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Keeping futures fund should be no-brainer | Letters to the Editor

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 9:00AM

What do you love too much to lose? There is a proposal before the Island County Board of Commissioners to essentially gut the highly successful and popular Conservations Futures Fund. What has the fund done? It has helped preserve and create public beach access, forest parks, off-leash-dog areas, wildlife habitat of regional significance; miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and helped preserve prime farmland. Double Bluff County Park, Ala Spit, Greenbank Farm, Davis Slough Heron Rookery, Trillium Forest and the 3 Sisters farm to mention just a few examples of what the fund has done for us.

There’s plenty to be thankful for living in this town | Some perspective

  • Nov 22, 2013 at 10:00AM

As the holiday season approaches, people usually take a moment to stop, look around and appreciate the things for which they are thankful. Residents in Coupeville should have a lot of thankfulness. They get to live in a beautiful, charming community that does so much to support each other.

Ebey Bowl back in action with new partnership

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

After taking a break, Ebey Bowl is back in action. The bowling alley was closed for about a month, and re-opened mid-October. On Sept. 22, Traci Wisdom received a phone call from Matt Iverson and Mimi Johnson, the siblings who own Ebey Bowl. They asked her if she wanted to become a partner. The siblings own an Allstate Insurance Company branch in Oak Harbor as well. Between the business in Oak Harbor and the bowling alley, they were not getting to spend as much time with their families, Wisdom said.

Port of Coupeville approves McDonald’s employment arrangement

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

The next month or so will be a time of transition for the Port of Coupeville. A new executive director will take the helm of the district in December and a new commissioner will start his term in January. The commissioners for the Port of Coupeville this month approved an employment arrangement for Tim McDonald, who will start his tenure as executive director Dec. 1.

Two Coupeville school levies head to voters in February

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

Central Whidbey voters will be asked to decide early next year whether to continue local funding for Coupeville schools. The Coupeville School Board last week approved sending two levies that will bring in millions of dollars to the district. Voters will consider the two replacement levies during a special election scheduled for Feb. 12, 2014.

Hearing set for Coupeville's 2014 budget

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville Town Council will hold a public hearing next week to seek input on the draft $5.1 million 2014 budget. The document reflects a few changes to town finances including a 5 percent cost of living increase for town employees. Mayor Nancy Conard said employees haven’t seen a raise since 2009.

Coupeville mayor plans to propose one-way road

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

In an attempt to deal with bluff erosion, Town of Coupeville officials are looking at possibly turning part of Front Street into a one-way road as a way to deal with bluff erosion issues. Mayor Nancy Conard said she is waiting for additional reports from surveyors before bringing a recommendation to council. She said she anticipates that happening early next year.

Wedding show puts Whidbey Island’s vendors on the map

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Buses full of newlyweds, mothers and wedding and event enthusiasts toured the Coupeville area Saturday for the inaugural Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour.

Letter: Promise to be good financial stewards

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 4:15PM

Editor, Last week, the Whidbey General Hospital bond was approved with 61.53 percent of the vote. Support was widespread up and down the island—the bond received majority approval in 33 out of 37 precincts and in several precincts, it garnered more than 75 percent.

Voters smart to pass Whidbey General bond

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 4:14PM

While results haven’t yet been certified, last week voters seemingly approved a $50 million bond for Whidbey General Hospital to upgrade and expand its facility.

Group to hold public meeting on jet noise

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

The group opposing flight operations at the U.S. Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville will hold a meeting on Central Whidbey later this month.

Hospital folks begin planning expansion

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 4:11PM

Now that voters have spoken, hospital officials are beginning to plan the expansion of Whidbey General’s Coupeville campus.

Hospital folks begin planning expansion

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 4:11PM

Now that voters have spoken, hospital officials are beginning to plan the expansion of Whidbey General’s Coupeville campus.

Coupeville hosts veterans recognition

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 4:00PM

Dozens of patriotic residents took some time Monday to honor the men and women who served this country.

Beiriger's TD, Tumblin's yards highlight Wolves win | Football

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 9:14AM

Jake Tumblin rushed for 315 yards, but it was the one yard he sacrificed that was the most memorable in Coupeville’s 54-0 feel-good win over visiting Chimacum Friday, Nov. 8, that brought a feel-good finish a frustrating season.

Coupeville alum makes a difference

  • Nov 11, 2013 at 10:00AM

Jessica Boling is making a difference in Africa. Boling, who is a 2003 graduate from Coupeville High School, recently visited Cameroon as part of a research project under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship.

Rockin' a Hard Place: Reveling in the pleasures of a rockin’ Autumn

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:32PM

‘Tis autumn on the Rock, and although it’s my favorite season I also consider it a bittersweet time of year.

Letter: ‘Christopher’s Cares’ a roaring success

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 3:00PM

Editor, This past weekend, Christopher’s on Whidbey hosted its first annual “Christopher’s Cares” fundraiser to benefit the Gifts from the Heart Food Bank, which serves Central Whidbey Island.

Letter: Return stolen sign, no questions ask

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:30PM

Editor, A Friendly Invitation: In the spirit of diversity and sustainability of debate, I invite whoever stole the “JETS = JOBS” sign from my front yard at 229 Fort Casey Road in Coupeville to bring it back.

Opinion: Craftiness fails during annual Snowflake party

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:29PM

Some people really love Christmas, I mean REALLY love Christmas. A friend of mine starts listening to Christmas music around Halloween, looks to start Christmas decorating in the beginning of November and usually has all of her trees up before Thanksgiving.

Trust board honors volunteer of the year

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve honored Ron Boyer as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year at last Friday’s Community Potluck.

Student club helps ailing mom

  • Nov 9, 2013 at 10:00AM

Seven fifth-graders’ determination to help one of their ailing moms is paying off. The Breast Cancer Club, comprised of Coupeville Elementary students, raised approximately $607.92.

Boys and Girls Club: fundraising for a new home

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 3:07PM

In the past six years, the number of youth using programs at the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club has skyrocketed. So much so that leaders of the nonprofit are raising money to pay for a new building. Thanks to a donation from the Stuurmans Family, the organization has the land to construct an 8,000-square-foot building at the end of Birch Street in Coupeville.

Voters approve hospital bond, choose new port commissioners

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:21PM

Whidbey General Hospital bond supporters were celebrating Tuesday night as preliminary results show the bond is passing with more than a 60 percent supermajority. Initial results posted by the Island County Auditor’s Office showed the bond was passing with 61.75 percent voter approval.

Sultan runs down Wolves | Football

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 8:57AM

The Coupeville High School football team scored 21 points against one of the Cascade Conference's top defenses Friday, Nov. 1, unfortunately, it couldn't stop one of the league's best running backs as Sultan rolled by the Wolves 54-21 at Mickey Clark Field.

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