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Port needs the Greenbank Farm to be self sufficient | Guest Column

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Port of Coupeville, after having been in negotiation with the Greenbank Farm Management Group for more than one year has come to a point of impasse.

Orca Network to hold event Aug. 8 commemorating 1970 orca capture

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:06PM

In memory of the nearly 40 Southern Resident orcas captured in Washington state, and the 13 orcas killed during the captures, and in honor of Lolita, or Tokitae, the sole survivor, Orca Network is sponsoring several events to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1970 Penn Cove Orca Capture on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Unhappy with port’s Greenbank Farm vote | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 5:00PM

Ah! Thank you, Port of Coupeville commissioners. Finally, you have shown your true nature; blatant tyranny, clear collusion and hit and run tactics.

Renaissance enthusiasts share their culture at Greenbank Farm

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jul 30, 2015 at 1:24PM

During the course of Saturday’s Renaissance at the Farm festivities, attendees had the opportunity to learn from and observe a number of entertaining and educational presenters.

Coupeville a good fit for interim schools chief

  • Aug 21, 2012 at 3:22PM

Karen Koschak has left retirement behind to guide the Coupeville School District as its interim superintendent for the next year as it searches for a permanent chief.

League’s first candidate forum slated for Oct. 4

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries will host a series of candidate forums for the upcoming general election. Candidates fro State Senate, State Legislature Positions 1 and 2 and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2.

Candidate McKenna to make stop in Oak Harbor

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Rob McKenna, Washington state Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor, will make a campaign stop in Oak Harbor later this month. He will by at Angelo’s Caffé, 670 SE Pioneer Way, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Election forums scheduled

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 10:58AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host several candidate forums. The first features candidates vying for Island County and state elected office and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street.

Hayes, Riggs vie for open Dist. 10 House seat

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

The reapportionment of the 10th Legislative District left it much as it was before – a swing district evenly divided between Republican and Democratic voters. The race to fill the open House seat in the 10th features two civil servants from opposing parties.

DNR’s Deep Sea response manager honored

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Melissa Ferris, manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program, has been honored for her leadership of the department’s response to the sinking and retrieval of the vessel Deep Sea in Penn Cove earlier this year.

Matthews challenges Larsen for Congressional seat

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

It wasn’t even a close call for U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. He’s in favor of the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal in Bellingham for one reason – jobs. “Jobs are the driving force behind my whole campaign,” says the 2nd Congressional District Democrat who is seeking a seventh term in the House.

Ballots on their way to Island County voters

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Oct 18, 2012 at 9:24AM

Check your mailbox! If you are a registered voter in Island County, your ballot is on its way and should arrive within the next day or two. Approximately 46,000 General Election ballots were mailed out by Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Bailey aims to dislodge Haugen

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 11:57AM

For the first time in two decades, state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen faces an uphill battle against an election opponent who can match her both in campaign dollars and name recognition. The 10th Legislative District Democrat was bested by 5 percentage points in the August primary election by Republican state Rep. Barbara Bailey. They were the only candidates on the primary ballot. The race is one of three Senate contests statewide that could tilt control of that body to Republicans. Bailey, 68, has made that prospect a centerpiece of her campaign.

Differences stark in District 2 Commissioner race

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The tension between the two candidates vying to represent North Whidbey residents on the Board of Island County Commissioners started before either of them ran for public office. The city of Oak Harbor was considering a measure that would have lead to a large development on the south end of the city.

District 1 candidates reveal a study in contrasts

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Who to choose? Political newcomer Jeff Lauderdale or incumbent Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson couldn’t be more different in their views about how Island County government should be run. Lauderdale, a Republican, believes the board’s priorities are askew, that in a time when revenue is scarce, law and justice needs should be satisfied above all else.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS pushes for lid lift

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:02PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS has a 15-cent levy lid lift on the November General Election ballot to support its volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician program. If passed, this would be the first voter-approved funding increase for the fire district in 23 years.

Democratic newcomer challenges House Republican

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:11PM

In what has chalked up as one of the friendliest races of the year, 10th Legislative District incumbent Norma Smith is defending the Position 1 seat from challenger Aaron Simpson. Smith, R-Clinton, has held the seat since her appointment in late 2007. A former writer and operations manager for a communications firm, Smith’s political achievements include terms on the South Whidbey School Board and six years as special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf. By comparison, Simpson, a Democrat from Langley, is a political newcomer with no experience in public office.

Wolves fall in football

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:13PM

Meridian defeated the Coupeville football team 34-6 in a two-quarter mini-game at Blaine High School Tuesday in a district tournament play-in contest. The loss eliminated the Wolves (2-7) from postseason play, setting up a game Friday or Saturday with Chimacum (4-5) in Port Townsend in a matchup of two teams who did not make the playoffs. The starting time has not been determined. Meridian went 70 yards in 13 plays, converting a fourth down along the way, on the game’s opening possession to go up 7-0.

Balance shifts following Tuesday’s election

  • Nov 7, 2012 at 12:00PM updated at 3:13PM

Island County residents elected some new faces, while keeping some familiar ones during Tuesday’s General Election. It appears that the partisan balance of the Board of Island County Board of Commissioners will shift with one of two Democratic commissioners losing in the Nov. 6 election, according to initial ballot results.

Power outage shuts down Coupeville

  • Nov 28, 2012 at 10:04AM

About 2,700 Puget Sound Energy customers around Coupeville lost power for about an hour Wednesday morning.

Sheriff sets meeting to discuss incoming Coupeville sex offender

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 3:24PM

The Island County Sheriff's Office is holding a public meeting in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 20 to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who's moving back to the community.

High winds and tide spark road, ferry closures

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11AM

Powerful winds and high tides today forced the closure of several roads on Whidbey Island and disrupted service on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route.

Town addresses eroding sidewalk on Front Street

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 3:12PM

Coupeville town officials jumped into action today to evaluate and hopefully slow a section of eroding bluff along Front Street. The bank, located between North Kinney and North Gould Streets, began sloughing off onto the beach earlier this month and the sidewalk in the area began to sag toward the beach.

Men rescued from Penn Cove after boat caught in wind

  • Feb 25, 2013 at 5:05PM

Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew today 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. No one was injured but all three were dropped off at Whidbey General Hospital.

Landslide rocks Central Whidbey community

  • Mar 27, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Mar 29, 2013 at 2:44PM

An enormous landslide in Ledgewood this morning has severely damaged at least one home and impacted more than 30 others. The slide occurred in the Central Whidbey Community at about 4 a.m. Hundreds of feet of earth sloughed off from the bluff above Driftwood Way, destroying much of the road and knocking one home off its foundation.

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