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County holding comprehensive plan meetings

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 2:16PM

Island County will host a number of informal public meetings to discuss the Island County Comprehensive Plan Update, to be completed in 2016.

Science Olympiad team headed to state

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 5:00PM

Coupeville High School’s Science Olympiad team competed at the Northwest Regional Science Olympiad completion on Feb. 28 at Seattle Central College.

Deputies respond to noise, parking issues | Blotter

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 2:11PM

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:

WGH signs contract with new CEO hire

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 2:06PM

Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO will assume her duties April 20. Geri Forbes, most recently CEO of Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Florida, will replace CEO Tom Tomasino, who has served as Whidbey General’s CEO for five years.

Mussel madness: ‘Amazing’ weather brings in record festival numbers | Slideshow | Updated

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Mar 11, 2015 at 2:04PM

An estimated 6,000 people flooded Coupeville Saturday for MusselFest and an additional 3,000-4,000 were estimated Sunday. The event brought record numbers and sales with visitors from as far as the Ukraine, Canada and Rhode Island.

Another holistic medical provider arrested by Oak Harbor police

  • Mar 6, 2015 at 4:01PM

Another provider associated with Whidbey Naturals in Oak Harbor has been arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license, the Oak Harbor Police Department reported. Former Navy physician C. Hugh Jonson was arrested Wednesday by Oak Harbor police. Another provider at the holistic medicine clinic, Arely Jimenez-Beckius, was also arrested for practicing medicine without a license Feb. 16.

Festival brings out tasty competition

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Mar 6, 2015 at 1:50PM

Every March, Coupeville restaurants step up to the plate, or rather the chowder bowl. They painstakingly spend hours cleaning, cooking and shelling pounds of mussels in preparation for the annual Penn Cove MusselFest chowder contest.

1st-team honors go to Hesselgrave | Boys basketball

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 8:40AM

Wiley Hesselgrave, a junior on the Coupeville High School boys basketball team, was named to the first-team, all-Olympic League team for the 2014-15 season.

40 years of farming Penn Cove

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 8:00AM

On a recent Sunday, Rawle Jefferds is sitting in a spacious office, reminiscing about the early days of Penn Cove Shellfish. The room is intimately familiar to him as is the filtered view of Penn Cove through large windows.

Don’t waste resources on exploring definition | Letters

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, After reading “Board explores reserve’s message” in the Feb. 19 edition of The Examiner, I was disheartened to see that after the reserve’s 37 years of existence, the trust board is focusing its limited staff and funding resources on “What exactly is a reserve?”

The mollusk that ate Coupeville and vice versa | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 3:00PM

Hard to believe, but not too long ago some folks on the Rock didn’t care much for mussels. The creatures disfigured dock pilings and messed up boat bottoms. Their sharp-edged shells cut your bare feet. They were tough and rubbery if you ate the big ones right off the beach. And the idea that someone would create a commercial mussel farm and plop several dozen floating platforms on pristine Penn Cove waters just off Madrona Way raised more than a few Rock hackles back in the 1970s.

Career fair offers glimpse into world of options | Slideshow

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 2:47PM

When an event is brought back after a 15-year absence, a few quirks in the planning process are to be expected.

Town celebrates cove staple

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 9:28AM

Chowder aficionados don’t have to wait much longer, the Penn Cove MusselFest gets underway this weekend.

Wolves rake in Olympic League honors | Girls basketball

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 8:00PM

First, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team dominated the Olympic League, then it dominated the selections for all-conference honors.

CWLL accepting registrations

  • Mar 3, 2015 at 8:12AM

Central Whidbey Little League is still accepting registrations for this season.

Deputies respond to noise complaint | Blotter

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls: Monday, Feb. 16 11:48 p.m., a caller reported that an elderly man in a wheelchair on South Main Street was up late playing music very loudly.

Coupeville Chamber honors business leaders

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 7:00PM

Members of the Coupeville business community recognized outstanding leaders and welcomed a new batch of board members Thursday during the annual installation and Excellence in Business Awards Dinner.

2015-16 school year starting early in Coupeville

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00PM

Contrary to previous procedure, Coupeville School District will start its 2015-16 school year before Labor Day. School will start Monday, Aug. 31 and end Thursday, June 9.

Coupeville drama troupe presents ‘Swing Fever’

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00PM

Bella Cedillo figures she’d probably go home and take a nap after school if it weren’t for Coupeville High School’s drama club. “I do drama because it’s something to do after school,” said Cedillo, a senior. “I think it’s a better outlet than sports are. Drama gives you more opportunities to show who you are.”

Town of Coupeville hiring for planning director job

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00PM

The Town of Coupeville is seeking applications to fill a full-time planning director position. The first screening of applications will be March 12 with selection hopefully in April, Mayor Nancy Conard said.

Town swaps member on transit board

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00PM

Jackie Henderson’s first meeting on the Island Transit board was an eventful marathon session in which the board adopted new routes, purchased new buses and rejected a headhunting proposal.

Clean Water: Island County sheds light on septic maintenance importance

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00PM

Getting people to inspect their septic systems has been an ongoing struggle for Island County. It’s one that the law doesn’t necessarily incentivize. When the county first implemented the law in 2009, it could have cost a homeowner around $250 for an inspection, $62 to submit the results and up to $20,000 in repairs or replacement if problems were discovered.

Youth basketball program helps put fun in fundamentals

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

The Coupeville High School gymnasium is filled with the sweat and intense competition of prep basketball on Friday nights. On Saturday mornings, that effort and emotion change to the fun-loving play and the smiles of youth basketball.

Bike club hosts fun ride during Musselfest

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 11:00AM

The Whidbey Island Bicycle Club will host a mountain bike and poker ride, Mussels in the Kettles, in conjunction with MuscleFest Saturday, March 7.

Overtime loss ends Wolves' season | Girls basketball

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 10:12PM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team's season ran out of steam when it ran out of players in a 50-44 overtime loss to 10th-ranked Seattle Christian in the District 3 1A tournament Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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