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Coupeville Town Council votes ‘yes’ to sheriff contract

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 1:20PM

Coupeville Town Council approved an interlocal agreement with the Island County Sheriff’s Office last week for law enforcement services. The contract starts March 1. A motion to approve the agreement was passed by all council members with the exception of Molly Hughes, who was absent from the meeting.

Coupeville lead slips away in 2nd half | Boys basketball

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 11:27AM

A halftime lead soon evaporated in the third quarter and the Coupeville High School boys basketball team closed out the season with a 76-54 loss at Granite Falls Thursday, Feb. 6.

Wolves play well but are edged by 'Cats | Girls basketball

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:40AM

Coupeville High School girls basketball coach David King liked just about everything he saw on the court from his team at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Feb. 4. However, when he looked up at the scoreboard, the lights revealed a 50-48 win for the Wildcats.

Murphy press hurts Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 10:14AM

Archbishop Murphy's full-court press helped the Wildcats pick up points in transition in a 78-50 win over the host Coupeville High School boys basketball team Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Weber finishes dozen years on the port board

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 2:45PM

Benye Weber worked through many changes during her 12 years serving on the Port of Coupeville’s publicly elected board.

Family pet warns owners of attic fire at Crockett Lake home

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 2:33PM

A family cat woke its owners when a fire sparked in an attic last week. At 3:08 a.m., Jan. 24, Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue responded to a reported residential fire in the 900 block of Gainsborough Road in Crockett Lake Estates.

Ledgewood landslide still unstable

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 2:30PM

Homeowners still living near the massive landslide area in Ledgewood are wary as more pieces of the bluff continue to slough off.

Support rallies for school levies vote

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 2:28PM

Coupeville School District has two proposals on the Feb. 11 ballot. The first request is for renewal of the maintenance and operations levy, which will bring in $2.24 million each year for four years.

Foul-shooting woes lead to loss | Girls basketball

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 11:39AM

Basketball is a complicated game, but sometimes the reason for a win or loss can be pinned on one variable. The Coupeville High School girls basketball team need look no further than the free throw line to zero in on the primary factor in its 42-39 loss to visiting Sultan Friday, Jan. 31.

Turks use big 2nd quarter to top Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Feb 3, 2014 at 11:36AM

Three solid quarters can't always erase one weak one. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team found that out at Sultan Friday, Jan. 31, losing 79-67.

Prolific Coupeville artist Roger Purdue passes away

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Feb 3, 2014 at 7:56AM

Whidbey lost a masterpiece this week. Coupeville’s Roger Purdue, a popular artist, educator and pilot, died early Sunday morning from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Bergeron receives state honor

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 10:07AM

Coupeville High School senior basketball player Anthony Bergeron was named 1A Athlete of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for the week of Jan. 19.

Wolves close in on playoff spot | Girls basketball

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 12:57PM

Not only did the Coupeville High School girls basketball team knock off rival South Whidbey 48-38 Tuesday, Jan. 28, it essentially locked up a postseason berth in process.

2 rallies fall short as Wolves drop pair | Boys basketball

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 12:20PM

Both games followed the same pattern and both resulted in losses for the Coupeville High School boys basketball team. The Wolves fell behind early, mounted a late but too-short rally, and lost twice, first 62-51 at South Whidbey Tuesday, Jan. 28, then 62-55 to visiting Friday Harbor Wednesday, Jan. 29, in a nonleague game.

Condemned Ledgewood house burns to ground months after landslide

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2014 at 3:19PM

A Driftwood Way home that had been abandoned since a massive landslide made national headlines in early 2013 burned to the ground Sunday night.

Wolves' win sets up big game with South Whidbey | Boys basketball

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2014 at 10:30AM

Several strong story lines punctuated the Coupeville High School boys basketball team's thrilling 59-57 win at Lakewood Friday, Jan. 24.

Lakewood rally stings Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 28, 2014 at 10:29AM

Going into the girls basketball contest against Lakewood Friday, Jan. 24, Coupeville High School coach David King said he expected a "tough game." It turned out to be tough in more ways than one. As expected, it was close and hard fought. The visiting Cougars won 39-36.

Coupeville sports to move from Cascade Conference to Olympic League

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 10:00PM updated Jan 28, 2014 at 9:18AM

In search of a more level playing field for its athletic teams, Coupeville High School will leave the Cascade Conference and join the Olympic League next fall.

Hayes honored by law enforcement council

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 3:29PM

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano, has been named 2013 Legislator of the Year for the House Republican Caucus by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, or WACOPS. An assistant ranking member of the House Public Safety Committee, Hayes is in his first term.

New manager named for Ebey’s Landing reserve

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27PM

After months of searching, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve has a new manager. On Friday, the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing named Kristen Griffin as its new manager.

Coupeville gives Cedarcrest battle | Girls basketball

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 24, 2014 at 8:15AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team pushed powerful Cedarcrest to the limit Tuesday, Jan. 21, before running out of gas in a 57-47 home loss.

Cedarcrest uses 3-ball to beat Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 8:15AM

The Cedarcrest High School boys basketball team ran to a 24-9 first quarter lead on the way to racing by visiting Coupeville 72-39 Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Man jailed after eluding police between Coupeville and Langley

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 11:25AM

A Whatcom County man who may have been involved in a suspicious death is behind bars after attempting to elude police Tuesday between Coupeville and Langley.

Wolves fall to 1st-place King's | Girls basketball

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:16AM

King's remained undefeated in conference play by tripping the host Coupeville High School girls basketball team 67-33 Friday, Jan. 17.

Island County struggling to find Conservation Futures Fund volunteers

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

After months of searching, Island County is still looking for volunteers to participate in two boards that evaluate projects trying to utilize Conservation Futures Funds. The county started looking for volunteers in October to serve on the Community Advisory Board and the Technical Advisory Board; however, nobody has applied yet. “It would be nice to fill the positions,” said Pam Dill, who is coordinating the application search for Island County. She said it doesn’t require a large time commitment.

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