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Island County seeking projects to fund with tourism tax dollars

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

Applications are available for projects looking to be funded by Island County’s 2 percent Hotel/Motel Tax Tourism Promotion. The Isand County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee solicits proposals until Aug. 31.

A dino growing at record speeds | Rock Doc

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger. Less famous but equally big was a deer the size of a modern elk and a beaver the size of a black bear. In sum, our ancestors – the people alive in the Ice Age – were small compared to a number of the animals around them.

The difference a day can make | Sowin 'n' the Trowel

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

Recently, one of my neighbors invited me into her gorgeous and well-tended garden to see a special flower in bloom. I happily rushed over, not just because I knew what a treat it would be to visit her garden, but because her offer had an expiration date. You see, the flower I was going to see was a Tigridia pavonia, whose blooms appear for a single day, opening in the morning, then withering away with the sunset.

Whidbey tractor chase should not be treated lightly | Letters

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

I would like to ask you to give a second thought to your characterization of the recent “tractor chase” story as “quirky.” You also used the words “humorous” and “levity” in describing the situation. And suggested “something upbeat and cheerful” for a soundtrack, if this were a scene in a movie. To my mind, your “perspective” is more than a little bit off.

Deer, don’t swerve to avoid hitting wildlife | Some Perspective

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

Each year more than 1,100 wildlife/vehicle collisions are reported to Washington State Patrol. That number is believed to be much higher because the state Department of Transportation removes an average of 3,500 animals from Washington roads annually.

Cort named interim manager of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville resident Lisbeth Cort has been selected to serve as interim manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. She will be filling in for the next three months as Reserve Manager Mark Preiss is leaving for a job in Montana. His last day is July 26.

Low tide to cancel some August ferry sailings on Port Townsen/Coupeville route

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

Several sailings on the Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry route will cancelled in August due to low tidal conditions:

Salish crew helps tow disabled vessel to safety

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

The crew of the Salish, the ferry that crosses Admiralty Inlet, helped the morning of July 17 tow two vessels to safety. At approximately 10 a.m., a vessel towing a small boat, which had run out of fuel, maneuvered too close to the Salish’s propeller wash and started taking on water. The 64-car ferry dispatched its rescue boat and towed the two vessels to safety at the shore on the Port Townsend side of Admiralty Inlet, Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Marta Coursey said.

Sick crew member prompts Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry cancellations

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

A crew member who was under the weather prompted several cancelled sailings over the weekend of the Port Townsend to Coupeville ferry route. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email that a crewman called in sick Saturday morning, leaving the Salish without a large enough crew to make its sailings. That prompted the 8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. sailings from Port Townsend and the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. sailings from Coupeville to be canceled.

Lunch costs may rise for Coupeville students

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

Because of a projected deficit in food services, students in the Coupeville School District could be paying more for lunch starting in the fall. The Coupeville School Board will discuss raising the prices students pay for lunch during a board retreat scheduled for Aug. 19.

TV show to highlight thrifty Coupeville business Thursday

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 9:18AM

A Coupeville handbag shop is getting exposure that she said she hopes will resonate throughout Whidbey’s business community. The Handbag Consignment Shop, historic Front Street’s newest business, will be featured on Evening Magazine’s Thrifting Thursdays segment 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 on King 5. The broadcast is sure to draw value-conscious shoppers to Whidbey Island.

Baseball players sharpen skills through summer season

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

Six Coupeville High School baseball players chose to continue to play this summer to hone their skills and help push the Wolves to the top of the Cascade Conference and beyond.

Weinstein, Pape head to swimming championships

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 10:14AM

Coupeville's Cole Weinstein and Jillian Pape of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club have earned berths in the Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships July 25-28 at Federal Way's King County Aquatic Center.

Coast Guard responds to report of nine people in the water near Port Townsend

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 3:32PM

The Coast Guard is searching for nine people from an overturned canoe in the water five nautical miles north of Port Townsend, according to a news release from the United States Coast Guard.

Burnett named Record editor

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 1:25PM

Whidbey News Group Publisher and Executive Editor Keven Graves and South Whidbey Record Associate Publisher Kim Winjum announced Friday that Whidbey News-Times reporter Justin Burnett will be the new editor for The South Whidbey Record, a twice-weekly community newspaper located in Langley.

Coupeville Liquor Store closing

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 5:00PM

A voter-approved initiative proved to be the death knell for a small Coupeville business. Nearly two years after a voter initiative privatized liquor sales in Washington state, Coupeville Liquor Store will shut its doors in the coming months.

Coupeville’s Shifty Sailors mark 20th anniversary with series of West Coast performances

  • Jul 17, 2013 at 3:55PM

What started as an attempt to promote a book became a decades-long journey for a group of Central Whidbey-based singers.

Coupeville kicks off Art of the Boat event

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 9:00AM

A new event planned in September will combine Coupeville’s maritime, musical and artistic heritage.

Letter: OLF importance is unattributed opinion

  • Jul 21, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, The July 11, 2013 edition included a brief article under the headline, “No practice scheduled next week at OLF.”

Letter: Perhaps new OLF location is possible

  • Jul 20, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I find it very interesting that as important as the Outyling Field in Coupeville is to the navy, as well as an important part of our much needed national defense, they have been somehow able to do without using it since May.

Letter: Thankful for those who stopped to help

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 5:00PM

Editor, On Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. I was headed to Coupeville on State Highway 20 to meet friends and attend a birthday party.

Opinion: Sometimes a crime story is not so bad

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 5:00PM

Most everybody enjoys a good crime story. By this, I don’t mean murder and destruction, but those quirky crimes in which no one is hurt and nothing destroyed.

Fate of Driftwood Way a concern for residents

  • Jul 21, 2013 at 9:00AM

Driftwood Way residents in the Ledgewood community will have to rely on a tiny, single-lane gravel road as the sole access to their homes for at least two years.

Loganberry Festival honors beginnings

  • Jul 20, 2013 at 9:00AM

A popular festival on Central Whidbey will soar to new heights next week. Three falconers will be demonstrating their craft during both days of the Loganberry Festival next weekend July 27-28 at Greenbank Farm.

Police chase man driving stolen tractor

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 5:00PM

A Central Whidbey man is facing two felony charges this week following a joyride down State Highway 20 on a stolen John Deere farm tractor. The very slow-speed chase ended with the man at gunpoint.

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