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Fortunately, shutdown won’t close state parks | Some perspective

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 2:41PM

Many “non-essential” government agencies and programs temporarily got the boot Tuesday after Congress refused to reach a budget agreement, forcing our country into a government shutdown. On Whidbey Island we lost service personnel at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, who are forced into furlough for an unknown amount of time and two employees were furloughed at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Ebey's Reserve, base take hit during shutdown

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 2:33PM

As a result of Congress’s inability to pass a budget by the Sept. 30 deadline, hundreds of Department of Defense employees on Whidbey Island were furloughed Tuesday as part of a country-wide government shutdown. Of the some 1,200 civil service employees at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, employees that work in safety, life and wellness will be exempted, said NAS Whidbey Public Affairs Officer Mike Welding. It was unclear how many of the base’s 1,200 contractors will be affected.

Volunteer sought for Island County housing authority board

  • Oct 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires Dec. 6, 2017. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of five community members and one resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority board members to five-year terms. Resident commissioner terms are for two years.

Lakewood edges Wolves | Soccer

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 9:42AM

Lakewood squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Coupeville High School soccer team Tuesday, April 1, in Arlington.

Relays and huge pumpkins highlight harvest festival

  • Oct 5, 2013 at 10:00AM

The final Coupeville Farmers Market of 2013 features a celebration. Relay races and a giant pumpkin contest are just some of the highlights of HarvestFest, which takes place during the Coupeville Farmer’s Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the community green located behind the Coupeville Public Library. “It’s great fun and a chance for customers to appreciate the market,” said market manager Peg Tennant. HarvestFest marks the completion of the market’s 35th consecutive season. HarvestFest relays, which also benefit Gifts from the Heart food bank, features teams competing in a series of races that Tennant is currently keeping under wraps. As for what kind of races, Tennant said she is keeping that a “deep, dark secret.”

First-place Tigers defeat Wolves | Softball

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 11:00AM

Granite Falls upped its Cascade Conference record to 6-0 by defeating the host Coupeville High School softball team 12-3 Wednesday, April 2.

Wolves can't wrestle 1st from Murphy | Baseball

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 1:00PM

The road to the Cascade Conference baseball pennant goes through Archbishop Murphy, and Coupeville is finding the path full of pot holes.

Thanks to those who support safe driving | Letters

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

The 100 Deadly Days of Summer that began Memorial Day Friday ended Labor Day. It is one of the most dangerous and deadliest times of the year on our nation’s roads. Sadly it seems Island County was not left unscathed.

Miracles are growing everywhere on the rock | Rockn' a Hard Place

  • Oct 6, 2013 at 10:00AM

Having spent most of my life in big cities, I didn’t use to care much where my food came from, except when the supermarket was out of something or the McDonald’s drive-through was backed up. Then I’d belly-ache about the terrible inconvenience. When I was 5, I asked my dad if hot dogs were made out of dogs. He said no, but he wouldn’t tell me what they were really made of. As an adult I have assiduously avoided asking that question.

Vendors gear up for first 2014 farmers market

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 1:39PM

Linda Bartlett could sense by the warmth on her face that the season was changing. If not that, a certain spring in the steps of her chickens was another sign.

2036 regional population projection unrolled

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 1:42PM

Island County planners estimate that Island County will grow by nearly 10,000 people by the year 2036.

Opinion: Communities really come together when tragedy strikes

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 1:48PM

When tragedy strikes, communities pull together to support one another. While the Oso landslide didn’t happen on Whidbey Island, it did affect some in the community.

Letter: Submit comments to protect wildlife health

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 1:48PM

Editor, For years scientists have wondered why whales, for no apparent reason, would choose to cast themselves out of the water to die of dehydration on some beach.

Concert to benefit Oso landslide victim

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Apr 5, 2013 at 7:16AM

The feeling of loss over the lives taken in the Oso landslide hit home on Whidbey Island. And residents on the island are rallying to help. A benefit concert is planned for Friday night, April 4, at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor to help Seth Jefferds, an Oso resident who lost his wife and granddaughter during the March 22 mudslide.

OLF group plans next steps as EIS begins

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM

A judge has awarded a stay on the lawsuit filed against the Navy by a Coupeville group seeking to stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The group received what they considered a victory when the Navy agreed to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement the lawsuit demanded, but they have additional plans, including a class-action lawsuit. Controversy over OLF reached a fevered pitch earlier this year after increasing complaints about the noise associated with the Navy’s ongoing Field Landing Carrier Practice or touch-and-go operations. The Navy is in the process of transiting from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-8G Growler, an aircraft some believe is louder.

Coupeville man kicked out of court

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

A judge kicked a 33-year-old Coupeville man out of court last week for repeated angry outbursts.

Island County starting inspections

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 10:00AM

Appraisers from the Island County Assessors Office will be inspecting homes over the next six months in a 10-mile radius in the area of Greenbank and Freeland. The appraisers are inspecting homes for critical information on the current quality and condition of homes and buildings, changes to land characteristics, new construction effecting value and any negative impacts to your property value.

Wolves win in doubles | Tennis

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47AM

Exciting doubles play highlighted Coupeville's 4-1 loss to visiting Overlake of Redmond Friday, Oct. 10.

Minimum wage in Washington raises in 2014

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 2:00PM

Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Jan. 1. The state department of labor and industries calculates the state’s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688. The 13-cent-per-hour increase, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a 1.455 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI‑W) over the last 12 months ending August 31.

Police respond to bald eagle accident

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls: Monday, March 24 1:17 p.m., a caller reported a subject was panhandling in the parking lot at Whidbey General Hospital.

Forever Fund making memories

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

Kathy Baxter is a punch list away from completing her dream home. As she walks through her newly preserved and renovated historic farmhouse in Ebey’s Landing National historical Reserve this week, she ponders how all the stars aligned at just the right time.

Hearts and Hammers is seeking sponsors

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers is looking for sponsors to help make its annual workday more beneficial to the community.

Murphy takes 3 from Coupeville | Baseball

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:32AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team entered the season with hopes of winning the Cascade Conference crown. Defending champion Archbishop Murphy squashed those dreams by sweeping a three-game series from the Wolves last week, including an 11-0 drubbing Friday, April 4, in Everett.

Wolves add another 2-1 win | Soccer

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 11:00AM

Scores of 2-1 are becoming a habit for the Coupeville High School soccer team, and that's fine with coach Kyle Nelson as long as the "2" is on the Wolves' side of the scoreboard.

Coupeville shoots down Falcons | Softball

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 12:00PM

Using big innings to start and finish the game, the Coupeville High School softball team earned its second win of the season, both at the expense of rival South Whidbey, with a 9-5 win in Langley Friday, April 4.

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