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Column recognizes tourism’s success | Letter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:10PM

Editor, To all businesses in Coupeville, you have my heartfelt thanks.

County transportation meeting set for July

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County’s Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to update interested citizens on projects and gather input on early draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

Hearing set for fish and wildlife plan

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County will hold a public hearing on its fish and wildlife habitat conservation plan at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 21, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

Preservation school starts this month

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Volunteers will once again get hands-on experience in historic preservation as the Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School project gets underway later this month.

Head WGH nurse charged with assault

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.

Thanks for another great garage sale | Letter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The Coupeville Lions Club would like to express our gratitude to the community for their support in helping to make our club’s largest fundraiser of the year, the garage sale of June 28 and 29, so successful.

Historical society recognized for Sunnyside documentary

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

The Island County Historical Society was presented an Award of Publication Excellence for its 30-minute video documentary, “Sunnyside Cemetery — Where Central Whidbey Sleeps,” at the annual Washington Museum Association Conference in Port Townsend.

Showcase gardens take planning, organization | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

I spent a recent Saturday volunteering as a docent at one of the five beautiful gardens on the annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour.

Callers complain of fireworks | Blotter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

The Couepville Town Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:

Reserve to host ‘ranger talks’

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 9:00PM

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve will host a series of ranger talks this summer throughout the reserve. The 30-minute talks are free and open to the public and will be held at 1 p.m. on scheduled days.

Coupeville sends comments on Outlying Field EIS

  • Jan 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

Coupeville Town Council is asking the Navy to address concerns of health and financial risks to the town and residents when conducting its environmental impact study on jet noise at Outlying Field. In a letter, approved and sent last week, the council is asking the Navy to address impacts on sleep patterns, hearing and mental health of residents, hospital patients, senior citizens and visitors.

Not picking sides on OLF issue wise for town council | Some perspective

  • Jan 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

During a special meeting of Coupeville Town Council last week, Councilman Bob Clay expressed his frustration at the public’s perception of how the town is handling issues surrounding jet noise. The purpose of the special meeting was to approve a statement from the council for submission to the Navy’s environmental impact study of jet noise at Outlying Field.

Venom secure state berth | 13/14 softball

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:26AM

Central Whidbey wrapped up a berth in the state 13/14 Little League softball tournament by defeating North Whidbey 17-6 in five innings Tuesday at Coupeville High School.

Public should have say in Coupeville police service | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, Right-on! The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, the Front Street merchants, the Whidbey General Hospital and residents of Coupeville should be given the opportunity to express their opinions on shifting control of the Coupeville police to the county sheriff.

Thanks for making museum flourish | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Every time one of us walks or drives by the beautiful garden in front of the Island County Museum, please take the time to tip your hat, salute or just think happy thoughts about our own Coupeville Garden Club. In late fall of 2013, John Bachert and his flock of gardeners descended on our well-established (aka overgrown) drought-tolerant garden.

Kicking the habit this year | Rock Doc

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Thirty years ago I was a light smoker. What can I say? I liked the effect nicotine had on my brain. Once I was hooked, I even liked the smell of tobacco smoke. Then there was the ritual. I enjoyed lighting up with others, sharing a match, having a few minutes to talk together. But I also realized smoking was a dangerous habit. After several failed attempts to quit, I was able, for some reason, to go cold turkey and finally be done with tobacco. There were some difficult days and restless nights, but I made it and have been free of my nicotine dependence for a long time.

NAS Whidbey gets $117 million for jet programs

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will receive more than $117 million for P8-A Poseidon and EA-18G Growler squadron programs The funding is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama over Christmas. The act sets the policies and priorities for the Department of Defense.

Auditors find fault in Island Transit vehicle, fuel use

  • Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

For the second time, state auditors question how Island Transit monitors staff use of take-home vehicles and fuel cards. According to an accountability audit report issued Dec. 30 by the Washington State Auditor’s Office, a finding was issued stating Island Transit officials “did not adequately monitor take home vehicles and fuel card use to ensure they are only used for official purposes.” Island Transit has 14 vehicles and fuel use cards designated for take-home.

Playing together key to teams' success | Little League softball

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:24PM

Unity, togetherness, teamwork. Those were the terms tossed about by the members of the two Central Whidbey Little League softball teams to explain their success this season.

Coupeville Lions to host annual scholarship auction

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Members of the Coupeville Lions Club is hosting its annual event that provides some help to high school seniors heading to college. The ninth annual Lions Club Scholarship Auction and Dinner takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

COER starts jet noise complaint line

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Citing a lack of trust for the Navy’s public input hotline, the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve has created its own jet noise complaint hotline. The Navy resumed touch-and-go operations Monday, Jan. 6, at Outyling Field Coupeville. Residents in the area have complained about the increase in the number of operations at OLF in recent years. COER sued the Navy in July and is calling for a closure of OLF. “When the planes resume flying over our homes, schools, and hospital, we’ll be ready to take complaint calls,” said Michael Monson, COER president.

Nominations sought for Coupeville chamber awards

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for our 2014 Excellence In Business Awards, sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank. Categories are: Business of The Year, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners of the 2013 Excellence In Business Awards were: Business of The Year: Whidbey Island Bank; Entrepreneurial Spirit: Lavender Wind; Business Leadership: Janice Vaughan; Lifetime Achievement: Coupeville Festival Association.

Failure at foul line hurts Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 4:31PM

Foul shots are a reward for an opponent's mistake, but the Coupeville High School girls basketball team failed to take advantage of those opportunities in a pair of home losses last weekend.

Wolves knock off Mount Vernon Christian | Boys basketball

  • Jan 13, 2014 at 4:33PM

After a night when little went right, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team got back on track with a 50-47 nonleague win over visiting Mount Vernon Christian Saturday, Jan. 11.

Coupeville man shares struggles, trip

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

As he shares his adventures bike riding to the Arctic Circle, Patrick Rodden is currently facing a different challenge. He spent more than a year recovering from injuries sustained in a 15-foot fall while he was putting the finishing touches on the renovation of his South Whidbey home. That accident took place two years after he made his trek, which drew the attention of regional media. As to what caused the accident, he’s not really sure.

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