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Whidbey need not be Alcatraz for animals

  • May 21, 2013 at 10:00AM

Recently I attended a conference where a fellow attendee joked that I live on Alcatraz for animals because, “You don’t have any model programs in place.” His region qualified for Maddie’s Funds after adopting the Asilomar Accords, a nationally recognized system of animal data reporting. “Since 1999, Maddie’s Fund has awarded animal welfare organizations and universities $118 million to save animal lives,” according to their site. But no one qualifies without adopting the Asilomar Accords and developing formal collaborations among shelters, rescues, government entities, and the veterinary community in a defined region.

Public service requires public involvement | Editorial

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

Next week, Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard will deliver her annual “State of the Town” address. She will speak 6 p.m. Monday at Christopher’s restaurant on Coveland Street. During her presentation Conard will talk about sales and lodging taxes and how those are a good indicator of how the town is doing financially.

Port of Coupeville considers reducing terms

  • May 20, 2013 at 10:00AM

The commissioners for the Port of Coupeville will start talking next month about possibly reducing the length of term they serve. Members of the three-member board currently serve six years, but because of recent legislation that was approved by the state, they are considering reducing the term to four years.

Port of Coupeville selects Diamanti to replace Blankenship

  • May 20, 2013 at 10:00AM

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville appointed Mike Diamanti May 8 to fill a vacancy left by Laura Blankenship when she announced her resignation last month. Diamanti ran for the post in November 2011; however Blankenship garnered more than 59 percent of the vote.

Anonymous Coupeville statue cleaner remains a mystery

  • May 16, 2013 at 4:09PM

The members of the Coupeville Garden Club are still wondering who took time to clean a statue at Cook Corner Park located on North Main Street near the town’s historic downtown. Whoever cleaned the statue did a great job. Garden club members want to thank the good samaritan.

Coupeville mayor to give ‘State of the Town’ address

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard will give her annual “State of the Town” address 6 p.m. Monday at Christopher’s on Whidbey. Attendees will dine on heavy hors d’oeuvre prior to the presentation. Conard said she will give an overview of the town’s economic indicators — sales tax, hotel/motel tax and real estate tax.

Central Whidbey groups partner to fix viewing deck at Keystone Spit

  • May 19, 2013 at 11:00AM

The observation platform at Keystone Spit will be usable for many years to come thanks to the help and cooperation of Central Whidbey Lions, Fort Casey State Park personnel and Whidbey Audubon Society. The platform allows people to observe Crockett Lake from an elevated leve and is a designated point on the Great Washington State Birding Trail, the Puget Loop, stop 37.

Coupeville councilman passes on another term

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville Town Council member Larry Cort decided against running for election this year. “It came down to a time issue,” Cort said Monday. “It was a really tough decision.” Cort was appointed to the Coupeville Town Council in October, 2011 to fill a vacancy created when Tom Tack resigned.

Patton vies for Port of Coupeville seat

  • May 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

It looks like Jim Patton can’t get enough of the Port of Coupeville. Around the time he finishes his tenure as the executive director of the small port district, he will find out if voters want him to serve on its board of commissioners.

Austin, Christine Fields qualify for state | Golf

  • May 16, 2013 at 1:35PM

Coupeville High School senior Austin Fields qualified for his third state golf tournament and sophomore sister Christine her second through their efforts at the tri-district meet at Bremerton's Gold Mountain courses Tuesday, May 14.

Preservation project a journey to creating a home on Central Whidbey

  • May 13, 2013 at 2:00PM updated May 15, 2013 at 2:36PM

Kathy Baxter wasn’t necessarily looking for a major construction project when she decided to buy a home on Central Whidbey last summer. Although she did have an idea in mind of what she wanted, she said she didn’t think she would find it. Two weeks later and her dream home popped up and was within her price range.

Coupeville picks up offense to pick up district win | Softball

  • May 14, 2013 at 8:33AM

The Coupeville High School softball team’s offense returned from vacation just in time to help the Wolves pick up a win in the district softball tournament at Sedro-Woolley’s Janiki Fields Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11.

Wolves earn district berths | Track

  • May 13, 2013 at 1:14PM

Four individuals and four relay teams from Coupeville High School qualified for the tri-district track meet after qualifying at the district meet at Lynden Christian High School Friday, May 10.

D'Almeida edged out of tri-district berth | Tennis

  • May 13, 2013 at 11:25AM

Coupeville High School's Amanda d'Almeida finished third in the 1A Northwest District tennis tournament Thursday and Saturday, May 9 and 11, at South Whidbey High School, just missing a berth in the tri-district tournament.

Siblings qualify for district match | Golf

  • May 13, 2013 at 10:53AM

Coupeville High School's Austin Fields and Christine Fields both qualified for the tri-district golf tournament with top-five finishes in the district meet at the North Bellingham Golf Club Thursday, May 9.

Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers volunteers lend a hand

  • May 10, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:35PM

One-hundred-year-old Leone Argent has lived on her property near Coupeville since she was 7. A group of volunteers visited the former school teacher Saturday to make sure her home stays in good shape so Argent can continue to live there. They were a handful of the more than 100 volunteers participating in the Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers workday Saturday.

Coupeville opens district play Friday | Softball

  • May 10, 2013 at 8:20AM

The Coupeville High School softball team finished conference play with a 4-1 loss at Sultan Thursday, May 9, and will now look to make a run through the district tournament.

Coupeville Wharf kiosk gets a new look

  • May 15, 2013 at 10:00AM

One of the kiosks bookending the entrance to the Coupeville Wharf received a much-needed upgrade thanks to the efforts of staff at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The kiosk, which is located at the corner of Front Street and Alexander Street in Coupeville’s historic downtown, received three new panels that highlight various aspects of the reserve.

island County 4-H hires new coordinator

  • May 15, 2013 at 10:00AM

Thanks to the help of the students participating in Four-H Club throughout Island County, a coordinator has been hired to ensure the popular organization continues. Sara Bergquist was named coordinator for the county’s Four-H Clubs. Bergquist, who was raised on South Whidbey and returned to the island last year after spending years as an educator in Alaska, started her position as Four-H coordinator last month.

Whidbey General Hospital honors staff during National Nurses Week

  • May 9, 2013 at 2:30PM

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year’s theme is Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care. There are 200 nurses, certified nursing assistants, emergency department technicians and Health Unit Coordinators at Whidbey General.

Whidbey's Biz Expo changes name, expands focus

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:00AM

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus. The Biz Expo, which takes place in the fall and organized by the Island County Economic Development Council, will now be known as the “Explore Whidbey: Business and Home Show.”

Mass extinction shows Mother Nature’s ferocity | Rock Doc

  • May 13, 2013 at 2:00PM

As any child can tell you, the Mesozoic Era ends with the extinction of the dinosaurs. Most geologists think the cause of that extinction was the impact of an enormous meteorite that hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. As the theory goes, the impact was so large it led to global changes in the composition of the atmosphere. Smoke and dust raised by the collision blocked the sun’s light for a time, making temperatures drop and plants die off. Many species of both plants and animals didn’t live through the crisis, as parts of the food web simply fell apart.

Whidbey newspaper delivery vital to process | Letters

  • May 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about people who you, as readers, rarely see or even come in contact with. But they are every bit as important to the production of this newspaper as anyone. Those are your newspaper delivery people. Often, they are a blur in the night. Delivering your paper while you sleep. Delivering in all kinds of weather and the occasional deer crossing the road.

The Whidbey Examiner was wrong to run cartoon | Letters

  • May 11, 2013 at 9:00AM

I wish to express my outrage at the Arlene’s Flowers political cartoon illustrated by Milt Priggee of Oak Harbor in last week’s Whidbey Examiner. Mr. Priggee depicted Jesus as an evil horned thug. I have noticed that, more and more, it is seemingly becoming acceptable to mock Jesus Christ. Sadly, it is somewhat expected to come from the main-stream media these days. Not only is it despicable and insulting when this is done in the larger publications, but when it happens right here in our small-town community and approved by our local newspaper editors and their publisher, well what gives?

The Whidbey Examiner opinion page is open to all points of view | Editorial

  • May 11, 2013 at 9:00AM

Everyone has an opinion. I may not agree with your opinion and you may not agree with mine, but that’s what makes this society so great. We can have a healthy debate on a topic and agree to disagree.

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