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Medicare open enrollment begins at WGH

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 11, 2012 at 9:57AM

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries will take place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. at Whidbey General Hospital, 107 S. Main St., Coupeville. Senior citizens can sign up for Medicare Part D or change their Medicare plan.

Struggles continue for Wolf volleyballers

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:41AM

Unable to generate much of an offensive attack, the Coupeville High School volleyball team dropped a pair of home matches last week, losing a 3-0 to Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 3-2 to Lakewood Thursday, Oct. 4. Cedarcrest, which is in second place in the Cascade Conference with a 7-1 record, won 25-9, 25-16, 25-11.

Defense continues to shine, but Wolves drop 2

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:40AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team is putting together solid defensive efforts, but the lack of goals is continuing to hurt as the Wolves lost 2-0 to Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 1-0 in double overtime to Lakewood Thursday, Oct. 4, at Mickey Clark Field. “We are continuing our trend of shoring up our defense. Earlier this season Cedarcrest defeated Coupeville 6-0 and Lakewood topped the Wolves 5-0,” Wolf coach Dan d’Almeida said.

Early error begins rough game for Wolves

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:39AM

The first play was an omen of what was to come. Coupeville fumbled on its initial play and the thrill of homecoming was soon dashed as the Wolves fell 47-14 to Granite Falls Friday, Oct. 5, at Mickey Clark Field. Coupeville coach Tony Maggio said it was his team’s weakest performance of the season, adding, “We played poorly as a unit; we didn’t seem to be into it. Maybe they were thinking about dancing.”

Statewide burn ban extended

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:43AM

Gov. Chris Gregoire this week announced that an emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency and banning all outdoor burning has been extended through midnight Monday, Oct. 15.

Change is good: Coupeville blanks Friday Harbor in tennis

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:38AM

Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange tweaked his lineup for the regular season finale and the fine-tuning helped. The Wolves drubbed Friday Harbor 5-0 Friday, Oct. 5, in Coupeville.

Foreclosure claim forms due by Jan. 18

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:28AM

The Washington Attorney General’s Office recently mailed claims forms to some 34,000 borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure. Under the $25 billion national foreclosure settlement negotiated by 49 states and the federal government, borrowers who had mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and lost their homes between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011 may be eligible for one-time payments. Filling out and returning a claim form is the first step in receiving compensation.

Coupeville shows off Wolf spirit

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

On behalf of the Coupeville Booster Club, I would like to thank all those who were able to make it out to our second annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5. It was great to see all the people come out and support the students of Coupeville High School. The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association went above and beyond with all their “Wolf Spirit” down on Front Street.

Vote the incumbents out

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

In the last three and a half years, Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Angie Homola have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the will of Island County voters. Proposition 1, a huge tax increase pushed by these two Commissioners in 2010, was voted down by a resounding 70 percent of voters. But they simply ignored this mandate and, within weeks, imposed the Clean Water Utility tax that replaced the revenue denied by voters. They also gave themselves a blank check in this resolution to tax us as much and as often as they want without a vote.

Let’s talk about the purpose of government

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

I attended the Island County commissioners’ budget hearing last Monday. Commissioner Emerson remarked that her two colleagues had approved almost every tax, fee, assessment and regulation that ever was considered. She thought it wasn’t a good idea, both in general and in view of the recession.

Federal budget reveals U.S. priorities

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

When a household donates money to help others that is a moral decision. When a household makes a decision to live an extravagant lifestyle and not give back to the community that is also a moral (immoral?) decision. Likewise, the Federal budget is a moral issue. In the current Federal discretionary budget the military accounts for over 50 percent of all discretionary spending.

Federal budget reveals U.S. priorities

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

When a household donates money to help others that is a moral decision. When a household makes a decision to live an extravagant lifestyle and not give back to the community that is also a moral (immoral?) decision. Likewise, the Federal budget is a moral issue. In the current Federal discretionary budget the military accounts for over 50 percent of all discretionary spending.

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.

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