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New hopes for law-and-justice tax surface

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:49AM

Staffing woes within the Island County Sheriff’s Office and subsequent fears of losing 24-hour coverage on Camano and Whidbey islands have helped breathe new life into hopes for a law-and-justice tax.

Letter: WAIF is thankful for volunteers who helped raise new barn

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:47AM

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is grateful for the extraordinary volunteer efforts that went into constructing WAIF’s multi-purpose barn located on WAIF’s new shelter site.

Coupeville artist honored for iconic Water Festival images

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:45AM

Noted Coupeville woodworker Roger Purdue will be honored Sunday for his work for the Penn Cove Water Festival. The longtime woodworker will also provide a gift of 15 years worth of logos that will be used to promote the popular festival.

County to amend budget

  • Feb 8, 2013 at 11:00AM

A nearly $1.6 million budget amendment that is largely a housekeeping measure will be the subject of an Island County public hearing in Coupeville next week.

Kwarsick checks in for jail stint

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:36AM

Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick checked into Island County Jail this week, serving the first of what will be a 15-day sentence.

County gets OK to review recycle plan

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:35AM

Reversing a decision to start curbside recycling service to rural parts of Whidbey Island and Langley is not impossible nor should it present any legal hurdles, county and state officials have confirmed.

Front Street erosion stable for now

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:35AM

A section of eroding bluff along NE Front Street in Coupeville that is threatening a sidewalk is believed to be stable for now but the situation will continue to be monitored closely, town officials say.

Sound Publishing to buy the Everett Herald

  • Feb 6, 2013 at 12:33PM

Sound Publishing, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Washington Post Company to acquire the Everett (WA) Daily Herald, a 46,000 circulation daily and Sunday newspaper and its other print and online products. The transaction is expected to close in early March. The Herald has been owned by the Washington Post Company (WPO:NYSE) for 35 years and is a leading provider of local news and information for the Snohomish County area.

New operations scheduled at OLF Coupeville this week

  • Feb 4, 2013 at 8:59AM

There is a change to scheduled Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station based aircraft at the Outlying Field in Coupeville this week.

New operations scheduled at OLF Coupeville this week

  • Feb 4, 2013 at 8:59AM

There is a change to scheduled Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station based aircraft at the Outlying Field in Coupeville this week.

Making my way out of the foggy abyss

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:38PM

I’ve been in a fog for the last week. I’m not just talking about the dense wall of mist that’s been surrounding Whidbey Island on a regular basis, but a fog known as “Megan should have gotten her flu shot.”

Giving an old canoe new life

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:37PM

Restoration of one of the oldest known Native American canoes in Washington is nearing completion and Island County Historical Society officials have high hopes the artifact will soon be on display inside the Coupeville museum.

County to take new look at recycling

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:36PM

Curbside recycling on Whidbey Island may get scrapped before getting started. On Monday, the Island County commissioners agreed to revisit last month’s landmark decision to require Island Disposal, the county’s licensed garbage hauler, to roll out a curbside program for customers in Langley and rural parts of Whidbey Island sometime this year.

Geoduck harvest returns to Whidbey Island

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:35PM

The geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck) has a funny name and its appearance often elicits embarrassed laughter, but Washington’s biggest clam means big money to the Department of Natural Resources and fine eating, particularly for wealthy devotees in China.

Emotions vary as CHS girls face two types of defeat

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:32PM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team suffered two losses last week, each covering a different set of emotions. The Wolves fell 30-27 in a heartbreaker to visiting Sultan Tuesday and then picked up positive vibes in a 78-42 loss to first-place Archbishop Murphy in Everett Friday.

Coupeville boys lose games, players

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:31PM

Missing several key players, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team was no match for Sultan and Archbishop Murphy last week. The Turks tripped the visiting Wolves 71-27 Tuesday, then Coupeville returned home Friday after six road games to fall 68-28 to ATM.

Planning Commission meeting is called off

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 9:38AM

The Coupeville Planning Commission's next meeting has been cancelled, town officials announced today.

Town addresses eroding sidewalk on Front Street

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 3:12PM

Coupeville town officials jumped into action today to evaluate and hopefully slow a section of eroding bluff along Front Street. The bank, located between North Kinney and North Gould Streets, began sloughing off onto the beach earlier this month and the sidewalk in the area began to sag toward the beach.

'Horrific' tumble sends Trumbull to hospital during Friday night boys' basketball game

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 11:58AM

Coupeville High School basketball player Aaron Trumbull suffered a concussion during Friday night’s home game with Archbishop Murphy and was taken to Whidbey General Hospital, but “should be okay,” according to head coach Anthony Smith.

Families protect Ebey’s Reserve

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 3:49PM

The financial sacrifice of a few was the gain of all Central Whidbey recently when nearly 250 acres of farm and wetland were forever protected from the threat of development. Late last month, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust wrapped up conservation easements on five properties within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, totaling about 90 acres of farmland.

Group seeking new home for rescued horse on Whidbey

  • Jan 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

A gentle giant that goes by the name Thunder has a predilection for treats. He sniffs them out and rummages through coat pockets with his nimble equine lips until he gets what he’s after. It’s a big change in personality for the 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding.

Central Whidbey fire safety week winners take a ride

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 1:00PM

The firefighting crew at Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue grew by three last week — temporarily, at least. The winners of the annual Fire Safety Week drawing contest — fourth-grader Mimi Rose, second-grader Mason Peabody and kindergartener David Somes — got a VIP ride from Coupeville Elementary School to the station on a fire truck, where they were given a tour of the station and treated to a lunch of pizza, fruit and ice cream.

Food drive offers Coupeville students lesson in community service

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 1:00PM

Members of the Coupeville Elementary Leadership Club have had a great lesson in community service. The group helped organize a food drive in December for Gifts From the Heart Food Bank. This was the second year the fourth-and fifth- graders, who belong to the leadership club, took on the community service project. According to club supervisor and Coupeville Elementary teacher Jon Gabelein, students nearly doubled the amount of food collected last year and surpassed their goal for this year. “They did so well, they almost doubled the goal,” he said. “They collected 1,813 items this year. The goal was 1,500 for the school. Last year they collected 1,041 items.”

Letter: We need to find other options for OLF flights

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

There have been two recent articles related to the Outlying Field in Coupeville, each attesting to the urgency of the need to continue the important pilot training that takes place there. There seems to be an underlying message, in these articles, that people may not acknowledge, understand, or care, just how essential this training is.

Letter: Grateful Outlying Field provides practice space

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

I know that some of you are upset by the noise of the planes flying, landing and taking off from the Outlying Field, whether they are Growlers or Prowlers, it matters not. When I heard the sound last week on a beautiful, sunny day, I was reminded of another sunny day not too many years ago.

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