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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.

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.

New manager named for Ebey’s Landing reserve

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27PM

After months of searching, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve has a new manager. On Friday, the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing named Kristen Griffin as its new manager.

Hayes honored by law enforcement council

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 3:29PM

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano, has been named 2013 Legislator of the Year for the House Republican Caucus by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, or WACOPS. An assistant ranking member of the House Public Safety Committee, Hayes is in his first term.

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.

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.

Lakewood rally stings Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 10:29AM

Going into the girls basketball contest against Lakewood Friday, Jan. 24, Coupeville High School coach David King said he expected a "tough game." It turned out to be tough in more ways than one. As expected, it was close and hard fought. The visiting Cougars won 39-36.

Wolves' win sets up big game with South Whidbey | Boys basketball

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 10:30AM

Several strong story lines punctuated the Coupeville High School boys basketball team's thrilling 59-57 win at Lakewood Friday, Jan. 24.

Condemned Ledgewood house burns to ground months after landslide

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 3:19PM

A Driftwood Way home that had been abandoned since a massive landslide made national headlines in early 2013 burned to the ground Sunday night.

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.

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