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- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Because of a projected deficit in food services, students in the Coupeville School District could be paying more for lunch starting in the fall. The Coupeville School Board will discuss raising the prices students pay for lunch during a board retreat scheduled for Aug. 19.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Several sailings on the Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry route will cancelled in August due to low tidal conditions:
- posted Jul 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Coupeville’s Cole Weinstein placed 14th in the 200 butterfly at the Pacific Northwest Swimming championship Friday, July 26, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM
The Whidbey Islanders GU18 soccer team battled through a tough draw in the Rainier Valley Slammers Classic Tournament June 28-30 at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Each year more than 1,100 wildlife/vehicle collisions are reported to Washington State Patrol. That number is believed to be much higher because the state Department of Transportation removes an average of 3,500 animals from Washington roads annually.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM
I would like to ask you to give a second thought to your characterization of the recent “tractor chase” story as “quirky.” You also used the words “humorous” and “levity” in describing the situation. And suggested “something upbeat and cheerful” for a soundtrack, if this were a scene in a movie. To my mind, your “perspective” is more than a little bit off.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Coupeville resident Lisbeth Cort has been selected to serve as interim manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. She will be filling in for the next three months as Reserve Manager Mark Preiss is leaving for a job in Montana. His last day is July 26.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM
A Central Whidbey community group aiming to close Outlying Field Coupeville has taken its fight to federal court. Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe & Peaceful Environment filed a lawsuit Monday. Capt. Mike Nortier, commander of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander Fleet Forces Command, are both named as parties in the suit.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM— updated Jul 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After more than six years at the helm, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Manager Mark Preiss is hanging up his hat and headed for high country.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Editor, Whidbey Island has changed a great deal since 1943 when the Outlying Landing Field was built.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM
It was a sweet Saturday at Coupeville United Methodist Church.
- posted Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM
The GU18 Whidbey Islanders soccer team finished with a 1-1-2 record at the Crossfire Select Tournament in Redmond July 26-28.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM— updated Jul 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Several treasured historical structures in Ebey’s Reserve have been getting much-needed TLC with the help of local and visiting preservationists.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Dry conditions and warm weather is prompting the Island County Fire Marshal to declare a burn ban that will start next week.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Hundreds of people flocked to Coupeville Elementary School over the weekend hoping to score treasures at the annual Coupeville Lions Garage Sale.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Recently, one of my neighbors invited me into her gorgeous and well-tended garden to see a special flower in bloom. I happily rushed over, not just because I knew what a treat it would be to visit her garden, but because her offer had an expiration date. You see, the flower I was going to see was a Tigridia pavonia, whose blooms appear for a single day, opening in the morning, then withering away with the sunset.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM
We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger. Less famous but equally big was a deer the size of a modern elk and a beaver the size of a black bear. In sum, our ancestors – the people alive in the Ice Age – were small compared to a number of the animals around them.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM
It may seem like pocket change to a billionaire, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer lost money in a Whidbey Island real estate transaction, Forbes magazine reports. The magazine reported that Ballmer and his wife own 10 view properties in the Ledgewood area near Coupeville, but recently sold a 1,144-square-foot beach house for $169,500.
- posted Jul 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Applications are available for projects looking to be funded by Island County’s 2 percent Hotel/Motel Tax Tourism Promotion. The Isand County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee solicits proposals until Aug. 31.
- posted Jul 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Cole Weinstein and Jillian Pape of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club represented Coupeville in the Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships at Federal Way's Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center July 25-28.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Ledgewood residents’ plea to the governor and state lawmakers paid off this month with an appropriation of $200,000.
- posted Jul 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM— updated Jul 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Warm, summer days on Whidbey mean berry patches are waiting to be picked clean of sweet succulent treats.
- posted Jul 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival will kick off next Friday with an Art Gallery Opening and Wine reception 7-10 p.m. at Coupeville Rec Hall.
- posted Jul 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Central Whidbey finished a strong run by placing second in the 11/12 Little League District 11 tournament Saturday, July 6, in Sedro-Woolley.
- posted Jul 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM
The Washington State Transportation Commission is seeking public comments on a proposed fare increase for Washington State Ferries. The proposed fare increase would go into effect Oct. 1 and include a 2 percent increase on passenger fares and a 3 percent increase on vehicle fares. Then, starting May 1, 2014, the ferry system would tack on an additional 2 percent increase on passenger fares and a 2.5 percent increase on vehicle fares.