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New members join transit board, look at charging bus fares

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 4:22PM

Coupeville Councilman Bob Clay won’t be steering the Island Transit board of directors anymore. Clay gave up his chairmanship at a meeting last Friday in which his fellow board members agreed to move forward quickly with changes at the agency which has been marked by controversy and difficulty over the last year.

Appointment prompts concern about port transparency

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 4:17PM

The appointment of a hand-picked commissioner to the Port of Coupeville last week raised questions about whether the public agency conducts business in an open and transparent manner.

Soccer players hold fundraiser

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Littlejohn sisters, Mia and Kalia, of Coupeville and Malia Hansen of Oak Harbor are hoping to play soccer this summer in Spain.

Wolves head into conference play with win | Boys basketball

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jan 20, 2015 at 12:37PM

Priming for the stretch run of conference games that will determine a playoff berth, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team closed out the non-league portion of its schedule with a 61-55 win at Mount Vernon Christian Saturday, Jan. 17.

Wolves pay price for slow start | Girls basketball

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jan 20, 2015 at 9:12AM

An early long-range attack and hot free-throw shooting from Mount Vernon Christian helped the Hurricanes edge the visiting Coupeville High School girls basketball team 50-46 Saturday, Jan. 17.

Officials discuss ferry service

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jan 16, 2015 at 3:33PM

Despite navigating through numerous problems, Washington State Ferries still manages to be reliable 99.5 percent of the time, according to state Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith.

The early bulb thinks it’s warm and that’s OK | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 8:00PM

When I checked a map of the weather monitoring stations throughout the island via www.wunderground.com this New Year’s morning, I saw numbers ranging from below freezing to 46 degrees. We’ve been having results like this for quite a while. Remember the recent snow storm that missed Oak Harbor and Coupeville and dumped four inches on the south end?

Lions gear up for annual auction

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

The Coupeville Lions Club is gearing up for its Lions Scholarship Auction and Dinner next month.

Sound Waters set for Feb. 7

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 7:00PM

The 20th annual Sound Waters event will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Registration opened Jan. 4.

Leaders need to sensibly address | Letter

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 2:14PM

Editor, Washington state’s legislature convened this week to look at our state’s underfunded education system, our underfunded roads and Gov. Jay Inslee’s curious proposal to address both by making carbon polluters pay.

Freedom comes with a price tag | Opinion

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 2:13PM

The cold-blooded murder of 12 people at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a reminder that freedom sometimes comes with a high price.

Central Whidbey Fire hires new deputy chief

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 2:07PM

A new deputy chief for Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue was sworn in last week. Deputy Chief Charlie Smith was selected after a nationwide recruitment and rigorous assessment process.

Orchestra returns to Central Whidbey

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00PM

For the first time in years, Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is performing on Central Whidbey. All thanks to new music director and conductor Anna Edwards.

Caller reports aggressive dog | Blotter

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:

Neighbors squabble over beaver dam

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 3:00PM

A couple of Central Whidbey residents are miffed over a neighbor’s decision to cut holes in a beaver dam on their property without consent.

hubbard squash king: Family crop continues through generations of farmers, consumers

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 1:52PM

Dale Sherman is up to his elbows in squash. It’s a common position he finds himself in. In fact, he’s rarely known another in a lifetime of farming on Ebey’s Prairie.

Defense, strong finish lift Wolves over South Whidbey | Girls basketball

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 10:38AM

A dominant second quarter and a gutsy finish carried the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to a 43-32 win over visiting South Whidbey Monday, Jan. 12.

Falcons use long ball to shoot down Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 9:46AM

South Whidbey buried the host Coupeville High School boys basketball team with a barrage of three-pointers and heavy pressure on the way to a 81-48 win Monday, Jan. 12.

Artist chosen for next arts festival poster

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Jan 9, 2015 at 11:39AM

Coupeville artist Mike Wise was chosen as the 2015 Arts and Crafts Festival poster artist. His original piece was unveiled Monday to festival association members along with a first draft of the new poster.

Wolves paste Port Townsend | Girls basketball

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Jan 9, 2015 at 8:52AM

After a sluggish start, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team cleaned up its game and wiped out visiting Port Townsend 55-22 Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Redhawks top Coupeville for 1st win | Boys basketball

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 8:51AM

Port Townsend won its first game of the season at the expense of the Coupeville High School boys basketball team, defeating the visiting Wolves 60-51 Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Deadline for 2015 Farm Tour Jan. 31

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 5:00PM

Planning is underway for the 10th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, set to take place Sept. 12-13, 2015. Dedicated to connecting our community with local agricultural businesses, the Farm Tour highlights a diversity of farms across the island.

Memories bring year to a close on the Rock | Rockin' A Hard Place

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 2:00PM

Few of us bother to sing the third verse of “Deck the Halls” at Christmastime, but it’s a sweet celebration of the new year’s approach: “Fast away the old year passes / Hail the new, ye lads and lasses / Sing we joyous all together / Heedless of the wind and weather!” So, ye Whidbey lads and lasses, herewith I sing carols about some fond year-end memories here on the Rock, heedless of our wind and weather.

Lions committed to helping build new club facility | Guest Column

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 1:00PM

A number of years ago, a few people with vision realized the need for a Boys & Girls Club in Coupeville. Spurred to action by Margie Parker and Sue Roundy, the pair realized that the Central Whidbey Youth Coalition’s Saturday night get-together in the gym proved the need.

Job of police officer carries many risks | Letter

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 10:14AM

Editor, On Jan. 9, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., or COPS, and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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