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Bayne earns all-state honors | Football

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 5, 2015 at 10:13AM

Coupeville senior football player Josh Bayne was named to the all-state 1A first team as a running back when the Associated Press announced their selections last week.

Coupeville clobbers Concrete | Boys basketball

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 9:25AM

All three of the Coupeville High School boys basketball wins this season have been lopsided -- the latest, a 79-39 shellacking of host Concrete Tuesday, Dec. 30.

All-state athletes provide top highlights from 2014

  • Jan 2, 2015 at 8:08AM

Coupeville High School baseball player Ben Etzell and football player Josh Bayne each earned first-team, all-state honors to highlight the athletic achievements on Central Whidbey for 2014.

Deputies respond to complaint of dead seagull tied to wharf | Blotter

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 1:47PM

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

Supports easement around Outlying Field | Letter

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, For somebody who was supposed to dial back my involvement in OLF Coupeville land-use issues, I sure feel the need to speak up. When a COER spokeswoman claims a Navy easement will be harmful, she forgets that OLF Coupeville is here to stay for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training.

Please just leave and let me retire in peace | Letter

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 1:44PM

Editor, What the heck is going on on this island? I have lived here 22 years. Jet noise is a way of life, so get over it.

Hope for more transparency in new year | Opinion

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 7:00PM

If you work for the government, “the people” are ultimately your boss. It’s a cliche, to be sure. It’s ungrammatical and oversimplified.

Farewell to 2014: A year of headlines

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Looking back through 2014, it’s easy to see there were a lot of active people in Central Whidbey. Whether in a group or individually, projects were getting completed, money was being raised and business was getting done. Here’s looking back at a busy 2014.

Orcas make end of the year visit around Whidbey Island

  • Dec 31, 2014 at 1:30PM

Orca activity around Whidbey Island has kicked into high gear over the holidays. A transient pod sighting started on Christmas Eve in Penn Cove and continued through Christmas Day.

Wolves plunder Pirates | Girls basketball

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 9:39AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team zipped to an early lead and then held off pesky Vashon Island for a 44-37 win in Coupeville Monday, Dec. 29.

Good start propels Coupeville to win | Boys basketball

  • Dec 21, 2014 at 2:48PM

The Coupeville High School boys basketball team jumped off to a good start and finished strong in a 69-40 win at Orcas Island Friday, Dec. 19.

Four win in annual Gingerbread Challenge

  • Dec 21, 2014 at 3:12PM

Four entries were chosen in The Examiner's annual Gingerbread Challenge for creativity and design.

Oak Harbor man wins $1,000 in Red Ticket drawing

  • Dec 21, 2014 at 3:05PM

Dan Peek, of Oak Harbor, had the winning ticket Sunday at the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association’s annual Red Ticket drawing.

Many options available for holiday tree recycling

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 11:00PM

Not sure what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays?

It’s not Christmas without cacti | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00PM

Last week I got real excited. And it wasn’t because an ice-cream truck overturned in front of my house.

Rescue wrapping and other holiday Waste Wise ideas| Opinion

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 9:00PM

Americans throw away 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than in any other season. It amounts to about 1 million extra tons per week. Think about those holiday parties, the paper plates and cups, plastic utensils, wrapping paper, Styrofoam stuffing, plastic packaging, ribbons, decorations, the food waste and the tree!

Sale is a Christmas tragedy for town| Letter

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 1:00PM

Editor, Mayor Nancy Conard has made a deal to sell a restricted easement on 54 aces on Keystone Hill — already protected by the town of Coupeville. This “forever” easement sold to the Navy will allow them to fly the Growlers jets over it, dooming the use of Rhododendrum Park, the dog park, and homes that will be unsellable on Keystone Hill and in the surrounding area. This decision was made by people who do not represent people outside the boundary of the town, as we cannot vote in Coupeville elections. We have a right to be angry about this.

Fees for county services changing for 2015

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00PM

Fees for Island County Public Health services like septic inspections and water-quality testing jumped by 8 percent as part of a comprehensive fee schedule change.

Leadership is changing hands at Island Transit

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

The leadership of Island Transit will look very different in the new year. The majority of board members have been replaced and will be working with a new interim director.

Yarn shop focuses on sustainable practices

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 5:00PM

Dena Royal said she has eight to 10 people a week come into her store asking to copy documents.

School levy heads to April ballot

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Coupeville School Board is slated to pass a resolution this week to put a $5-million capital facilities levy on the ballot in the spring.

Hearts & Hammers needs projects

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Lenita Graves doesn’t know what she would do without Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers.

Home for the holidays: Friends round up stray chickens

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Shari Bibich was driving along State Highway 20 on her way to Oak Harbor last week when she noticed a brood of chickens on the side of the road and hoped they wouldn’t cross the street.

Wolves get back on track with win over Orcas | Girls basketball

  • Dec 21, 2014 at 2:24PM

After scoring a season low 19 points in its previous game, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team erupted for a season high in a 59-49 win at Orcas Island Friday, Dec. 19.

Town sells easement on land near Navy’s OLF

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Dec 19, 2014 at 12:25PM

Last week the Town of Coupeville sold development rights to the Navy on 54 acres of property it owns near Outlying Field.

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