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Low tides prompts February ferry cancellations on Port Townsend/Coupeville route

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 2:59PM

Washington State Ferries announced Tuesday the cancellation of several February sailings on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route due to low tides.

Navy EIS comment period extended

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

In response to a number of requests, the Navy is extending the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers. Comments are now being accepted until Friday, Jan. 31. Purpose of the extension is “to ensure all surrounding communities have ample opportunity to provide input,” Navy officials said in a prepared news release.

Whidbey's Island Transit settles into new facilities

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Today’s Island Transit looks a lot different from the entity that formed in 1987 with five buses and 20 employees working out of a former auto shop that contained two maintenance bays and one restroom. The publicly-funded transit entity currently has more than 200 vehicles and more than 140 employees who recently moved into a new headquarters facility that was mostly paid for by a federal grant. That headquarters is located on Highway 20, south of Coupeville near the Pacific Rim Institute and Outlying Field.

Island County struggling to find Conservation Futures Fund volunteers

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

After months of searching, Island County is still looking for volunteers to participate in two boards that evaluate projects trying to utilize Conservation Futures Funds. The county started looking for volunteers in October to serve on the Community Advisory Board and the Technical Advisory Board; however, nobody has applied yet. “It would be nice to fill the positions,” said Pam Dill, who is coordinating the application search for Island County. She said it doesn’t require a large time commitment.

Wolves fall to 1st-place King's | Girls basketball

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:16AM

King's remained undefeated in conference play by tripping the host Coupeville High School girls basketball team 67-33 Friday, Jan. 17.

Whidbey's Beach Watchers gearing up for Sound Waters

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

For anyone wanting to learn more about Puget Sound, Beach Watchers is holding a one-day university with 65 classes Feb. 1. Sound Waters, now in its 19th year, was started after the first Beach Watchers organization was formed. The program is a Washington State University Extension service which brings volunteers together to educate the public about Puget Sound.

TV show to highlight thrifty Coupeville business Thursday

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 9:18AM

A Coupeville handbag shop is getting exposure that she said she hopes will resonate throughout Whidbey’s business community. The Handbag Consignment Shop, historic Front Street’s newest business, will be featured on Evening Magazine’s Thrifting Thursdays segment 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 on King 5. The broadcast is sure to draw value-conscious shoppers to Whidbey Island.

Salish crew helps tow disabled vessel to safety

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

The crew of the Salish, the ferry that crosses Admiralty Inlet, helped the morning of July 17 tow two vessels to safety. At approximately 10 a.m., a vessel towing a small boat, which had run out of fuel, maneuvered too close to the Salish’s propeller wash and started taking on water. The 64-car ferry dispatched its rescue boat and towed the two vessels to safety at the shore on the Port Townsend side of Admiralty Inlet, Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Marta Coursey said.

Whidbey equestrians compete against riders from throughout the region

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Hundreds of riders from throughout the western United States and Canada descended upon Whidbey Island last weekend to showcase their equestrian skills. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials, organized by the Whidbey Island Pony Club, took place July 12-14 on pasture near San de Fuca. The Whidbey Island Pony Club is an equestrian group for riders age 25 and younger.

Sick crew member prompts Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry cancellations

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

A crew member who was under the weather prompted several cancelled sailings over the weekend of the Port Townsend to Coupeville ferry route. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email that a crewman called in sick Saturday morning, leaving the Salish without a large enough crew to make its sailings. That prompted the 8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. sailings from Port Townsend and the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. sailings from Coupeville to be canceled.

Lunch costs may rise for Coupeville students

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

Because of a projected deficit in food services, students in the Coupeville School District could be paying more for lunch starting in the fall. The Coupeville School Board will discuss raising the prices students pay for lunch during a board retreat scheduled for Aug. 19.

Low tide to cancel some August ferry sailings on Port Townsen/Coupeville route

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

Several sailings on the Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry route will cancelled in August due to low tidal conditions:

Weinstein places at swimming championships

  • Jul 27, 2013 at 11:00AM

Coupeville’s Cole Weinstein placed 14th in the 200 butterfly at the Pacific Northwest Swimming championship Friday, July 26, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Cedarcrest uses 3-ball to beat Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 8:15AM

The Cedarcrest High School boys basketball team ran to a 24-9 first quarter lead on the way to racing by visiting Coupeville 72-39 Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Coupeville gives Cedarcrest battle | Girls basketball

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jan 24, 2013 at 8:15AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team pushed powerful Cedarcrest to the limit Tuesday, Jan. 21, before running out of gas in a 57-47 home loss.

Deer, don’t swerve to avoid hitting wildlife | Some Perspective

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

Each year more than 1,100 wildlife/vehicle collisions are reported to Washington State Patrol. That number is believed to be much higher because the state Department of Transportation removes an average of 3,500 animals from Washington roads annually.

Whidbey tractor chase should not be treated lightly | Letters

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

I would like to ask you to give a second thought to your characterization of the recent “tractor chase” story as “quirky.” You also used the words “humorous” and “levity” in describing the situation. And suggested “something upbeat and cheerful” for a soundtrack, if this were a scene in a movie. To my mind, your “perspective” is more than a little bit off.

Cort named interim manager of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville resident Lisbeth Cort has been selected to serve as interim manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. She will be filling in for the next three months as Reserve Manager Mark Preiss is leaving for a job in Montana. His last day is July 26.

Anti-OLF group files federal suit against Navy

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 11:00AM

A Central Whidbey community group aiming to close Outlying Field Coupeville has taken its fight to federal court. Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe & Peaceful Environment filed a lawsuit Monday. Capt. Mike Nortier, commander of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander Fleet Forces Command, are both named as parties in the suit.

Islanders go 1-1-2 at tournament

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53AM

The GU18 Whidbey Islanders soccer team finished with a 1-1-2 record at the Crossfire Select Tournament in Redmond July 26-28.

The difference a day can make | Sowin 'n' the Trowel

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

Recently, one of my neighbors invited me into her gorgeous and well-tended garden to see a special flower in bloom. I happily rushed over, not just because I knew what a treat it would be to visit her garden, but because her offer had an expiration date. You see, the flower I was going to see was a Tigridia pavonia, whose blooms appear for a single day, opening in the morning, then withering away with the sunset.

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.

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