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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.

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.

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.

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.

Snohomish Co. takes over Gowdey investigation

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:36PM

An investigation into a Coupeville deputy marshal has been turned over to a detective with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, according to Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green.

WGH officials found payroll error prior to audit

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:37PM

Several employees at Whidbey General Hospital are seeing smaller paychecks thanks to a snafu in a new payroll system.

New Coupeville marshal starts March 1

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:34PM

There’s a new sheriff in town. The Island County commissioners approved a contract Monday that empowers the sheriff’s office to run the Coupeville Marshal’s Office.

Science Olympiad students prepare projects for regional competition

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 2:32PM

A small group of students are spending their afternoons rebuilding and tweaking science projects in preparation for competition.

Stone receives 1st-team honors in basketball

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:18AM

Coupeville sophomore Makana Stone earned first-team, all-league honors in girls basketball, the Cascade Conference announced this week.

Wolves compete in jamboree | Football

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 9:09AM

The Coupeville High School football team warmed up for the coming season by taking part in a three-team jamboree in La Conner Friday, Aug. 29.

Proposal could result in Lolita’s freedom

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 2:59PM

A 20-year quest to bring home Lolita, the last of seven orcas captured from Penn Cove decades ago, has resulted in what may be a small but significant victory.

Businesses gearing up for Musselfest this weekend

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 2:54PM

Businesses in Coupeville are gearing up as mussel enthusiasts flood the town, in search of this year’s best chowder.

Back to school

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00PM

Third graders Ava Mitten and William Davidson head out for the first day of classes at Coupeville Elementary School. They join the 901 other students currently enrolled in the district. School officials believe enrollment numbers were down the first day Tuesday, but the official state count will be conducted Friday.

Remember Navy fights so we can speak freely | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:25PM

Editor, I begin by reminding folks Ken Pickard, with his polemic truck, is the very same polemicist who has lobbied on public record to Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard — who have attempted peacekeeping in a troubled region — to “take the death machine on this issue, quit licking their jackboots!

Remember to stop by nonprofit fair and community portrait | Opinion

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:27PM

The Coupeville Community Green will be hopping this Saturday during the regular farmers market.

When Armageddon hits, I will survive

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:28PM

I grew up in the 1950s in Tacoma. My mother was a modern housewife who thanked heaven every day for making her life easier with Betty Crocker cake mixes, Swanson’s TV dinners, Hamburger Helper and store-bought everything.

Festival nets $105K in revenue

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

This year the Coupeville Festival Association netted more than $105,000 in gross revenue, more than any previous year.

Pre-1916 car club to visit town on Monday

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

Front Street will be filled with vintage vehicles much of the day Monday.

Opinion: Business put a lot into Musselfest, show support

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 3:07PM

Each year the businesses and community in Coupeville come together to celebrate one thing the area is known for — mussels.

COER seeks delay on OLF operations

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve are asking the Navy to delay touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville until the completion of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement.

Navy trains here to go overseas to protect us | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, This letter is in response to Ken Pickard’s First Amendment rights sign. Another American journalist, a civilian, was beheaded by ISIS last week. This barbaric group will go to all lengths to show their determination to destroy anyone who does not share their beliefs.

Silver lining for anglers: Early signs show coho should pick up

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 10:00PM

A new month gave reason for new hope for Joel Talicurn. In less than three hours Monday, he beached two coho salmon on the shores of Keystone spit in Coupeville.

Sherman resigns from school board

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

A longtime advocate of Coupeville schools is retiring. Don Sherman, who has been a member of the Coupeville School Board for 12 years, announced his resignation during a public meeting last week. His last day is March 31.

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