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Traces of firefighting chemical show in town well testing

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

 

Navy meetings on Growler EIS get underway

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

 

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.

 

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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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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 budget reflects staffing, salary increases

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

Residents urged to respond to Navy impacts

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

Town hiring consultant for independent review of EIS

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

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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…

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Customer ‘dumbfounded’ by movie set money

A phony $20 bill that a woman tried to spend at the…

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Evaluation another example of ‘rogue’ commissioner

The weeks leading up to the firing of Port of Coupeville Executive…

Coupeville Lions work on painting the kitchen shelter at Coupeville Town Park in late September. The club has been working on its Centennial Project since this summer.

Lions bringing new life to Town Park kitchen shelter

The Coupeville Lions Club has been hard at work since the summer renovating the kitchen shelter at Coupeville Town Park.

Coupeville Lions work on painting the kitchen shelter at Coupeville Town Park in late September. The club has been working on its Centennial Project since this summer.

Coupeville graduation rates soaring

Jim Shank, the superintendent of the Coupeville School District, reported a 93.5 percent graduation rate by the Class of 2016 at Monday night’s school board meeting.

Traffic was reduced to one lane along Fort Casey Road in Coupeville last Thursday after a two-vehicle accident that injured a Coupeville woman and killed a horse in a horse trailer. A second horse also was injured.

Horse death shakes up crash scene

A rear-end accident in Coupeville left one woman aching from back pain last week. But it was the loss of a horse that left everyone shaken.

Traffic was reduced to one lane along Fort Casey Road in Coupeville last Thursday after a two-vehicle accident that injured a Coupeville woman and killed a horse in a horse trailer. A second horse also was injured.
Expect thrills and chills when touring the Haunted Barn at Sherman Pioneer Farm

Haunting finale: Weekend filled with Halloween thrills and chills

Coupeville’s month of Halloween fun is coming to an end this weekend with a grand finale of events.

Expect thrills and chills when touring the Haunted Barn at Sherman Pioneer Farm

Help, donations need for Thanksgiving potluck

The 18th annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be 12-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Coupeville Rec Hall.

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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Port hiring interim director from SW port

The former interim director of Port of South Whidbey will be moving on up to help the Port of Coupeville.

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Drug Takeback Saturday

The Marshal’s Office will be accepting any unused prescription drugs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 22.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Port commission violated OPMA, employees say

Port employees say commissioners met outside of a public meeting for nearly two hours last week.

Examiner earns second in WNPA general excellence

The Whidbey Examiner won second place for General Excellence in its circulation…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Examiner earns second in WNPA general excellence

The Whidbey Examiner won second place for General Excellence in its circulation group in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Marshal helping ‘take back’ drugs

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office will be accepting any unused and unwanted prescription drugs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug takeback program.

  • Oct 19th, 2016
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Teaching life skills in the classroom

A new program at Coupeville High School is designed with the intention of teaching students living and working skills.

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Port staff say board broke OPMA rules

Employees for the Port of Coupeville say board commissioners met outside of a public meeting for nearly two hours last week.

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Interim port director hails from South Whidbey port

The former interim director of the Port of South Whidbey will be helping with the other port on the island.

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New marshal in town

Garden’s newest challenge is patrolling the mean streets of Coupeville as the new town marshal.

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Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden chats with ice-cream-man Joel Norris on Front Street. One of Garden’s first priorities as new marshal was to get to know the business community.

There’s a new marshal in town: Garden brings years of experience and variety of skills to job

Garden is also a jack of all trades when it comes to the world of first responders. He’s held just about every conceivable position in the sheriff’s office that a commissioned officer can. He’s a captain with the Oak Harbor Fire Department, where he’s worked for 30 years, and an EMT with the hospital. Garden’s newest challenge is patrolling the mean streets of Coupeville as the new town marshal. He started in September.

Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden chats with ice-cream-man Joel Norris on Front Street. One of Garden’s first priorities as new marshal was to get to know the business community.
Heavy rain didn’t damper the spirits of relay racer Jim Royall

HarvestFest Relay Races raise $15K

Heavy rains didn’t damper the fun at HarvestFest Saturday.

Heavy rain didn’t damper the spirits of relay racer Jim Royall

Port employee resigns due to ‘toxic’ work environment

A former Port of Coupeville employee said she resigned this month because the working environment between staff and commissioners became so toxic and hostile that she was concerned for her health.

Up to $150,000 in fake money may be hitting county

The Island County sheriff is warning businesses on Whidbey Island to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash.

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Family loses home in fire: Mobile a complete loss, but woman knows how lucky she was

Five days after she, her boyfriend and her daughter escaped a terrifying house fire, Ardus Wertz was still trying to process what they had gone through. Too much reflection brought on tears.

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