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Conservation district hosts farming class May 6 and 13

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Join the Whidbey Island Conservation District for a two-part workshop to learn more about managing your farm to reach your goals.

Police respond to reports of guns and birds

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls: Monday, April 14 7:59 a.m., a caller reported a driver in a silver PT Cruiser was swerving over the line on State Highway 525 at Admirals Drive.

Community garden opening May 1

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 5:00PM

People who have a green thumb, but no place to utilize it, have an opportunity to garden this season. The Coupeville Community Garden will open May 1 and plots are still available for rent.

Gardening takes skill that seems to skip a generation | Opinion

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Every spring, when I was a child, my parents would plant a vegetable garden. We would plant tomatoes, pumpkins, carrots and my personal favorite — sugar snap peas. While my dad turned the soil and did all the “heavy lifting,” my job was to plant the seeds in perfect rows.

Greenbank septic gets good tests

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 7:00PM

Officials for Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm are hopeful recent education and minor tinkering to the farm’s sewage system will prevent the port from having to make costly repairs.

WEAN to celebrate 25 years with film | Letter

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 7:00PM

Editor, “Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.” Isaiah 5:8. Or, put another way, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put it a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell.

Town may make part of Front Street a one-way road

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 8:00PM

Town of Coupeville officials have yet to make a firm decision on how to deal with a small landslide on Front Street, but action may be taken next month.

Historic cottage faces collapse

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 10:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 6:44AM

A unique cable system is pretty much the only thing preventing a small, historic building on Coupeville’s famed Front Street from falling into the water below.

Cougars bounce by Wolves | Soccer

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 9:48AM

Sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce your way. The Coupeville High School soccer team played Lakewood even up Tuesday, April 22, at Mickey Clark Field, but the score board displayed a 3-0 Cougar win.

Wolves play Tigers tough before falling 3-1 | Softball

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 10:19AM

First-place Granite Falls scored twice late to slip by the scrappy Coupeville High School softball team 3-1 Tuesday, April 22, on the Wolves' diamond.

Coupeville loses to South Whidbey, Granite Falls | Tennis

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 12:06PM

Visiting South Whidbey remained at the top of the Cascade Conference tennis standings by defeating Coupeville 5-0 Tuesday, April 22, then host Granite Falls moved ahead of the Wolves with a 4-3 win Wednesday, April 23.

Repeat performance as Wolves lose to Tigers | Baseball

  • Apr 24, 2014 at 1:00PM

Coupeville High School baseball coach Willie Smith is starting to feel like Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day."

Coupeville a good fit for interim schools chief

  • Aug 21, 2012 at 3:22PM

Karen Koschak has left retirement behind to guide the Coupeville School District as its interim superintendent for the next year as it searches for a permanent chief.

League’s first candidate forum slated for Oct. 4

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries will host a series of candidate forums for the upcoming general election. Candidates fro State Senate, State Legislature Positions 1 and 2 and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2.

Candidate McKenna to make stop in Oak Harbor

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

Rob McKenna, Washington state Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor, will make a campaign stop in Oak Harbor later this month. He will by at Angelo’s Caffé, 670 SE Pioneer Way, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Election forums scheduled

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 10:58AM

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host several candidate forums. The first features candidates vying for Island County and state elected office and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street.

Hayes, Riggs vie for open Dist. 10 House seat

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

The reapportionment of the 10th Legislative District left it much as it was before – a swing district evenly divided between Republican and Democratic voters. The race to fill the open House seat in the 10th features two civil servants from opposing parties.

DNR’s Deep Sea response manager honored

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Melissa Ferris, manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program, has been honored for her leadership of the department’s response to the sinking and retrieval of the vessel Deep Sea in Penn Cove earlier this year.

Matthews challenges Larsen for Congressional seat

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM

It wasn’t even a close call for U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. He’s in favor of the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal in Bellingham for one reason – jobs. “Jobs are the driving force behind my whole campaign,” says the 2nd Congressional District Democrat who is seeking a seventh term in the House.

Ballots on their way to Island County voters

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Oct 18, 2012 at 9:24AM

Check your mailbox! If you are a registered voter in Island County, your ballot is on its way and should arrive within the next day or two. Approximately 46,000 General Election ballots were mailed out by Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Bailey aims to dislodge Haugen

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 11:57AM

For the first time in two decades, state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen faces an uphill battle against an election opponent who can match her both in campaign dollars and name recognition. The 10th Legislative District Democrat was bested by 5 percentage points in the August primary election by Republican state Rep. Barbara Bailey. They were the only candidates on the primary ballot. The race is one of three Senate contests statewide that could tilt control of that body to Republicans. Bailey, 68, has made that prospect a centerpiece of her campaign.

Differences stark in District 2 Commissioner race

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The tension between the two candidates vying to represent North Whidbey residents on the Board of Island County Commissioners started before either of them ran for public office. The city of Oak Harbor was considering a measure that would have lead to a large development on the south end of the city.

District 1 candidates reveal a study in contrasts

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Who to choose? Political newcomer Jeff Lauderdale or incumbent Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson couldn’t be more different in their views about how Island County government should be run. Lauderdale, a Republican, believes the board’s priorities are askew, that in a time when revenue is scarce, law and justice needs should be satisfied above all else.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS pushes for lid lift

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:02PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS has a 15-cent levy lid lift on the November General Election ballot to support its volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician program. If passed, this would be the first voter-approved funding increase for the fire district in 23 years.

Democratic newcomer challenges House Republican

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 12:11PM

In what has chalked up as one of the friendliest races of the year, 10th Legislative District incumbent Norma Smith is defending the Position 1 seat from challenger Aaron Simpson. Smith, R-Clinton, has held the seat since her appointment in late 2007. A former writer and operations manager for a communications firm, Smith’s political achievements include terms on the South Whidbey School Board and six years as special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf. By comparison, Simpson, a Democrat from Langley, is a political newcomer with no experience in public office.

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