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County to review current gun law

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

Following suit with Oak Harbor, Island County has set its sights on doing away with its own decades-old section of code concerning the public possession of firearms in parks. That was one of a series of proposed revisions to the park’s code reviewed by the commissioners last week.

Letter: Thanks to all the fans who supported team

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:38PM

As a graduating senior at Coupeville High School I would like to thank all of the fans that came to the basketball games throughout my fours years playing here.

Letter: Don’t let Coupeville follow Oak Harbor

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 5:00PM

Really, Oak Harbor? I hope Coupeville does better. My husband and I moved to Whidbey Island just over a year ago, and I’ve been wondering what the public sentiment towards gun violence prevention was going to be in the wake of the murder of 20 small children and their teachers in Connecticut. I’ve asked some acquaintances, and looked for comments in this paper, and still don’t have a good feel for how my fellow Coupeville residents feel about gun policy proposals under discussion.

Take pause to remember the love in life

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:39PM

Many of you are probably on the customary sugar high that traditionally comes with Valentine’s Day. While you’re savoring those chocolate morsels nested in heart-shaped boxes, take pause to consider the origins and true meaning of the holiday.

Town looks at outsourcing police, other options

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:20PM

Under one of several options being considered by the Coupeville Town Council to address staffing woes in the Marshal’s Office, law enforcement services may be contracted out to a neighboring agency. Last week, the council unanimously approved a not-to-exceed $10,000 contract with Snohomish County Undersheriff Tom Davis for consulting services at their regular Tuesday meeting.

Youth basketball clinics prepare future Wolves

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

You don’t need a crystal ball to glimpse into the future of Coupeville High School basketball. Just stop by the middle school gym on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. A record number of kids, over 100, are participating in the Boys and Girls Club youth program this season.

County looks at ban on net-pen farming

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

Anticipating a difficult negotiation ahead with state regulators over their recent ban of net-pen salmon farming, the Island County Commissioners are putting high hopes on new legislation proposed in Olympia. House Bill 1599 would empower cities and counties to prohibit the siting of such facilities in their areas through provisions of long-range planning documents known as shoreline master programs.

Low-income housing project faces septic issues

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:25PM

A $6.3-million, low-income housing project planned for Freeland may be derailed because of a permitting issue. Island County Housing Authority officials confirmed this week that the costs of septic system requirements may exceed initial expectations and the increase in costs may torpedo the project.

Letter: Please treat mossy decks

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:26PM

Editor, To the Coupeville merchants along the waterside of front street and to the Town of Coupeville, imagine my surprise when I saw my just laughing wife step over the curb and put her foot on what was assumed to be proper footing.

Fundraisers set for foundation

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:27PM

The Community Foundation for Coupeville Schools is gearing up for more fundraising. The organization, which provides mini grants and scholarships, is looking to refurbish its coffers after awarding several grants this year.

Greenbank Farm welcomes new farmer trainer

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:46PM

A Central Whidbey farmer trainer center needed a new teacher and the Greenbank Farm Management Group tapped someone from corn country for the job.

Listing ferries, cancelled trips spark concerns

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:46PM

Already under fire over a slew of cost and design concerns, Washington’s newest ferries are earning fresh criticism from one state lawmaker as operational statistics reveal new questions about the vessels’ performance.

Coast Guard rescues two from cove

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:43PM

Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew Monday after their small boat was caught by strong winds and pushed out of Penn Cove and into Puget Sound. The two men and their dog, were hoisted to safety amidst 46-mph winds and six-to seven-foot seas.

OPINION: Many groups make up town

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:52PM

There are a lot of interesting groups in Coupeville, groups of people that do a variety of fun activities. I’d like to start compiling a list of all these organizations and when they meet. I want to help get the word out. Perhaps there are people new to the area, like myself, who still haven’t even heard of all the fun things they could be participating in.

LETTER: Hired guns missed the protection mark

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:54PM

So Coupeville is being forced to consider outsourcing its police protection? One of the principal attributes of having our own police force is the personal relationship the officers have with community members, adults and school kids alike.

Kings to rule Coupeville High School softball team

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:49PM

The Coupeville High School softball team will have a new co-coach tandem this spring, but working together is nothing new for the pair -- they’ve been married for over 25 years. David King, who coaches the girls basketball team, and his assistant hoop coach, wife Amy, will join forces to led the Coupeville fastball team this spring.

Town gearing up for Mussel Festival Friday

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:44PM

Get your bibs ready. Penn Cove Mussel Festival starts Friday. The three-day event stays true to its roots with nearly every Coupeville restaurant offering chowder samplings.

LETTER: Thankful for support of scholarship auction

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:53PM

The Coupeville Lions give their heartfelt thanks to all of your generosity of time and spirit in making the Coupeville Lions Eighth Annual Scholarship Auction an enormous success. It is clear that this simple fundraiser idea, hatched by a Coupeville Lion nearly 10 years ago, has become Coupeville High School’s largest contributor of scholarships for higher education.

Assessor delivers baby goat during farm visit

  • Mar 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

Saving a life is all in a day’s work for Island County Assessor Mary Engle. The elected assessor was called into action last month while she was teaching a new appraiser how to measure farm buildings. They stopped at Central Whidbey’s historic Jenne Farm, owned by Fran Einterz and Joyce Peterson.

CHS hoopsters earn honorable mention

  • Mar 2, 2013 at 12:00PM

Three Coupeville High School basketball players earned honorable mention for the all-Cascade Conference teams selected earlier this month.

School board hires new superintendent

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 3:17PM

Coupeville School District Board of Directors selected Jim Shank as the next district superintendent during a special board meeting last week. Shank currently is superintendent of the Juab School District in Utah.

Record crowd helps devour tasty mollusk

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 3:16PM

The streets of Coupeville were flooded this weekend with mussel enthusiasts seeking the big flavors the endearing town has to offer. Visitors traveled from near and far this weekend to shop in town, eat chowder and Penn Cove’s famed mussels.

Letter: Fundraiser shows strong community

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 3:29PM

Editor, The Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools would like to extend its thanks to Mark Laska and the great staff at Ciao! and to the Coupeville community for their outstanding support of Coupeville students and schools.

Coupeville prep teams ready to spring into action

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 3:38PM

Spring is in the air, and that means the atmosphere is filled with baseballs, shot puts and other sporting equipment that hatch each March. It’s time for the Coupeville High School spring season to get under way. Baseball team looks to climb standings They are not new, but they are improved.

Record crowd helps devour tasty mollusk

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 3:18PM

The streets of Coupeville were flooded this weekend with mussel enthusiasts seeking the big flavors the endearing town has to offer. Visitors traveled from near and far this weekend to shop in town, eat chowder and Penn Cove’s famed mussels.

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