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A dino growing at record speeds | Rock Doc

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger. Less famous but equally big was a deer the size of a modern elk and a beaver the size of a black bear. In sum, our ancestors – the people alive in the Ice Age – were small compared to a number of the animals around them.

Island County seeking projects to fund with tourism tax dollars

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

Applications are available for projects looking to be funded by Island County’s 2 percent Hotel/Motel Tax Tourism Promotion. The Isand County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee solicits proposals until Aug. 31.

Ballmer takes hit on Ledgewood property

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

It may seem like pocket change to a billionaire, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer lost money in a Whidbey Island real estate transaction, Forbes magazine reports. The magazine reported that Ballmer and his wife own 10 view properties in the Ledgewood area near Coupeville, but recently sold a 1,144-square-foot beach house for $169,500.

Coupeville pair finish swims at PNS meet

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:06AM

Cole Weinstein and Jillian Pape of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club represented Coupeville in the Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships at Federal Way's Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center July 25-28.

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival kicks off Aug. 9 with gallery opening, wine reception

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 11:11AM

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival will kick off next Friday with an Art Gallery Opening and Wine reception 7-10 p.m. at Coupeville Rec Hall.

Higher fares approved for Washington State Ferries

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:40PM

New, across-the-board ferry-fare increases will go into effect this fall.

Coupeville woman dies after car accident Saturday

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 4:08PM

A Coupeville woman died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this week after sustaining injuries Saturday in a three-car pile up on North Main Street.

Low enrollment prompts school district to rollback levy

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39PM

The Coupeville School Board is scheduled to approve next month a rollback on the amount of levy dollars the district can collect from taxpayers.

Coupeville man wins big in lottery

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:40PM

Jim Sebastian of Coupeville won $440,000 playing Washington’s Lottery Hit 5 game.

Letter: Thanks for making Loganberry Festival

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:46PM

Editor, Thank you to our beyond-wonderful staff, our phenomenal board, our supportive tenants, our generous sponsors, our hard-working volunteers, our vivacious emcees, our talented musicians, artisans and cooks, and you for making the 2013 Loganberry Festival so glorious.

Working Wharf: Volunteers help restore landmark

  • Aug 2, 2013 at 1:39PM

Amid tourists looking to enjoy the pristine views of Penn Cove, a group of Whidbey volunteers are working to ensure a historic building remains part of Coupeville landscape.

Opinion: Island’s serenity is something to brag about

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Allow me to introduce myself. After living in America for almost 65 years, I became a Rock dweller in 2009. And, like most of us on Whidbey, these days I rarely think about where I used to live.

Land Trust gets millions for land new acquisitions

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust received state funding that pays for land that will bolster its conservation efforts throughout the island. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program awarded the Greenbank-based conservation group several grants that totaled $2.2 million.

50 years and counting: Christensen continues coaching career at Coupeville

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Orson Christensen’s nomadic coaching career, which is entering its 50th season, has brought him back home to Whidbey Island.

Opinion: Whidbey knows how to host good markets

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed Aug. 4-10 Washington Farmers Market Week. The popularity in farmers markets continues to increase with an estimated 150-plus markets across the state.

Loganberry pies steal the show

  • Aug 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

It’s really all about the pie. Mary Murphy, 9, said that while she didn’t win the Loganberry Festival pie-eating contest Saturday afternoon, she was still a winner.

Letter: OLF controversy transcends concern

  • Aug 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Myth: Outlying Field is a critical link to our security that can only be met at OLF Coupeville — anywhere else and the country is doomed and freedom will be destroyed. Reality: Pilot practice is essential and all on the island realize that and support training the Navy pilots, but from that to extrapolate that this particular OLF location is paramount to our security is pure nonsense.

Race the Reserve registration continues

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 8:07AM

Registration is still open for the second annual Race the Reserve, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mickey Clark Field in Coupeville.

Chipping in: Washington youth visit Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve to spruce up historic buildings

  • Aug 5, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 12, 2013 at 2:37PM

More than three dozen high school students from across Washington state visited Whidbey Island in July to get a hands-on lesson in historic preservation.

Islanders win 2 titles | Soccer

  • Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08PM

Islanders soccer teams won two divisions in the Marysville Strawberry Classic Tournament last weekend, Aug. 2-4.

Crewing issues force canceled sailings of Coupeville ferry

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 9:35AM

A staffing issue has prompted the cancellation of several sailings on the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route. The 8:45 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 9:30 a.m. sailing from Coupeville were cancelled due to the lack of a qualified crew, according to information provided by Washington State Ferries.

Town gearing up for Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend

  • Aug 9, 2013 at 3:53PM

Coupeville is gearing up for a weekend of fun and creativity with the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. The event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 in downtown Coupeville.

Island Lions clubs unite to comfort sick children

  • Aug 9, 2013 at 3:52PM

Hospital officials were looking for a simple way to comfort some of their youngest patients and Lions Club members on Whidbey Island found a way to help.

Highland Games mark 15 years at Greenbank

  • Aug 9, 2013 at 4:19PM

Get your cabers ready to toss. A group of Scottish-minded people will get their large poles ready to hurl when they participate in the annual Highland Games, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Greenbank Farm.

Island Transit’s former hq gets rubble-ized

  • Aug 10, 2013 at 9:00AM

Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose achieved a dream last month. She got to take the first swing to demolish the transit agency’s former headquarters building. Rose manned an excavator in mid-July to kick off the demolition for the building that had been emptied now that the new headquarters building is pretty much complete.

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