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Tigers tame Coupeville | Volleyball

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 8:13AM

Though it is making positive strides, the Coupeville High School volleyball is still looking for its first Cascade Conference win after dropping a 3-0 match to visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 10.

Low on players, Wolves drop match to Cedarcrest | Soccer

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 12:15PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team was short on players but not short on effort in a 5-0 loss at Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Red Wolves trip up Coupeville | Volleyball

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 12:13PM

For the second time this season, the Cedarcrest High School volleyball team shutout Coupeville 3-0, this time Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Duvall.

One ferry knocked out of service on Port Townsend/Coupeville route

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47AM

Only one ferry, the Kennewick, is currently operating on the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route while crews make repairs to the Salish. The breakdown prompted the cancellation of the 9:30 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 10:15 a.m. sailing from Coupeville.

Wolves win in doubles | Tennis

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47AM

Exciting doubles play highlighted Coupeville's 4-1 loss to visiting Overlake of Redmond Friday, Oct. 10.

Miracles are growing everywhere on the rock | Rockn' a Hard Place

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

Having spent most of my life in big cities, I didn’t use to care much where my food came from, except when the supermarket was out of something or the McDonald’s drive-through was backed up. Then I’d belly-ache about the terrible inconvenience. When I was 5, I asked my dad if hot dogs were made out of dogs. He said no, but he wouldn’t tell me what they were really made of. As an adult I have assiduously avoided asking that question.

Island County starting inspections

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM

Appraisers from the Island County Assessors Office will be inspecting homes over the next six months in a 10-mile radius in the area of Greenbank and Freeland. The appraisers are inspecting homes for critical information on the current quality and condition of homes and buildings, changes to land characteristics, new construction effecting value and any negative impacts to your property value.

Thanks to those who support safe driving | Letters

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

The 100 Deadly Days of Summer that began Memorial Day Friday ended Labor Day. It is one of the most dangerous and deadliest times of the year on our nation’s roads. Sadly it seems Island County was not left unscathed.

Fortunately, shutdown won’t close state parks | Some perspective

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 2:41PM

Many “non-essential” government agencies and programs temporarily got the boot Tuesday after Congress refused to reach a budget agreement, forcing our country into a government shutdown. On Whidbey Island we lost service personnel at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, who are forced into furlough for an unknown amount of time and two employees were furloughed at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

OLF group plans next steps as EIS begins

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM

A judge has awarded a stay on the lawsuit filed against the Navy by a Coupeville group seeking to stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The group received what they considered a victory when the Navy agreed to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement the lawsuit demanded, but they have additional plans, including a class-action lawsuit. Controversy over OLF reached a fevered pitch earlier this year after increasing complaints about the noise associated with the Navy’s ongoing Field Landing Carrier Practice or touch-and-go operations. The Navy is in the process of transiting from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-8G Growler, an aircraft some believe is louder.

Minimum wage in Washington raises in 2014

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 2:00PM

Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Jan. 1. The state department of labor and industries calculates the state’s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688. The 13-cent-per-hour increase, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a 1.455 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI‑W) over the last 12 months ending August 31.

Volunteer sought for Island County housing authority board

  • Oct 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires Dec. 6, 2017. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of five community members and one resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority board members to five-year terms. Resident commissioner terms are for two years.

Ebey's Reserve, base take hit during shutdown

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 2:33PM

As a result of Congress’s inability to pass a budget by the Sept. 30 deadline, hundreds of Department of Defense employees on Whidbey Island were furloughed Tuesday as part of a country-wide government shutdown. Of the some 1,200 civil service employees at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, employees that work in safety, life and wellness will be exempted, said NAS Whidbey Public Affairs Officer Mike Welding. It was unclear how many of the base’s 1,200 contractors will be affected.

Relays and huge pumpkins highlight harvest festival

  • Oct 5, 2013 at 10:00AM

The final Coupeville Farmers Market of 2013 features a celebration. Relay races and a giant pumpkin contest are just some of the highlights of HarvestFest, which takes place during the Coupeville Farmer’s Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the community green located behind the Coupeville Public Library. “It’s great fun and a chance for customers to appreciate the market,” said market manager Peg Tennant. HarvestFest marks the completion of the market’s 35th consecutive season. HarvestFest relays, which also benefit Gifts from the Heart food bank, features teams competing in a series of races that Tennant is currently keeping under wraps. As for what kind of races, Tennant said she is keeping that a “deep, dark secret.”

Improved play not enough as Wolves fall to King's | Volleyball

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 12:06PM

The Coupeville High School volleyball team played a solid match, but King's continued it unbeaten season with a 3-0 win over the Wolves in Shoreline Thursday, Oct. 3.

Wolves lose to King's | Soccer

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 12:05PM

King's, one of the state's top teams, defeated the Coupeville soccer team 9-0 Thursday, Oct. 3, in Shoreline.

Wolves show improvement but drop match | Soccer

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 10:43AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team was blanked 2-0 at Lakewood Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Coupeville loses 3-0 at Lakewood | Volleyball

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 10:40AM

Lakewood was hitting on all cylinders in a 3-0 win over the visiting Coupeville High School volleyball team Tuesday, Oct. 1.

D creates 5 turnovers as Wolves win | Football

  • Sep 29, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Sep 30, 2013 at 12:28PM

It was ugly and beautiful. The Coupeville High School football team went on the road for a much needed win, defeating Nooksack Valley 20-12 in a sloppy game Friday, Sept. 27.

Falcons trip Wolves again | Tennis

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27PM

The South Whidbey tennis team completed a three-match season sweep of Coupeville by upending the host Wolves 4-1 Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Town starts sidewalk work

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 4:43PM

Some delays are coming soon for motorists driving through the heart of Coupeville. A number of road construction projects are scheduled to take place in the early part of October depending on weather conditions.

County hones in on budget

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 4:41PM

The Island County Commissioners have reached consensus on a number of key elements of the 2013 county budget. With a few more budget meetings to go, the commissioners may continue to make small changes to the county’s $22-million operating budget and the supplemental budget requests made by department heads until the Oct. 7 public hearing.

Food bank expanding to serve elementary

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 4:33PM

Several Coupeville Elementary School students will be taking more than homework and books home on weekends. The Gifts from the Heart Food Bank is starting a program to ensure some students will have food to get through the weekend.

Weather permitting: Kites soar during annual festival

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 4:32PM

Sporadic weather didn’t stop Whidbey Island Fliers last weekend from putting on another kite festival. “It is tough when the weather is tough,” said organizer Lisa Root. “I think we had good support and turnout.”

Offense revs up in Coupeville win | Soccer

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 9:54AM

Snapping out of season-long scoring slump, the Coupeville soccer team stopped Sultan 3-2 at Mickey Clark Field Thursday, Sept. 26.

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