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Casting my votes for Jeff and Jill

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Election time is just around the corner. I’m sure most of you realize our local economy is not good and what our county government has been doing to property owners doesn’t help matters. A recent attempt by our county government to shove an overpriced, ill- advised sewer project down the throats of Freeland property owners is one example and, in my opinion, is NOT a dead issue but is just waiting to once again arise.

House candidate Hayes lacks substance

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

At the League of Women Voters forum in Anacortes last week, a question came up about timber sales and how they relate to funding education. Every candidate, including his opponent Tom Riggs, had a thoughtful answer and explanation – except for Dave Hayes, who said, “I don’t really understand how those two things are connected [chuckle, chuckle].”

Disillusioned voter now advocates for Jill

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

In all the years I’ve been eligible to vote I have only exercised that right once. In my opinion, it’s always voting for two different evils. I believe politicians are only in it for their own personal gains/agendas; not working for or representing us!

Greenbank Farm appraisal begins

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Work is starting on information needed for establishing a conservation easement at Greenbank Farm. Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville, which owns the farm, recently approved a $9,000 contract with Edmonds-based Terra Valuations to conduct the appraisal. Leaders at the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm want the conservation easement so it would add another layer of protection to the agricultural, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands that make up the bulk of the farm’s acreage.

Wolves run circles around Orcas Island

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:29AM

It was a track meet. The Coupeville High School football team ran for 450 yards and scored five touchdowns from at least 32 yards in running by Orcas Island 47-14 Friday, Sept. 28, at Mickey Clark Field. After sputtering occasionally in its first four games, the Coupeville offense piled up 464 total yards although it ran only two plays in the fourth quarter.

King's blanks Wolves to remain unbeaten

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:27AM

King's looked the part of a top-10 volleyball team as it brushed aside host Coupeville 3-0 Thursday, Sept. 27. The Knights, continuing their tradition as one of the state's premier 1A programs, ran their record to 7-0 while beating the Wolves 25-11, 25-3, 25-17.

Falcons get by Wolves for 3rd time this fall

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:26AM

The Coupeville High School tennis team would have a perfect record so far this season if it wasn't for South Whidbey. The Wolves have three losses this fall, and all have been to the Falcons, the latest 3-2 in Langley Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the final contest of their four-match series.

Wolves blanked by Overlake in tennis

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:24AM

The Coupeville tennis team suffered a 5-0 shutout at the hands of Overlake in Redmond Saturday, Sept. 29. Coupeville coach Ken Stange said the Owls won easily in all the matches except first singles where Coupeville's Nathan Lamb lost to Grant Gibson 8-6 in "hotly contested match." Gibson is one of the top players in his league, according to CHS coach Ken Stange.

Wolves give King's a battle

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:23AM

King's, winners of eight of nine matches this fall, had its hands full with the pesky Coupeville High School soccer team before winning 3-0 Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mickey Clark Field. The Knights scored an early goal against the Wolves and clung to a 1-0 lead until striking for two late goals to hold off the upset-minded Wolves.

Late surge helps Granite Falls topple Coupeville

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:22AM

Two late goals iced the match for Granite Falls in a 3-0 win over the visiting Coupeville High School soccer team Thursday, Sept. 27. The Tigers (4-2, 5-3) scored 15 minutes into the match, and from there the Wolves played Granite Falls evenly for most of the remainder of the match, according to coach Dan d'Almeida.

Penn Cove still battling June losses

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 5, 2012 at 10:21AM

Ian Jefferds steps carefully from the skiff onto one of the mussel farm platforms his family has operated for 37 years. It’s a sunny, picture-postcard morning in August on Penn Cove, with Mount Baker shimmering in the distance and baby seals lazily reclining on platforms nearby. But Jefferds isn’t smiling. He’s worried.

Corrections officer funded in new budget

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 5, 2012 at 7:59AM

Sheriff Mark Brown has to look for a new corrections officer who would be willing to work for one year. The Board of Island County Commissioners approved a $67 million budget after a public hearing Monday night. That approval included funding for the single position, but Brown said it could be difficult to find someone willing to go through the academy before starting his work at the jail for a position that will last a single year.

School board’s iPads bring added costs

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 3, 2012 at 12:44PM

The Coupeville School District recently purchased iPads to make it easier for school board members to access board documents via the Internet. But the board is now having second thoughts, and wondering if the purchase was a good idea. The digital devices would allow the board members to access documents for their semimonthly meetings online – a service that would carry an additional cost.

Camp Casey pool receives new lifejackets

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:43PM

The Camp Casey Conference Center pool has received a donation of lifejackets from the Paris White Foundation in Auburn, Wash. The foundation donated 26 lifejackets, ranging in size from infant to adult, to help parents and young people have a safer, more enjoyable swim experience at the Camp Casey pool.

Audubon Society honors local couple

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:39PM

The Whidbey Audubon Society has chosen Whidbey Island couple Craig and Joy Johnson as the recipients of the first Whidbey Audubon Society Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing the mission of Whidbey Audubon to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat.

Homecoming spirit

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 12:38PM

Coupeville High School students Hailey Hammer, Aaron Trumbull, Joel Walstad, Kacie Kiel, Josh Bayne, Aaron Curtin, (in back), Aaron Wright, Madeline Strasburg and Kyle Bodamer get into the spirit of Homecoming Week. This year's Homecoming Parade begins at 3 Friday, Oct. 5, looping through downtown Coupeville before heading back to campus. The Wolves play Granite Falls in Friday's Homecoming football game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Firefighters flip free flapjacks

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:03AM

The first responders of South Whidbey Fire/EMS are kicking off fire prevention week by offering free breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6 at Fire Station 34, 820 Camano Ave., Langley.

‘Dentistry’ saves the Alexander Blockhouse

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The drill whines as it pierces decay and chunks of rot are ripped from the gaping wound. The volunteer laborer lifts his mask and peers inside the void. Some wood rot remains. He shutters his mask and presses the tool into the crumbling structure. More saw dust flies into the air and bits of wood fall onto the grass below the scaffolding he is perched upon.

Frightful volunteers needed

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:08AM

The Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor is looking for volunteers for this year's Frightville Haunted House. The house is currently undergoing a complete makeover and volunteers are needed for the design, construction and operation of the event.

Firearms Safety classes offered on North Whidbey

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 11:00AM

The North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering monthly classes in firearms safety education and training to the general public. Courses offered will include the National Rifle Association's First Steps Pistol Orientation, Home Firearms Safety and Basic Pistol Shooting.

Meeting and permit needed to hunt on NAS Whidbey

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:39AM

Anyone interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during the 2012-2013 season have one more opportunity to attend a "One-Stop-Shop" meeting. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Gallery Golf Course (Bldg. 130), 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor.

Boating safety class offered

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:38AM

The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a general boating safety class from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Man sentenced for toting shotgun in Coupeville

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

A 19-year-old man who walked around Coupeville with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, looking for his mother’s boyfriend, was sentenced to jail this week. Esteban Guerro pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court last week to burglary in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.

Conservation District seeks island resident to fill vacancy

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Island Conservation District is looking for interested Whidbey Island residents to apply for a mid-term vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.

Grant funds available to improve transportation system

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:30AM

More than $1 million dollars in grant money is available from the Surface Transportation Funding Program — Regional Funds for the 2012-2013 federal fiscal year, according to the Island Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The funds may be utilized on any Federal-aid highway, including the NHS, public road bridge projects, transit capital projects and facilities, trails and multimodal projects.

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