Next month marks 45 years since orcas were herded and captured in Penn Cove. - Historical photo by Wallie Funk

Orca Network to hold event Aug. 8 commemorating 1970 orca capture

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:06PM

In memory of the nearly 40 Southern Resident orcas captured in Washington state, and the 13 orcas killed during the captures, and in honor of Lolita, or Tokitae, the sole survivor, Orca Network is sponsoring several events to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1970 Penn Cove Orca Capture on Saturday, Aug. 8.


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Preserving Coupe’s legacy: Town founder’s house focus of field school

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00PM

One of Coupeville’s most historically significant structures will get some TLC during this year’s Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School.

Three vie for Whidbey General Hospital board Tues.

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00PM

Voters have three starkly different candidates to choose from in the race for Hospital District Commission position two.

Coupeville School District Superintendent Shank gets pay bump for new position

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00PM

The Coupeville School Board extended the contract of Superintendent Jim Shank Monday night and approved an increase in salary to compensate him for the additional responsibilities he’s tackling this upcoming school year.

No OLF flight operations schedule July 26 to Aug. 1

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jul 23, 2015 at 12:40PM

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., from Sunday, July 26 to Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

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