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- posted Nov 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM
About 2,700 Puget Sound Energy customers around Coupeville lost power for about an hour Wednesday morning.
- posted Dec 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM
The Island County Sheriff's Office is holding a public meeting in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 20 to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who's moving back to the community.
- posted Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM
Powerful winds and high tides today forced the closure of several roads on Whidbey Island and disrupted service on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route.
- posted Jan 30, 2013 at 3:12 PM
Coupeville town officials jumped into action today to evaluate and hopefully slow a section of eroding bluff along Front Street. The bank, located between North Kinney and North Gould Streets, began sloughing off onto the beach earlier this month and the sidewalk in the area began to sag toward the beach.
- posted Feb 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM
Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew today after their small boat was caught by strong winds and pushed out of Penn Cove and into Puget Sound. The two men, and their dog, were hoisted to safety amidst 46-mph winds and six to seven-foot seas. No one was injured but all three were dropped off at Whidbey General Hospital.
- posted Mar 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM— updated Mar 29, 2013 at 2:44 PM
An enormous landslide in Ledgewood this morning has severely damaged at least one home and impacted more than 30 others. The slide occurred in the Central Whidbey Community at about 4 a.m. Hundreds of feet of earth sloughed off from the bluff above Driftwood Way, destroying much of the road and knocking one home off its foundation.
- posted Apr 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM
The 12:30 p.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 1:15 p.m. sailing from Coupeville on the Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry route are canceled due to high winds, rough seas and heavy vehicle traffic. Alternate routes are the Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton. Updates will occur when conditions change.
- posted May 24, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Owners of lodging establishments in and around Coupeville aren't seeing a large loss of Memorial Day weekend business in the wake of the Skagit River Bridge collapse Thursday evening on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon.
- posted Nov 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM
Whidbey General Hospital bond supporters were celebrating Tuesday night as preliminary results show the bond is passing with more than a 60 percent supermajority. Initial results posted by the Island County Auditor’s Office showed the bond was passing with 61.75 percent voter approval.
- posted Aug 14, 2012 at 2:13 PM— updated Aug 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Oak Harbor officials have less than a year to figure out how to deal with stray dogs and cats because the ramshackle shack that currently houses the homeless pets is being shut down. As a result, city officials are exploring ways of handling strays. They plan on issuing a request for proposals, or RFP, to find the right group or business to provide the service and possibly a facility.
- posted Aug 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM— updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM
The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Tuesday morning. James Huden sat stone-faced during the sentencing hearing in Island County Superior Court as the judge handed down an exceptional sentence of 80 years, virtually guaranteeing that the 55-year-old will die in prison.
- posted Aug 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM— updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:53 PM
A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday.
- posted Aug 24, 2012 at 3:24 PM— updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:52 PM
The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was finally arraigned Monday afternoon. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.
- posted Aug 24, 2012 at 3:35 PM— updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM
A 19-year-old man is accused of walking around Coupeville earlier this month with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, allegedly intent on shooting his mother’s boyfriend or, if he couldn’t find him, just firing at “someone walking along the sidewalk,” court documents alleged. Prosecutor charged Esteban Guerro in Island County Superior Court Aug. 8 with the unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of an illegal firearm. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 20.
- posted Aug 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM
“Island life has its own music and imagery,” says Clinton resident Sheryl Clough, editor and publisher of a new poetry anthology, “Surrounded: Living With Islands.” “I really dig Whidbey Island,” Clough said with a smile. “You can hardly go a mile here without wanting to stop and write a poem.”
- posted Aug 31, 2012 at 4:46 PM— updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Persistent grumbling from the community about Island Transit’s plans to realign Parker Road with Highway 20 in Central Whidbey appears to have paid off.
- posted Sep 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM— updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Efforts to release Penn Cove’s most famous orca from captivity has resorted to name calling.
- posted Sep 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM— updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:21 PM
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and WSU Extension of Island County Lighthouse Program invite the public to a dedication ceremony for the Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern house.
- posted Sep 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM— updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Due to a lack of rainfall, Island County residents are prohibited from lighting open fires under a burn ban approved by county Sheriff Mark Brown.
- posted Sep 18, 2012 at 3:11 PM
FREELAND — Daniel L. Torget died in the early hours Sunday morning after his car collided with a power pole on Fish Road. He was 21 years old.
- posted Nov 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM— updated Nov 29, 2012 at 9:44 AM
Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton that occurred just before closing today.
- posted Dec 13, 2012 at 5:59 PM
The mayor of Langley has been charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks filed one count of "false report by a public officer" against Mayor Larry Kwarsick in Island County Superior Court today.
- posted Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick will have to spend more than two weeks in jail and will likely resign from office after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for falsifying a city record. The Langley City Council is holding a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the situation.
- posted Dec 20, 2012 at 5:26 PM
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick announced earlier today he is keeping his position despite a guilty plea to a gross misdemeanor that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence starting in February.
- posted Dec 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick admitted to falsifying public records in a court of law and a judge found him guilty of the crime, but elected officials in Coupeville are reserving judgement.
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