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Fundraisers set for foundation

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:27PM

The Community Foundation for Coupeville Schools is gearing up for more fundraising. The organization, which provides mini grants and scholarships, is looking to refurbish its coffers after awarding several grants this year.

Letter: Please treat mossy decks

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:26PM

Editor, To the Coupeville merchants along the waterside of front street and to the Town of Coupeville, imagine my surprise when I saw my just laughing wife step over the curb and put her foot on what was assumed to be proper footing.

Low-income housing project faces septic issues

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:25PM

A $6.3-million, low-income housing project planned for Freeland may be derailed because of a permitting issue. Island County Housing Authority officials confirmed this week that the costs of septic system requirements may exceed initial expectations and the increase in costs may torpedo the project.

County looks at ban on net-pen farming

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

Anticipating a difficult negotiation ahead with state regulators over their recent ban of net-pen salmon farming, the Island County Commissioners are putting high hopes on new legislation proposed in Olympia. House Bill 1599 would empower cities and counties to prohibit the siting of such facilities in their areas through provisions of long-range planning documents known as shoreline master programs.

Youth basketball clinics prepare future Wolves

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

You don’t need a crystal ball to glimpse into the future of Coupeville High School basketball. Just stop by the middle school gym on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. A record number of kids, over 100, are participating in the Boys and Girls Club youth program this season.

Town looks at outsourcing police, other options

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:20PM

Under one of several options being considered by the Coupeville Town Council to address staffing woes in the Marshal’s Office, law enforcement services may be contracted out to a neighboring agency. Last week, the council unanimously approved a not-to-exceed $10,000 contract with Snohomish County Undersheriff Tom Davis for consulting services at their regular Tuesday meeting.

Suspect sought in Coupeville espresso stand burglary

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 4:46PM

A detective with the Island County Sheriff's Office released an image today of a man suspected of burglarizing a roadside coffee stand owned by a county official.

Take pause to remember the love in life

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:39PM

Many of you are probably on the customary sugar high that traditionally comes with Valentine’s Day. While you’re savoring those chocolate morsels nested in heart-shaped boxes, take pause to consider the origins and true meaning of the holiday.

Letter: Don’t let Coupeville follow Oak Harbor

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 5:00PM

Really, Oak Harbor? I hope Coupeville does better. My husband and I moved to Whidbey Island just over a year ago, and I’ve been wondering what the public sentiment towards gun violence prevention was going to be in the wake of the murder of 20 small children and their teachers in Connecticut. I’ve asked some acquaintances, and looked for comments in this paper, and still don’t have a good feel for how my fellow Coupeville residents feel about gun policy proposals under discussion.

Letter: Thanks to all the fans who supported team

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:38PM

As a graduating senior at Coupeville High School I would like to thank all of the fans that came to the basketball games throughout my fours years playing here.

County to review current gun law

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

Following suit with Oak Harbor, Island County has set its sights on doing away with its own decades-old section of code concerning the public possession of firearms in parks. That was one of a series of proposed revisions to the park’s code reviewed by the commissioners last week.

South Whidbey drives Wolves from district playoffs

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:35PM

It was like rubbing salt into the wound. It was adding insult to injury. Pick your cliche for discomfort beyond the expected pain…not only did both Coupeville High School basketball teams get eliminated from the district tournament last week, but they were ousted at rival South Whidbey High School in emotional, spirited contests.

County looks at evening hearings

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

In an effort to comply with Island County code, the commissioners may soon start holding some public hearings during the evening.

Bluff erosion declared emergency

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Erosion of the bluff on North East Front Street in Coupeville appears to have slowed much over the past week but the town council has decided to declare the situation an emergency.

Decision made for Parker Road changes

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

In response to public concern, the Washington State Department of Transportation, working with Island Transit and Island County, unveiled plans to alter three intersections on Highway 20 near Outlying Field and Island Transit’s headquarters.

Coupeville superintendent finalists announced, community meetings set

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:31PM

Coupeville School District narrowed its superintendent search down to three finalists. The community will have an opportunity to meet later this month during a series of community meeting.

School chief resigns from interim spot

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:29PM

The Coupeville School District Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Friday after interim Superintendent Karen Koschak resigned. Koschak resigned via email last Thursday citing a family medical situation.

Purdue honored for festival images

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:28PM

A longtime Coupeville artist and educator was honored for his work helping the Penn Cove Water Festival this week. Roger Purdue, a woodworker who has for decades designed the logo for the annual festival, was honored for the artwork he has contributed over the years.

Interim Coupeville superintendent resigns, new to be appointed

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 4:06PM

The Coupeville School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 to accept current interim superintendent Karen Koschack's resignation and appoint a new interim superintendent. Koschak submitted a resignation citing a family medical emergency.

Secretary of Navy visits Whidbey

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 3:35PM

Sailors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station received welcomed news Wednesday when they learned from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus himself that their pocketbooks will not feel the sting of the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect next month.

Wolves cold in playoff opener

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:52AM

Suffering through a miserable shooting night, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team lost 70-19 at Lynden Christian in the first round of the district tournament Tuesday.

Coupeville girls drop district hoop opener to Lyncs

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:51AM

Perennial power Lynden Christian took its first step toward winning its eighth state championship by overwhelming the visiting Coupeville High School girls basketball team 55-18 in the opening round of the district tournament Monday.

New hopes for law-and-justice tax surface

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:49AM

Staffing woes within the Island County Sheriff’s Office and subsequent fears of losing 24-hour coverage on Camano and Whidbey islands have helped breathe new life into hopes for a law-and-justice tax.

Letter: WAIF is thankful for volunteers who helped raise new barn

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:47AM

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is grateful for the extraordinary volunteer efforts that went into constructing WAIF’s multi-purpose barn located on WAIF’s new shelter site.

Coupeville artist honored for iconic Water Festival images

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:45AM

Noted Coupeville woodworker Roger Purdue will be honored Sunday for his work for the Penn Cove Water Festival. The longtime woodworker will also provide a gift of 15 years worth of logos that will be used to promote the popular festival.

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