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- Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Appraisers from the Island County Assessors Office will be inspecting homes over the next six months in a 10-mile radius in the area of Greenbank and Freeland. The appraisers are inspecting homes for critical information on the current quality and condition of homes and buildings, changes to land characteristics, new construction effecting value and any negative impacts to your property value.
- Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00AM
The 100 Deadly Days of Summer that began Memorial Day Friday ended Labor Day. It is one of the most dangerous and deadliest times of the year on our nation’s roads. Sadly it seems Island County was not left unscathed.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 2:41PM
Many “non-essential” government agencies and programs temporarily got the boot Tuesday after Congress refused to reach a budget agreement, forcing our country into a government shutdown. On Whidbey Island we lost service personnel at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, who are forced into furlough for an unknown amount of time and two employees were furloughed at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
A judge has awarded a stay on the lawsuit filed against the Navy by a Coupeville group seeking to stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The group received what they considered a victory when the Navy agreed to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement the lawsuit demanded, but they have additional plans, including a class-action lawsuit. Controversy over OLF reached a fevered pitch earlier this year after increasing complaints about the noise associated with the Navy’s ongoing Field Landing Carrier Practice or touch-and-go operations. The Navy is in the process of transiting from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-8G Growler, an aircraft some believe is louder.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 2:00PM
Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Jan. 1. The state department of labor and industries calculates the state’s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688. The 13-cent-per-hour increase, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a 1.455 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI‑W) over the last 12 months ending August 31.
- Oct 5, 2013 at 8:00AM
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires Dec. 6, 2017. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of five community members and one resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority board members to five-year terms. Resident commissioner terms are for two years.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 2:33PM
As a result of Congress’s inability to pass a budget by the Sept. 30 deadline, hundreds of Department of Defense employees on Whidbey Island were furloughed Tuesday as part of a country-wide government shutdown. Of the some 1,200 civil service employees at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, employees that work in safety, life and wellness will be exempted, said NAS Whidbey Public Affairs Officer Mike Welding. It was unclear how many of the base’s 1,200 contractors will be affected.
- Oct 5, 2013 at 10:00AM
The final Coupeville Farmers Market of 2013 features a celebration. Relay races and a giant pumpkin contest are just some of the highlights of HarvestFest, which takes place during the Coupeville Farmer’s Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the community green located behind the Coupeville Public Library. “It’s great fun and a chance for customers to appreciate the market,” said market manager Peg Tennant. HarvestFest marks the completion of the market’s 35th consecutive season. HarvestFest relays, which also benefit Gifts from the Heart food bank, features teams competing in a series of races that Tennant is currently keeping under wraps. As for what kind of races, Tennant said she is keeping that a “deep, dark secret.”
- Oct 4, 2013 at 12:06PM
The Coupeville High School volleyball team played a solid match, but King's continued it unbeaten season with a 3-0 win over the Wolves in Shoreline Thursday, Oct. 3.
- Oct 4, 2013 at 12:05PM
King's, one of the state's top teams, defeated the Coupeville soccer team 9-0 Thursday, Oct. 3, in Shoreline.
- Oct 3, 2013 at 10:43AM
The Coupeville High School soccer team was blanked 2-0 at Lakewood Tuesday, Oct. 1.
- Oct 3, 2013 at 10:40AM
Lakewood was hitting on all cylinders in a 3-0 win over the visiting Coupeville High School volleyball team Tuesday, Oct. 1.
- Sep 29, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Sep 30, 2013 at 12:28PM
It was ugly and beautiful. The Coupeville High School football team went on the road for a much needed win, defeating Nooksack Valley 20-12 in a sloppy game Friday, Sept. 27.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27PM
The South Whidbey tennis team completed a three-match season sweep of Coupeville by upending the host Wolves 4-1 Wednesday, Sept. 25.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 4:43PM
Some delays are coming soon for motorists driving through the heart of Coupeville. A number of road construction projects are scheduled to take place in the early part of October depending on weather conditions.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 4:41PM
The Island County Commissioners have reached consensus on a number of key elements of the 2013 county budget. With a few more budget meetings to go, the commissioners may continue to make small changes to the county’s $22-million operating budget and the supplemental budget requests made by department heads until the Oct. 7 public hearing.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 4:33PM
Several Coupeville Elementary School students will be taking more than homework and books home on weekends. The Gifts from the Heart Food Bank is starting a program to ensure some students will have food to get through the weekend.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 4:32PM
Sporadic weather didn’t stop Whidbey Island Fliers last weekend from putting on another kite festival. “It is tough when the weather is tough,” said organizer Lisa Root. “I think we had good support and turnout.”
- Sep 27, 2013 at 9:54AM
Snapping out of season-long scoring slump, the Coupeville soccer team stopped Sultan 3-2 at Mickey Clark Field Thursday, Sept. 26.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 9:52AM
Unable to generate much offense, the Coupeville High School volleyball team lost 3-0 to Archbishop Murphy Thursday, Sept. 26, in Everett.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 9:21AM
A heart-thumping match turned into a heart-breaking loss. The Coupeville High School volleyball team lost a 3-2 thriller to visiting Sultan Tuesday, Sept. 24.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 8:28AM
Two goals by Madi Boyd pushed South Whidbey past the visiting Coupeville High School soccer team 2-0 Tuesday, Sept. 24.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 10:26AM
Heading to the season, Coupeville head football coach Tony Maggio listed among the keys to a successful season staying healthy and improving the passing game.
- Sep 23, 2013 at 10:00AM
The streets of Coupeville had a distinct nautical theme Saturday. Numerous hand-built boats popped up throughout the historic town to participate in Coupeville’s newest festival.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 3:52PM
Members of Whidbey Island Kite Fliers are crossing their fingers for decent wind this weekend. Why else? So they can fly kites.
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