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Muscles behind the mussels: Organizers plan for more crowds, better experience

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 2:00PM

The theme of this year’s MusselFest is “extra, extra, extra.” Organizers say there will be extra of just about everything, in response to last year’s large crowds.

Whidbey General Hospital, nurses reach contract agreement

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 2:00PM

A year after the first negotiations, Whidbey General Hospital and the nurses’ union ratified a new agreement March 4.

League names Stone MVP | Girls basketball

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 7:00PM updated Mar 8, 2016 at 8:15AM

Senior Makana Stone dominated the Coupeville High School girls basketball awards banquet Monday, March 7, like she dominated the Olympic League the past two years.

Middle school team qualifies for state tournament | Youth basketball

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 12:09PM

On the heels of the Coupeville High School girls basketball team’s trip to the state tournament, a group of six and seventh grade Coupeville boys have earned their own state berth this weekend.

County clears small landslide near Ebey's Landing

  • Mar 7, 2016 at 10:45AM

A small landslide near Ebey’s Landing left one lane of the roadway blocked with dirt and debris before Island County road workers cleared the way Monday morning.

No OLF flight operations scheduled for March 6-12

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Mar 3, 2016 at 12:03PM

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., March 6-12

Teacher's life celebrated

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 10:00AM

Friends and family of Che’ Gilliland held a parade in honor of the former Oak Harbor teacher and environmental and peace activist in Coupeville Sunday to celebrate Gilliland’s life. Gilliland, a former Coupeville resident, died Jan. 29 in New Orleans, La., after a short battle with lung cancer.

Hesselgrave named to all-league team | Boys basketball

  • Mar 3, 2016 at 8:39AM

Coupeville High School senior Wiley Hesselgrave was named to the All-Olympic League first team for the second year in a row, highlighting the postseason awards for the Wolves boys basketball team.

Police stay busy with nosy neighbor callers | Sheriff's Report

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 5:00PM

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

New fire rating could lower insurance costs

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 3:00PM

Homeowners on Central Whidbey could see a slight decrease in insurance premiums due to an improved fire protection rating.

Making a Mark on History: Five students participating in National History Day

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 2:00PM

This school year, Purdue is guiding five students as they prepare to shed more light on history. They will be sharing their projects and seeking public input during a History Day Community Night that is taking place from 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3 at the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge on Jacobs Road in Coupeville.

New festival rules upset shop owners

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 2:00PM

Some downtown Coupeville merchants aren’t happy about new rules imposed for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival that they say could hurt business.

Wolves fall at regional | Girls basketball

  • Feb 29, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Mar 1, 2016 at 12:23PM

It was a step forward, nonetheless. The Coupeville High School girls basketball team suffered a humbling 61-25 loss to Cashmere in the regional tournament Saturday, Feb. 27, at Wenatchee High School.

Greenbank Garden Club blossoms while branching out

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 2:00PM updated Feb 24, 2016 at 12:14PM

On an early February morning, activity is abuzz at the monthly meeting of the Greenbank Garden Club.

Fire department waiting till next year to bring bond to voters

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 2:00PM

Fire commissioners with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue will wait until 2017 before they could ask voters to consider a bond to pay for station improvements and three new fire engines.

Town of Coupeville reconsidering how some funds are allocated

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 2:00PM

During a Coupeville Town Council workshop last week, some council members expressed concern about how the town allocates its lodging taxes and additional funding it provides to community partners.

Front Street bluff slides for third time

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Additional movement of the bluff along Front Street late last week prompted Town of Coupeville officials to close off two blocks between Kinney and Gould streets over the weekend.

Town of Coupeville to revise sign codes

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00PM

The Town of Coupeville will start the process of updating its outdated sign code next month.

Soroptimists help girls to ‘Dream It, Be It’

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 3:00PM

Members of Soroptimist International of Coupeville are working to provide young women on Central Whidbey the skills they need to be successful — whatever their dreams may be.

Town seeking extension on comprehensive plan

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 5:00PM

The Town of Coupeville is asking for an extension on its comprehensive plan update.

State Parks seeks volunteers for Admiralty Head Lighthouse

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Washington State Parks is looking for Whidbey Island residents with a passion for lighthouses who’d like to volunteer in one.

Wonn Rd. public access needs to be preserved | Letter

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 5:00PM

My mother, Peggy Berg, who will be 99 in May, expressed her delight at the commissioners’ vote against the settlement offer by the Montgomerys in their proposal to gain title to public beach access on Wonn Road.

Even the U.S. Senate answers questions | Letter

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00PM

The lack of transparency and public discussion and debate by WGH board members has never been greater. Their ad hoc decision-making, failure to get the facts beforehand, and abiding by whatever the administration proposes, are serious obstacles to good governance.

Broadway accidents are due to inattentiveness | Letter

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Since this latest tragic accident at Broadway Street and State Highway 20 in Coupeville, there’s been a lot of talk on social media about placing a stoplight there to make the intersection safer.

28,000 reasons to smile: Lions auction sets new record

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 5:00PM

More than 100 community members gathered Saturday to raise an estimated $28,000 for Coupeville High School seniors during the annual Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction.

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