Lt. j.g. Kevin Howard and Lt. j.g. Kevin Goodloe

New deputy looking forward to being a part of community

There’s a new deputy patrolling the not-so-mean streets of Coupeville, but don’t worry: He’s no stranger to the area. Deputy Leif Haugen brings with him… Continue reading


Port fills vacant commission seat

The board for the Port of Coupeville is back to being three again. Greenbank resident Bob Monroig was appointed to fill the vacant District 3… Continue reading


Port repair needs raises levy discussions

As a new year approaches, leaders with the Port of Coupeville are evaluating critical needs and may consider asking voters to further pay for them.… Continue reading


Holiday House preparing for season of giving

Volunteers are hard at work this week decorating and organizing for the annual Holiday House giving program, which opens Saturday. Having served 575 children in… Continue reading

Festival association awards $31K in community grants

The Coupeville Festival Association awarded more than $31,000 in community grants last week to 10 organizations. Several of this year’s grants went to projects aimed… Continue reading

Traces of firefighting chemical show in town well testing

Results from the Town of Coupeville’s independent testing of its water supply for Navy firefighting chemicals at Keystone and Fort Casey wells came back this… Continue reading

Town budget reflects staffing, salary increases

Town of Coupeville will go into 2017 with a budget reflecting additional employees, benefits and projects. The $4.46-million budget was approved by the Town Council… Continue reading

Town hiring consultant for independent review of EIS

Coupeville Town Council approved a request last week to hire two consultants to review and analyze the Navy’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on jets that… Continue reading

A Coupeville Christmas sheds light on shoulder season

Coupeville may be heading into its quiet season, but things don’t appear to be slowing down for the tourism-driven town. The community is launching a… Continue reading

Red Ticket offers incentive to shop local

As people gear up for the holiday season, Coupeville merchants are giving shoppers another incentive to shop locally. The annual Red Ticket promotion began Nov.… Continue reading

Council approves doubling mayor’s salary in 2017

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes will get a large pay raise in 2017. At their meeting last week, the Town Council approved doubling her salary, which… Continue reading

Evaluation another example of ‘rogue’ commissioner

The weeks leading up to the firing of Port of Coupeville Executive Director Forrest Rambo were wrought with tension for many of the agency’s staff.… Continue reading

Port resolution narrows public comment field

The repeal of a motion by Port of Coupeville commissioners last week changed the structure on how public comment will be received in future meetings.… Continue reading

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.

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.

Port commission violated OPMA, employees say

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

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.

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.

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.

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.