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50 years and counting: Christensen continues coaching career at Coupeville

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Orson Christensen’s nomadic coaching career, which is entering its 50th season, has brought him back home to Whidbey Island.

OLF flight operations temporarily suspended through 2013

  • Jan 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 3:30PM

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have been temporarily suspended at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. This suspension is slated to last for the remainder of 2013.

I-5 lane closures scheduled during bridge checkup

  • Aug 1, 2013 at 1:24PM

Drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays early Saturday morning through the Mount Vernon and Burlington area while bridge inspection crews give temporary spans a checkup. On Saturday, Aug. 3, crews will close one lane of northbound I-5 at the bridge from 5:30 to 10 a.m. They will close the right lane of southbound I-5 from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Higher fares approved for Washington State Ferries

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:40PM

New, across-the-board ferry-fare increases will go into effect this fall.

Coupeville woman dies after car accident Saturday

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:08PM

A Coupeville woman died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this week after sustaining injuries Saturday in a three-car pile up on North Main Street.

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival kicks off Aug. 9 with gallery opening, wine reception

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:11AM

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival will kick off next Friday with an Art Gallery Opening and Wine reception 7-10 p.m. at Coupeville Rec Hall.

Coupeville pair finish swims at PNS meet

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:06AM

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

Islanders go 1-1-2 at tournament

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53AM

The GU18 Whidbey Islanders soccer team finished with a 1-1-2 record at the Crossfire Select Tournament in Redmond July 26-28.

Weinstein places at swimming championships

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 11:00AM

Coupeville’s Cole Weinstein placed 14th in the 200 butterfly at the Pacific Northwest Swimming championship Friday, July 26, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Whidbey equestrians compete against riders from throughout the region

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Hundreds of riders from throughout the western United States and Canada descended upon Whidbey Island last weekend to showcase their equestrian skills. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials, organized by the Whidbey Island Pony Club, took place July 12-14 on pasture near San de Fuca. The Whidbey Island Pony Club is an equestrian group for riders age 25 and younger.

Ballmer takes hit on Ledgewood property

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

It may seem like pocket change to a billionaire, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer lost money in a Whidbey Island real estate transaction, Forbes magazine reports. The magazine reported that Ballmer and his wife own 10 view properties in the Ledgewood area near Coupeville, but recently sold a 1,144-square-foot beach house for $169,500.

Anti-OLF group files federal suit against Navy

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 11:00AM

A Central Whidbey community group aiming to close Outlying Field Coupeville has taken its fight to federal court. Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe & Peaceful Environment filed a lawsuit Monday. Capt. Mike Nortier, commander of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander Fleet Forces Command, are both named as parties in the suit.

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.

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