Megan Hansen

Second wave of votes pushes pool levy closer to approval

A second round of ballot counts late Wednesday bumped the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District levy closer to possible approval. Results show the levy… Continue reading

Admitting executive session mistake, Holly steps aside as chair

Admitting she made a mistake when calling an illegal executive session, Donna Sue Holly resigned last week as chairwoman of the North Whidbey Park and… Continue reading

Town completes first competitive 2 percent grant process

Coupeville Town Council awarded its first batch of tourism dollar grants under its new competitive application process. Eight grants, funded by the town’s hotel-motel 2… Continue reading

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 28

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.… Continue reading

Levy, communication key topics for park district candidates

Six candidates are vying for three positions on the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board. And for the three candidates available for interviews, each… Continue reading

Candidates hope to change dialogue in local politics

Two candidates vying for a seat on Coupeville Town Council said local dealings with political issues like jet noise motivated them to run. Brett Rebischke-Smith… Continue reading

Secret meeting probably was illegal

One North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member’s behind-closed-door attempt to take another commissioner “to task” may have been illegal. Commissioner Shane Hoffmire alleges… Continue reading

Town marshal out 8 weeks for shoulder surgery

Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden is off duty for at least eight weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery Thursday. “They will be repairing some damage that I… Continue reading

Ghosts and goblins making way to Coupeville for annual ‘Haunting’

Ghouls and goblins are making their way into dark corners throughout town in preparation for the annual Haunting of Coupeville. Festivities start Sunday, Oct. 1… Continue reading

Pool prices could double if parks district levy fails

Cost of using the Oak Harbor pool could potentially double if the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District’s replacement levy doesn’t pass in November. On… Continue reading

Team race to raise $12k for food bank

Relay teams raced their way to victory Saturday raising more than $12,000 for Gifts From the Heart Food Bank. This was the 10th anniversary of… Continue reading

Fired port director files wrongful termination lawsuit

A former executive director is asking for a jury to decide if he was wrongly terminated by the Port of Coupeville. Oak Harbor attorney Chris… Continue reading

‘Draconian cuts’ to come if parks levy fails again

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District commissioners spent hours Tuesday talking about how to proceed if a replacement levy doesn’t pass on Nov. 7. “Come… Continue reading

WAIF providing shelter to Texas hurricane cats

A group of feline refugees traveled across the country, making it to Whidbey Island last week in hopes of finding a forever home. Whidbey Animals’… Continue reading

Port to fill new executive assistant position

Port of Coupeville commissioners approved a job description for an “executive assistant,” a position that will replace the current administrative assistant. The port’s executive director,… Continue reading

Mayor to give state of the town address Sept. 19

It’s been a busy year for Town of Coupeville staff, and as the year heads into its fourth quarter planning is already underway for 2018.… Continue reading

AED installations aid in community preparedness

Citizens in Coupeville are more prepared in the event of a cardiac emergency these days with the installation of three new AEDs around town. AEDs,… Continue reading

Wharf donation box ravaged by thieves twice

A community group raising money for the Coupeville Wharf is about halfway to its goal despite the setback of two separate thefts this summer. Pennies… Continue reading

Filmmakers scouting locations on ‘magical’ Whidbey

When he was scouting locations for his new project, “Laketown,” Whidbey Island quickly became the logical choice, said Seattle filmmaker Tyler Hill. A small town… Continue reading

Port imposing $150 bad boater fee

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville passed a resolution adopting a $150 fee for people who cause problems at the Coupeville Wharf. Executive Director Chris… Continue reading