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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.

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.

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.

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.

Seniors take aim on league, state baseball titles

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Check the pulse of the Coupeville High School baseball team and the strongest beat will come from its senior class.

Deceased artist’s work displayed at new Island Transit headquarters

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

Weeks after passing away, a Coupeville artist’s influence is still alive and well on Whidbey Island.

Port starts plan for Greenbank future

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

The commissioners for the Port of Coupeville are looking at how the Greenbank Farm will be operated in the future.

Coupeville Town Council March 11 meeting location changed

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:11PM

Coupeville Town Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at Coupeville Town Hall. Council normally meets in the Island County Commissioner's hearing room, but there was a scheduling conflict, said Mayor Nancy Conard.

Coupeville loses to Archbishop Murphy | Tennis

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 9:35AM

Archbishop Murphy stopped the Coupeville High School tennis team 5-0 in the nonleague season opener in Everett Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville tennis

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:19AM

The Coupeville High School tennis program, under the direction of Ken Stange, is a consistent winner, and this year plenty of talent returns to plug any holes left by graduation.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:28AM

Three talented female sprinters return to lead the Coupeville High School track team.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville baseball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:36AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team was the surprise team of the Cascade Conference last spring. No one will be shocked by the Wolves' success this season.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville softball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:33AM

The Coupeville High School softball team returns a solid nucleus of players, but how well the newcomers fill in the gaps will most likely determine the success of the season.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville golf

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:15AM

Coupeville High School junior Christine Fields will go it alone on the golf course this year.

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