Nathan Gilles works on a cedar mask in his makeshift workshop off Maxwelton Road. He hopes to make a permanent longhouse-style studio where he can work and hold classes on Native American art. - Justin Burnett photo

South Whidbey carver hopes to build studio

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 5:00AM updated at 10:57AM

Nathan Gilles is an artist. His medium is wood, his focus Native American carving. He makes bowls, masks, drums, boxes, hand tools — pretty much anything in the genre. He even made a traditional dugout canoe once, which you may have seen. It’s been on display in front of the museum in Coupeville for years.


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Former state representative writes about oil spill impact: Novel by Dave Anderson is set in Puget Sound area

  • May 18, 2016 at 5:00PM

The Exxon Valdez oil spill will be forever burned into the memories of many. With large amounts of oil constantly moving through Puget Sound, the prospect of a similar catastrophe in the waters is a frightening possibility.

Pacific Rim to hold open house

  • May 11, 2016 at 4:00PM

The Pacific Rim Institute of Environmental Stewardship is holding an open house this week that will include tours of the property’s prairie and forest lands and an honoring of special guests.

Suva being welcomed Friday

  • May 4, 2016 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation is hosting a celebration to welcome back the historic schooner Suva for its second season in Penn Cove on Friday.

State parks gain friends group

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Apr 28, 2016 at 1:56PM

At a meeting attended by about 20 people last week at the Coupeville Library, it was announced that the new friends group was forging ahead and the process of taking the first baby steps began.

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