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Year in crime reveals fairly quiet town

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00PM

It’s been almost a year since the Island County Sheriff’s Office took over management of the Coupeville Marshal’s Office. And in that year, Marshal Rick Norrie has tracked every call that his office receives.

WAIF shelter campaign nearing its goal, with community’s help

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 11:36AM

When completed, Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation’s new building will greatly increase the nonprofit agency’s capacity.

Middle schoolers dig new sustainability class

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Feb 19, 2015 at 11:39AM

On a mid-February afternoon, Wilbur Purdue steps inside a hoop house and proudly reveals the fruits of his students’ labor.

Overtime loss ends Wolves' season | Girls basketball

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 10:12PM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team's season ran out of steam when it ran out of players in a 50-44 overtime loss to 10th-ranked Seattle Christian in the District 3 1A tournament Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bike club hosts fun ride during Musselfest

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 11:00AM

The Whidbey Island Bicycle Club will host a mountain bike and poker ride, Mussels in the Kettles, in conjunction with MuscleFest Saturday, March 7.

Clean Water: Island County sheds light on septic maintenance importance

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00PM

Getting people to inspect their septic systems has been an ongoing struggle for Island County. It’s one that the law doesn’t necessarily incentivize. When the county first implemented the law in 2009, it could have cost a homeowner around $250 for an inspection, $62 to submit the results and up to $20,000 in repairs or replacement if problems were discovered.

Coupeville drama troupe presents ‘Swing Fever’

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00PM

Bella Cedillo figures she’d probably go home and take a nap after school if it weren’t for Coupeville High School’s drama club. “I do drama because it’s something to do after school,” said Cedillo, a senior. “I think it’s a better outlet than sports are. Drama gives you more opportunities to show who you are.”

Deputies respond to noise complaint | Blotter

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls: Monday, Feb. 16 11:48 p.m., a caller reported that an elderly man in a wheelchair on South Main Street was up late playing music very loudly.

Town swaps member on transit board

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00PM

Jackie Henderson’s first meeting on the Island Transit board was an eventful marathon session in which the board adopted new routes, purchased new buses and rejected a headhunting proposal.

Town of Coupeville hiring for planning director job

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00PM

The Town of Coupeville is seeking applications to fill a full-time planning director position. The first screening of applications will be March 12 with selection hopefully in April, Mayor Nancy Conard said.

2015-16 school year starting early in Coupeville

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00PM

Contrary to previous procedure, Coupeville School District will start its 2015-16 school year before Labor Day. School will start Monday, Aug. 31 and end Thursday, June 9.

Coupeville Chamber honors business leaders

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 7:00PM

Members of the Coupeville business community recognized outstanding leaders and welcomed a new batch of board members Thursday during the annual installation and Excellence in Business Awards Dinner.

Youth basketball program helps put fun in fundamentals

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

The Coupeville High School gymnasium is filled with the sweat and intense competition of prep basketball on Friday nights. On Saturday mornings, that effort and emotion change to the fun-loving play and the smiles of youth basketball.

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.

Remember Navy fights so we can speak freely | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:25PM

Editor, I begin by reminding folks Ken Pickard, with his polemic truck, is the very same polemicist who has lobbied on public record to Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard — who have attempted peacekeeping in a troubled region — to “take the death machine on this issue, quit licking their jackboots!

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