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Kicking the habit this year | Rock Doc

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Thirty years ago I was a light smoker. What can I say? I liked the effect nicotine had on my brain. Once I was hooked, I even liked the smell of tobacco smoke. Then there was the ritual. I enjoyed lighting up with others, sharing a match, having a few minutes to talk together. But I also realized smoking was a dangerous habit. After several failed attempts to quit, I was able, for some reason, to go cold turkey and finally be done with tobacco. There were some difficult days and restless nights, but I made it and have been free of my nicotine dependence for a long time.

NAS Whidbey gets $117 million for jet programs

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will receive more than $117 million for P8-A Poseidon and EA-18G Growler squadron programs The funding is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama over Christmas. The act sets the policies and priorities for the Department of Defense.

Auditors find fault in Island Transit vehicle, fuel use

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

For the second time, state auditors question how Island Transit monitors staff use of take-home vehicles and fuel cards. According to an accountability audit report issued Dec. 30 by the Washington State Auditor’s Office, a finding was issued stating Island Transit officials “did not adequately monitor take home vehicles and fuel card use to ensure they are only used for official purposes.” Island Transit has 14 vehicles and fuel use cards designated for take-home.

Coupeville Lions to host annual scholarship auction

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Members of the Coupeville Lions Club is hosting its annual event that provides some help to high school seniors heading to college. The ninth annual Lions Club Scholarship Auction and Dinner takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

COER starts jet noise complaint line

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Citing a lack of trust for the Navy’s public input hotline, the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve has created its own jet noise complaint hotline. The Navy resumed touch-and-go operations Monday, Jan. 6, at Outyling Field Coupeville. Residents in the area have complained about the increase in the number of operations at OLF in recent years. COER sued the Navy in July and is calling for a closure of OLF. “When the planes resume flying over our homes, schools, and hospital, we’ll be ready to take complaint calls,” said Michael Monson, COER president.

Nominations sought for Coupeville chamber awards

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for our 2014 Excellence In Business Awards, sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank. Categories are: Business of The Year, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners of the 2013 Excellence In Business Awards were: Business of The Year: Whidbey Island Bank; Entrepreneurial Spirit: Lavender Wind; Business Leadership: Janice Vaughan; Lifetime Achievement: Coupeville Festival Association.

Failure at foul line hurts Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 4:31PM

Foul shots are a reward for an opponent's mistake, but the Coupeville High School girls basketball team failed to take advantage of those opportunities in a pair of home losses last weekend.

Wolves knock off Mount Vernon Christian | Boys basketball

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 4:33PM

After a night when little went right, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team got back on track with a 50-47 nonleague win over visiting Mount Vernon Christian Saturday, Jan. 11.

Coupeville man shares struggles, trip

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

As he shares his adventures bike riding to the Arctic Circle, Patrick Rodden is currently facing a different challenge. He spent more than a year recovering from injuries sustained in a 15-foot fall while he was putting the finishing touches on the renovation of his South Whidbey home. That accident took place two years after he made his trek, which drew the attention of regional media. As to what caused the accident, he’s not really sure.

Cancellations announced at Keystone Harbor due to tidal conditions

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 11:29AM

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

Wolves stumble in second half | Boys basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:52AM

The third-quarter blues have haunted the Coupeville High School boys basketball team all season; the latest verse came in a 79-52 loss to visiting Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Many stars shine in Wolves' win | Girls basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 9:35AM

Buoyed by an impressive all-around game, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 48-19 victory at Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Port of Coupeville closes beach access by wharf

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 2:41PM

Due to safety concerns, leaders for the Port of Coupeville chained off a Front Street entry point to the beach. The stairs near the port office by Coupeville Wharf were recently blocked. People can still walk down to the beach by using the Front Street deck, located next to the Knead and Feed. “The stairway is falling apart and it’s not safe to go down there,” said Tim McDonald, executive director for Port of Coupeville. He added parts of the concrete stairs have broken, the sand underneath is washing away and there’s nothing anchoring the stairs. There is also a large piece of wood blocking the stairs and hampering people’s access to the shore.

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:

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