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Proposed law could shift farm costs

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

A proposed change to a law aimed at preserving farmland and open space could result in higher taxes for some Washington property owners, including in Island County. House Bill 2306 would expand a tax classification on land actively used for agriculture, timber production or undeveloped open space. While property tax is generally assessed on the market value of a parcel, the state’s Open Space Taxation Act allows land to be taxed at a lower rate based on its current use, such as farming.

A brisk walking pace is better for your health | Roc Doc

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

One of the things my mutt from the pound and I like to do together is go on long walks. Sometimes on weekends Buster Brown and I stroll at the bottom of the Snake River Canyon where dogs can be off-leash (as Mother Nature intended). There’s a 6-mile walk in the canyon we like to do: me limping along in a straight line, Buster ranging over a wider area of ground sniffing for wildlife. Closer to home, there is a 6-mile loop around town we enjoy.

Coupeville Lions honors students of the quarter

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Coupeville Lions Club recently honored Breeanna Messner and Brett Arnold as the Coupeville High School Students of the Quarter. The high school seniors were selected by the school staff. Messner is the daughter of Robert and Aimee Bishop. She has been involved in student government, is co-president of the National Honor Society with a 3.9 GPA, was on the cheer staff and participated in basketball, volleyball and softball.

Coupeville Lions auction nets $30,000

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Coupeville Lions Club’s annual scholarship was a big success Saturday, netting the club more than $30,000. For nine years, the Coupeville Lions have put together the annual auction and dinner to raise money to fund scholarships for qualified Coupeville High School applicants. Scholarships range between $500 and $1,000.

Bomb threat prompts Tuesday evening cancellations of Keystone ferry route

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 10:34AM

A bomb threat at the Port Townsend ferry terminal forced the ferry run across Admiralty Inlet out of service for more than three hours Tuesday night. Ferry officials canceled sailings at around 5 p.m. after the threat against the Port Townsend terminal came in. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email the Washington State Patrol conducted a canine search of both the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals to ensure they were clear of any threats. The United States Coast Guard conducted a helicopter flyover and provided an escort for the last round trip of the evening before they cleared the ferry for service.

Whidbey grower starts selling organic seeds

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Gardeners will have a new source for seeds that should thrive in Whidbey’s climate. Deep Harvest Farm located on South Whidbey Island is offering a selection of organic vegetable seeds at Bayview Farm and Garden located in Langley. Nathaniel Talbot, owner of Deep Harvest Farm, has been developing organic seeds since he was a student at the farmer training center located at the Greenbank Farm. He has 20 varieties of vegetable seeds he has available for sale at the south end garden center.

New owners take on Coupeville's Back to the Island

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

There’s a new face running one of the businesses on Coupeville’s historic Front Street. Pati Schmakeit recently bought Back to the Island, a small boutique located next door to the Penn Cove Gallery. Back to the Island sells clothes and novelties popular with tourists and neighbors alike. She had a casual journey to becoming a business owner.

Washington State Parks schedule free days

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Washington State Parks will offer free days where visitors won’t have to display a Discover Pass when visiting a state park.

SST helps Coupeville athletes prepare for school season

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00AM

Scoreboards indicate the final results of Coupeville High School athletic events, but not all the wins come entirely from game-day effort. Most likely, some victories can be traced back to the work the athletes put in during their sessions in the weight room.

Small jets soar over Whidbey

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:25PM

Jets were flying last weekend at Outlying Field. The installation, known as the place Navy pilots practice touch-and-go landings before deployment, became the three-day home for a group of radio-control airplane enthusiasts.

L&J levy pulled from November election

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:30PM

One commissioner’s recognition of the county’s recuperating finances has led the board to pull the law-and-justice levy from the November ballot.

Letter: Race support shows amazing community

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:37PM

Editor, The organizing committee of Race the Reserve 2013 would like to thank the more than 70 volunteers and the many business sponsors who were essential to the amazing success of this year’s half-marathon, 10K and 5K on historic Ebey’s Prairie.

Whidbey woodworkers gather for Woodpalooza

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:32PM

When Freeland resident John Shinneman first meets with a client to discuss a piece, nothing exists except for an idea and some rough lumber.

Students will pay more at lunchtime

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Students will have to bring a little more cash when buying lunch in Coupeville schools. The Coupeville School Board Monday night approved a 25-cent increase for the lunches offered in schools.

Mendes resigns after 33 years of coaching high school soccer

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 11:00AM

And so closes another chapter – a long chapter – in the soccer life of Paul Mendes.

Schools gear up for first day

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 3:00PM

Kids only have a few days left to enjoy their summer vacation before heading back to school. Classes in the Coupeville School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 for all students from first-grade through high school.

Equestrians vault to competition

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

At a horse arena located near the Greenbank Farm, two equestrians were honing their vaulting skills, balancing and tumbling atop horses.

Science Olympiad students prepare projects for regional competition

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:32PM

A small group of students are spending their afternoons rebuilding and tweaking science projects in preparation for competition.

New Coupeville marshal starts March 1

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:34PM

There’s a new sheriff in town. The Island County commissioners approved a contract Monday that empowers the sheriff’s office to run the Coupeville Marshal’s Office.

Snohomish Co. takes over Gowdey investigation

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:36PM

An investigation into a Coupeville deputy marshal has been turned over to a detective with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, according to Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green.

WGH officials found payroll error prior to audit

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:37PM

Several employees at Whidbey General Hospital are seeing smaller paychecks thanks to a snafu in a new payroll system.

Come be a part of Coupeville history, community portrait Saturday

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:24AM

Don't forget to come by the Coupeville Farmers Market and Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair this Saturday, Sept. 7 to become a part of Coupeville history. The Whidbey Examiner will be taking the community portrait noon.

Stone receives 1st-team honors in basketball

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:18AM

Coupeville sophomore Makana Stone earned first-team, all-league honors in girls basketball, the Cascade Conference announced this week.

Fall prep preview | Coupeville football

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

After winning only five games over the past three seasons, Coupeville is primed for a breakout season, according to head coach Tony Maggio.

Bloody man found on North Main Street | Coupeville blotter

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 3:19PM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:

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