and it threw their offense off a little bit,” Coupeville coach Anthony Smith said. The result: the Wolves outscored the Hurricanes 11-2 and regained control. From there, MVC never
got closer than the final threepoint margin. Nick Streubel led Coupeville with a double-double, collecting 15 points and 12 rebounds. Anthony Bergeron nearly earned his own double-double, tallying 17 points and eight boards. Wiley Hesselgrave chipped in with eight points, Aaron Trumbull five, Gavin O’Keefe two, Matt Shank two and Joel Walstad one. “We played hard,” Smith said. “It was a good win.” Archbishop Murphy (3-2, 3-8) started Friday’s game on a 14-0 run and Coupeville never recovered. “No one played well at all,” Smith said. “I don’t know what it was, the press or what.” Smith said his team didn’t have problems breaking the press but did have problems finishing. “We had no offense. We rushed our shots. There was nothing good about this game,” he said. Coupeville played without Streubel, who was recovering from an injury in the previous game. Trumbull scored nine points, Walstad seven, Bergeron seven, O’Keefe six, and Oscar Liquidano one. Coupeville (0-5, 2-8) heads to Shoreline to play King’s (3-1, 8-2) at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.
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The annual Smelt Run takes off from La Conner Middle School at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The event features a 10K, a 5K, a two-mile walk and a kids dash. These are USATF certified races on a flat course through La Conner and serve as a fund raiser for the Skagit Symphony. Hot showers, soup and other refreshments will be offered after the race. Register online at www. active.com through Feb. 17 at discounted fees ranging from $15-$25. Late registration the day of the race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Free throw woes contribute to pair of losses for girls team Foul shots are a reward for an opponent’s mistake, but the Coupeville High School girls basketball team failed to take advantage of those opportunities in a pair of home losses last weekend. The Wolves lost 56-39 to Archbishop Murphy Friday, Jan. 10, and 38-36 in a nonleague game to Mount Vernon Christian Saturday, Jan. 11. Struggles at the foul line played a role in both losses, particularly in the close loss to the Hurricanes. Coupeville missed 16 free throws against Mount Vernon Christian, hitting only 16 of 32. The Wolves were 9 for 21 at the line against ATM. Archbishop Murphy (3-2, 4-5)
exploded in the third quarter to pull away in Friday’s game. The Wildcats led 16-14 after one period and 25-22 at halftime. “Down only three at halftime, we felt pretty good with our game plan,” coach David King said. Then the third quarter started. “We came out slow; the energy on the court wasn’t there,” King said. Besides being outscored 18-6 in the quarter, the Wolves’ lost point guard Bree Messner to a head injury. Messner returned late in the game but missed Saturday’s game with MVC. “Missing our floor leader for an extended time hurt us against the
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Saratoga Chamber orchestra preview, 2 p.m., Jan. 23, Freeland Library. Attend for an opportunity to meet Chao Li, one of three finalists for the position of artistic director and conductor of the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra. Li will give a talk about the upcoming “Brahms #1” concert in an informal meet-and-greet with the community. The concert will feature music of Puccini, Chausson and Brahms with guest soloist Whidbey’s own Gloria Ferry-Brennan on violin. Free. 360-331-7323, or email@example.com
Ways of Whales workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 25, Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center. Join Orca Network for the annual Ways of Whales workshop on Whidbey Island. The 2014 Ways of Whales workshop will focus on endangered Southern Resident orcas, and the endangered salmon they depend upon for survival. More information and registration available on the website. $30, or $25 senior/student. 360331-3543, or susan@orcanet work.org
Island County Historical Society annual membership meeting, 1-3 p.m., Jan. 28, Coupeville Library. Several new board members will be elected, and a report on museum business in 2013 will be featured. 360-678-3310, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.islandhistory.org
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Coupeville Lions Club blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 23, Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St. One pint of blood can save three lives. To donate, just drop in or schedule an appointment: DonorSched@ psbc.org. For more info call Sue Hartin 503-789-3595 or 360-678-4105.
Star Party, begins at dark, Jan. 24, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 S.W. Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor. Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public star party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society. No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. 360-6797664, or email@example.com, or www.icas-wa.webs.com
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held Jan. 26. Weekly practices are on Sunday evenings at the First United Methodist Church, and concerts are scheduled for May 2 and 4. Individual dues for the season are $30 for adults and $15 for high school and college students, payable at registration. Women are required to purchase a chorus blouse for $37 or $42 depending on size; financial aid is available for that purchase. 360-678-4148, or www.whidbeycommchorus. org
Island Beach Access monthly public meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 17, Freeland Library. Find out what is happening at your public beaches. Help us make sure these access points remain open so that future generations will still be able to enjoy their public beaches. info@ islandbeachaccess.org, or www.islandbeachaccess. org
2014 Ebey’s Forever Grant Workshop, 9:30-11 a.m., Jan. 18, Coupeville Library. If you own one of the many historically significant buildings within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, you’re encouraged to attend a workshop on how to apply for a 2014 Ebey’s Forever grant. You’ll find out the how the grant works and what it means for your historically significant building. Hosted by the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR, this is a free workshop and open to the public. 360-678-6084, or sar firstname.lastname@example.org
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The theme is “Fellowship.” Please bring two-to-three art pieces that reflect fellowship. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email email@example.com or visit www.whidbeyisland cameraclub.com
Celebrate the Spirit of Writing, 3 p.m., Jan. 16, Oak Harbor Library. Join winners of Whidbey Island Writers Association Spirit of Writing Contest as they read from their new anthology, “In the Spirit of Writing 2013.” Programs last one hour, with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the authors afterward. Event is free and open to the public, and is supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. 360-6755115, or www.sno-isle.org
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LEGAL NOTICES tors is on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 9:30 AM, at Island Transit’s Main Base Facilities, 19758 SR20, Coupeville WA. Accommodations made available upon advance request for communications assistance. The meeting room is accessible and open to the public. For more infor mation, p l e a s e c a l l (360) 678-7771. LEGAL NO. 535489 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. January 9, 16, 2014. NOTICE: AS THE RESULT OF AN ORDER ENTERED IN A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, KEVIN L STEWARD AND MARILOU S STEWA R D M AY N OT B E P E R S O N A L LY L I ABLE FOR THE UNPAID BALANCE OF THE BELOW REFERENCED LOAN. HOWEVER, THE BENEFIC I A RY R E TA I N S A DEED OF TRUST DES C R I B E D B E L OW WHICH IS SUBJECT TO FORECLOSURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF T H E S TAT E O F WASHINGTON. NOTICE: IF YOU ARE N OT P E R S O N A L LY LIABLE TO PAY THIS O B L I G AT I O N B Y REASON OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THEN THIS NOTICE IS NOT A N AT T E M P T T O COLLECT A DEBT BUT IS INTENDED ONLY TO RELAY INF O R M AT I O N R E G A R D I N G YO U R DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE: IF YOU ARE P E R S O N A L LY L I ABLE TO PAY THIS O B L I G AT I O N , W E W I S H TO I N F O R M YOU THAT WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF FORECLOSING THE DEED OF TRUST MENTIONED BELOW. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, M a r s h a l l & We i b e l , P.S. will on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 am at the main entrance to City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, in the City of Oak Harbor located at Island County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to t h e h i g h e s t b i d d e r, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in Island County, State of Washington, to-wit;
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B E AC H N O. 1 , AC C O R D I N G TO T H E PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 7 O F P L AT S, PAG E 50, RECORDS OF ISL A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON. SITUAT E D I N I S L A N D COUNTY, WASHING-
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fees as are due under the note or other inwhich is subject to that strument secured, and certain Deed of Trust a s a r e p r o v i d e d by dated September 18, statute. 2007, recorded September 25, 2007, unV der Auditor’s File No. 4212774 records ofIs- The above described land County, Washing- real proper ty will be t o n , f r o m Ke v i n L . sold to satisfy the exSteward and Marilou pense of sale and the S. Steward, Husband obligation secured by and Wife, as Grantor, the Deed of Trust as to First American Title provided by statute. I n s u r a n c e C o . , a s The sale will be made Trustee, to secure an without warranty, exobligation in favor of press or implied, reCitiMor tgage, Inc. as garding title, possessuccessor in interest sion, or encumbrances b y m e r g e r t o A B N on February 14, 2014. A M R O M o r t g a g e T h e p ay m e n t s, l a t e Group, Inc., as benefi- charges, or other dec i a r y. T h i s l o a n s e - faults must be cured by cured by this Deed of February 3, 2014 (11 Trust was most recent- days before the sale ly modified by an in- date) to cause a disstrument dated Sep- c o n t i n u a n c e o f t h e tember 6, 2012. The sale. The sale will be sale will be made with- discontinued and terout any warranty con- minated if at any time cerning the title to, or on or before February the condition of the 3, 2014 (11 days before the sale date) the property. default(s) as set forth II in paragraph III, toNo action commenced gether with any subseby the Beneficiary of quent payments, late the Deed of Trust is charges, or other denow pending to seek faults, is/are cured and satisfaction of the obli- the Trustee’s fees and gation in any Court by costs are paid. Payreason ofthe Grantor’s ment must be in cash default on the obliga- or with cashier’s or cert i o n s e c u r e d by t h e tified checks from a Deed of Trust. State or federally chartered bank. The sale III may be terminated any time after February 3, T h e d e f a u l t ( s ) f o r 2014 (11 days before which this foreclosure the sale date), and beis made is/are as fol- fore the sale by the lows: Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holdi) Failure to pay the fol- er of any recorded junlowing amounts, now i o r l i e n o r e n c u m in arrears: brance paying the entire principal and interAmount due to rein- e s t s e c u r e d by t h e state by October 14, D e e d o f Tr u s t , p l u s 2013 costs, fees, and advances, if any, made Delinquent Monthly pursuant to the terms Payments Due from of the obligation and/or 1 / 1 / 2 0 1 3 t h r o u g h Deed of Trust, and cur10/1/2013 ing all other defaults. 6 payment(s) at $2,187.92 4 payment(s) at $2,190.50 Total: $21,889.52 Late Charges: 9 late charge(s) at $73.85 for each monthly payment not made within 15 days of its due date Total Late Charges: $664.65 Accrued Late Charges: $369.25 BPO: $150.00 Property Inspection: $94.50 Previous Attor ney Fees & Costs: $200.00 Appraisal: $84.00 Subtotal: $23,451.92 Less Suspense Balance ($279.96) TOTAL DEFAULT $23,171.96
VI A written notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): Kevin L. Steward 3316 Harbor View Dr Langley, WA 98260 Marilou S. Steward 3316 Harbor View Dr Langley, WA 98260 Kevin L. Steward C/O Thomas Brixius, Attorney 900 SW 16th St Ste 210 Renton, WA 98057 Marilou S. Steward C/O Thomas Brixius, Attorney 900 SW 16th St Ste 210 Renton, WA 98057
Kevin L. Steward C/O Thomas Brixius, IV Attorney 705 S 9th St Ste 101 The sum owing on the Tacoma, WA 98405 obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Marilou S. Steward $305,309.46, together C/O Thomas Brixius, with interest from De- Attorney cember 1, 2012 as pro- 705 S 9th St Ste 101 vided in the note or Tacoma, WA 98405 other instrument, and such other costs and Peter H Arkison
LEGAL NOTICES Trustee 103 E Holly St #502 Bellingham, WA 98225 Kevin L. Steward C/O Paul S. Seabrook, Attorney 900 SW 16th St Ste 210 Renton, WA 98057 Marilou S. Steward C/O Paul S. Seabrook, Attorney 900 SW 16th St Ste 210 Renton, WA 98057 Kevin L. Steward C/O Paul S. Seabrook, Attorney 145 George St San Jose, CA 95110
www.nw-ads.com LEGAL NOTICES 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. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason, the submitted bid will be for thwith returned without interest and the b i d d e r w i l l h ave n o right to purchase the property. Recovery of the bid amount without interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s recourse against the Tr u s t e e a n d / o r t h e Beneficiary.
Marilou S. Steward XI C/O Paul S. Seabrook, Attorney NOTICE TO ALL PER145 George St SONS AND PARTIES San Jose, CA 95110 WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIby both first class and GATIONS SECURED certified mail on Sep- B Y T H I S D E E D O F tember 6, 2013 proof TRUST: (1) The Guarof which is in the pos- antor may be liable for session of the Trustee; a deficiency judgment and the Borrower and to the extent the sale Grantor were personal- price obtained at the ly served on Septem- Trustee’s Sale is less ber 6, 2013, with said than the debt secured written notice of default by the Deed of Trust; or the written notice of (2) The Guarantor has default was posted in a the same rights to reinconspicuous place on state the debt, cure the the real proper ty de- default, or repay the scribed in paragraph I debt as is given to the above, and the Trustee g r a n t o r i n o r d e r t o h a s p o s s e s s i o n o f a v o i d t h e t r u s t e e ’s proof of such service sale; (3) The Guaranor posting. tor will have no right to redeem the proper ty VII a f t e r t h e Tr u s t e e ’s Sale; (4) Subject to T h e Tr u s t e e w h o s e such longer periods as name and address are a r e p r ov i d e d i n t h e set forth will provide in Washington Deed of writing to anyone re- Tr u s t A c t , C h a p t e r questing it, a statement 61.24 RCW, any action ofall costs and fees brought to enforce a due at any time prior to guaranty must be comthe sale. menced within one year after the Trustee’s VIII Sale, Or the last Trustee’s Sale under any The effect of the sale deed of trust granted to will be to deprive the secure the same debt; Grantor and all those and (5) In any action who hold by, through for a deficiency, the or under the Grantor of Guarantor will have the all their interest in the right to establish the above-described prop- fair value of the propererty. ty as of the date of the Tr ustee’s Sale, less IX prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its Anyone having any ob- liability for a deficiency jections to this sale on to the difference beany grounds whatsoev- tween the debt and the er will be afforded an greater of such fair valopportunity to be heard ue or the sale pr ice as to those objections paid at the Trustee’s ifthey bring a lawsuit to Sale, plus interest and restrain the sale pursu- costs. ant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a XII lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper NOTICE grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE X THE FORECLOSURE S A L E O F YO U R NOTICE TO HOME. OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS Yo u h a v e o n l y 2 0 DAYS from the recordThe purchaser at the ing date on this notice Trustee’s Sale is enti- to pursue mediation. tled to possession of the proper ty on the D O N O T D E L AY. 20th day following the CONTACT A HOUSsale, as against the ING COUNSELOR OR G r a n t o r u n d e r t h e A N AT TO R N E Y L I deed of trust (the own- C E N S E D I N WA S H er) and anyone having INGTON NOW to asan interest junior to the sess your situation and deed of trust, including refer you to mediation occupants who are not if you are eligible and it tenants. After the 20th, m ay h e l p y o u s a ve day following the sale your home. See below the purchaser has the for safe sources ofright to evict occupants help.
LEGAL NOTICES SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. Ifyou would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: T e l e p h o n e : (1-877-894-4663) W e b s i t e : http://www.wshfc.org/b uyers/counseling.htm The United States Depar tment of Housing and Urban Development: T e l e p h o n e : (1-800-569-4287) Website: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sth/hcc/fc/ind ex . c f m ? we b L i s t A c tion=search&searchstate= WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hodine for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: T e l e p h o n e : (1-800-606-4819) Website: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear DAT E : O c t o b e r 9 , 2013 B I S H O P, W H I T E , MARSHALL & WEIBEL, P.S., Successor Trustee /s/ William L. Bishop, Jr. William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 State of Washington ss. County of King On this 9th day of Oct o b e r, 2 0 1 3 , b e fo r e me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared William L. Bishop, Jr., to me known to be an Officer of Bishop, White, M a r s h a l l & We i b e l , P.S., the cor poration that executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath states that they are authorized to execute the said instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal hereto a f f i xe d t h e d ay a n d year first above written. /s/ Emily Gronvold Emily Gronvold NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Wa s h i n g t o n a t K i n g County My Appt. Exp: 7/20/2016
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Bishop, White, M a r s h a l l & We i b e l , P.S. will on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 am at the main entrance to City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, in the City of Oak Harbor located at Island County, State of Washington, sell at public auction to t h e h i g h e s t b i d d e r, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in Island County, State of Washington, to-wit; LOT 57, CAMALOCH, DIVISION NO.4, ACC O R D I N G TO T H E PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 10 OF PLATS, PAGE 30, RECORDS OF ISL A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON. SITUAT E D I N I S L A N D COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust d a t e d Fe b r u a r y 1 6 , 2007, recorded Februar y 20, 2007, under Au d i t o r ’s F i l e N o. 4194631 records of Island County, Washington, from Jacob L Beck, and Maloua L B e ck , H u s b a n d a n d Wife, as Grantor, to Stewart Title and Escrow, as Tr ustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mor tgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. and its successors and assigns. as beneficiary. This loan secured by this Deed of Trust was most recently modified by an trust. The sale will be made without any warranty concerning the title to, or the condition of the property. 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 ofthe Grantor’s default on the obligat i o n s e c u r e d by t h e Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: i) Failure to pay the following amounts, now in arrears: Amount due to reins t a t e by O c t o b e r 9 , 2013 Delinquent Monthly Payments Due from 8/1/2011 through 10/1/2013
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Total: $36,441.36 Accrued Late Charges: $ 466.92 Corporate Advances: $120.00 TOTAL DEFAULT $37,028.28 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: $236,148.93, together with interest from July 1, 2011 as provided in the note or other instrument, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and 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. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on Februmy 14, 2014. T h e p ay m e n t s, l a t e charges, or other defaults must be cured by February 3, 2014 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before February 3, 2014 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, or other defaults, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after February 3, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and intere s t s e c u r e d by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t , p l u s 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 notice of default was transmitted by the beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): Jacob L Beck 332 Lauder Ln C a m a n o I s l a n d , WA 98282
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Maloua L Beck right to purchase the 332 Lauder Ln property. Recovery of C a m a n o I s l a n d , WA the bid amount without 98282 interest constitutes the limit of the bidder’s reby both first class and c o u r s e a g a i n s t t h e certified mail on Febru- Tr u s t e e a n d / o r t h e ary 25, 2013, proof of Beneficiary. which is in the possession of the Tr ustee; XI and the Borrower and Grantor were personal- NOTICE TO ALL PERly served on February SONS AND PARTIES 2 5 , 2 0 1 3 , w i t h s a i d WHO ARE GUARANwritten notice of default TORS OF THE OBLIor the written notice of GATIONS SECURED default was posted in a B Y T H I S D E E D O F conspicuous place on TRUST: (1) The Guarthe real proper ty de- antor may be liable for scribed in paragraph I a deficiency judgment above, and the Trustee to the extent the sale h a s p o s s e s s i o n o f price obtained at the proof of such service Trustee’s Sale is less than the debt secured or posting. by the Deed of Trust; VII (2) The Guarantor has the same rights to reinT h e Tr u s t e e w h o s e state the debt, cure the name and address are default, or repay the set forth will provide in debt as is given to the writing to anyone re- g r a n t o r i n o r d e r t o questing it, a statement a v o i d t h e t r u s t e e ’s ofall costs and fees sale; (3) The Guarandue at any time prior to tor will have no right to the sale. redeem the proper ty a f t e r t h e Tr u s t e e ’s VIII Sale; (4) Subject to such longer periods as The effect of the sale a r e p r ov i d e d i n t h e will be to deprive the Washington Deed of Grantor and all those Tr u s t A c t , C h a p t e r who hold by, through 61.24 RCW, any action or under the Grantor of brought to enforce a all their interest in the guaranty must be comabove-described prop- m e n c e d w i t h i n o n e erty. year after the Trustee’s Sale, Or the last TrusIX tee’s Sale under any deed of trust granted to Anyone having any ob- secure the same debt; jections to this sale on and (5) In any action any grounds whatsoev- for a deficiency, the er will be afforded an Guarantor will have the opportunity to be heard right to establish the as to those objections fair value of the properifthey bring a lawsuit to ty as of the date of the restrain the sale pursu- Tr ustee’s Sale, less ant to RCW 61.24.130. prior liens and encumFailure to bring such a brances, and to limit its lawsuit may result in a liability for a deficiency waiver of any proper to the difference begrounds for invalidating tween the debt and the the Trustee’s sale. greater of such fair value or the sale pr ice X paid at the Trustee’s Sale, plus interest and NOTICE TO costs. OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS XII 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. If the Trustee’s Sale is set aside for any reason, the submitted bid will be for thwith returned without interest and the b i d d e r w i l l h ave n o
NOTICE THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE S A L E O F YO U R HOME. Yo u h a v e o n l y 2 0 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. D O N O T D E L AY. 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 for safe sources ofhelp.
LEGAL NOTICES may be available at little or no cost to you. Ifyou would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: T e l e p h o n e : (1-877-894-4663) W e b s i t e : http://www.wshfc.org/b uyers/counseling.htm The United States Depar tment of Housing and Urban Development: T e l e p h o n e : (1-800-569-4287) Website: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sth/hcc/fc/ind ex . c f m ? we b L i s t A c tion=search&searchstate= WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hodine for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: T e l e p h o n e : (1-800-606-4819) Website: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear DAT E : O c t o b e r 7 , 2013 B I S H O P, W H I T E , MARSHALL & WEIBEL, P.S., Successor Trustee /s/ William L. Bishop, Jr. William L. Bishop, Jr. 720 Olive Way, Suite 1201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-7527 State of Washington ss. County of King On this 7th day of Oct o b e r, 2 0 1 3 , b e fo r e me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared William L. Bishop, Jr., to me known to be an Officer of Bishop, White, M a r s h a l l & We i b e l , P.S., the cor poration that executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath states that they are authorized to execute the said instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal hereto a f f i xe d t h e d ay a n d year first above written. /s/ Mia E. Rogers Mia E. Rogers NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Wa s h i n g t o n a t K i n g County My Appt. Exp: 02/29/16
LEGAL NO. 525168 Published: The Whidbey Examiner H o u s i n g c o u n s e l o r s January 16, February and legal assistance 6, 2014. SEEKING ASSISTANCE
LEGAL NOTICES N OT I C E O F T RU S TEE’S SALE Pursuant t o R . C . W. C h a p t e r 61.24, et seq. and 62A9A-604(a)(2) et s e q . Tr u s t e e ’s S a l e No: 01-FEE-125571 I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Tr ustee, REG I O N A L T RU S T E E SERVICES CORPORATION, will on Januar y 24, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at THE MAIN ENT R A N C E TO C I T Y HALL, 865 BARRINGTO N D R I V E F / K / A 3 0 7 5 3 0 0 T H W E S T, OA K H A R B O R , WA , sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real and personal property (hereafter referred to collectively as the “Property”), situated in the County of ISLAND, State of Washington: L OT 6 , B L O C K 2 , PLAT OF LOST LAKE G R OV E , D I V I S I O N NO. 2, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN VOLU M E 8 O F P L AT S , PAGE 56, RECORDS OF ISLAND COUNTY, WASHINGTON. 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 . Ta x P a r c e l N o : S7410-02-02006-0, commonly known as 1398 GRAHAM DRIVE, CAMANO ISLAND, WA. The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 3/9/2004, recorded 3/17/2004, under Auditor’s/Recorde r ’s N o. 4 0 9 4 2 3 6 , records of ISLAND County, Washington, from STEVEN D. TEIFEL AND YVONNE M. TEIFEL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor, to UNIFIED SOLUT I O N S G R O U P, a s Tr u s t e e, i n favo r o f M O RT G AG E E L E C TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR A M E R I G R O U P MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A DIVISION OF MORTGAGE INV E S TO R S C O R P O R AT I O N I T S S U C CESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which is presently held by EVERBANK. 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 Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is/are made are as follows: FAILURE TO PAY THE MONTHLY PAYMENT WHICH BECAME DUE ON 10/1/2012, AND ALL S U B S E Q U E N T M O N T H LY PAYMENTS, PLUS LATE CHARGES AND OTH-
LEGAL NOTICES ER COSTS AND FEES AS SET FORTH. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Amount due as of September 25, 2013 Delinquent Payments from October 01, 2012 9 payments at $816.63 each $7,349.67 1 payments at $829.48 each $829.48 2 payments at $820.85 each $1,641.70 (10-01-12 through 09-25-13) Late Charges: $459.11 B E N E F I C I A RY A D VA N C E S OT H E R FEES $196.50 REC OV E R A B L E B A L ANCE $1,024.64 Suspense Credit: $0.00 TOTAL: $11,501.10 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $148,003.25, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expenses of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on Januar y 24, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by January 13, 2014 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before January 13, 2014, (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Tr ustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated at any time after January 13, 2014, (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and intere s t s e c u r e d by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t , p l u s 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 Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: ESTATE OF STEVEN D. TEIFEL, 1398 GRAHAM DRIVE, CAMANO ISLAND, WA, 98282 HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF STEVEN D. TEIFEL, 1398 GRAHAM DRIVE, CAMANO ISLAND, WA,
LEGAL NOTICES gible and it may help you save your home. S e e b e l o w fo r s a fe sources of help. SEEKI N G A S S I S TA N C E Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your 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 Te l e p h o n e : 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-984-4663) Web 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 Te l e p h o n e : 1-800-569-4287 Web s i t e : 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 e y s Te l e p h o n e : 1-800-606-4819 Website: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear NOTICE 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 D e e d o f Tr u s t ( t h e o w n e r ) a n d a n yo n e 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 summar y proceeding under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with section 2 of this act. D AT E D : 9 / 2 3 / 2 0 1 3 REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION Tr ustee By: B R I A N W E LT, A U THORIZED AGENT Address: 616 1st Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 9 8 1 0 4 P h o n e : (206) 340-2550 Sale Information: www.rtrust e e. c o m A - 4 4 1 7 9 9 6 1 2 / 2 6 / 2 0 1 3 , 01/16/2014 LEGAL NO. 533717 Published: The Whidbey Examiner December 26, 2013 and January 16, 2014.
98282 SPOUSE OF YVONNE M. TEIFEL, 1398 GRAHAM DRIVE, CAMANO ISL A N D, W A , 9 8 2 8 2 STEVEN D. TEIFEL, 1398 GRAHAM DRIVE, CAMANO ISL A N D, W A , 9 8 2 8 2 YVONNE M. TEIFEL, 1398 GRAHAM DRIVE, CAMANO ISLAND, WA, 982822 by both first class and certified mail on 8/23/2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Tr ustee; and on 8/23/2013, the Borrower and Grantor were personally served with said written notice of default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee’s Sale will be held in accordance with Ch. 61.24 RCW and anyone wishing to bid at the sale will be required to have in his/her possession at the time the bidding commences, cash, cashier’s check, or certified check in the amount of at least one dollar over the Beneficiary’s opening bid. In addition, the successful bidder will be required to pay the full amount of his/her bid i n c a s h , c a s h i e r ’s check, or cer tified check within one hour of the making of the b i d . T h e Tr u s t e e 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 of their interest in the above described property. IX Anyone having any objection to the 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 same 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 Trustee’s Sale. 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 on this notice to pursue media t i o n . D O N OT D E L AY. C O N TA C T A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTOR- Add a photo to your NEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW ad online and in print to assess your situa- for just one low price tion and refer you to nw-ads.com mediation if you are eli800-388-2527
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EIS: Navy extends commenting period that community member’s comments, whatever they might be, be included in the EIS. THE SAN JUAN COUNTY COUNCIL sent a letter to the Navy Jan. 2, urging them to extend the EIS scoping period by 60 days and to hold a local public input meeting. “At 6.5 nautical miles from the runways at NAS Whidbey, the San Juan Islands are geographically closer than Anacortes or Coupeville,” said the letter from Jamie Stephens, chair council. “Therefore, we feel a comment period extension and a local meeting are in order.” Public affairs officers for the EIS could not be reached for comment. THE EIS SCOPING PERIOD is gathering information about the environmental impact of basing two additional expeditionary Growler squadrons and three additional aircraft to the training squadron at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The Navy uses Outlying Field Coupeville for carrier touch-and-go landing practices. Pre-deployment qualification. Operations at both OLF Coupeville and the main base in Oak Har-
bor are being considered in the EIS. The Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, a group which sued the Navy in July over jet noise, said in a statement Monday that it was good to see the Navy responding to public requests. “People in areas outside Coupeville, Oak Harbor and Anacortes have gotten the Navy to hear their voices, raised in unison, asking for fairness and a hearing,” said Michael Monson, president of COER. “The Navy has hopefully realized their error in not listening to the many people affected by Growler noise,” Monson said. “COER is still disturbed that the Navy doesn’t feel it necessary to conduct scoping meetings, as they should have done, in these outlying areas.” Public input is very important in order for the Navy to fully understand community concerns and relevant issues, Navy officials said Monday in their news release. n Members of the public may mail comments to: EA18G EIS Project Manager (Code EV21/SS); Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, 6506 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Va. 23508. Comments may also be submitted via the project website at www.whidbeyeis.com
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Left: A mechanic works on an Island Transit bus parked in the new 34,700-squarefoot maintenance facility that was part of a new headquarters project. Below: Martha Rose shows a scrapbook chronicling the old building that was demolished in 2013.
IT settles into new facilities By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
Today’s Island Transit looks a lot different from the entity that formed in 1987 with five buses and 20 employees working out of a former auto shop that contained two maintenance bays and one restroom. The publicly-funded transit entity currently has more than 200 vehicles and more than 140 employees who recently moved into a new headquarters facility that was mostly paid for by a federal grant. That headquarters is located on Highway 20, south of Coupeville near the Pacific Rim Institute and Outlying Field. Island Transit executive director Martha Rose said
she hopes the new headquarters campus will serve the agency’s needs for the next 40 years to 50 years. Officials have been lamenting for years about the state of their old headquarters building; it was small, there was only one restroom for more than 100 employees and a small number of bays made it difficult for staff to keep up with maintenance on a growing fleet of vehicles. Most of the funding for the $22.4 million headquarters came from a $17.9 million federal State of Good Repair grant. The remaining dollars came from Island Transit. The funding paid for the construction of a 15,400-square-foot administration building, a 34,700-square-foot maintenance facility along with
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a fueling facility, car wash bays and generators to power the facility during extended power outages. There are aspects of the new facility that improve conditions for employees. Instead of the single restroom, both large buildings have restrooms and showers to accommodate Island Transit’s workforce. In addition, the administration building has a new lunchroom that includes a stove and several refrigerators and microwaves. Rose said Island Transit’s employee association chipped in to buy fitness equipment for the employee gym. She noted that an employee who has diabetes has already benefited from using the fitness equipment. The Island Transit facility sits on nearly 14 acres of
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land located just within the confines of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. Island Transit is using native plants for landscaping and failed trees from a nearby tree orchard are being used for mulch. Island Transit will be helping with a restoration project on nearby Smith Prairie that will include an interpretive project showing life on the prairie. The maintenance bays provide an upgrade for island transit. There are 12 bays that provide enough space for staff to maintain and clean the vehicles in Island Transit’s fleet, Rose said. Island Transit administration and operations staff moved into the new building in early June with maintenance moving in about six weeks later. Once the move was complete, the old building was destroyed to make room for a parking lot. The public will be able to view the new headquarters during an open house currently scheduled for May 17, 2014.
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