Getting people to inspect their septic systems has been an ongoing struggle for Island County. It’s one that the law doesn’t necessarily incentivize. When the county first implemented the law in 2009, it could have cost a homeowner around $250 for an inspection, $62 to submit the results and up to $20,000 in repairs or replacement if problems were discovered.
The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls: Monday, Feb. 16 11:48 p.m., a caller reported that an elderly man in a wheelchair on South Main Street was up late playing music very loudly.
Contrary to previous procedure, Coupeville School District will start its 2015-16 school year before Labor Day. School will start Monday, Aug. 31 and end Thursday, June 9.
The Town of Coupeville is seeking applications to fill a full-time planning director position. The first screening of applications will be March 12 with selection hopefully in April, Mayor Nancy Conard said.
Jackie Henderson’s first meeting on the Island Transit board was an eventful marathon session in which the board adopted new routes, purchased new buses and rejected a headhunting proposal.
On a mid-February afternoon, Wilbur Purdue steps inside a hoop house and proudly reveals the fruits of his students’ labor.
When completed, Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation’s new building will greatly increase the nonprofit agency’s capacity.
For some, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is a place to escape to from the big city or the bustle of life. For others, it’s a place to own property and make a livelihood.
Teenagers are being asked to help shape the future of the Coupeville Library this week. The library is hosting a “teen board” for local children ages 11-17 to voice opinions on how the library should develop and what they’d like to see offered in the future
More than a dozen people gathered Friday afternoon to raise awareness for Divestment Day.
It’s been almost a year since the Island County Sheriff’s Office took over management of the Coupeville Marshal’s Office. And in that year, Marshal Rick Norrie has tracked every call that his office receives.
Three transient orcas were spotted in Penn Cove Thursday. The whales were seen around the Penn Cove mussel rafts and could be seen from Coupeville Wharf as they made way out of the cove.
A woman practicing holistic medicine at a clinic in Oak Harbor was arrested early Tuesday after police served a search warrant at the State Highway 20 location. Beckius Arely Jimenez was arrested for practicing medicine at Whidbey Naturals Alternative Medicine without a license, according to Oak Harbor police.
For collector Billie Barb, it’s as much about the story behind a valentine as the gift itself. Barb, a Mutiny Bay resident, has scoured antique shops and the Internet for 40 years searching for beautifully crafted antique Valentine’s cards.
The two Republican county commissioners want the economic potential of a property to be considered when approving or denying a Conservation Futures application.
Whidbey General Hospital’s board of commissioners hired a new CEO Monday to replace Tom Tomasino this spring.
The Victoria Clipper will make roughly half the appearances this spring as it has in previous years.
Even though skies are gray these days, gardeners on Whidbey Island are itching to get outside and work their soil.
Coupeville Schools plan to offer full-time kindergarten next school year. Superintendent Jim Shank said the district had been looking at how it could fund full-day kindergarten on its own without waiting on the state.
It was love at first sight for Mark Saia. And stepping onto the historic 90-year-old boat Suva, built in 1925 for the Pratt family of Whidbey Island, felt like coming come to him.