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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.

Public invited to view Coupeville's National History Day project

  • May 28, 2013 at 3:13PM

Local history buffs will have a chance to view a student’s entry into the National History Day competition with a community night scheduled next week. Coupeville High School junior Heni Barnes produced a 10-minute documentary about the Pacific Northwest Lumber Strike, which took place in 1917 throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

Senior paces Coupeville at state meet | Track

  • May 26, 2013 at 9:51AM

Senior Madison Tisa-McPhee ended her stellar Coupeville High School track career with third- and fifth-place finishes at the state 1A meet Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Tisa-McPhee, 4x200 relay team make state finals | Track

  • May 25, 2013 at 7:45AM

Coupeville High School athletes qualified for the finals in two events in the state 1A track meet after the preliminary round Friday, May 24, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Bridge collapse adds to Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry traffic, delays mounting

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:46PM

Travelers trying to get onto Whidbey Island using the Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry can expect 3-hour delays into Friday evening.

Memorial Day features Pearl Harbor survivors

  • May 23, 2013 at 2:00PM updated May 24, 2013 at 1:18PM

Five Pearl Harbor survivors will visit Central Whidbey Island this weekend as an integral part of the Town of Coupeville’s remembrance of Memorial Day.

Visitors coming to Coupeville despite Skagit bridge collapse

  • May 24, 2013 at 1:08PM

Owners of lodging establishments in and around Coupeville aren't seeing a large loss of Memorial Day weekend business in the wake of the Skagit River Bridge collapse Thursday evening on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon.

Skagit River bridge collapses

  • May 23, 2013 at 9:09PM

The four-lane Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m. Thursday, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.

NAS Whidbey starting new community comment system May 28

  • May 23, 2013 at 2:36PM

In an effort to improve service to local communities, and enhance focus on airfield safety, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is establishing a new comment line and email address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns and issues beginning May 28.

Port sorts out laundry list of construction projects

  • May 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

With both the Coupeville Wharf and the Greenbank Farm in need of some TLC, leaders for the Port of Coupeville are prioritizing potential maintenance projects.

Coupeville Town Council to talk police Tuesday

  • May 26, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Coupeville Town Council Tuesday will continue discussions about the future of law enforcement in the historic town.

County to hold special election filing period

  • May 26, 2013 at 9:00AM

The conclusion of filing week saw nobody filing for candidacy for 14 offices throughout Island County.

Two vie for open seat with Port of Coupeville

  • May 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

With a ballot mostly filled with uncontested races on Central Whidbey Island, the Port of Coupeville is one of two contested races in the November general election. Two of three seats are up for election this year and both have two people vying to fill the spot.

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