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Deep Sea owner fined $301,000

  • May 14, 2014 at 11:00PM

The state Department of Ecology levied a $301,000 fine against the man whose crab boat caught fire and sank in Penn Cove in 2012, causing an oil spill that temporarily shut down nearby Penn Cove Shellfish. It’s just the latest bad news for Rory Westmoreland, a 51-year-old scrap-metal dealer with a history of running afoul of environmental rules, according to the Department of Ecology.

Coupeville heads into district play | Softball

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:49AM

After dropping its final regular season game 14-4 in five innings at Granite Falls Tuesday, May 13, the Coupeville High School softball team can now turn its attention to the District 1A Tournament at Janiki Fields in Sedro-Woolley this weekend.

3 Wolves advance to 2nd day of district | Tennis

  • May 15, 2014 at 9:35AM

Coupeville High School singles player Allie Hanigan and the doubles duo of Wynter Thorne and Jacki Ginnings are still alive for a tri-district berth after the first day of the District 1A Tennis Tournament at South Whidbey High School Tuesday, May 13.

Group to hold public meeting on jet noise

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

The group opposing flight operations at the U.S. Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville will hold a meeting on Central Whidbey later this month.

Stone sets 200 record at district prelims | Track

  • May 15, 2014 at 1:00PM

Taking part in the first day of the 1A District Track Championship at Lynden Christian High School Wednesday, May 14, Coupeville qualified several athletes for the finals at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Makana Stone lowered her school 200 record.

Wedding show puts Whidbey Island’s vendors on the map

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Buses full of newlyweds, mothers and wedding and event enthusiasts toured the Coupeville area Saturday for the inaugural Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour.

Mowing the grass: a spiritual experience | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • May 14, 2014 at 11:00PM updated May 16, 2014 at 11:54AM

I just mowed our grass for the fifth or sixth time so far this year, repeating a routine that will extend until at least late October. By the time the season is over, I will have mowed our piece of paradise 50 times or more. Mowing is a holy ritual here on the Rock. It defines a covenant between we mortals and whatever causes the grass to grow.

Coupeville Lions offer swim lesson scholarships

  • May 14, 2014 at 11:00PM updated May 16, 2014 at 11:57AM

After more than 50 years of Coupeville Lions running swim lessons each summer, the club has decided to change things around. The club will no longer fit all the swimming lessons into a two-week period this summer at Camp Casey, but will partner with the facility to offer five two-week sessions.

Fields earns spot in tri-district | Girls golf

  • May 19, 2014 at 8:18AM

Coupeville High School golfer Christine Fields overcame a rough first nine holes at the District 1A Girls Golf Tournament at the North Bellingham Golf and Country Club Thursday, May 15, to qualify for the tri-district tournament.

Hanigan, doubles team each finish 4th at district | Tennis

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:21AM

The Coupeville tennis team picked up two fourth-place finishes in the district tournament last week.

5 qualify for district meet | Track

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:54AM

Four girls and one boy from the Coupeville High School track team placed in the top five at the district 1A meet at Lynden Christian High School Friday, May 16, and qualified for the tri-district meet.

Wolves earn trip to state playoffs | Baseball

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM updated May 19, 2014 at 9:58AM

At the beginning of the season, the seniors on the Coupeville High School baseball team said, without hesitation, they would win the state 1A championship this spring. That prediction appeared shaky when the Wolves struggled through the regular season. The pledge, however, earned more merit when the Wolves won twice in the tri-district playoffs Saturday, May 17, to qualify for the state tournament.

Wolves win 1 of 2 at district | Softball

  • May 17, 2014 at 7:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 9:57AM

After splitting its first two games in the 1A district softball tournament in Sedro-Woolley Friday, May 16, Coupeville High School will need to win one of its two games Saturday to claim a berth in the next round of the playoffs.

Coupeville advances to tri-district | Softball

  • May 18, 2014 at 9:00AM updated May 21, 2014 at 9:45AM

At tri-district, Coupeville will play the No. 3 seed out of District 3 at noon Saturday, May 24 That's exactly what the Coupeville High School softball team did, placing fourth in the district 1A playoffs, thus earning a berth in the tri-district tournament which will also be played at Sedro-Woolley's Janiki Playfields.

There’s plenty to be thankful for living in this town | Some perspective

  • Nov 22, 2013 at 10:00AM

As the holiday season approaches, people usually take a moment to stop, look around and appreciate the things for which they are thankful. Residents in Coupeville should have a lot of thankfulness. They get to live in a beautiful, charming community that does so much to support each other.

New shelter one step in WAIF’s goal for expanding service

  • Nov 22, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Nov 27, 2013 at 12:17PM

If fundraising goes as expected, stray animals caught on Whidbey Island could have a new home. Officials with the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation are raising money and constructing a new campus. Nearly $2 million has been raised and leaders are looking to collect another $1.8 million to pay for construction of a new 8,700-square-foot- building on 9.8 acres of land located across the street from the current shelter near Coupeville.

Plate to state: Coupeville boys overcome tough season to move deep into playoffs

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:47PM

State championship. That was the goal of the Coupeville High School baseball team as it approached its first game in mid-March.

Filing Week ends with termination

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:49PM

The election season started out with a bang. Wanda Grone, the Island County chief deputy treasurer, filed to run against her boss and was promptly fired last week.

Memorial Day Parade Saturday in Coupeville

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:50PM

Whidbey Island residents will gather in Coupeville Saturday to celebrate and honor those who have served in the military. Coupeville’s annual Memorial Day Parade starts 11 a.m. on South Main Street and ends at Coupeville Town Park.

Greenbank Farm to host dog training event Saturday

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:50PM

Greenbank Farm is one of the many places on Whidbey Island that offer the opportunity for dogs to walk off-leash, but it also invites people to walk without dogs to explore all the farm has to offer.

Marshal responds to threats, suspicious man eating dandelions

  • May 21, 2014 at 3:13PM

The following calls were reported to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office: Monday, May 12 11:35 a.m., a caller at the Country Store reported someone just shoplifted and was walking toward the hospital.

Thanks for another great water festival | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, The 23rd Penn Cove Water Festival is now history and the board is already looking to next year’s event on May 16, 2015.

The return of the munching menaces | Sowin' the trowel

  • May 21, 2014 at 7:00PM

Just when you thought it was safe to sit under the fruit trees, tent caterpillars have been spotted on the island and they’re getting ready to chomp, chomp, chomp their way through your orchards and landscaping.

Discussions halted on harbor tours at the wharf

  • May 21, 2014 at 9:00PM

A Coupeville man’s ambition to start a harbor tour business out of the town’s wharf hit a snag. Patrick Kelly proposed starting Heavenly Harbor Tours and began negotiating with the Port of Coupeville early this year. After back and forth discussions, the commissioners are no longer responding to his requests to come to a lease agreement, Kelly claims.

Tales from the cemetery tour

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:00PM

The granite grave marker of one of Whidbey Island’s most influential early pioneers rests in a family plot surrounded by a white picket fence and fir trees. It seems only fitting that in this section of Sunnyside Cemetery reserved for early settlers, Isaac Ebey’s remains are interred not far from an overlook that provides a sweeping view of the prairie that bears his name.

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