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Schools gear up for first day

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 3:00PM

Kids only have a few days left to enjoy their summer vacation before heading back to school. Classes in the Coupeville School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 for all students from first-grade through high school.

Students will pay more at lunchtime

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Students will have to bring a little more cash when buying lunch in Coupeville schools. The Coupeville School Board Monday night approved a 25-cent increase for the lunches offered in schools.

Small jets soar over Whidbey

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:25PM

Jets were flying last weekend at Outlying Field. The installation, known as the place Navy pilots practice touch-and-go landings before deployment, became the three-day home for a group of radio-control airplane enthusiasts.

Bomb threat prompts Tuesday evening cancellations of Keystone ferry route

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 10:34AM

A bomb threat at the Port Townsend ferry terminal forced the ferry run across Admiralty Inlet out of service for more than three hours Tuesday night. Ferry officials canceled sailings at around 5 p.m. after the threat against the Port Townsend terminal came in. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email the Washington State Patrol conducted a canine search of both the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals to ensure they were clear of any threats. The United States Coast Guard conducted a helicopter flyover and provided an escort for the last round trip of the evening before they cleared the ferry for service.

Mendes resigns after 33 years of coaching high school soccer

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 11:00AM

And so closes another chapter – a long chapter – in the soccer life of Paul Mendes.

SST helps Coupeville athletes prepare for school season

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00AM

Scoreboards indicate the final results of Coupeville High School athletic events, but not all the wins come entirely from game-day effort. Most likely, some victories can be traced back to the work the athletes put in during their sessions in the weight room.

Whidbey Working Artists Tour includes Coupeville artist who transforms salvaged wood

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 9:57AM

Jim Short can create a lot of things with his hands. Just not miracles. He figures he’ll make a dent, but doesn’t expect to move mountains as he prepares to unveil the workshop where he performs his woodturning magic. He’s one of 31 artists participating in the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Art Studio Tour, which runs on back-to-back weekends beginning Aug. 24-25.

Island County commissioners to address community concerns over shoreline plan

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Island County commissioners now have the community feedback on a proposed Shoreline Master Plan. The comments were gathered during a public hearing in May and presented to the commissioners last week by the state Department of Ecology. The commissioners must address any concerns and submit solutions to the state Department of Ecology by a deadline of Sept. 23.

Port to consider cash machine at Coupeville Wharf

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Visitors to downtown Coupeville might find an easier time trying to find a cash machine in the future. Officials for the Port of Coupeville are considering a plan to place an ATM on port property. The small port district received a proposal from Premier Merchants Group, based in Kearney, Neb., to place the cash machine in the breezeway of the Coupeville Wharf.

Intermittent road closures scheduled in Ebey’s Landing

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Motorists will experience intermittent road closures next week on Hill Road and portions of Ebey Road located south of Coupeville. Hill Road will be closed from the intersection of Ebey Road to the intersection of Engle Road. Ebey Road will be closed from the intersection of Cook Road to Hill Road.

Burglaries, car accidents and more reported | Coupeville blotter

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:

Get ready for some roadwork through town | Town Talk

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville residents will see some road work in the next few weeks. We have been very fortunate in securing grants to pay the majority of the costs for the following projects:

No sympathy shown for those living near Outlying Field | Letters

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

A recent report on surveys from the June Central Whidbey OLF Coupeville meeting indicates responses were split. The actual surveys say differently. The overwhelming majority of responses from Central Whidbey residents showed they wanted the OLF closed and/or Growlers. This report was skewed by the inclusion of preprinted responses received from outside Central Whidbey following newspaper reports about the meeting. They seem to have been organized by former County Commissioner Mac McDowell and others.

Annual vacation sparks memories of new home | Some perspective

  • Aug 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

Going to the ocean as a child was always a lot of fun. While my father flew kites, my brother and I would play in the sand, look for sea shells and test our limits on how far we went out in the surf. My mother would lay on a blanket, snoozing or reading a book. We went at least once a year, if not more. My dad bought his first kite when I was just an infant.

Students build connection to World War I vets

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Several elementary school students spent the past two weeks building a connection to deceased veterans who fought in World War I. They are pouring through archives and other sources to find out all the biographical information about Island County veterans who served in World War I. The youngsters are participating in a history camp sponsored by the Island County Historical Society, the Whidbey Island Daughters of the American Revolution and the Janet Enzmann archives.

Comments sought for Parker Road highway project near Coupeville

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation want residents’ opinions on how a proposed construction project will affect Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Plans currently call for the closing of the intersections of Old Smith Prairie Road and Parker Road with Highway 20. Traffic on Parker Road would be funneled over to Morris Road where it would intersect with the highway. The three intersections are located between Island Transit’s headquarters and Outlying Field and are within the confines of the reserve. A public meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Commons at Coupeville Middle and High School.

Ebey's picnic brings in money for preservation

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 9:06AM

Around 170 people gathered at the Ferry House over the weekend to help preservation efforts within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. They enjoyed a “Picnic on the Prairie” Saturday that raised money for the Ebey’s Forever Fund, which is a pot of money that pays for preservation projects on the hundreds of historic buildings located within the reserve. Although a tally is still underway, it looks like organizers will raise around $15,000, said Kyle Waterman, executive director of the Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which organized the picnic.

Hospital General Hospital leaders take informational route concerning bond

  • Aug 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital leaders are taking steps to ensure employees follow state laws during an election season where voters will decide whether to approve a $50-million bond that will finance an expansion and updating of the hospital’s campus. That bond is appearing on the November ballot and needs to pass by a 60 percent supermajority. Trish Rose, spokesperson for Whidbey General Hospital, said during a recent hospital commissioners’ meeting that she sent information to staff about how they can inform people of the proposal.

Group forms to promote Whidbey General Hospital bond

  • Aug 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Volunteers promoting a ballot measure for a bond to finance an update and expansion of Whidbey General Hospital are focusing their efforts on North Whidbey Island. The Friends of Whidbey General Hospital, a volunteer group tasked with promoting the $50-million bond, recently formed and conducted a campaign kickoff at Coupeville Town Park. Around 30 people came together to gather signs to post throughout the island, learn specifics about the bond and answer questions.

Comstock Barn in Ebey's Landing gets a new lease on life

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 8:52AM

A historic barn in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is getting a much-needed facelift thanks to the help of a handful of college students and volunteers. Students participating in the University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Field School visited Ebey’s Landing last week to install a cedar shake roof on the Comstock Barn, which is located off Engle Road south of Coupeville. Shannon Sardell, director of the Pacific Northwest Field School, said the barn is a significant part of the reserve’s historic landscape and, until recently, was at risk for demolition.

Radio controlled airplanes to fly at OLF

  • Aug 22, 2013 at 1:18PM

The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society will use the Navy’s Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville, Aug. 23, 24 and 25 for their annual Jets over Whidbey event featuring jet powered remote control model aircraft. The public may attend this event as guests of The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society. Potential guests should check in at the booth set up and run by Whidbey Island Radio Control Society at the OLF entrance. The event is not sponsored, endorsed, or organized by the Department of the Navy or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Letter: Sound of freedom isn’t jet noise

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:32PM

Editor, We’ve heard endless sides to endless arguments when it comes to Outlying Field and jet noise versus what others call the sound of freedom.

Pleased with arts festival organization

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:31PM

Editor, This was the first year I have experienced the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival as a merchant.

Opinion: Dad’s memories don’t sit well with everyone

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:31PM

This weekend the public has an opportunity to get inside one of Central Whidbey’s oldest buildings.

Hospital board swears in new seat

  • Aug 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

After months of searching, the Board of Commissioners for Whidbey General Hospital has a replacement commissioner.

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