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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.

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.

CHS teams start fall season Monday

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 11:08AM

The majority of the Coupeville High School fall teams begin the 2014-15 athletic year with their first practices Monday, Aug. 25.

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.

Soaring over Whidbey: Radio Control Society takes flight at OLF

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 1:53PM

Brian Richmond has spent 25 years as a pilot for Alaska Airlines. But last Saturday, he stood near the air strip at the Outlying Field in Coupeville and was at the controls of a model airplane.

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.

Mobile butcher to serve island farmers

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00PM

Greg Gilles is known throughout South Whidbey as a respected homebuilder.

Fish and wildlife protections delayed

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

A farmer’s right to maintain drainage ditches without regulation was at the core of Monday’s debate on fish and wildlife protections at Monday’s Island County commissioner meeting.

Marshall responds to suspicious noise

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 5:00PM

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

Former Island Transit finance manager tells her side

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

The former Island Transit finance manager is defending her reputation after being fired and accused of financial mismanagement at the agency. Executive Director Martha Rose said she fired Barbara Savary in June after it was revealed that IT didn’t have enough money to pay its bills.

Two ATMs to be installed in downtown Coupeville

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Two ATMs are being installed in Front Street businesses.

Navy pandering is the problem, not solution | Letter

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00PM

Editor, I sent the following to Nancy Conard: Hello Nancy, As one who saw the sign referenced in your news release of Aug. 26, 2014, I appreciate that you are correct to stand up for this citizen’s right to free speech.

Truck signs are protected speech | Opinion

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00PM

Coupeville resident Ken Pickard is pretty good at getting folks riled up. And he has every right to do so.

Freedom of speech riles some downtown

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00PM

A man exercising his First Amendment rights is ruffling feathers in downtown Coupeville. In response to multiple complaints about a truck with political signs parked downtown all day Sunday, Town of Coupeville officials issued a public notice saying the signs weren’t against the law and there isn’t anything they can do.

Attention to detail nabs car thief

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00PM

Coupeville Marshal Rick Norrie’s attention to odd details led to the apprehension of a suspected car thief and burglar last weak.

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.

Wolves compete in jamboree | Football

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 9:09AM

The Coupeville High School football team warmed up for the coming season by taking part in a three-team jamboree in La Conner Friday, Aug. 29.

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