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Navy says it will prepare EIS for NAS Whidbey, OLF

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 5, 2013 at 4:05PM

The Department of Defense is scheduled to release a notice of intent tomorrow saying it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Fall prep preview | Coupeville football

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 7:00AM

After winning only five games over the past three seasons, Coupeville is primed for a breakout season, according to head coach Tony Maggio.

Sheriff’s deputies look for missing Coupeville woman

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 8:56AM

Officials with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are trying to locate a woman who hasn’t been seen since 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Connie Williams, 59, of Coupeville, left her home Sept. 2 and she hasn’t been seen since. Her car was found parked off Smugglers Cove Road at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to information from the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Come be a part of Coupeville history, community portrait Saturday

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 11:24AM

Don't forget to come by the Coupeville Farmers Market and Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair this Saturday, Sept. 7 to become a part of Coupeville history. The Whidbey Examiner will be taking the community portrait noon.

Equestrians vault to competition

  • Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

At a horse arena located near the Greenbank Farm, two equestrians were honing their vaulting skills, balancing and tumbling atop horses.

Letter: Race support shows amazing community

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:37PM

Editor, The organizing committee of Race the Reserve 2013 would like to thank the more than 70 volunteers and the many business sponsors who were essential to the amazing success of this year’s half-marathon, 10K and 5K on historic Ebey’s Prairie.

Whidbey woodworkers gather for Woodpalooza

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:32PM

When Freeland resident John Shinneman first meets with a client to discuss a piece, nothing exists except for an idea and some rough lumber.

L&J levy pulled from November election

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:30PM

One commissioner’s recognition of the county’s recuperating finances has led the board to pull the law-and-justice levy from the November ballot.

Schools gear up for first day

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 3:00PM

Kids only have a few days left to enjoy their summer vacation before heading back to school. Classes in the Coupeville School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 for all students from first-grade through high school.

Students will pay more at lunchtime

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Students will have to bring a little more cash when buying lunch in Coupeville schools. The Coupeville School Board Monday night approved a 25-cent increase for the lunches offered in schools.

Small jets soar over Whidbey

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 3:25PM

Jets were flying last weekend at Outlying Field. The installation, known as the place Navy pilots practice touch-and-go landings before deployment, became the three-day home for a group of radio-control airplane enthusiasts.

Bomb threat prompts Tuesday evening cancellations of Keystone ferry route

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 10:34AM

A bomb threat at the Port Townsend ferry terminal forced the ferry run across Admiralty Inlet out of service for more than three hours Tuesday night. Ferry officials canceled sailings at around 5 p.m. after the threat against the Port Townsend terminal came in. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email the Washington State Patrol conducted a canine search of both the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals to ensure they were clear of any threats. The United States Coast Guard conducted a helicopter flyover and provided an escort for the last round trip of the evening before they cleared the ferry for service.

Mendes resigns after 33 years of coaching high school soccer

  • Aug 31, 2013 at 11:00AM

And so closes another chapter – a long chapter – in the soccer life of Paul Mendes.

SST helps Coupeville athletes prepare for school season

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00AM

Scoreboards indicate the final results of Coupeville High School athletic events, but not all the wins come entirely from game-day effort. Most likely, some victories can be traced back to the work the athletes put in during their sessions in the weight room.

Whidbey Working Artists Tour includes Coupeville artist who transforms salvaged wood

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 9:57AM

Jim Short can create a lot of things with his hands. Just not miracles. He figures he’ll make a dent, but doesn’t expect to move mountains as he prepares to unveil the workshop where he performs his woodturning magic. He’s one of 31 artists participating in the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Art Studio Tour, which runs on back-to-back weekends beginning Aug. 24-25.

Island County commissioners to address community concerns over shoreline plan

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Island County commissioners now have the community feedback on a proposed Shoreline Master Plan. The comments were gathered during a public hearing in May and presented to the commissioners last week by the state Department of Ecology. The commissioners must address any concerns and submit solutions to the state Department of Ecology by a deadline of Sept. 23.

Port to consider cash machine at Coupeville Wharf

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Visitors to downtown Coupeville might find an easier time trying to find a cash machine in the future. Officials for the Port of Coupeville are considering a plan to place an ATM on port property. The small port district received a proposal from Premier Merchants Group, based in Kearney, Neb., to place the cash machine in the breezeway of the Coupeville Wharf.

Intermittent road closures scheduled in Ebey’s Landing

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Motorists will experience intermittent road closures next week on Hill Road and portions of Ebey Road located south of Coupeville. Hill Road will be closed from the intersection of Ebey Road to the intersection of Engle Road. Ebey Road will be closed from the intersection of Cook Road to Hill Road.

Burglaries, car accidents and more reported | Coupeville blotter

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:

Get ready for some roadwork through town | Town Talk

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville residents will see some road work in the next few weeks. We have been very fortunate in securing grants to pay the majority of the costs for the following projects:

No sympathy shown for those living near Outlying Field | Letters

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

A recent report on surveys from the June Central Whidbey OLF Coupeville meeting indicates responses were split. The actual surveys say differently. The overwhelming majority of responses from Central Whidbey residents showed they wanted the OLF closed and/or Growlers. This report was skewed by the inclusion of preprinted responses received from outside Central Whidbey following newspaper reports about the meeting. They seem to have been organized by former County Commissioner Mac McDowell and others.

Annual vacation sparks memories of new home | Some perspective

  • Aug 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

Going to the ocean as a child was always a lot of fun. While my father flew kites, my brother and I would play in the sand, look for sea shells and test our limits on how far we went out in the surf. My mother would lay on a blanket, snoozing or reading a book. We went at least once a year, if not more. My dad bought his first kite when I was just an infant.

Students build connection to World War I vets

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Several elementary school students spent the past two weeks building a connection to deceased veterans who fought in World War I. They are pouring through archives and other sources to find out all the biographical information about Island County veterans who served in World War I. The youngsters are participating in a history camp sponsored by the Island County Historical Society, the Whidbey Island Daughters of the American Revolution and the Janet Enzmann archives.

Comments sought for Parker Road highway project near Coupeville

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation want residents’ opinions on how a proposed construction project will affect Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Plans currently call for the closing of the intersections of Old Smith Prairie Road and Parker Road with Highway 20. Traffic on Parker Road would be funneled over to Morris Road where it would intersect with the highway. The three intersections are located between Island Transit’s headquarters and Outlying Field and are within the confines of the reserve. A public meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Commons at Coupeville Middle and High School.

Ebey's picnic brings in money for preservation

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 9:06AM

Around 170 people gathered at the Ferry House over the weekend to help preservation efforts within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. They enjoyed a “Picnic on the Prairie” Saturday that raised money for the Ebey’s Forever Fund, which is a pot of money that pays for preservation projects on the hundreds of historic buildings located within the reserve. Although a tally is still underway, it looks like organizers will raise around $15,000, said Kyle Waterman, executive director of the Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which organized the picnic.

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