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Men rescued from Penn Cove after boat caught in wind

  • Feb 25, 2013 at 5:05PM

Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew today after their small boat was caught by strong winds and pushed out of Penn Cove and into Puget Sound. The two men, and their dog, were hoisted to safety amidst 46-mph winds and six to seven-foot seas. No one was injured but all three were dropped off at Whidbey General Hospital.

Landslide rocks Central Whidbey community

  • Mar 27, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Mar 29, 2013 at 2:44PM

An enormous landslide in Ledgewood this morning has severely damaged at least one home and impacted more than 30 others. The slide occurred in the Central Whidbey Community at about 4 a.m. Hundreds of feet of earth sloughed off from the bluff above Driftwood Way, destroying much of the road and knocking one home off its foundation.

High winds cancel Coupeville ferry

  • Apr 11, 2013 at 12:07PM

The 12:30 p.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 1:15 p.m. sailing from Coupeville on the Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry route are canceled due to high winds, rough seas and heavy vehicle traffic. Alternate routes are the Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton. Updates will occur when conditions change.

Visitors coming to Coupeville despite Skagit bridge collapse

  • May 24, 2013 at 1:08PM

Owners of lodging establishments in and around Coupeville aren't seeing a large loss of Memorial Day weekend business in the wake of the Skagit River Bridge collapse Thursday evening on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon.

Exploding tire alerts neighbor to burning home on Race Road

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 5:46PM

Nobody was injured when a mobile home on Race Road burned to the ground Sunday night. Chief Ed Hartin with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue said the doublewide was vacant and was undergoing renovations. The owners were in Arizona. Neighbors of the doublewide were alerted to the fire by the sound of a tire on a nearby utility trailer bursting from the heat.

Voters approve hospital bond, choose new port commissioners

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:21PM

Whidbey General Hospital bond supporters were celebrating Tuesday night as preliminary results show the bond is passing with more than a 60 percent supermajority. Initial results posted by the Island County Auditor’s Office showed the bond was passing with 61.75 percent voter approval.

Auditor: Island Transit failed to monitor use of vehicles, fuel cards

  • Dec 30, 2013 at 3:30PM

For a second time in as many years, state auditors are shining a spotlight on Island Transit's apparent lack of oversight over employee use of take-home vehicles and fuel cards. Island Transit has 14 vehicles and fuel cards assigned to staff members.

Coupeville sports to move from Cascade Conference to Olympic League

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 10:00PM updated Jan 28, 2014 at 9:18AM

In search of a more level playing field for its athletic teams, Coupeville High School will leave the Cascade Conference and join the Olympic League next fall.

Broken terminal shuts down Coupeville ferry Thursday

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 4:03PM

The Coupeville ferry was temporarily out of service today after crews found broken terminal equipment.

Oak Harbor animal shelter nears closing date in 2013

  • Aug 14, 2012 at 2:13PM

Oak Harbor officials have less than a year to figure out how to deal with stray dogs and cats because the ramshackle shack that currently houses the homeless pets is being shut down. As a result, city officials are exploring ways of handling strays. They plan on issuing a request for proposals, or RFP, to find the right group or business to provide the service and possibly a facility.

After 9 years, justice served as Huden gets 80

  • Aug 21, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:51PM

The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Tuesday morning. James Huden sat stone-faced during the sentencing hearing in Island County Superior Court as the judge handed down an exceptional sentence of 80 years, virtually guaranteeing that the 55-year-old will die in prison.

Greenbank man pleads to kidnapping, rape

  • Aug 25, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:53PM

A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday.

Freeland pizza shop owner pleads not guilty to killing wife

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:52PM

The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was finally arraigned Monday afternoon. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker.

Would-be shooter from Coupeville pleads not guilty

  • Aug 26, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 31, 2012 at 3:54PM

A 19-year-old man is accused of walking around Coupeville earlier this month with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, allegedly intent on shooting his mother’s boyfriend or, if he couldn’t find him, just firing at “someone walking along the sidewalk,” court documents alleged. Prosecutor charged Esteban Guerro in Island County Superior Court Aug. 8 with the unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of an illegal firearm. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 20.

Poets capture magic of island life

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 3:36PM

“Island life has its own music and imagery,” says Clinton resident Sheryl Clough, editor and publisher of a new poetry anthology, “Surrounded: Living With Islands.” “I really dig Whidbey Island,” Clough said with a smile. “You can hardly go a mile here without wanting to stop and write a poem.”

Island Transit to rethink plans for road realignment

  • Sep 2, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:20PM

Persistent grumbling from the community about Island Transit’s plans to realign Parker Road with Highway 20 in Central Whidbey appears to have paid off.

Whidbey group proposes a whale of a name for ferry

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:15PM

Efforts to release Penn Cove’s most famous orca from captivity has resorted to name calling.

Public celebration set for new Admiralty Head lantern house

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 3:00PM updated at 5:21PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and WSU Extension of Island County Lighthouse Program invite the public to a dedication ceremony for the Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern house.

Burn ban remains in effect

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:13AM

Due to a lack of rainfall, Island County residents are prohibited from lighting open fires under a burn ban approved by county Sheriff Mark Brown.

Freeland man, 21, dies after car crashes into pole

  • Sep 19, 2012 at 3:00PM

FREELAND — Daniel L. Torget died in the early hours Sunday morning after his car collided with a power pole on Fish Road. He was 21 years old.

Masked man robs Clinton bank, may have called in 911 ruse

  • Nov 28, 2012 at 8:00PM updated Nov 29, 2012 at 9:44AM

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton that occurred just before closing today.

Langley mayor charged with falsifying document, may be forced to quit

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 5:59PM

The mayor of Langley has been charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks filed one count of "false report by a public officer" against Mayor Larry Kwarsick in Island County Superior Court today.

Judge sends Langley mayor to jail for 15 days

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00PM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick will have to spend more than two weeks in jail and will likely resign from office after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for falsifying a city record. The Langley City Council is holding a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the situation.

Prosecutor sues to kick Langley’s embattled mayor out of office

  • Dec 20, 2012 at 5:26PM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick announced earlier today he is keeping his position despite a guilty plea to a gross misdemeanor that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence starting in February.

Kwarsick’s Coupeville career unclear

  • Dec 27, 2012 at 9:49AM

Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick admitted to falsifying public records in a court of law and a judge found him guilty of the crime, but elected officials in Coupeville are reserving judgement.

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