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'Horrific' tumble sends Trumbull to hospital during Friday night boys' basketball game

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 11:58AM

Coupeville High School basketball player Aaron Trumbull suffered a concussion during Friday night’s home game with Archbishop Murphy and was taken to Whidbey General Hospital, but “should be okay,” according to head coach Anthony Smith.

Planning Commission meeting is called off

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 9:38AM

The Coupeville Planning Commission's next meeting has been cancelled, town officials announced today.

Coupeville boys lose games, players

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:31PM

Missing several key players, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team was no match for Sultan and Archbishop Murphy last week. The Turks tripped the visiting Wolves 71-27 Tuesday, then Coupeville returned home Friday after six road games to fall 68-28 to ATM.

Emotions vary as CHS girls face two types of defeat

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:32PM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team suffered two losses last week, each covering a different set of emotions. The Wolves fell 30-27 in a heartbreaker to visiting Sultan Tuesday and then picked up positive vibes in a 78-42 loss to first-place Archbishop Murphy in Everett Friday.

Geoduck harvest returns to Whidbey Island

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:35PM

The geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck) has a funny name and its appearance often elicits embarrassed laughter, but Washington’s biggest clam means big money to the Department of Natural Resources and fine eating, particularly for wealthy devotees in China.

County to take new look at recycling

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:36PM

Curbside recycling on Whidbey Island may get scrapped before getting started. On Monday, the Island County commissioners agreed to revisit last month’s landmark decision to require Island Disposal, the county’s licensed garbage hauler, to roll out a curbside program for customers in Langley and rural parts of Whidbey Island sometime this year.

Giving an old canoe new life

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:37PM

Restoration of one of the oldest known Native American canoes in Washington is nearing completion and Island County Historical Society officials have high hopes the artifact will soon be on display inside the Coupeville museum.

Making my way out of the foggy abyss

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:38PM

I’ve been in a fog for the last week. I’m not just talking about the dense wall of mist that’s been surrounding Whidbey Island on a regular basis, but a fog known as “Megan should have gotten her flu shot.”

New operations scheduled at OLF Coupeville this week

  • Feb 4, 2013 at 8:59AM

There is a change to scheduled Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station based aircraft at the Outlying Field in Coupeville this week.

Front Street erosion stable for now

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:35AM

A section of eroding bluff along NE Front Street in Coupeville that is threatening a sidewalk is believed to be stable for now but the situation will continue to be monitored closely, town officials say.

County gets OK to review recycle plan

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:35AM

Reversing a decision to start curbside recycling service to rural parts of Whidbey Island and Langley is not impossible nor should it present any legal hurdles, county and state officials have confirmed.

Kwarsick checks in for jail stint

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:36AM

Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick checked into Island County Jail this week, serving the first of what will be a 15-day sentence.

County to amend budget

  • Feb 8, 2013 at 11:00AM

A nearly $1.6 million budget amendment that is largely a housekeeping measure will be the subject of an Island County public hearing in Coupeville next week.

Coupeville artist honored for iconic Water Festival images

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:45AM

Noted Coupeville woodworker Roger Purdue will be honored Sunday for his work for the Penn Cove Water Festival. The longtime woodworker will also provide a gift of 15 years worth of logos that will be used to promote the popular festival.

Letter: WAIF is thankful for volunteers who helped raise new barn

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:47AM

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is grateful for the extraordinary volunteer efforts that went into constructing WAIF’s multi-purpose barn located on WAIF’s new shelter site.

New hopes for law-and-justice tax surface

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:49AM

Staffing woes within the Island County Sheriff’s Office and subsequent fears of losing 24-hour coverage on Camano and Whidbey islands have helped breathe new life into hopes for a law-and-justice tax.

Coupeville girls drop district hoop opener to Lyncs

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:51AM

Perennial power Lynden Christian took its first step toward winning its eighth state championship by overwhelming the visiting Coupeville High School girls basketball team 55-18 in the opening round of the district tournament Monday.

Wolves cold in playoff opener

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:52AM

Suffering through a miserable shooting night, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team lost 70-19 at Lynden Christian in the first round of the district tournament Tuesday.

Purdue honored for festival images

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:28PM

A longtime Coupeville artist and educator was honored for his work helping the Penn Cove Water Festival this week. Roger Purdue, a woodworker who has for decades designed the logo for the annual festival, was honored for the artwork he has contributed over the years.

School chief resigns from interim spot

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:29PM

The Coupeville School District Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Friday after interim Superintendent Karen Koschak resigned. Koschak resigned via email last Thursday citing a family medical situation.

Coupeville superintendent finalists announced, community meetings set

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:31PM

Coupeville School District narrowed its superintendent search down to three finalists. The community will have an opportunity to meet later this month during a series of community meeting.

Decision made for Parker Road changes

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

In response to public concern, the Washington State Department of Transportation, working with Island Transit and Island County, unveiled plans to alter three intersections on Highway 20 near Outlying Field and Island Transit’s headquarters.

Bluff erosion declared emergency

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Erosion of the bluff on North East Front Street in Coupeville appears to have slowed much over the past week but the town council has decided to declare the situation an emergency.

County looks at evening hearings

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

In an effort to comply with Island County code, the commissioners may soon start holding some public hearings during the evening.

South Whidbey drives Wolves from district playoffs

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:35PM

It was like rubbing salt into the wound. It was adding insult to injury. Pick your cliche for discomfort beyond the expected pain…not only did both Coupeville High School basketball teams get eliminated from the district tournament last week, but they were ousted at rival South Whidbey High School in emotional, spirited contests.

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