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NAS Whidbey gets $117 million for jet programs

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will receive more than $117 million for P8-A Poseidon and EA-18G Growler squadron programs The funding is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama over Christmas. The act sets the policies and priorities for the Department of Defense.

Nominations sought for Coupeville chamber awards

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for our 2014 Excellence In Business Awards, sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank. Categories are: Business of The Year, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners of the 2013 Excellence In Business Awards were: Business of The Year: Whidbey Island Bank; Entrepreneurial Spirit: Lavender Wind; Business Leadership: Janice Vaughan; Lifetime Achievement: Coupeville Festival Association.

Coupeville Lions to host annual scholarship auction

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Members of the Coupeville Lions Club is hosting its annual event that provides some help to high school seniors heading to college. The ninth annual Lions Club Scholarship Auction and Dinner takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

Public should have say in Coupeville police service | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, Right-on! The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, the Front Street merchants, the Whidbey General Hospital and residents of Coupeville should be given the opportunity to express their opinions on shifting control of the Coupeville police to the county sheriff.

Thanks for making museum flourish | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Every time one of us walks or drives by the beautiful garden in front of the Island County Museum, please take the time to tip your hat, salute or just think happy thoughts about our own Coupeville Garden Club. In late fall of 2013, John Bachert and his flock of gardeners descended on our well-established (aka overgrown) drought-tolerant garden.

Not picking sides on OLF issue wise for town council | Some perspective

  • Jan 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

During a special meeting of Coupeville Town Council last week, Councilman Bob Clay expressed his frustration at the public’s perception of how the town is handling issues surrounding jet noise. The purpose of the special meeting was to approve a statement from the council for submission to the Navy’s environmental impact study of jet noise at Outlying Field.

Auditors find fault in Island Transit vehicle, fuel use

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

For the second time, state auditors question how Island Transit monitors staff use of take-home vehicles and fuel cards. According to an accountability audit report issued Dec. 30 by the Washington State Auditor’s Office, a finding was issued stating Island Transit officials “did not adequately monitor take home vehicles and fuel card use to ensure they are only used for official purposes.” Island Transit has 14 vehicles and fuel use cards designated for take-home.

First baby of 2014 born at Whidbey General Hospital

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 2:40PM

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary with childbirth. However, he was a bit late and they welcomed their son, Cole Alan Wilson, on New Year’s Day. Cole was born at 1:03 p.m., Jan. 1 at the Whidbey General Hospital Family Birthplace. Cole weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches in length at birth.

Blue wave crashes into Coupeville

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 2:35PM

Coupeville residents could hear the Blue Wave approaching before they could see it. More than 80 Seahawks fans marched down Main Street on Sunday, Jan. 5 to meet at the Coupeville Wharf, posing for a photo on the pedestrian bridge over Highway 20, and culminating in a photo at the wharf. By the time the band of fans reached the wharf, they’d grown to approximately 150 people. Teresa Besaw and Kory Dyer were the organizers behind the 12th Man Wharf event, as well as a Deception Pass 12th Man Pass last weekend.

Coupeville sends comments on Outlying Field EIS

  • Jan 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

Coupeville Town Council is asking the Navy to address concerns of health and financial risks to the town and residents when conducting its environmental impact study on jet noise at Outlying Field. In a letter, approved and sent last week, the council is asking the Navy to address impacts on sleep patterns, hearing and mental health of residents, hospital patients, senior citizens and visitors.

Ember prompts evacuation of Coupeville Middle School and High School

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 12:23PM

A burning ember simmering in a dust pile prompted the evacuation of Coupeville Middle and High School Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., maintenance supervisor Scott Losey was in the process of changing a belt in the air handling unit for the woodworking/metalworking building at Coupeville High School. He discovered a small ember and burning dust.

Strong 2nd half carries Sultan by Coupeville | Girls basketball

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:29AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team played a good first half, but Sultan played an even better second half to escape with a 40-37 win over the visiting Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Giving mental health equal standing | Rock Doc

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

When I was a kid, Jimmy Carter was in the White House. His wife, Rosalynn, was quite an active First Lady. She sat in on official meetings held by her husband and was said to be one of his closest advisors. Many First Ladies have used their position to promote a cause. One of the things that most interested Rosalynn Carter was mental health research and treatment. She has remained active in promoting those areas since leaving the White House. So it was fitting when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently addressed the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on mental health policy in Atlanta. Sebelius announced new federal rules that will beef up the 2008 mental health equity law.

Peace, goodwill and a few resolutions | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

This is the time of year when we pray for peace and goodwill on earth, and resolve to do better in the future. We need some of that peace and goodwill to wash ashore on the rock right about now. It’s been a tough year for peace and goodwill on Whidbey Island. We rock dwellers, usually so blissful and content, have become stranded at the intersection of Jets = Jobs and Jets = Deafness, hung up by the nexus of Tourists = Dollars and Tourists = Crowding, tangled in the Gordian knot of taxed too much versus not enough services.

Coupeville's decorations much appreciated

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thank you to the town employees who decorated Cook’s Corner Park and Coupeville Recreation Hall. It’s a beautiful job and admired by many. We also have enjoyed seeing all of the snow people decorating our streets. Thanks to the person who started this tradition and to the helpers who have re-painted when needed and placed them around town. The snow people are very unique.

Thankful for Coupeville’s response to snow | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Early in the morning on Dec. 20, I drove through falling snow to bake at our restaurant, the Knead & Feed, on Front Street. Less than an hour after arriving at work, the Town of Coupeville snow plow was carefully plowing our street and others.

Deciding marshal’s office fate should include public input | Some Perspective

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

For the past year, Town of Coupeville officials have been exploring options in dealing with staffing issues within the marshal’s office. Mayor Nancy Conard said the issue began a little more than a year ago with a sudden turnover within the department. The town is looking at two options, to keep its department with changes to staffing, or to contract with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

2013 in review: Landslides big and small plague Central Whidbey news

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:48PM

Volunteers examining the future of the Greenbank Farm recommended that the Port of Coupeville explore selling the publicly owned farm. The proposal sparked discussion about the farm’s future, but the port renewed a contract with the farm management group.

Coupeville art gallery closes doors

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:42PM

After 17 years, a popular Front Street art gallery is closing its doors. The Windjammer Gallery, located across the street from Mariners Court, shuttered its doors Friday to make room for a wine shop. “We’re retiring,” owner Chuck Poust said the day before the closing. “It demands a lot of your time. We were only closed three days out of the year.”

Coupeville's Vail Wine Shop moves into former Windjammer gallery space

  • Jan 7, 2014 at 3:36PM

Larry and Patsy Vail have a New Year’s resolution: move their Coupeville wine shop and continue with the success they’ve enjoyed for the past two years. The couple, owns Vail Wine Shop, is moving the shop’s former home in Mariner’s Court across the street into the the former home of the Windjammer Gallery, which closed in late December after 17 years in business. “I’m expecting it to go well,” Patsy said of the new location.

Wolves' first win a big one | Boys basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:29PM

It was a long time coming, but there was no doubt about it once it arrived. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team needed a win, badly, and when it finally broke through, it did so in dominating fashion. The Wolves destroyed visiting Orcas Island 84-37 Saturday, Jan. 4.

Wolves off to good start | Girls basketball

  • Jan 6, 2014 at 12:33PM

Two wins over the weekend helped the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to its best start in three years. The Wolves won a pair of home games, defeating La Conner 39-25 Friday, Jan. 3, and Orcas Island 50-44 Saturday.

Touch-and-gos to resume at OLF Jan. 6

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 2:33PM

The Navy announced Thursday its plans to resume touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville on Monday, Jan. 6. For that week, the Navy plans to fly that Monday and Thursday, Jan. 9. Practices will be condcuted in the late afternoons and early evenings, according to a statement issued today.

Cable ship in Admiralty Inlet piques curiosity

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Jan 2, 2014 at 9:34AM

A large ship floating for more than a week near the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route piqued the curiosity of nearby residents. It turns out the Wave Venture, a 464-foot vessel owned by United Kingdom-based Global Marine Systems, has been sailing in the area while its crew repair fiber optic cables.

Students’ food drive helps into new year

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 3:50PM

A group of students at Coupeville Elementary School spent busy weeks collecting food for Gifts from the Heart food bank, which serves low-income families in Coupeville and Greenbank.

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