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Dead birds destined for D.C.
Nov 21 2012, 9:21 AM
Driving along Boon Road, Matt Klope spots a large, dead bird on the side of the road.
He pulls his truck over, steps out to take a closer look, then grabs his gloves and a plastic bag to scoop the barred owl up. Once tagged, he puts it in his truck.
Back at his home south of Oak Harbor, Klope puts the carcass into a large freezer filled with dead birds, where the owl will remain frozen in time until he has a chance to pull it out and put his taxidermy skills to work.
Town plans budget hearing Tuesday
Nov 21 2012, 8:05 AM
Winter is fast approaching and that means two things.
The weather is getting colder and the Town of Coupeville is close to adopting its budget for next year.
Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard said the proposed $4.9 million budget for 2013 is balanced and maintains staffing and services at their current levels.
Former ER director stripped of privileges
Nov 21 2012, 8:09 AM
The Board of Commissioners of the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District terminated the medical staff membership and clinical privileges of Dr. Mark Borden last week. The decision went into effect immediately effect.
Borden is the former emergency department director at Whidbey General Hospital.
Mosquito Fleet restaurant changes ownership
Nov 21 2012, 10:12 AM
“The sun sets on Chapter One of Mosquito Fleet Chili,” Rita Tomayko wrote this week on the Facebook page for her Front Street eatery.
The family opened the Coupeville business four years ago, and recently sold the beloved chili place to Janjira Rattanasint and Aroon Saivaree, who own The Cove Thai Cuisine just up the hill on North Main Street. Rita and her husband Chris are headed to a new home near family in Florida.
Jill Hein: artist, advocate
Nov 23 2012, 8:04 AM
JillHein collects wildlife.
She does not mount their heads on her walls, or display their stuffed bodies in cases.
Rather, she captures their images in photographs.
DUI emphasis starts today
Nov 21 2012, 8:15 AM
As the Washington Traffic Safety Commission announces the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign, drivers are urged to plan ahead.
As part of the campaign, extra officers will be canvassing roadways starting Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Jan. 1, 2013 throughout Skagit and Island counties searching for impaired drivers.
With the election behind us, it’s time to be thankful
Nov 21 2012, 8:20 AM
Thanksgiving is this week, and I’ve been thinking about the many things I’m thankful for.
Family, friends, good health, a full refrigerator, a roof over my head, a good job, a great community – those are all on the list. And there are a lot of other things to be thankful for, as well.
Bench touched our hearts
Nov 21 2012, 8:23 AM
Most of our heart and soul still resides in Coupeville — and will forever.
How profoundly grateful we are for the dedication of Charlotte’s Bench. Only Charlotte could anchor her family and embrace a whole town as she did. Thank you all for giving the embrace back.
Thanks for the support
Nov 21 2012, 8:27 AM
Please allow me to take this opportunity to say thank you to the folks of Whidbey Island — particularly South Whidbey!
Thank you for your ongoing support of South Whidbey’s Parks and Recreation District. We have achieved a lot in the six years I’ve been at the helm of the district and I am so proud of the facilities and programs we now offer the community.
Town tackles stormwater
Nov 21 2012, 10:12 AM
In the Coupeville area, oil from leaking cars, fertilizer from farms and flowerbeds, and other chemicals get flushed into Penn Cove - if left uncaptured and untreated. As water heads downhill it picks up contaminants along the way.
And this impacts the health of aquatic wildlife.