Coupeville’s Public Works Director Willy LaRue shows a basin at the town’s wastewater treatment plant that mixes residential waste with a bacteria-filled influent used to break down organic material in the water. - Megan Hansen photo

'Out of sight, out of mind': Handling town’s waste is an intricate process

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 2:00PM

Discussions about the town’s sewer system are at the forefront of town news as the town council considers a rate hike later this year.


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Shank praised for hard work, given a raise

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 2:00PM

The Coupeville School Board extended the contract of Superintendent Jim Shank Monday night while offering praise for the leadership he provided during a school year in which he juggled three roles.

Town of Coupeville investigating broken water line

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 9:52AM

Some Town of Coupeville customers woke up this morning without water. Public Works Director Willie LaRue said there is a leak somewhere in the main water line and crews are on scene investigating.

Island County takes more control of fireworks

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:29AM

For Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and the county commissioners, it simply doesn’t make sense to allow people to shoot off fireworks when dry weather conditions are dangerous enough to permit a burn ban.

Coupeville Elementary registration Aug. 16-18

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:00PM

Parents of students new to the Coupeville School District may register their children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade at Coupeville Elementary School on Aug. 16-18.

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