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- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Editor, So what is a contractor for the port doing holding a political forum for candidates hoping to get elected to the port? The private Greenbank Farm Management Group’s foray into campaign politics raises questions of appropriateness and conflicts of interest.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Central Whidbey residents will be able to learn about the candidates running for the Port of Coupeville.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Thanks to a voter-approved tax levy, the Coupeville School District has spent more than $1 million upgrading computers in the classroom. Voters nearly four years ago approved a technology levy that gave the school district $300,000 a year.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM
The Coupeville School Board will consider placing up to two levy proposals on the ballot in early 2014.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM
Residents of Coupeville are invited to a demonstration and talk on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to learn more about preparing for emergencies of all kinds – storms, fires and major disruptions such as an earthquake or tsunami.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 3:56 PM
The Island County Auditor’s Office next week will mail out more than 50,000 ballots next week for the Nov. 5 general election. Island County Deputy Auditor Michele Reagan said ballots should be mailed on Oct. 16, but the statute allows for the ballots to be mailed out by Oct. 18.
- posted Oct 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM
Though it is making positive strides, the Coupeville High School volleyball is still looking for its first Cascade Conference win after dropping a 3-0 match to visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 10.
- posted Oct 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM
For the second time this season, the Cedarcrest High School volleyball team shutout Coupeville 3-0, this time Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Duvall.
- posted Oct 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM
The Coupeville High School soccer team was short on players but not short on effort in a 5-0 loss at Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 8.
- posted Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Only one ferry, the Kennewick, is currently operating on the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route while crews make repairs to the Salish. The breakdown prompted the cancellation of the 9:30 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 10:15 a.m. sailing from Coupeville.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Jan. 1. The state department of labor and industries calculates the state’s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688. The 13-cent-per-hour increase, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a 1.455 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI‑W) over the last 12 months ending August 31.
- posted Oct 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM— updated Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Exciting doubles play highlighted Coupeville's 4-1 loss to visiting Overlake of Redmond Friday, Oct. 10.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM
A judge has awarded a stay on the lawsuit filed against the Navy by a Coupeville group seeking to stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The group received what they considered a victory when the Navy agreed to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement the lawsuit demanded, but they have additional plans, including a class-action lawsuit. Controversy over OLF reached a fevered pitch earlier this year after increasing complaints about the noise associated with the Navy’s ongoing Field Landing Carrier Practice or touch-and-go operations. The Navy is in the process of transiting from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-8G Growler, an aircraft some believe is louder.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Appraisers from the Island County Assessors Office will be inspecting homes over the next six months in a 10-mile radius in the area of Greenbank and Freeland. The appraisers are inspecting homes for critical information on the current quality and condition of homes and buildings, changes to land characteristics, new construction effecting value and any negative impacts to your property value.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Having spent most of my life in big cities, I didn’t use to care much where my food came from, except when the supermarket was out of something or the McDonald’s drive-through was backed up. Then I’d belly-ache about the terrible inconvenience. When I was 5, I asked my dad if hot dogs were made out of dogs. He said no, but he wouldn’t tell me what they were really made of. As an adult I have assiduously avoided asking that question.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:42 PM
The 100 Deadly Days of Summer that began Memorial Day Friday ended Labor Day. It is one of the most dangerous and deadliest times of the year on our nation’s roads. Sadly it seems Island County was not left unscathed.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM
The final Coupeville Farmers Market of 2013 features a celebration. Relay races and a giant pumpkin contest are just some of the highlights of HarvestFest, which takes place during the Coupeville Farmer’s Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the community green located behind the Coupeville Public Library. “It’s great fun and a chance for customers to appreciate the market,” said market manager Peg Tennant. HarvestFest marks the completion of the market’s 35th consecutive season. HarvestFest relays, which also benefit Gifts from the Heart food bank, features teams competing in a series of races that Tennant is currently keeping under wraps. As for what kind of races, Tennant said she is keeping that a “deep, dark secret.”
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires Dec. 6, 2017. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of five community members and one resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority board members to five-year terms. Resident commissioner terms are for two years.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM
As a result of Congress’s inability to pass a budget by the Sept. 30 deadline, hundreds of Department of Defense employees on Whidbey Island were furloughed Tuesday as part of a country-wide government shutdown. Of the some 1,200 civil service employees at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, employees that work in safety, life and wellness will be exempted, said NAS Whidbey Public Affairs Officer Mike Welding. It was unclear how many of the base’s 1,200 contractors will be affected.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Many “non-essential” government agencies and programs temporarily got the boot Tuesday after Congress refused to reach a budget agreement, forcing our country into a government shutdown. On Whidbey Island we lost service personnel at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, who are forced into furlough for an unknown amount of time and two employees were furloughed at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM
King's, one of the state's top teams, defeated the Coupeville soccer team 9-0 Thursday, Oct. 3, in Shoreline.
- posted Oct 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM
The Coupeville High School volleyball team played a solid match, but King's continued it unbeaten season with a 3-0 win over the Wolves in Shoreline Thursday, Oct. 3.
- posted Oct 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Lakewood was hitting on all cylinders in a 3-0 win over the visiting Coupeville High School volleyball team Tuesday, Oct. 1.
- posted Oct 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM
The Coupeville High School soccer team was blanked 2-0 at Lakewood Tuesday, Oct. 1.
- posted Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM
The South Whidbey tennis team completed a three-match season sweep of Coupeville by upending the host Wolves 4-1 Wednesday, Sept. 25.
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