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Registration for Coupeville schools starts this week

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00PM

The first day of school for Coupeville School District is Sept. 2 for grades 1-12 and Sept. 5 for kindergarten.

Hydrangeas and the science of color | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Every year it seems a different plant will come into its own and shine a little brighter in the garden.

Rose isn’t the only one to miss financial issue | Letter

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00PM

Editor, I have known Martha Rose for almost 20 years. I’ve worked with her on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Whidbey Coalition for several years and know her to be a person of integrity with a deep passion and commitment to Island Transit. I can also vouch for her husband and two beautiful adopted children.

Soroptimist, food bank supporting students

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00PM

As schools and parents gear up for the start of school Tuesday, Sept. 2, so are the organizations that aim to help students.

Blaine bounces Wolves from district | Girls basketball

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 8:11AM

Emotionally spent after a tense, thrilling win the night before, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team fell at Blaine and out of the district tournament 50-40 Friday, Feb. 14

Open house scheduled for construction project

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

An open house is scheduled to inform residents about road construction that will prompt the temporary closure of the intersection at Zylstra and Hastie Lake roads.

Football starts fall season this week; other sports begin Monday

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 11:18AM

Prep sports for the 2014-15 school year open when the Coupeville High School football team hits the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Audit finds Whidbey General Hospital overpaid its staff $180K

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 2:29PM

State auditors are critical of the way Whidbey General Hospital officials handle the payroll system. In a report released Tuesday, auditors said hospital officials “did not have adequate controls over payroll process to safeguard public resources.” Because of this problem, Whidbey General Hospital made $183,211 in overpayments to hospital employees and staff accrued 22.73 hours in unearned time off, according to the report.

Whidbey Conservation District election canceled

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:18PM

Because the incumbent was the only to one apply and meet the requirements, she was automatically reelected to her position as a Whidbey Island Conservation District board member. Incumbent Wendi Hilborn, who co-owns Penn Cove Farms — a custom dairy operation on Central Whidbey Island, met the requirements to run for another term, according to information provided by the Whidbey Island Conservation District.

High winds ground boats, cancel ferry

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:22PM

The sailboat Slacker Jack was found grounded near Oak Harbor a day after a Coast Guard crew rescued five people from its pitching deck Saturday, said Petty Officer Third Class Jordan Akiyama, a Coast Guard spokesman. “The owner is working with contractors to salvage the vessel,” Akiyama said. The rescue that happened on the 34-foot sailboat was among several weather-related problems caused by a winter storm that moved through the region Saturday.

Whidbey General Hospital needs to tighten reins on pay protocol | Some Perspective

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:08PM

An audit report released Tuesday by the state auditor’s office reveals Whidbey General Hospital overpaid its employees more than $180,000 in 2012. According to the report, auditors concluded that hospital officials didn’t have adequate control over the payroll process. This undoubtedly comes as a shock to voters who, in November, approved a $50 million bond for the hospital to expand and renovate its aging facilities.

Whidbey Conservation District election canceled

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 3:18PM

Because the incumbent was the only to one apply and meet the requirements, she was automatically reelected to her position as a Whidbey Island Conservation District board member. Incumbent Wendi Hilborn, who co-owns Penn Cove Farms — a custom dairy operation on Central Whidbey Island, met the requirements to run for another term, according to information provided by the Whidbey Island Conservation District.

Thanks to all who made another great festival | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, I want to express my most sincere appreciation for the numerous volunteers who made the 2014 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival a success.

Marshal’s office responds to vehicle prowl reports | Blotter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:

Port executive director submits resignation letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Tim McDonald, executive director for the Port of Coupeville, submitted a letter of resignation last week.

Proposed marijuana business pulls out

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00PM

One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is pulling its application.

What does it mean to take responsibility? | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 9:00PM

Editor, “As the CEO of ____________, as the mayor of ____________, as the chairman of the board of directors of _____________, as the superintendent of _____________, as the top executive of ___________, as the head honcho of _________, I take full responsibility for this situation.”

Coupeville Boys and Girls Club serves community

  • Aug 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Boys and Girls Club will continue its emphasis on providing physical fitness opportunities for the youth of Coupeville by sponsoring a flag football league this fall.

Whidbey Art Trail accepting 2014 members

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Art Trail, now in its fourth year, has opened its membership application process for the 2014 season. Membership offers many benefits, including a full page on the Whidbey Art Trail website with links to the artists’ websites, full-color brochure that will be placed on ferries, and in visitor centers, chambers of commerce, galleries and various businesses throughout the island, and distinctive roadside signage.

Port commissioners laying groundwork for Greenbank Farm change

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville are starting work to determine how the Greenbank Farm will be operated. The current contract with the Greenbank Farm Management Group expires in mid-2015 and port commissioners are looking at the best way to prepare for that deadline. The three-member elected board will meet in March to discuss parameters they would like to include in the request for proposal used to advertise for potential entities interested in managing the Greenbank Farm. “There are a lot of questions that need to be addressed,” said Port of Coupeville executive director Tim McDonald.

COER group’s actions not taken seriously

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Regarding the Feb. 13 The Whidbey Examiner article, “COER asks Whidbey land trust to suspend taking Navy funding,” please let me see if I’ve got this straight. The Navy contributes funds to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust which, in turn, uses the funds to protect the island’s natural resources.

Whidbey General hosts teen program

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 11:31AM

Summer students at Whidbey General Hospital line up for a photo during the July 10 orientation for the Summer Teen Career Exploration Program. The students are, front row: Lydia Page, Sylvia Hurlburt, Renee Richards, Maddie Page and, back row: Matt Shank, Steven Cope and Brody DeDobbelaere. Whidbey General Hospital holds the program for students between the ages of 15 and 18. The orientation briefed the students and their parents on safety, infection prevention and confidentiality. The program is three hours a week for eight weeks, and students are placed in different departments of the hospital so they can learn about the variety of health care careers that are available at the local hospital.

Participants sad to see Rendezvous go | Slideshow

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 11:33AM

The way of life Don Abel and his wife Margaret have enjoyed during their retirement years will continue to take place in other parts of Washington state, with the next stop penciled in for Sequim in early September.

Storm wreaks havoc on Port of Coupeville floats, wharf

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Repairs keep piling up for the Port of Coupeville. The small port district owns the Coupeville Wharf and the Greenbank Farm, both of which are 100 years old, and repair projects needed to keep the historic buildings safe are adding up. The latest project emerged last week after a wind storm blew through Whidbey Island. The blustery weather damaged the moorage floats and the deck and moorage tubs located at the Coupeville Wharf.

A brisk walking pace is better for your health | Roc Doc

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

One of the things my mutt from the pound and I like to do together is go on long walks. Sometimes on weekends Buster Brown and I stroll at the bottom of the Snake River Canyon where dogs can be off-leash (as Mother Nature intended). There’s a 6-mile walk in the canyon we like to do: me limping along in a straight line, Buster ranging over a wider area of ground sniffing for wildlife. Closer to home, there is a 6-mile loop around town we enjoy.

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