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Burglaries, car accidents and more reported | Coupeville blotter

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:

Comments sought for Parker Road highway project near Coupeville

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation want residents’ opinions on how a proposed construction project will affect Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Plans currently call for the closing of the intersections of Old Smith Prairie Road and Parker Road with Highway 20. Traffic on Parker Road would be funneled over to Morris Road where it would intersect with the highway. The three intersections are located between Island Transit’s headquarters and Outlying Field and are within the confines of the reserve. A public meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Commons at Coupeville Middle and High School.

Get ready for some roadwork through town | Town Talk

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Coupeville residents will see some road work in the next few weeks. We have been very fortunate in securing grants to pay the majority of the costs for the following projects:

Intermittent road closures scheduled in Ebey’s Landing

  • Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Motorists will experience intermittent road closures next week on Hill Road and portions of Ebey Road located south of Coupeville. Hill Road will be closed from the intersection of Ebey Road to the intersection of Engle Road. Ebey Road will be closed from the intersection of Cook Road to Hill Road.

Audit finds Whidbey General Hospital overpaid its staff $180K

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 2:29PM

State auditors are critical of the way Whidbey General Hospital officials handle the payroll system. In a report released Tuesday, auditors said hospital officials “did not have adequate controls over payroll process to safeguard public resources.” Because of this problem, Whidbey General Hospital made $183,211 in overpayments to hospital employees and staff accrued 22.73 hours in unearned time off, according to the report.

Whidbey General Hospital needs to tighten reins on pay protocol | Some Perspective

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:08PM

An audit report released Tuesday by the state auditor’s office reveals Whidbey General Hospital overpaid its employees more than $180,000 in 2012. According to the report, auditors concluded that hospital officials didn’t have adequate control over the payroll process. This undoubtedly comes as a shock to voters who, in November, approved a $50 million bond for the hospital to expand and renovate its aging facilities.

Whidbey Conservation District election canceled

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:18PM

Because the incumbent was the only to one apply and meet the requirements, she was automatically reelected to her position as a Whidbey Island Conservation District board member. Incumbent Wendi Hilborn, who co-owns Penn Cove Farms — a custom dairy operation on Central Whidbey Island, met the requirements to run for another term, according to information provided by the Whidbey Island Conservation District.

Whidbey Conservation District election canceled

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:18PM

Because the incumbent was the only to one apply and meet the requirements, she was automatically reelected to her position as a Whidbey Island Conservation District board member. Incumbent Wendi Hilborn, who co-owns Penn Cove Farms — a custom dairy operation on Central Whidbey Island, met the requirements to run for another term, according to information provided by the Whidbey Island Conservation District.

High winds ground boats, cancel ferry

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:22PM

The sailboat Slacker Jack was found grounded near Oak Harbor a day after a Coast Guard crew rescued five people from its pitching deck Saturday, said Petty Officer Third Class Jordan Akiyama, a Coast Guard spokesman. “The owner is working with contractors to salvage the vessel,” Akiyama said. The rescue that happened on the 34-foot sailboat was among several weather-related problems caused by a winter storm that moved through the region Saturday.

Port to consider cash machine at Coupeville Wharf

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Visitors to downtown Coupeville might find an easier time trying to find a cash machine in the future. Officials for the Port of Coupeville are considering a plan to place an ATM on port property. The small port district received a proposal from Premier Merchants Group, based in Kearney, Neb., to place the cash machine in the breezeway of the Coupeville Wharf.

Students build connection to World War I vets

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Several elementary school students spent the past two weeks building a connection to deceased veterans who fought in World War I. They are pouring through archives and other sources to find out all the biographical information about Island County veterans who served in World War I. The youngsters are participating in a history camp sponsored by the Island County Historical Society, the Whidbey Island Daughters of the American Revolution and the Janet Enzmann archives.

Whidbey Art Trail accepting 2014 members

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Art Trail, now in its fourth year, has opened its membership application process for the 2014 season. Membership offers many benefits, including a full page on the Whidbey Art Trail website with links to the artists’ websites, full-color brochure that will be placed on ferries, and in visitor centers, chambers of commerce, galleries and various businesses throughout the island, and distinctive roadside signage.

Port commissioners laying groundwork for Greenbank Farm change

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville are starting work to determine how the Greenbank Farm will be operated. The current contract with the Greenbank Farm Management Group expires in mid-2015 and port commissioners are looking at the best way to prepare for that deadline. The three-member elected board will meet in March to discuss parameters they would like to include in the request for proposal used to advertise for potential entities interested in managing the Greenbank Farm. “There are a lot of questions that need to be addressed,” said Port of Coupeville executive director Tim McDonald.

Island County commissioners to address community concerns over shoreline plan

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Island County commissioners now have the community feedback on a proposed Shoreline Master Plan. The comments were gathered during a public hearing in May and presented to the commissioners last week by the state Department of Ecology. The commissioners must address any concerns and submit solutions to the state Department of Ecology by a deadline of Sept. 23.

COER group’s actions not taken seriously

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Regarding the Feb. 13 The Whidbey Examiner article, “COER asks Whidbey land trust to suspend taking Navy funding,” please let me see if I’ve got this straight. The Navy contributes funds to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust which, in turn, uses the funds to protect the island’s natural resources.

Storm wreaks havoc on Port of Coupeville floats, wharf

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Repairs keep piling up for the Port of Coupeville. The small port district owns the Coupeville Wharf and the Greenbank Farm, both of which are 100 years old, and repair projects needed to keep the historic buildings safe are adding up. The latest project emerged last week after a wind storm blew through Whidbey Island. The blustery weather damaged the moorage floats and the deck and moorage tubs located at the Coupeville Wharf.

Proposed law could shift farm costs

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

A proposed change to a law aimed at preserving farmland and open space could result in higher taxes for some Washington property owners, including in Island County. House Bill 2306 would expand a tax classification on land actively used for agriculture, timber production or undeveloped open space. While property tax is generally assessed on the market value of a parcel, the state’s Open Space Taxation Act allows land to be taxed at a lower rate based on its current use, such as farming.

A brisk walking pace is better for your health | Roc Doc

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

One of the things my mutt from the pound and I like to do together is go on long walks. Sometimes on weekends Buster Brown and I stroll at the bottom of the Snake River Canyon where dogs can be off-leash (as Mother Nature intended). There’s a 6-mile walk in the canyon we like to do: me limping along in a straight line, Buster ranging over a wider area of ground sniffing for wildlife. Closer to home, there is a 6-mile loop around town we enjoy.

Coupeville Lions honors students of the quarter

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Coupeville Lions Club recently honored Breeanna Messner and Brett Arnold as the Coupeville High School Students of the Quarter. The high school seniors were selected by the school staff. Messner is the daughter of Robert and Aimee Bishop. She has been involved in student government, is co-president of the National Honor Society with a 3.9 GPA, was on the cheer staff and participated in basketball, volleyball and softball.

Coupeville Lions auction nets $30,000

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Coupeville Lions Club’s annual scholarship was a big success Saturday, netting the club more than $30,000. For nine years, the Coupeville Lions have put together the annual auction and dinner to raise money to fund scholarships for qualified Coupeville High School applicants. Scholarships range between $500 and $1,000.

Bomb threat prompts Tuesday evening cancellations of Keystone ferry route

  • Aug 28, 2013 at 10:34AM

A bomb threat at the Port Townsend ferry terminal forced the ferry run across Admiralty Inlet out of service for more than three hours Tuesday night. Ferry officials canceled sailings at around 5 p.m. after the threat against the Port Townsend terminal came in. Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries, said in an email the Washington State Patrol conducted a canine search of both the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals to ensure they were clear of any threats. The United States Coast Guard conducted a helicopter flyover and provided an escort for the last round trip of the evening before they cleared the ferry for service.

Whidbey grower starts selling organic seeds

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Gardeners will have a new source for seeds that should thrive in Whidbey’s climate. Deep Harvest Farm located on South Whidbey Island is offering a selection of organic vegetable seeds at Bayview Farm and Garden located in Langley. Nathaniel Talbot, owner of Deep Harvest Farm, has been developing organic seeds since he was a student at the farmer training center located at the Greenbank Farm. He has 20 varieties of vegetable seeds he has available for sale at the south end garden center.

New owners take on Coupeville's Back to the Island

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

There’s a new face running one of the businesses on Coupeville’s historic Front Street. Pati Schmakeit recently bought Back to the Island, a small boutique located next door to the Penn Cove Gallery. Back to the Island sells clothes and novelties popular with tourists and neighbors alike. She had a casual journey to becoming a business owner.

Washington State Parks schedule free days

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Washington State Parks will offer free days where visitors won’t have to display a Discover Pass when visiting a state park.

SST helps Coupeville athletes prepare for school season

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00AM

Scoreboards indicate the final results of Coupeville High School athletic events, but not all the wins come entirely from game-day effort. Most likely, some victories can be traced back to the work the athletes put in during their sessions in the weight room.

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