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Grant funds available to improve transportation system

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:30AM

More than $1 million dollars in grant money is available from the Surface Transportation Funding Program — Regional Funds for the 2012-2013 federal fiscal year, according to the Island Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The funds may be utilized on any Federal-aid highway, including the NHS, public road bridge projects, transit capital projects and facilities, trails and multimodal projects.

Boating safety class offered

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:38AM

The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a general boating safety class from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Meeting and permit needed to hunt on NAS Whidbey

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:39AM

Anyone interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during the 2012-2013 season have one more opportunity to attend a "One-Stop-Shop" meeting. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Gallery Golf Course (Bldg. 130), 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor.

Homecoming spirit

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:38PM

Coupeville High School students Hailey Hammer, Aaron Trumbull, Joel Walstad, Kacie Kiel, Josh Bayne, Aaron Curtin, (in back), Aaron Wright, Madeline Strasburg and Kyle Bodamer get into the spirit of Homecoming Week. This year's Homecoming Parade begins at 3 Friday, Oct. 5, looping through downtown Coupeville before heading back to campus. The Wolves play Granite Falls in Friday's Homecoming football game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Audubon Society honors local couple

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:39PM

The Whidbey Audubon Society has chosen Whidbey Island couple Craig and Joy Johnson as the recipients of the first Whidbey Audubon Society Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing the mission of Whidbey Audubon to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat.

Camp Casey pool receives new lifejackets

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:43PM

The Camp Casey Conference Center pool has received a donation of lifejackets from the Paris White Foundation in Auburn, Wash. The foundation donated 26 lifejackets, ranging in size from infant to adult, to help parents and young people have a safer, more enjoyable swim experience at the Camp Casey pool.

Late surge helps Granite Falls topple Coupeville

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:22AM

Two late goals iced the match for Granite Falls in a 3-0 win over the visiting Coupeville High School soccer team Thursday, Sept. 27. The Tigers (4-2, 5-3) scored 15 minutes into the match, and from there the Wolves played Granite Falls evenly for most of the remainder of the match, according to coach Dan d'Almeida.

Wolves give King's a battle

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:23AM

King's, winners of eight of nine matches this fall, had its hands full with the pesky Coupeville High School soccer team before winning 3-0 Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mickey Clark Field. The Knights scored an early goal against the Wolves and clung to a 1-0 lead until striking for two late goals to hold off the upset-minded Wolves.

Wolves blanked by Overlake in tennis

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:24AM

The Coupeville tennis team suffered a 5-0 shutout at the hands of Overlake in Redmond Saturday, Sept. 29. Coupeville coach Ken Stange said the Owls won easily in all the matches except first singles where Coupeville's Nathan Lamb lost to Grant Gibson 8-6 in "hotly contested match." Gibson is one of the top players in his league, according to CHS coach Ken Stange.

Falcons get by Wolves for 3rd time this fall

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:26AM

The Coupeville High School tennis team would have a perfect record so far this season if it wasn't for South Whidbey. The Wolves have three losses this fall, and all have been to the Falcons, the latest 3-2 in Langley Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the final contest of their four-match series.

King's blanks Wolves to remain unbeaten

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:27AM

King's looked the part of a top-10 volleyball team as it brushed aside host Coupeville 3-0 Thursday, Sept. 27. The Knights, continuing their tradition as one of the state's premier 1A programs, ran their record to 7-0 while beating the Wolves 25-11, 25-3, 25-17.

Wolves run circles around Orcas Island

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:29AM

It was a track meet. The Coupeville High School football team ran for 450 yards and scored five touchdowns from at least 32 yards in running by Orcas Island 47-14 Friday, Sept. 28, at Mickey Clark Field. After sputtering occasionally in its first four games, the Coupeville offense piled up 464 total yards although it ran only two plays in the fourth quarter.

Greenbank Farm appraisal begins

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Work is starting on information needed for establishing a conservation easement at Greenbank Farm. Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville, which owns the farm, recently approved a $9,000 contract with Edmonds-based Terra Valuations to conduct the appraisal. Leaders at the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm want the conservation easement so it would add another layer of protection to the agricultural, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands that make up the bulk of the farm’s acreage.

Disillusioned voter now advocates for Jill

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

In all the years I’ve been eligible to vote I have only exercised that right once. In my opinion, it’s always voting for two different evils. I believe politicians are only in it for their own personal gains/agendas; not working for or representing us!

House candidate Hayes lacks substance

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

At the League of Women Voters forum in Anacortes last week, a question came up about timber sales and how they relate to funding education. Every candidate, including his opponent Tom Riggs, had a thoughtful answer and explanation – except for Dave Hayes, who said, “I don’t really understand how those two things are connected [chuckle, chuckle].”

Casting my votes for Jeff and Jill

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Election time is just around the corner. I’m sure most of you realize our local economy is not good and what our county government has been doing to property owners doesn’t help matters. A recent attempt by our county government to shove an overpriced, ill- advised sewer project down the throats of Freeland property owners is one example and, in my opinion, is NOT a dead issue but is just waiting to once again arise.

Federal budget reveals U.S. priorities

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

When a household donates money to help others that is a moral decision. When a household makes a decision to live an extravagant lifestyle and not give back to the community that is also a moral (immoral?) decision. Likewise, the Federal budget is a moral issue. In the current Federal discretionary budget the military accounts for over 50 percent of all discretionary spending.

Federal budget reveals U.S. priorities

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

When a household donates money to help others that is a moral decision. When a household makes a decision to live an extravagant lifestyle and not give back to the community that is also a moral (immoral?) decision. Likewise, the Federal budget is a moral issue. In the current Federal discretionary budget the military accounts for over 50 percent of all discretionary spending.

Let’s talk about the purpose of government

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

I attended the Island County commissioners’ budget hearing last Monday. Commissioner Emerson remarked that her two colleagues had approved almost every tax, fee, assessment and regulation that ever was considered. She thought it wasn’t a good idea, both in general and in view of the recession.

Vote the incumbents out

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

In the last three and a half years, Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Angie Homola have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the will of Island County voters. Proposition 1, a huge tax increase pushed by these two Commissioners in 2010, was voted down by a resounding 70 percent of voters. But they simply ignored this mandate and, within weeks, imposed the Clean Water Utility tax that replaced the revenue denied by voters. They also gave themselves a blank check in this resolution to tax us as much and as often as they want without a vote.

Coupeville shows off Wolf spirit

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

On behalf of the Coupeville Booster Club, I would like to thank all those who were able to make it out to our second annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5. It was great to see all the people come out and support the students of Coupeville High School. The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association went above and beyond with all their “Wolf Spirit” down on Front Street.

Cingular gets town utility tax credit

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:25AM

The Town of Coupeville has settled a lawsuit with New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC. The town is one of more than 100 municipalities in Washington to have been sued by the mobile Internet service provider. The settlement provides Cingular Wireless, formerly AT&T Mobility, with a credit of about $5,300 against its future local utility taxes.

Foreclosure claim forms due by Jan. 18

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:28AM

The Washington Attorney General’s Office recently mailed claims forms to some 34,000 borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure. Under the $25 billion national foreclosure settlement negotiated by 49 states and the federal government, borrowers who had mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and lost their homes between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011 may be eligible for one-time payments. Filling out and returning a claim form is the first step in receiving compensation.

Change is good: Coupeville blanks Friday Harbor in tennis

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:38AM

Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange tweaked his lineup for the regular season finale and the fine-tuning helped. The Wolves drubbed Friday Harbor 5-0 Friday, Oct. 5, in Coupeville.

Medicare open enrollment begins at WGH

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 11, 2012 at 9:57AM

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries will take place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. at Whidbey General Hospital, 107 S. Main St., Coupeville. Senior citizens can sign up for Medicare Part D or change their Medicare plan.

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