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Letter: Move if you don’t like the sound of freedom

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:47AM

I read with much frustration the article concerning the petition to close the Naval Outlying Field south of Coupeville. I am always amazed at the folks who visit the island, love it here, move here and then try to change it. When I built my home in 1984 one mile east of the OLF, I knew I was in the noise zone.

Letter: Don’t let pension be tainted by gun funds

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:46AM

I am absolutely horrified to find that a portion of my teacher’s retirement funds each month have been from investments in a company that specializes in the production and sales of assault guns. California State Teacher’s Retirement System invested in this company for me and my fellow retirees benefit. I was ignorant about their purchase.

Options for Parker Road being debated

  • Dec 29, 2012 at 9:00AM

About 50 residents, transportation officials and community leaders discussed options being considered to alter several intersections on Highway 20 between Island Transit’s headquarters and Outlying Field.

Surprise wetlands to delay trail work

  • Dec 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

An unexpected discovery has driven up the cost of Freeland Trail and will likely delay the project’s completion, Island County officials said last week. Public Works Director Bill Oakes alerted the Board of Commissioners last Wednesday that a wetland had been identified on the northern section of the planned path along Highway 525.

Longhouse, carousel win top prizes in 2012 gingerbread contest

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:43AM

Students from the Whidbey Island Christian School earned a top prize in this year’s Gingerbread Challenge, sponsored by The Whidbey Examiner. The entry, “Native Indians of Whidbey Island - Longhouse on the Beach,” won the People’s Choice prize in the group category.

Latest loss may be most bitter for CHS boys

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:38AM

The Coupeville High School boys basketball team lost at home to Sultan Tuesday, Dec. 18, and at Friday Harbor Thursday, Dec. 20, but the loss at home to Orcas Island Saturday may be the most bitter.

Wolves reverse 4th-quarter follies, bury Vikings

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:36AM

After letting the games at Sultan Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Friday Harbor Thursday, Dec. 20, slip away in the fourth quarter, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team wasn’t about to let it happen again. The Wolves used a 19-0 run in the second half to defeat visiting Orcas Island 39-31 Saturday.

Coupeville council to hold special meeting Thursday

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 3:00PM

Coupeville Town Council will hold a special meeting 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec 27 in the Island County Hearing Room.

Prosecutor sues to kick Langley’s embattled mayor out of office

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 5:26PM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick announced earlier today he is keeping his position despite a guilty plea to a gross misdemeanor that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence starting in February.

Town council signs off on stormwater park

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

Plans for a forward-thinking stormwater remediation facility on an undeveloped property off NE Ninth Street took a big leap forward last week. In an unanimous 4-0 vote, the Coupeville Town Council wrapped up the last part of the land permitting process when it approved a conditional use permit for the 1.2 acre stormwater park.

Try a bite of Coupeville

  • Dec 23, 2012 at 8:00AM

Enjoy a dinner out, add an evening of music and dancing, mix in an optional overnight stay and you’ve got all the fixin’s for the first ever “Take a Bite out of Coupeville” New Year’s Eve celebration, set to take place from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Coupeville Rec Hall.

Sickly domesticated duck visits Coupeville park

  • Dec 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

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

Letter: Curbside recycling is the way of the future

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

I would like to express my strong support for curbside recycling in Island County. Our family lives outside of the Town of Coupeville. We currently collect our recycling and self haul it to the Coupeville transfer station every two weeks.

Letter: Connect the dots before it’s too late

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

So, let me get this straight. You have an unstable, withdrawn, 20 year-old son at home according to the “doomsday prepper” mother. She told friends last week that she was “losing her son,” saying “it was getting worse,” and that she “was having trouble reaching him.”

Rain can’t drown farmers markets’ success

  • Dec 21, 2012 at 8:00AM

Rainy spring weather took a bite out of the Coupeville Farmers Market this year, resulting in the first decrease in sales since 2005. Market officials attended the Coupeville Town Council’s regular meeting last week to give elected officials their annual roundup of the summer market, which is held from April to mid-October in the grassy field behind the library.

It’s time to get Roehl’n’

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

The third annual Tom Roehl Round-ball Classic returns to Coupeville High School at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The all-island tournament raises money for the Tom Roehl Memorial Scholarship.

Falcons capture round 1 of rivalry

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

A strong final frame couldn’t undo the damage from the first three as the Coupeville High School boys basketball team fell 57-37 to visiting South Whidbey Friday. The Falcons held the Wolves to eight or fewer points in each of the first three quarters and steadily pulled away.

Wolves return home for big win

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

Home is where the wins are. After playing its first five games on the road, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team finally played on its own floor and it was a happy homecoming, defeating rival South Whidbey 39-24 Friday, Dec. 14. Coach David King said, “It was good to be home and playing in front of our home crowd. The girls could feel the energy the fans brought.”

Original member welcomed back to Ebey’s trust

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve welcomed back one of its original members this month. Wilbur Bishop, a long-time Central Whidbey farmer who served on the very first Trust Board 24 years ago, was appointed by the Island County Commissioners last month to fill position 5.

Town planner gets jail time

  • Dec 21, 2012 at 8:00AM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick will have to spend more than two weeks in jail and will likely resign from office after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for falsifying a city record. Island County Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill shocked many in the courtroom Monday by sentencing Kwarsick to 15 days in jail after both the prosecutor and defense recommended that he serve no jail time. In fact, several of Kwarsick’s supporters were noticeably outraged.

School’s food meets tough standards

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

The Coupeville School District’s food service program has met rigorous new nutritional guidelines set forth by the federal government and qualifies for a small reimbursement for each meal served. Part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required schools to meet tougher nutrition standards for the 2012-2013 school year. Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program have had to offer more healthy options to help mitigate the trend toward childhood obesity.

Waves wreak havoc on shoreline

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00AM

Powerful winds and high tides destroyed property, forced the closure of several roads and disrupted service on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route Monday. Waterfront residences in Bon Air on Central Whidbey suffered severe damage to bulkheads and, in several cases, resulted in the loss of up to 20 feet of property, residents reported.

Judge sends Langley mayor to jail for 15 days

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00PM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick will have to spend more than two weeks in jail and will likely resign from office after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for falsifying a city record. The Langley City Council is holding a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the situation.

High winds and tide spark road, ferry closures

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11AM

Powerful winds and high tides today forced the closure of several roads on Whidbey Island and disrupted service on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route.

Langley mayor charged with falsifying document, may be forced to quit

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 5:59PM

The mayor of Langley has been charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks filed one count of "false report by a public officer" against Mayor Larry Kwarsick in Island County Superior Court today.

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