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- Oct 6, 2013 at 10:00AM
Having spent most of my life in big cities, I didn’t use to care much where my food came from, except when the supermarket was out of something or the McDonald’s drive-through was backed up. Then I’d belly-ache about the terrible inconvenience. When I was 5, I asked my dad if hot dogs were made out of dogs. He said no, but he wouldn’t tell me what they were really made of. As an adult I have assiduously avoided asking that question.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
A judge has awarded a stay on the lawsuit filed against the Navy by a Coupeville group seeking to stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The group received what they considered a victory when the Navy agreed to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement the lawsuit demanded, but they have additional plans, including a class-action lawsuit. Controversy over OLF reached a fevered pitch earlier this year after increasing complaints about the noise associated with the Navy’s ongoing Field Landing Carrier Practice or touch-and-go operations. The Navy is in the process of transiting from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-8G Growler, an aircraft some believe is louder.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Appraisers from the Island County Assessors Office will be inspecting homes over the next six months in a 10-mile radius in the area of Greenbank and Freeland. The appraisers are inspecting homes for critical information on the current quality and condition of homes and buildings, changes to land characteristics, new construction effecting value and any negative impacts to your property value.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47AM
Exciting doubles play highlighted Coupeville's 4-1 loss to visiting Overlake of Redmond Friday, Oct. 10.
- Oct 7, 2013 at 2:00PM
Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Jan. 1. The state department of labor and industries calculates the state’s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688. The 13-cent-per-hour increase, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a 1.455 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI‑W) over the last 12 months ending August 31.
- Oct 10, 2013 at 12:13PM
For the second time this season, the Cedarcrest High School volleyball team shutout Coupeville 3-0, this time Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Duvall.
- Oct 10, 2013 at 12:15PM
The Coupeville High School soccer team was short on players but not short on effort in a 5-0 loss at Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 8.
- Oct 11, 2013 at 8:13AM
Though it is making positive strides, the Coupeville High School volleyball is still looking for its first Cascade Conference win after dropping a 3-0 match to visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 10.
- Oct 11, 2013 at 3:40PM
Thanks to a voter-approved tax levy, the Coupeville School District has spent more than $1 million upgrading computers in the classroom. Voters nearly four years ago approved a technology levy that gave the school district $300,000 a year.
- Oct 11, 2013 at 3:43PM
Residents of Coupeville are invited to a demonstration and talk on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to learn more about preparing for emergencies of all kinds – storms, fires and major disruptions such as an earthquake or tsunami.
- Oct 11, 2013 at 3:41PM
The Coupeville School Board will consider placing up to two levy proposals on the ballot in early 2014.
- Oct 11, 2013 at 3:56PM
The Island County Auditor’s Office next week will mail out more than 50,000 ballots next week for the Nov. 5 general election. Island County Deputy Auditor Michele Reagan said ballots should be mailed on Oct. 16, but the statute allows for the ballots to be mailed out by Oct. 18.
- Oct 12, 2013 at 9:00AM
Central Whidbey residents will be able to learn about the candidates running for the Port of Coupeville.
- Oct 12, 2013 at 10:00AM
Editor, So what is a contractor for the port doing holding a political forum for candidates hoping to get elected to the port? The private Greenbank Farm Management Group’s foray into campaign politics raises questions of appropriateness and conflicts of interest.
- Oct 13, 2013 at 8:00AM
Nearly 20 Coupeville business leaders got a look Tuesday morning of a proposal to expand and update Whidbey General Hospital.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:00AM
Dozens of student athletes last week got a lesson in how to provide life-saving treatment in the event someone collapses. Firefighters and EMTs from Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue, South Whidbey Fire/EMS and Whidbey General EMS showed athletes competing for Coupeville Middle and High School the basics of performing CPR and how to use the automatic external defibrillators that are available on school district property.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:12AM
The annual rivalry football game between Coupeville and South Whidbey over "The Bucket" is an electric event any year, but this fall's clash is carrying even higher voltage.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:29AM
The Coupeville High School tennis teams heads into district play this week after dropping a 6-1 match to Archbishop Murphy Friday, Oct. 11, in Everett.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:53AM
Sparkling performances on both sides of the ball spurred the Coupeville High School soccer team to a 7-0 non-conference win over Concrete Saturday, Oct. 12, at Mickey Clark Field.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00AM
Vern Olson, one of the founders of the Shifty Sailors, will be the guest of honor during the Island County Historical Museum’s Awesome Auction, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Oak Harbor Elks Club.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:17AM
The South Whidbey High School volleyball team finished a series sweep of Coupeville by defeating the host Wolves 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 15.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:11AM
After a scoreless first half, South Whidbey's Maia Sparkman sliced through the Coupeville High School soccer team's defense for three goals to carry the Falcons to a 3-0 win at Mickey Clark Field Tuesday, Oct. 15.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:19AM
Aaron Curtin and Ben Etzell of Coupeville High School combined to win the 1A Northwest District 1 doubles tennis championship at South Whidbey High School Tuesday, Oct. 15.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 10:52AM
Rallying after dropping the first game, the Coupeville High School volleyball team collected its first Cascade Conference victory 3-1 at Sultan Thursday, Oct. 17.
- Oct 18, 2013 at 10:50AM
Sultan slipped ahead of Coupeville in the Cascade Conference soccer standings with a 2-0 win over the visiting Wolves Thursday, Oct. 17.
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