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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.

Cancellations announced at Keystone Harbor due to tidal conditions

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 11:29AM

Washington State Ferries announced Tuesday the cancellation of several February sailings on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route due to low tides.

Ridgefield bunts way to win over Central Whidbey | State 13/14 softball

  • Jul 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 9:22AM

Ridgefield used small ball to get big results in an 11-4 win over Central Whidbey in the first round of the state 13/14 Little League softball tournament at Shoreline's Meridian Park Saturday, July 12.

Central Whidbey drops 2 in hot Asotin | State 9/10 softball

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 10:09AM

The stay at the Little League 9/10 state softball tournament was a short one for Central Whidbey, but the island girls enjoyed the adventure.

Central Whidbey wins the Wright way | State 13/14 softball

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10PM

Boosted by the bat of Sarah Wright and the arm of Bella Northup, the Central Whidbey Junior (13/14) Little League softball team returned to its winning ways with a 4-1 win over Bellevue/Mercer Island Sunday, July 13, at the state tournament at Meridian Park in Shoreline.

Wolves stumble in second half | Boys basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:52AM

The third-quarter blues have haunted the Coupeville High School boys basketball team all season; the latest verse came in a 79-52 loss to visiting Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Many stars shine in Wolves' win | Girls basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 9:35AM

Buoyed by an impressive all-around game, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 48-19 victory at Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Low tides prompts February ferry cancellations on Port Townsend/Coupeville route

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 2:59PM

Washington State Ferries announced Tuesday the cancellation of several February sailings on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route due to low tides.

Port of Coupeville closes beach access by wharf

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 2:41PM

Due to safety concerns, leaders for the Port of Coupeville chained off a Front Street entry point to the beach. The stairs near the port office by Coupeville Wharf were recently blocked. People can still walk down to the beach by using the Front Street deck, located next to the Knead and Feed. “The stairway is falling apart and it’s not safe to go down there,” said Tim McDonald, executive director for Port of Coupeville. He added parts of the concrete stairs have broken, the sand underneath is washing away and there’s nothing anchoring the stairs. There is also a large piece of wood blocking the stairs and hampering people’s access to the shore.

Greenbank solar project losing leasee

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 8:12AM

A leasee with the Greenbank Farm’s community solar project is terminating its lease at the end of the year.

Family flees with disabled adult siblings

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 8:13AM

Two men are facing felony charges for allegedly fleeing a courtroom in Coupeville with their developmentally disabled brothers after a judge granted custody of the vulnerable adults to their niece, court documents state.

Fuel float bids come in $30,000 over estimate

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 8:14AM

The Port of Coupeville is going to have to dip into its reserve funds after three bids to replace the wharf’s fuel floats came in over estimate.

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