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Coupeville ferry closed this weekend for repairs

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 2:35PM

The Coupeville Ferry will be shut down this weekend, May 2-3, in order to complete needed repairs to the Coupeville terminal.

A woman for all seasons | Hammer letters in three sports

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 2:46PM

Hailey Hammer says she loves softball. There’s a good chance if we could peek into her athletic heart, we would see some passion for volleyball and basketball as well.

Barberries pay off when it comes to colorful foliage | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 2:44PM

I don’t know about you, but if I’m putting a lot of effort into the care and maintenance of a shrub, let alone the financial investment at the time of purchase, I want a reasonable payoff. This is doubly true when it comes to deciduous shrubs.

COER placing greed over flier safety | Letter

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 7:00PM

Editor, I just read the blasphemous COER filing of an injunction against OLF Coupeville. This injunction puts into stark relief that the reality of reasoning with COER is impossible. The only solution COER will accept to subsidize their choice to encroach on OLF is the closure of OLF Coupeville regardless of the consequences.

Response was rude and unnecessary | Letter

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 5:00PM

Editor, I believe that every American has the right to his or her own opinion. However their opinions are not facts. I’ve been doing research, looking for facts about jet noise. COER posted a public meeting advertising.

Inspired by recent Examiner editorials on transparency | Letter

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 2:41PM

Editor, I’ve been impressed and inspired by the content and writing quality of your recent opinion pieces. Two cases in point are the end-of-year editorial “Hope for more transparency in new year” and “Transparency matters for all taxing districts” Jan. 21.

Man charged in laser incident at hospital

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 2:40PM

A man suspected of shooting a laser at Whidbey General Hospital staff member is wanted on a $10,000 arrest warrant, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged 45-year-old Bryan T. Smith of Oak Harbor in Island County Superior Court with felony harassment last month.

Transit may sell off gazebos

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 4:00PM

Wanna buy a gazebo? Island Transit may soon be selling two of the wooden structures as well as a tractor to anyone with the best offer. The agency may have to pay back as much as $140,000 of a federal grant that were spent on extras that didn’t qualify for federal taxpayer funds.

What happens to noise complaints

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 5:00PM

Noise emitting from a Navy base is inevitable. And the Navy says it takes careful note of each resident complaint and does what it can to mitigate the effect of its aircraft noise on its residents.

COER files additional lawsuit to stop OLF use

  • Apr 29, 2015 at 3:00PM

A citizens’ group that filed a lawsuit in 2013 has filed an additional action to force the Navy to stop flying the EA-18G Growlers over Coupeville.

Coupeville schools levy passing: Special election boasts ‘good’ voter turnout

  • Apr 28, 2015 at 9:15PM

The Coupeville School District’s capital facilities levy was passing with a strong lead Tuesday night, much to the delight of district officials. The first count showed that 55 percent of the voters cast ballots in favor of the $5-million levy.

Coupeville schools levy passing: Special election boasts ‘good’ voter turnout

  • Apr 28, 2015 at 9:15PM

The Coupeville School District’s capital facilities levy was passing with a strong lead Tuesday night, much to the delight of district officials. The first count showed that 55 percent of the voters cast ballots in favor of the $5-million levy.

Wolves roundup for April 27

  • Apr 28, 2015 at 5:37AM

Sloppy defense and inconsistent offense sent the Coupeville baseball team to a 7-3 loss at Chimacum. Only two of the Cowboys' runs were earned off Coupeville starter Aaron Trumbull, who pitched a six-hitter.

Wolves roundup for April 24

  • Apr 26, 2015 at 6:39AM

Coupeville won its fifth straight tennis match with a 4-2 victory over visiting Friday Harbor.Payton Aparicio and Sage Renninger took Players of the Match honors with a 6-0, 6-0 win in first doubles. Other winners for the Wolves were Ana Luvera (6-2, 6-4), McKenzie Bailey/Jazmine Franklin (6-4, 6-2) and Sydney Autio/Micky LeVine (6-0, 6-0).

Wolves roundup for April 23

  • Apr 24, 2015 at 1:32PM

The Coupeville baseball team whipped Port Townsend 12-2 on a wet and windy Robert Sherman Field. The Wolves combined eight his with nine Redhawk errors to take the easy, five-inning win. Freshman Julian Welling made his first varsity start on the mound and gave up only two hits over four innings. Another freshman, Hunter Smith, pitched the final inning, facing only four batters.

Regatta sailing into cove

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Apr 24, 2015 at 10:47AM

The waters of Penn Cove will be dotted with a fleet of sailboats this weekend as the Oak Harbor High School sailing team hosts the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association Double Handed District Championships Friday through Sunday, April 24-26.

Wolves roundup for April 21, 22

  • Apr 23, 2015 at 8:21AM

Top-ranked and undefeated Klahowya beat the visiting Coupeville baseball team 10-2. Nearly all of the Eagles' runs were unearned as the Wolves played "perhaps their worst game of the year defensively," according to coach Willie Smith.

Caller reports dumped rabbits | Blotter

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 2:49PM

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

Refuse to pass down a planet in peril | Letter

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 3:00PM

Editor, It hit the news last week that there is only one remaining male Northern white rhinoceros left in the world. A population that numbered more than 2,000 in 1960 is now down to exactly five.

Would be great to see multiple candidates run | Opinion

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 8:00PM

Filing Week is fast approaching, and with four positions up for re-election at Town of Coupeville, now is a great opportunity to get involved.

Bike shop to keep cyclists spinning

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 4:00PM

Mike Beech, a former sheriff’s deputy who has worked on some of the county’s most grizzly crimes, admits his new bike shop in Coupeville will be a change of pace.

County leaders press state for pot tax dollars

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 2:44PM

Island County leaders are banding together to pressure state leaders for a fair share of marijuana sales tax revenue.

Plan coming to complete solar project

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 7:00PM

The Greenbank Farm solar project may finally see completion. The Port of Coupeville approved an agreement this month for Greenbank Community Solar LLC, a Mount Vernon based company, to lease the three remaining plots at the farm.

Garden club plant sale Saturday

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 2:42PM

The howling wind that whistled outside the Coupeville Garden Club greenhouse brought out some light humor among members.

Coupeville adds another win | Tennis

  • Apr 21, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:59AM

Winning its third straight match, the Coupeville High School tennis team blitzed visiting Lakewood 6-1 Monday, April 20, in a nonleague contest.

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