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A longtime Coupeville artist and educator was honored for his work with the Penn Cove Water Festival.
Whidbey resident Teresa Ellis left home Monday morning to help people on the East Coast recover from Hurricane Sandy.
A lot has changed since Dodie Hanby started working at the polls.
In response to public concern, the Washington State Department of Transportation, working with Island Transit and Island County, unveiled plans to alter three intersections on Highway 20 near Outlying Field and Island Transit’s headquarters.
Months after allegations were made about the Greenbank Farm Management Group, some elaboration could be coming.
Months after hashing out a conservation easement to protect the Greenbank Farm, leaders from the Port of Coupeville are filing paperwork to alter the zoning of the farm to better match the conservation easement.
About a dozen or so neighbors living near Island Transit on Central Whidbey came to a meeting with questions about a new antenna planned as part of its new headquarters.
Months after a popular swimming hole in Deception Pass State Park was shut down due to contamination, park officials are trying out creative solutions to the problem.
Amid the instruments and musicians practicing, another group of people were at an Oak Harbor music store doing something a bit different.
The year 2012 did not bring the end of the world, but it is the end of film at Whidbey Island’s movie theaters.
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.
A group of 15 Whidbey-based equestrians earned high marks during a recent regional horse rally. Three five-person teams from the Whidbey Island Pony Club won their respective divisions with one winning an overall award during the Northwest Regional Showjumping rally held last month in Monroe, Wash. That event drew 26 teams from Washington and Alaska.
Port of Coupeville hired an accountant to investigate financial allegations made by a former chairperson of a volunteer committee.
Years of work to add another layer of protection to the Greenbank Farm came to fruition this week.
The attention-catching mounds of dirt at Island Transit headquarters south of Coupeville will eventually come down.
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.
Amid the houses built with the help of Habitat for Humanity, work is under way to help current homeowners struggling to maintain their home.
Months after residents questioned the safety of proposed changes to the intersection of Parker Road and Highway 20, transportation officials are looking at making changes to the area.
After noting what she believes are problems with financial statements of the Greenbank Farm Management Group, a prominent Whidbey Island accountant resigned as chairperson of a volunteer group examining the operations of the publicly owned farm.
A bull elk decided to explore Whidbey Island and residents are taking notice.
Island County property owners will see a slight bump in their property taxes in the coming year. In addition to approving the budget, the three-member Board of Island County Commissioners also approved a 1 percent tax increase to the county’s current expense levy, county roads levy and Conservation Futures Funds.
Sheriff Mark Brown has to look for a new corrections officer who would be willing to work for one year. The Board of Island County Commissioners approved a $67 million budget after a public hearing Monday night. That approval included funding for the single position, but Brown said it could be difficult to find someone willing to go through the academy before starting his work at the jail for a position that will last a single year.
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.
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.
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.
With Discover Pass revenues coming in far below what was predicted, Washington State Parks officials are looking to the legislature for more taxpayer dollars. Without the extra funding, more jobs in the park system could be at risk. The department already made reductions that cost the jobs of more than half of state park staff members on Whidbey Island.
Buying a pass to visit state parks is getting easier.
Pastor Garrett Arnold is spending his wedding anniversary in Harborview Medical Center recovering from injuries he sustained in a serious fall Friday afternoon.
The founders of Seattle’s Best Coffee will be returning to Coupeville where their business got a start.
Pedestrians and bus riders may have a safer way to cross Highway 20 on the eastern edge of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.
A group of Canada geese recently caused the closure of a popular swimming hole on North Whidbey Island. Island County Public Health announced earlier this month that the western part of Cranberry Lake, located on the Whidbey Island side of Deception Pass State Park, is closed to swimming until further notice.
Residents living on the edge of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve are concerned proposed changes to an intersection will make driving conditions on Highway 20 even more dangerous.
At one time the Greenbank Farm was home to more than 100 acres of loganberries, which made it the largest grower of the raspberry/blackberry hybrid in the country.
Two spots of congestion that took place in Coupeville during a popular relay race is prompting concerns about runner safety.
Equestrian Crossing will be holding demonstrations on vaulting, which is similar to gymnastics on a horse, and hippotherapy, which is a form of physical therapy that utilizes movements of horses.
The sinking of a crab boat in Penn Cove turned into an unexpected windfall for the Port of Coupeville. The Deep Sea, a 128-foot crab boat, sank in mid-May near the shellfish farm in Penn Cove.
Temporary tweaks in the sailing schedule will allow for late-evening trips on the ferry route across Admiralty Inlet on the weekends.
A process is starting that could change how the Greenbank Farm is operated.
The days of Fido begging for a tasty snippet of bread are ending as small-scale bakers producing out of their homes will have to develop a plan to limit kitchen access of young children and pets.
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.
The Bassett family built a nice home for their chickens and they want everybody to see it. Their light blue chicken coop, complete with a large observation window, will be one of the coops featured in the third annual Whidbey Island Coop Tour, which is sponsored by the Rock’n Doodle 4-H Poultry Club
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.
Booze will soon start flowing out of some of South Whidbey’s largest grocery stores in June, leaving the fate of traditional small liquor stores in question.