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It's focus on the future, not lost volleyball talent for Coupeville High School

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:58AM

Coupeville High School volleyball coach refuses to let her girls play the "What if" game. Four players -- all likely starters this season-- will don different uniforms this fall. Over the past two years, three have transferred to other schools and a fourth chose to change sports.

New focus on offense and fitness for Coupeville High School soccer team

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:59AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team had trouble running up the score last fall, so this season first-year coach Dan d'Almeida is having the Wolves run.

How can Whidbey's transportation system be improved? | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:52AM

This summer, the Washington State Transportation Commission launched the Voice of Washington State (VOWS), an innovative web-based public engagement program, which includes seven regional discussion forums and a survey panel.

Johnson is responsible, responsive | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:53AM

I am writing in support of Helen Price Johnson’s re-election this year. I came to know Helen over the years as a local business owner and active community volunteer. I observed that she demonstrated excellent leadership qualities in whatever role she served in church, school, community, or business. As our Island County commissioner, she has restructured county departments to increase effectiveness and efficiencies with fewer resources and has been a good steward of Island County water resources, parks, and trails.

Remodeling project makes room for lavender shop, kitchen in Coupeville

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:50AM

Fans of Lavender Wind Farm just off West Beach Road will soon have a new place to shop for the farm’s selection of lavender-infused goods.

Input sought for Coupeville Community Green projectInput sought for Coupeville Community Green project

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:48AM

A master plan has been developed for Coupeville’s Community Green, otherwise known as the grass field behind the library where the farmers market is held.

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce returns to its roots

  • Sep 7, 2012 at 10:47AM

The Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce is no more. The group has officially changed its name to Coupeville Chamber of Commerce.

Public celebration set for new Admiralty Head lantern house

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 5:21PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and WSU Extension of Island County Lighthouse Program invite the public to a dedication ceremony for the Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern house.

Island Transit to rethink plans for road realignment

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:20PM

Persistent grumbling from the community about Island Transit’s plans to realign Parker Road with Highway 20 in Central Whidbey appears to have paid off.

Whidbey group proposes a whale of a name for ferry

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:15PM

Efforts to release Penn Cove’s most famous orca from captivity has resorted to name calling.

Fundraisers to help Arnold family

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 4:28PM

Local residents are coming together to help raise money for the family of Garrett Arnold, a local pastor who suffered a serious spinal injury last month that resulted in paralysis of his body below the waist.

Needy Whidbey students short on supplies

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 4:27PM

Remember the fresh-start feeling of shiny, stiff shoes and new supplies on the first day of school?

Back in the swing of things at Coupeville schools

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 4:22PM

First grader Lillyanna Tennis takes a break on the playground during her first day at class at Coupeville Elementary School.

Burn ban remains in effect

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:13AM

Due to a lack of rainfall, Island County residents are prohibited from lighting open fires under a burn ban approved by county Sheriff Mark Brown.

Shark beached at Admirals Cove draws researchers’ interest

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:19PM

The gleaming eye of the dead animal washed up on the beach caught the attention of the marine mammal stranding volunteer. The vivid, aqua-green circle was unlike like the eye of a harbor porpoise, seal, whale or any other marine mammal. Coupeville resident Sandy Dubpernell – a volunteer with the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network – realized the creature was a shark.

Coupeville crafts emergency-response plan

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:13PM

The earth shakes. Walls buckle as the ground heaves and shudders. Buildings collapse, crushing the contents inside and trapping people in surroundings that were once familiar but are now jumbled and disorienting. Frantic, loved ones search for one another, hoping, praying, believing that everyone has escaped the rubble unscathed.

Recycling ready to hit the curb in Coupeville

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 2:15PM

Environmentally conscious folks in Coupeville will soon have a new way to recycle. The town is several weeks away from finalizing an agreement with Island Disposal for a curbside recycling program.

Would-be shooter from Coupeville pleads not guilty

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:54PM

A 19-year-old man is accused of walking around Coupeville earlier this month with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, allegedly intent on shooting his mother’s boyfriend or, if he couldn’t find him, just firing at “someone walking along the sidewalk,” court documents alleged. Prosecutor charged Esteban Guerro in Island County Superior Court Aug. 8 with the unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of an illegal firearm. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 20.

Greenbank man pleads to kidnapping, rape

  • Aug 25, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:53PM

A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday.

Freeland pizza shop owner pleads not guilty to killing wife

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:52PM

The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was finally arraigned Monday afternoon. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.

After 9 years, justice served as Huden gets 80

  • Aug 21, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:51PM

The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Tuesday morning. James Huden sat stone-faced during the sentencing hearing in Island County Superior Court as the judge handed down an exceptional sentence of 80 years, virtually guaranteeing that the 55-year-old will die in prison.

Whidbey Island Camera Club celebrates wildlife

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:48PM

Wildlife is the theme for the Whidbey Island Camera Club's meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Oak Hall, Room 306, Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island.

Womens firearm class offered in Coupeville

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:45PM

The Central Whidbey Sportsmen's Association continues its education series by holding a firearms safety class for women on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m.

Plans shift for Freeland's Trillium ownership

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:44PM

Island County officials and Whidbey Camano Land Trust staff say they will pursue a slightly different ownership strategy for the Trillium Community Forest, located just north of Freeland.

Maylor’s Point Trail closed in Oak Harbor

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:43PM

The Navy has announced Maylor’s Point Trail in Oak Harbor has been temporarily closed. The trail, which runs through the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Seaplane Base along the north beach of Maylor’s Point in Oak Harbor and connects with the city’s waterfront trail, was closed Monday and will remain closed until December.

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