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School board’s iPads bring added costs

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 3, 2013 at 12:44PM

The Coupeville School District recently purchased iPads to make it easier for school board members to access board documents via the Internet. But the board is now having second thoughts, and wondering if the purchase was a good idea. The digital devices would allow the board members to access documents for their semimonthly meetings online – a service that would carry an additional cost.

Community Calendar

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Corrections officer funded in new budget

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 5, 2013 at 7:59AM

Sheriff Mark Brown has to look for a new corrections officer who would be willing to work for one year. The Board of Island County Commissioners approved a $67 million budget after a public hearing Monday night. That approval included funding for the single position, but Brown said it could be difficult to find someone willing to go through the academy before starting his work at the jail for a position that will last a single year.

Penn Cove still battling June losses

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 5, 2013 at 10:21AM

Ian Jefferds steps carefully from the skiff onto one of the mussel farm platforms his family has operated for 37 years. It’s a sunny, picture-postcard morning in August on Penn Cove, with Mount Baker shimmering in the distance and baby seals lazily reclining on platforms nearby. But Jefferds isn’t smiling. He’s worried.

Budget cuts could hit ferry service

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

As the state budget process gets rolling, reductions on Whidbey’s ferry routes are being considered. Washington State Ferries was asked by the governor’s office to come up with $5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming biennial budget.

Man sentenced for toting shotgun in Coupeville

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

A 19-year-old man who walked around Coupeville with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, looking for his mother’s boyfriend, was sentenced to jail this week. Esteban Guerro pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court last week to burglary in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.

Conservation District seeks island resident to fill vacancy

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Island Conservation District is looking for interested Whidbey Island residents to apply for a mid-term vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.

‘Dentistry’ saves the Alexander Blockhouse

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The drill whines as it pierces decay and chunks of rot are ripped from the gaping wound. The volunteer laborer lifts his mask and peers inside the void. Some wood rot remains. He shutters his mask and presses the tool into the crumbling structure. More saw dust flies into the air and bits of wood fall onto the grass below the scaffolding he is perched upon.

Musicians’ instruments stolen

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

A pair of jazz musicians and longtime residents of Greenbank are reeling after their home was burglarized while they performed. Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers had their home burglarized the evening of Sept. 22 while they were performing at Djangofest Northwest in Langley.

Don’t forget Whidbey’s other military residents

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The mistake most people make is thinking that the military only includes those you see in uniform. There are people here who are retired military that would also leave if the base was closed. That includes teachers, law enforcement, doctors, small business owners, bankers and artists, just to name a few. According to the Whidbey Island Almanac, 60 percent of the Whidbey Island population is connected to the Navy base. The base itself pours $590 million into the island economy each year. That doesn’t count the money that we retired military spend here.

Romney means an end to free rides

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Mitt Romney complained to people paying $50,000 a plate that people making less than $50,000 a year don’t pay income taxes and expect the government to furnish them health care, food, housing, and you name it. Shiftless as they are, though, it’s pointless to try to convince them to take personal responsibility.

Island County needs Jeff Lauderdale

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Nov. 6 election may be the most important election in our republic’s history at all levels of government. Therefore, if you are a registered voter in Island County, make sure you take the time to vet all candidates thoroughly before you vote.

Republicans will prolong the pain

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

With the election looming on the horizon I just had to chime in. I have been reading all the letters to the editor extolling the virtues of their “guys,” be they Republican or Democratic candidates, so here are some facts that may help.

Homola has done a good job for County

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

I am a diehard Angie Homola fan. But this didn’t happen as a result of being inundated with a barrage of signs. It happened as a result of a comparison of the candidates running for Island County Commisioner from District 2.

Whidbey Kite Festival was a great success

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Although there was light wind for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival last weekend, it was well attended and enjoyed by many spectators and participants. Lots of kites colored the sky. There were events for kids, like kite making and a teddy bear drop (throw), as well as kite flying, kite lessons and kite watching for adults. The Central Whidbey Lions Club provided food which allows people to have a snack while taking in kites of all sizes, shapes and colors in the air.

Community Calendar

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Island County Biz Expo set for this weekend

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 10:00AM

Local businesses will be on hand to talk about their goods and services at the Island County Biz Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at Oak Harbor High School. The event, sponsored by the Island County Economic Development Council, provides an opportunity for Island County businesses to showcase their products and services.

Firefighters flip free flapjacks

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:03AM

The first responders of South Whidbey Fire/EMS are kicking off fire prevention week by offering free breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6 at Fire Station 34, 820 Camano Ave., Langley.

State’s blood supply running low

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:05AM

A spike in demand for type O negative blood has significantly reduced Western Washington’s blood supply. Puget Sound Blood Center is urging blood donations over the next two weeks to help bring the supply to adequate levels.

Firearms Safety classes offered on North Whidbey

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 11:00AM

The North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering monthly classes in firearms safety education and training to the general public. Courses offered will include the National Rifle Association's First Steps Pistol Orientation, Home Firearms Safety and Basic Pistol Shooting.

Frightful volunteers needed

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:08AM

The Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor is looking for volunteers for this year's Frightville Haunted House. The house is currently undergoing a complete makeover and volunteers are needed for the design, construction and operation of the event.

“You know that boat? It’s on fire!”

  • Oct 4, 2012 at 11:00AM

Excerpts of an interview with Ian Jefferds about the sinking of the Deep Sea, a derelict Alaskan crab trawler:

See 'Carbon Nation' at the Clyde

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:22AM

Tired of the doom-and-gloom about climate change? See "Carbon Nation" for an optimistic, solutions-based, non-partisan film that shows how tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national energy security, and promotes health and a clean environment.

Calls to the Marshal's Office

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:25AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal's Office:

Fine art and fun Friday at Greenbank Farm

  • Oct 3, 2012 at 11:26AM

An opening reception to meet sumi artist Angie Dixon and glass artists Robert Adamson and Janis Swelwell will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at the Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm. After a 10-year hiatus, this will be Dixon’s first exhibition of new work. Dixon combines the traditional expression of Asian brush and ink painting with her own expression, using traditional materials in non-traditional ways.

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