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Coupeville High School senior earns not only diploma, but two degrees | Senior Spotlight

  • Jun 8, 2013 at 10:00AM

Thomas Lile will graduate from Coupeville High School on June 7 as co-valedictorian of the Class of 2013, and will accept diplomas for two associate’s degrees from Skagit Valley College on June 21. A Running Start student for the past two years, Lile has studied biology and physics engineering at SVC while also maintaining a 4.0 grade point average at Coupeville High School.

All should pay for Island County law, justice funding

  • Jun 8, 2013 at 9:00AM

When fiscal times get tough, many of our government representatives choose to cut vital services such as fire and law enforcement. God forbid we should cut so-called social services or free bus services. Why not spread the financial support burden among all residents of Island County instead of always targeting homeowners through property taxes. All people in the county benefit from law and fire protection services, ergo all people should bear the costs of these vital services.

An audit is a good way to start a morning | Some Perspective

  • Jun 9, 2013 at 9:00AM

Is it just me, or does anyone else get a little excited when they hear the word “audit?” Checking my email Monday morning, I was happy to find a notification from the Washington State Auditor’s Office saying a new audit report had been released. The report was from an audit recently completed on Town of Coupeville.

Island County museum hitches program to Coupeville High School senior’s wooden wagon

  • Jun 10, 2013 at 10:00AM

One high school student’s senior project is going to help the Island County Museum. Senior Ben Carlson spent most of his senior year designing and building a wooden wagon that is one-fifth scale of one that was used by settlers in the 19th century when they made their journey west on the Oregon Trail. That wagon will be donated to the museum, which will be used for education and outreach efforts.

Lawmakers hold forum in Oak Harbor

  • Jun 10, 2013 at 10:00AM

State Sen. Barbara Bailey, State Rep. Norma Smith and State Rep. Dave Hayes — all Republicans representing the 10th District — will provide a legislative update during a community forum scheduled for early June. The forum includes an update of the legislative session and special session that recently concluded.

Ferry officials hold meetings on Whidbey Island

  • Jun 9, 2013 at 10:00AM

Officials from Washington State Ferries will hold a series of meetings on Whidbey Island throughout June. Those meetings will touch upon the implications of the 2013-2015 state budget, an update on new vessel construction, ferry performance measures and route specific issues. “I look forward to visiting the communities and hearing directly from our riders on the issues that affect their everyday travels,” David Moseley, WSDOT assistant secretary of the Ferries Division, said in a press release. “I always find this feedback valuable and it helps us when we consider making changes to the system.”

Coupeville Town Council looks at options for police force

  • Jun 8, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville Town Council is continuing its exploration into what to do with the town’s marshal’s office. A workshop was held last week and council members revisited options for further review. There are three ways to look at staffing a police force, said Mayor Nancy Conard. It can be staffed based on how it’s always staffed, on a per capita basis or need basis.

Coupeville High School graduation Friday

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 10:45AM

Coupeville High School’s class of 2013 wrapped up school Thursday with a senior assembly followed by a snappy parade down South and North Main streets. Students from Coupeville Elementary School took a break from classes to congratulate them as the seniors paraded down Main Street. The ceremony for this year’s senior class begins 6 p.m. Friday, June 7 at the Coupeville High School gymnasium. A reception will follow.

Expect night flying throughout the summer

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 10:44AM

As summer approaches, residents living in and around Whidbey Island Naval Air Station should anticipate an increase in late night jet noise due to pilots conducting nighttime operations training in preparation for combat deployments around the world.

Coupeville honors d'Almeida, Savalza as top athletes

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

They took different paths to their athletic success, but the depth of the impression each left on Coupeville High School is equally as deep.

Fishing boat runs aground at Lagoon Point

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 10:38AM

A large fishing boat went aground at Lagoon Point on Tuesday morning at 4:30 a.m., less than an hour before the sun rose to create a glorious day on Whidbey Island.

CHS selects d'Almeida, Savalza top athletes

  • May 31, 2013 at 9:04AM

Seniors Amanda d'Almeida and Danny Savalza received Coupeville High School's Athlete of the Year honors at the annual awards night Thursday, May 30.

New tools help drivers navigate through the I-5 Skagit Bridge detours

  • May 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation is offering several new tools to help motorists deal with detours around the collapsed bridge on Interstate 5 over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. Those tools include a toll-free number and traffic cameras that help inform motorists of traffic conditions. Call 1-855-873-0641 for a recorded message about the I-5 Skagit River Bridge detours. People will have a chance to speak with a department of transportation staff member during normal business hours. They can also leave a message.

Thousands attend Coupeville's annual Memorial Day parade

  • May 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Pearl Harbor survivors, along with other World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans joined active duty personnel and Whidbey Island residents to remember and honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect the United States. Coupeville is home of an annual Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony that took place Saturday. Thousands of people lined the streets of Coupeville and filled Coupeville Town Park to participate in a festive day of events.

Drivers still adjusting to I-5 closure in Mount Vernon

  • May 30, 2013 at 2:15PM

Drivers are still adjusting driving habits to deal with the bridge collapse that forced the closure of Interstate 5 between Mount Vernon and Burlington Memorial Day saw about 5 percent fewer drivers traveling through Mount Vernon compared to the holiday in 2012, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Tuesday’s commute through the area saw a few morning traffic back-ups on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday afternoon commute through the area saw typical delays of 25 minutes through the detour.

Salvia offers variety of culinary treats | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

I attempted to show someone a very attractive plant recently and as soon as the word Salvia came out of my mouth, she said, “Oh, I know Salvia.” Then with a wave of her hand she moved on, as if to add, “If you’ve seen one Salvia, you’ve seen them all.” I suppose if you had a lot of time on your hands – and I do mean a lot – you could know everything there is to know about Salvia. For the rest of us, I reckon, there’s always something more to learn.

Coupeville United Methodist Church Celebrates 160 Years

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 10:00AM

The current congregation of the Coupeville United Methodist Church celebrated the 160th anniversary of their founding with a special service held April 28 in the historic church on North Main Street. The church at Coupeville was the first church organized north of Olympia in what was then Washington Territory.

Veteran thankful for Coupeville's appreciation | Letters

  • Jun 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

Saturday my dad, Walter Nelson, participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade for the first time. He was so impressed with the appreciation and countless “thank you Walters” he received from the crowd as his car preceded through the parade. Dad looked at me with a tear in his eye said, “thank you for bringing me, I’ve never felt so appreciated.”

Grandmother’s pearls a link to fond memories | Some perspective

  • Jun 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

This week I received a very special gift. While visiting my parents on Memorial Day, my mother gave me a pearl necklace that belonged to her mother. My Oma died in September at the age of 89. She was my last living grandparent.

Project earns Coupeville High School student trip to national competition

  • Jun 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

Heni Barnes spent months throughout the school year researching a project that earned her some national attention. The Coupeville High School junior performed well enough at regional and state competitions to earn a spot at the National History Day competition that takes place next month in College Park, Md.

Summer Plans include Vacation Bible School

  • Jun 2, 2013 at 11:00AM

Coupeville United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School presents “Everywhere Fun Fair” 9:30 to noon, August 5-9. Children ages 3 through fifth grade will meet neighbors from the Bible who helped and welcomed others, explore the life of our neighbors from all over the world, and discover how to be a good neighbor to people near and far.

Man hunting for smoke prompts calls to marshal | Coupeville Blotter

  • Jun 2, 2013 at 10:00AM

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

Rate increase looms for Washington state ferry riders

  • Jun 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

Riding state ferries is likely to become a bit more expensive. In an attempt to meet revenue goals set by the state Legislature, officials from Washington State Ferries are proposing fare increases over the next two years. Officials are considering two rounds of fare increases. The first would be a 3 percent increase in vehicle fares and a 2 percent increase in passenger fares that would take effect Oct. 1, 2013. The second would be 2.5 percent increase in vehicle fares and a 2 percent increase in passenger fares that would take effect May 1, 2014.

Mayor says town sales tax ‘steady’

  • May 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated May 30, 2013 at 10:13AM

Around 40 Coupeville business leaders came to Christopher’s on Whidbey Monday evening to hear the mayor give a report on the town’s business environment.

CHS athletes earn 8 more all-league selections

  • May 30, 2013 at 9:06AM

Add eight more Coupeville High School athletes to the all-Cascade Conference list for the 2013 spring season.

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