Nathan Whalen

Coupeville port to surrender more than $350,000 worth of development rights

After months of work, leaders for the Port of Coupeville have a dollar amount for a conservation easement they want to place on the agricultural, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands at the Greenbank Farm.

Freeland man drifts off road, remains in serious condition at Harborview | UPDATE

A Freeland man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after crashing his car Wednesday morning on Highway 20. As of June 21, a Harborview spokesperson said Edward Sawyers was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Fare increase looms for ferry travelers, including Clinton

Riding state ferries is likely to become a bit more expensive.

Greenbank Farm upgrades make port list

With both the Greenbank Farm and Coupeville Wharf in need of some TLC, leaders for the Port of Coupeville are exploring potential maintenance projects.

$50 million bond for Whidbey General hospital?

In terms of facilities, Whidbey General Hospital is facing stiff competition from its neighbors.

Port of Coupeville starts work with extra dough

Leaders for the Port of Coupeville are figuring out how to best use an award that is nearly equal to the entity’s yearly tax collection.

Farmers find new Greenbank home

A small group of students hoping to cultivate a career in agriculture are busy harvesting crops at the Greenbank Farm.

Easement protects Greenbank Farm

Years of work to add another layer of protection to the Greenbank Farm came to fruition this week.

Appraisal for Greenbank Farm conservation easement begins

Work is starting on a crucial piece of information needed for a conservation easement at the Greenbank Farm. Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville, which owns the Central Whidbey farm, approved a $9,000 contract recently with Edmonds-based Terra Valuations to conduct an appraisal of the farm’s property.

New life given to Whidbey General Hospital bond vote

A commissioner for Whidbey General Hospital resuscitated the idea this week of asking voters to approve a bond measure.

Freeland accountant looks into Greenbank Farm finances

Port of Coupeville hired an accountant to investigate financial allegations made by a former chairperson of a volunteer committee.

Ragnar Relay racers raise safety concern in Coupeville

Two spots of congestion that took place in Coupeville during a popular relay race is prompting concerns about runner safety.

Clinton driver hits tree on Central Whidbey, ends up in hospital

A Clinton resident was transported to Whidbey General Hospital Friday morning after her car struck a tree along State Highway 20 near Libbey Road.

Coupeville port may copy South Whidbey

When it comes to handing out money to community projects, at least one Port of Coupeville commissioner thinks the Port of South Whidbey may have a better approach.

Whidbey General Hospital employees lament conditions

A group of Whidbey General Hospital employees descended upon the June 10 hospital commissioners’ meeting to speak about the long hours they work, often days at a time with no days off or no vacation, and the less-than-average wages they earn.

Clinton, Coupeville ferry service may see reductions | Corrected

As the state budget process gets rolling, reductions on Whidbey’s ferry routes are being considered. Washington State Ferries was asked by the governor’s office to come up with $5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming biennial budget. Ferry officials submitted their proposal to the governor’s office last week. Officials are proposing to reduce two-boat ferry service to one-boat ferry service on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville route for four weeks in the spring and four weeks in the fall. They also propose eliminating late-night service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo route.

Loganberry Festival reaches new heights

A popular festival on Central Whidbey will soar to new heights next week.

Greenbank Farm septic woes raise stink with state

Problems with Greenbank Farm’s septic system have prompted state involvement and could leave the Port of Coupeville with a pricey fix.

Greenbank 9 sought for farm review

A process is starting that could change how the Greenbank Farm is operated.

Electric charging stations advance on Whidbey

The town of Coupeville is paving the way for electric cars. The Coupeville Town Council approved rules for allowing the installation of charging stations, which would benefit electric vehicles traveling through town.