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Navy water test results raise fears in Central Whidbey

A water sample from a well at a former fire training area…

 

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Oak Harbor, Coupeville EIS meetings draw much different crowds

Navy public meetings held to inform the public may have resulted in…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

 

Justin Kelly, left, and Benjamin Stockham play brothers in pursuit of a lost family fortune on a remote island in the independent film “Lost & Found,” written, produced and directed by South Whidbey High School graduate Joseph Itaya. Before its widespead release, the movie will be shown at The Clyde in Langley on Dec. 27. Photo provided by Lost & Found

Whidbey-inspired film about to hit big screen

A special showing of “Lost & Found” will take place at The Clyde in Langley Dec. 27, including an appearance by the movie’s producer and director.

 

Port repair needs raises levy discussions

As a new year approaches, leaders with the Port of Coupeville are…

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New deputy looking forward to being a part of community

There’s a new deputy patrolling the not-so-mean streets of Coupeville, but don’t…

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U.S. Rep Rick Larsen seeking comments on Affordable Care Act

Have you benefited from the Affordable Care Act? If so, Second District…

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing…

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Fire victim ‘like family’

He hadn’t worked at Penn Cove Shellfish in a few years, but…

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Coupeville WhidbeyHealth meeting to address life-and-death decisions

Too many people leave too many painful life and death decisions to…

Island County Coroner Robert Bishop, center, meets with members of the Island County’s Sheriff’s Office after Bishop returned from the house where a Coupeville resident died in a fire Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

Island County Coroner Robert Bishop, center, meets with members of the Island County’s Sheriff’s Office after Bishop returned from the house where a Coupeville resident died in a fire Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

New 564 area code is coming to Whidbey and rest of region

Whidbey residents may see phone-related changes in the new year. Phone companies…

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                                Jonathan Tollefson (left) and Dinah Hassrick (right) hold a candelight vigils during a memoriam for J34 on Tuesday night at Whale Bell Park in Langley. J34, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, died on Dec. 20.

Langley mourns orcas with tears, candlelight vigil

Candles quivered and noses sniffled in Langley last Tuesday night during a…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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                                Jonathan Tollefson (left) and Dinah Hassrick (right) hold a candelight vigils during a memoriam for J34 on Tuesday night at Whale Bell Park in Langley. J34, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, died on Dec. 20.

After 22 years, The Examiner will cease publication

In May 1994, I was one of the five people who founded…

Commissioners seek to fill solid waste committee vacancy

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a…

  • Dec 21st, 2016
Firefighter Kolton Kellison, left, shows off the new European-style helmet that Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue is trying out on a trail basis, while firefighter Jesse Leyva wears the traditional style helmet. The department will decide next year whether to order more of the new ones. Photo courtesy of Ed Hartin

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue tries sleek new helmets

It looks more like a motorcycle helmet, is lighter weight, offers a…

Firefighter Kolton Kellison, left, shows off the new European-style helmet that Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue is trying out on a trail basis, while firefighter Jesse Leyva wears the traditional style helmet. The department will decide next year whether to order more of the new ones. Photo courtesy of Ed Hartin

Submit 2017 Whidbey Almanac updates

Whidbey News Group is accepting submissions and changes for nonprofit clubs and…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Coupeville man nearly shot in ‘chilling’ incident

A Coupeville man brandishing a gun was “a hair’s breadth away” from…

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Port fills vacant commission seat

The board for the Port of Coupeville is back to being three…

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Holiday House preparing for season of giving

Volunteers are hard at work this week decorating and organizing for the…

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue Chief Ed Hartin explains to Steve Hutchinson and other fire commissioners how potential improvements would impact Station 53 on Race Road. The commissioners voted in favor of a plan make improvements at Station 53 as well as the purchase of three new fire engines. The matter will be put to the voters during the November 2017 general election. Photo by Ron Newberry

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue bond would fund station renovation, rig replacements

Central Whidbey fire district proposes bond to expand station, replace three aging apparatus

Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue Chief Ed Hartin explains to Steve Hutchinson and other fire commissioners how potential improvements would impact Station 53 on Race Road. The commissioners voted in favor of a plan make improvements at Station 53 as well as the purchase of three new fire engines. The matter will be put to the voters during the November 2017 general election. Photo by Ron Newberry
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Coupeville names new student school board representative

Laurence Boado admitted it was a little nerve-racking fielding questions from the…

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Navy tests show contamination in two Central Whidbey wells

The Navy is providing bottled drinking water to two homes on Central…

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Navy meetings on Growler EIS get underway

The last and possibly liveliest of the Navy meetings on a draft…

Traces of firefighting chemical show in town well testing

Results from the Town of Coupeville’s independent testing of its water supply…

Santa Mobile hits the streets Dec. 5

The Santa Mobile, orchestrated by Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, will start its first of seven routes through Central Whidbey beginning Dec. 5.

Coupeville man’s death ruled to be a homicide

The Island County coroner ruled this week that a 71-year-old Coupeville man’s…

Town hiring consultant for independent review of EIS

Coupeville Town Council approved a request last week to hire two consultants…

Residents urged to respond to Navy impacts

An anti-noise group is urging residents to take action when it comes…

Town budget reflects staffing, salary increases

Town of Coupeville will go into 2017 with a budget reflecting additional…

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Coupeville teacher earns national recognition

John Luvera honored for his role as educator at Island County Juvenile Detention Center

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A Coupeville Christmas sheds light on shoulder season

Coupeville may be heading into its quiet season, but things don’t appear…

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Whidbey Conservation District focusing on a five-year vision

Robert Gartley and his family members own roughly 80 acres of forested…

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Council approves doubling mayor’s salary in 2017

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes will get a large pay raise in 2017.…

More Navy jet noise will be coming to Coupeville, draft study shows

Navy leaders prefer that all EA-18G Growler aircraft carrier landing practice occur…

Navy sets meetings for next week on well testing

Tests to check for chemical in firefighting foam deemed potentially harmful by EPA

Town of Coupeville will independently test water for firefighting chemical

Both the Town of Coupeville and the Navy will test the town’s…

From left to right, Dodie Hanby, Sue Nelson, Casie Horr and Toni Craggs process ballots in Coupeville Monday. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Incumbents prevail in early polls

The incumbent candidates in state and county races affecting Whidbey Island were…

From left to right, Dodie Hanby, Sue Nelson, Casie Horr and Toni Craggs process ballots in Coupeville Monday. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville merchant recovering after falling from scaffold

A Coupeville merchant is recovering after passing out and falling from scaffolding…

Ferry terminal work to cancel Coupeville runs

With work slated on terminal, no ferries Nov. 5-6 on the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend route

Port resolution narrows public comment field

The repeal of a motion by Port of Coupeville commissioners last week…