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Wolves fall to Falcons in opener | Volleyball

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:10AM

The Coupeville High School volleyball team began its season with a 3-0 nonleague loss at South Whidbey Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Anti-OLF group is acting like a group of spoiled children | Letter

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00PM

Editor, I think the anti-OLF group needs to be told about Coupeville before any of them were born or even heard of Coupeville.

Outlying Field runway is not only functional, but it’s also historical | Letter

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 4:41PM

Editor, Of course we have freedom of speech. Residents are free to speak as outrageously as they choose. It is a basic American right. Basic morality, however, also requires citizens to be free from involuntary representation.

Too much of a good thing can turn out badly | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 4:37PM

It’s hard to say no to something that, on the surface, looks like such a sweet deal. Your friend offers you a car load of “extra” plants and you jump at it. The local gardening group has pots and pots of something that looks intriguing that are going for a song. What’s better than free or almost free, right?

Funding available for transportation projects

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 4:35PM

Island Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization announced the availability of $1.024 million through a federal Surface Transportation Program.

Marshal responds to thefts, disputes, more

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 4:34PM

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

State of Town set for Sept. 18

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 4:32PM

Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard will be giving a State of the Town Address 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.

Businesses cook up partnership

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

Two long-standing Coupeville business owners are putting it all on the line with a new partnership.

Curbside attractions line street | Slideshow

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 4:30PM

On any day, a trip to the waterfront in historic downtown Coupeville evokes thoughts of another time.

Wolves get ready for season at jamboree | Volleyball

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 10:20AM

The Coupeville High School volleyball team primed for the regular season by competing in a six-team jamboree in Oak Harbor Saturday, Sept. 6.

Clinton bank robber makes getaway in employee's vehicle

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:37PM

Wells Fargo in Clinton was robbed this morning. The Island County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release that the bank was hit by a lone gunman. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and used a bank employee's vehicle as a getaway car.

Coupeville kicks Falcons, claims Bucket | Football

  • Sep 7, 2014 at 2:48PM

It's basically a one-item bucket list. And the Coupeville High School football team was able to cross off that singular goal with a 35-28 win over South Whidbey Friday, Sept. 5, at Mickey Clark Field.

Fall prep preview: Coupeville football

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 12:43PM

It’s a recipe for success. The Coupeville High School football team is coming off its best season in eight years, returns key players in key positions and has a favorable schedule.

Fall prep preview: Coupeville volleyball

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 12:38PM

Although the Coupeville High School volleyball team lost six regulars to graduation, it returns much of its firepower from last season.

Fall prep preview: Coupeville soccer

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 12:36PM

“What’s not to like?” The reasons for Coupeville High School girls soccer coach Troy Cowan’s optimistic comment about the upcoming season are plenty.

Fall prep preview: Coupeville tennis

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 12:37PM

For Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange, the outlook for his club this fall is a mystery.

Fall prep preview: Coupeville cheer

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 12:35PM

The Coupeville High School cheer team is a family affair, both literally and figuratively.

Whidbey Audubon Society hosts Douglas fir presentation Sept. 11

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 11:48AM

Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests. Local naturalists and Coupeville residents Steve and Martha Ellis will illustrate this premise next week as part of the Whidbey Audubon Society’s monthly public program.

Coupeville Lions serving up salmon barbecue Sunday

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 10:47AM

From noon to 1:30 Sunday, Sept. 7, the Coupeville Lions Club is holding its annual salmon barbecue at Coupeville Town Park.

Former Independent associate publisher dies

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 10:42AM

Former associate publisher Lorraine May passed away on Aug. 31 in her home in Bremerton.

When Armageddon hits, I will survive

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:28PM

I grew up in the 1950s in Tacoma. My mother was a modern housewife who thanked heaven every day for making her life easier with Betty Crocker cake mixes, Swanson’s TV dinners, Hamburger Helper and store-bought everything.

Remember to stop by nonprofit fair and community portrait | Opinion

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:27PM

The Coupeville Community Green will be hopping this Saturday during the regular farmers market.

Navy trains here to go overseas to protect us | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, This letter is in response to Ken Pickard’s First Amendment rights sign. Another American journalist, a civilian, was beheaded by ISIS last week. This barbaric group will go to all lengths to show their determination to destroy anyone who does not share their beliefs.

Remember Navy fights so we can speak freely | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:25PM

Editor, I begin by reminding folks Ken Pickard, with his polemic truck, is the very same polemicist who has lobbied on public record to Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard — who have attempted peacekeeping in a troubled region — to “take the death machine on this issue, quit licking their jackboots!

Silver lining for anglers: Early signs show coho should pick up

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 10:00PM

A new month gave reason for new hope for Joel Talicurn. In less than three hours Monday, he beached two coho salmon on the shores of Keystone spit in Coupeville.

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