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Coupeville girls rally for victory

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:38PM

Second-half adjustments helped the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to a 39-33 win at Granite Falls Friday. Coupeville, trailing 21-14 at the break, “heard loud and clear” the halftime message from coach David King. The Wolves made adjustments in attitude, effort and execution in the second half, King said, and the result was the Cascade Conference win.

Encounters with snakes, lizards connect kids with nature

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:36PM

As Dave Coleburn from Predators of the Heart wheeled cages and more cages into Coupeville Library Friday, the meeting room filled with children wiggling with excitement to see what was inside. The library program Animal Encounters promised snakes, a skunk and other scaled and furry creatures, but the families were in for a surprise.

Flight schedules are a step in the right direction

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:31PM

Just a little more than one month after an online petition was started to stop flight operations at Coupeville’s Outlying Field, residents are seeing response. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island extended the olive branch this week, showing it wants to work with the community.

Greenbank report explores port options

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:27PM

Among the recommendations concerning the future of the Greenbank Farm, a volunteer group said the Port of Coupeville should consider selling the publicly owned farm. The eight-member volunteer group released its recommendations last week concerning the future operation of the Greenbank Farm. The group first recommended that the Port of Coupeville shouldn’t extend the current contract with the Greenbank Farm Management Group, which is set to expire March 31, 2014.

Teen recognized by Boys and Girls Club

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:24PM

Community and school spirit seem to come naturally for Coupeville High School senior Jai’Lysa Hoskins, 17. A good student, a good athlete and a good role model, Hoskins has been chosen as the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club’s first ever Youth of the Year.

Navy releases OLF flight schedules

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:22PM

In the wake of widespread community grumbling and a recent meeting with local and federal elected officials, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island leaders reinitiated a long-abandoned practice this week by releasing a flight schedule for the Navy’s small airstrip on Central Whidbey.

Sound Publishing buys Seattle Weekly

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:27AM

Sound Publishing, the state’s largest community news organization, today purchased the Seattle Weekly. Details of the purchase were not disclosed. The Weekly, a freely distributed newspaper in Seattle and nearby cities, was purchased from Village Voice Media Holdings. The Seattle Weekly reaches over 200,000 unique print and digital readers every week with more than 1,500 outdoor news boxes and in-store racks throughout Seattle and nearby areas. It was founded in 1976 by Darrell Oldham and David Brewster.

A glimpse at 2012

  • Jan 3, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Jan 8, 2013 at 11:04AM

January State officials reject a request to allow paragliding in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The Port of South Whidbey approves an AT&T cell tower in Clinton. Penn Cove Water Festival gears toward native traditions. The annual festival works to focus on the island’s native culture.

Kwarsick resigns effective today as Langley mayor

  • Jan 7, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 12:08PM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick emailed a brief letter of resignation to the city of Langley Sunday, with the effective date of his resignation today, Jan. 7. Kwarsick has been caught up in a legal tangle since admitting to falsifying a city document when he was planning director in 2011. It had to do with a relative’s land use permit.

Coupeville athletes find success throughout 2012

  • Jan 3, 2013 at 3:02PM

January The Cascade Conference and Coupeville High School came to an agreement to allow the Wolves to play a partial league football schedule in 2012, dropping the larger schools. Coupeville’s Dalton Engle signed a letter of intent to play college football for Montana Western University.

For Morelock, a stroll in the park is 100-mile run

  • Jan 3, 2013 at 3:00PM

John Morelock often uses the phrase “run gently out there.” He said the phrase is “yet to be defined.” And it is not because he hasn’t had time to think it over. He often goes on solitary runs — long solitary runs.

Business receives counterfeit $10

  • Jan 3, 2013 at 2:49PM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office: Sunday, Dec. 23 2:19 a.m. — A caller on NE Parker Road reported a small, thin, black line was hanging down over the road and she hit it with her vehicle, but there was no arcing or sparking.

Holiday House provides more than 700 gifts

  • Jan 3, 2013 at 2:48PM

With thanks to about 150 of Santa’s best helpers, the Readiness to Learn Foundation’s Holiday House projects provided gifts for 714 Whidbey Island children this holiday season. “We estimate upwards of $30,000 of toys, clothes and trees were donated by Whidbey residents as well as nearly $20,000 in monetary donations,” said Gail LaVassar, executive director of Readiness to Learn Foundation.

Kwarsick submits resignation

  • Jan 3, 2013 at 2:47PM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick, caught up in a scandal of his own making, resigned from his part-time job as planner for the Town of Coupeville on Friday. In a brief letter to Mayor Nancy Conard, Kwarsick asked that his firm, Sound Planning Services, be released from its contract.

Storm wallops Coupeville wharf

  • Dec 28, 2012 at 10:05AM

A severe storm that hit Whidbey Island left Port of Coupeville officials scrambling to find someone to make repairs to a fuel float. The high tides and high-speed winds that marked the Dec. 17 storm caused the brackets on one of the two 40-foot, concrete fuel floats at the Coupeville Wharf to fail.

Farm future crux of Port meeting

  • Dec 29, 2012 at 9:00AM

A volunteer committee examining the operations of the Greenbank Farm will make its recommendations during a special meeting next week about how the publicly owned farm should be managed. That meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Coupeville Public Library.

Commissioners approves curbside recycling plan

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:52AM

A five-year discussion about curbside recycling for Island Disposal customers came to an end last week. On Thursday, the Island County Commissioners agreed in a 2-0 vote to move forward with the program, which will apply to everyone who subscribes to trash service in rural parts of Whidbey Island.

Kwarsick’s Coupeville career unclear

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:49AM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick admitted to falsifying public records in a court of law and a judge found him guilty of the crime, but elected officials in Coupeville are reserving judgement.

Coupeville classes help adults expand education

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:48AM

It’s never too late to learn or to share what you know. That’s the philosophy behind the Coupeville Community Education program. The school district offers classes for youth and adults three times a year, and the winter session is starting up in January.

Letter: Move if you don’t like the sound of freedom

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:47AM

I read with much frustration the article concerning the petition to close the Naval Outlying Field south of Coupeville. I am always amazed at the folks who visit the island, love it here, move here and then try to change it. When I built my home in 1984 one mile east of the OLF, I knew I was in the noise zone.

Letter: Don’t let pension be tainted by gun funds

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:46AM

I am absolutely horrified to find that a portion of my teacher’s retirement funds each month have been from investments in a company that specializes in the production and sales of assault guns. California State Teacher’s Retirement System invested in this company for me and my fellow retirees benefit. I was ignorant about their purchase.

Options for Parker Road being debated

  • Dec 29, 2012 at 9:00AM

About 50 residents, transportation officials and community leaders discussed options being considered to alter several intersections on Highway 20 between Island Transit’s headquarters and Outlying Field.

Surprise wetlands to delay trail work

  • Dec 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

An unexpected discovery has driven up the cost of Freeland Trail and will likely delay the project’s completion, Island County officials said last week. Public Works Director Bill Oakes alerted the Board of Commissioners last Wednesday that a wetland had been identified on the northern section of the planned path along Highway 525.

Longhouse, carousel win top prizes in 2012 gingerbread contest

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:43AM

Students from the Whidbey Island Christian School earned a top prize in this year’s Gingerbread Challenge, sponsored by The Whidbey Examiner. The entry, “Native Indians of Whidbey Island - Longhouse on the Beach,” won the People’s Choice prize in the group category.

Latest loss may be most bitter for CHS boys

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:38AM

The Coupeville High School boys basketball team lost at home to Sultan Tuesday, Dec. 18, and at Friday Harbor Thursday, Dec. 20, but the loss at home to Orcas Island Saturday may be the most bitter.

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