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Crewing issues force canceled sailings of Coupeville ferry

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 9:35AM

A staffing issue has prompted the cancellation of several sailings on the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route. The 8:45 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 9:30 a.m. sailing from Coupeville were cancelled due to the lack of a qualified crew, according to information provided by Washington State Ferries.

Islanders win 2 titles | Soccer

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08PM

Islanders soccer teams won two divisions in the Marysville Strawberry Classic Tournament last weekend, Aug. 2-4.

Race the Reserve registration continues

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 8:07AM

Registration is still open for the second annual Race the Reserve, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mickey Clark Field in Coupeville.

Opinion: Island’s serenity is something to brag about

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Allow me to introduce myself. After living in America for almost 65 years, I became a Rock dweller in 2009. And, like most of us on Whidbey, these days I rarely think about where I used to live.

Letter: OLF controversy transcends concern

  • Aug 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Myth: Outlying Field is a critical link to our security that can only be met at OLF Coupeville — anywhere else and the country is doomed and freedom will be destroyed. Reality: Pilot practice is essential and all on the island realize that and support training the Navy pilots, but from that to extrapolate that this particular OLF location is paramount to our security is pure nonsense.

Letter: Thanks for making Loganberry Festival

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:46PM

Editor, Thank you to our beyond-wonderful staff, our phenomenal board, our supportive tenants, our generous sponsors, our hard-working volunteers, our vivacious emcees, our talented musicians, artisans and cooks, and you for making the 2013 Loganberry Festival so glorious.

Opinion: Whidbey knows how to host good markets

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed Aug. 4-10 Washington Farmers Market Week. The popularity in farmers markets continues to increase with an estimated 150-plus markets across the state.

Land Trust gets millions for land new acquisitions

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust received state funding that pays for land that will bolster its conservation efforts throughout the island. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program awarded the Greenbank-based conservation group several grants that totaled $2.2 million.

Loganberry pies steal the show

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

It’s really all about the pie. Mary Murphy, 9, said that while she didn’t win the Loganberry Festival pie-eating contest Saturday afternoon, she was still a winner.

Coupeville man wins big in lottery

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:40PM

Jim Sebastian of Coupeville won $440,000 playing Washington’s Lottery Hit 5 game.

Low enrollment prompts school district to rollback levy

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39PM

The Coupeville School Board is scheduled to approve next month a rollback on the amount of levy dollars the district can collect from taxpayers.

Working Wharf: Volunteers help restore landmark

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39PM

Amid tourists looking to enjoy the pristine views of Penn Cove, a group of Whidbey volunteers are working to ensure a historic building remains part of Coupeville landscape.

50 years and counting: Christensen continues coaching career at Coupeville

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Orson Christensen’s nomadic coaching career, which is entering its 50th season, has brought him back home to Whidbey Island.

OLF flight operations temporarily suspended through 2013

  • Jan 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 3:30PM

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have been temporarily suspended at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. This suspension is slated to last for the remainder of 2013.

I-5 lane closures scheduled during bridge checkup

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 1:24PM

Drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays early Saturday morning through the Mount Vernon and Burlington area while bridge inspection crews give temporary spans a checkup. On Saturday, Aug. 3, crews will close one lane of northbound I-5 at the bridge from 5:30 to 10 a.m. They will close the right lane of southbound I-5 from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Higher fares approved for Washington State Ferries

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:40PM

New, across-the-board ferry-fare increases will go into effect this fall.

Coupeville woman dies after car accident Saturday

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:08PM

A Coupeville woman died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this week after sustaining injuries Saturday in a three-car pile up on North Main Street.

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival kicks off Aug. 9 with gallery opening, wine reception

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:11AM

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival will kick off next Friday with an Art Gallery Opening and Wine reception 7-10 p.m. at Coupeville Rec Hall.

Coupeville pair finish swims at PNS meet

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:06AM

Cole Weinstein and Jillian Pape of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club represented Coupeville in the Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships at Federal Way's Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center July 25-28.

Islanders go 1-1-2 at tournament

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53AM

The GU18 Whidbey Islanders soccer team finished with a 1-1-2 record at the Crossfire Select Tournament in Redmond July 26-28.

Weinstein places at swimming championships

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 11:00AM

Coupeville’s Cole Weinstein placed 14th in the 200 butterfly at the Pacific Northwest Swimming championship Friday, July 26, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Whidbey equestrians compete against riders from throughout the region

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Hundreds of riders from throughout the western United States and Canada descended upon Whidbey Island last weekend to showcase their equestrian skills. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials, organized by the Whidbey Island Pony Club, took place July 12-14 on pasture near San de Fuca. The Whidbey Island Pony Club is an equestrian group for riders age 25 and younger.

Ballmer takes hit on Ledgewood property

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

It may seem like pocket change to a billionaire, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer lost money in a Whidbey Island real estate transaction, Forbes magazine reports. The magazine reported that Ballmer and his wife own 10 view properties in the Ledgewood area near Coupeville, but recently sold a 1,144-square-foot beach house for $169,500.

Anti-OLF group files federal suit against Navy

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 11:00AM

A Central Whidbey community group aiming to close Outlying Field Coupeville has taken its fight to federal court. Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe & Peaceful Environment filed a lawsuit Monday. Capt. Mike Nortier, commander of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander Fleet Forces Command, are both named as parties in the suit.

Island County seeking projects to fund with tourism tax dollars

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

Applications are available for projects looking to be funded by Island County’s 2 percent Hotel/Motel Tax Tourism Promotion. The Isand County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee solicits proposals until Aug. 31.

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