Megan Hansen

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

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

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

‘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

Dock crabbing at Cornet Bay is about to become one-third less fun

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever,” said Jacque Cousteau. Spellbound seagoers who patronize Cornet Bay have… Continue reading

Ecology awards town’s ‘outstanding’ wastewater treatment plant

For the seventh year in a row, Coupeville has been recognized for having an “outstanding” wastewater treatment plant in 2016. “I am pleased that Coupeville… Continue reading

Town starting competitive 2 percent process

The way Coupeville distributes its 2 percent lodging taxes will now officially be a more competitive process. The council approved Tuesday night a resolution adopting… Continue reading

Water system unknowns alter town update plans

Due to unknowns with its water system, the Town of Coupeville is submitting a limited update for its required 10-year plan. State Health requires an… Continue reading

Schools approve nearly $12 million budget

Coupeville schools passed a nearly $12 million budget, and officials say they should have enough revenue to cover expenses next year. However, changes to how… Continue reading

Public asked to help develop vision for port

Ideas came in abundance Tuesday from a small group of community members interested in shaping the future of the Port of Coupeville. The port, which… Continue reading

Fort Casey celebrating lighthouse, volunteers Saturday

Fort Casey State Park is inviting the public to celebrate Admiralty Head Lighthouse and the volunteers who support it Saturday with a day of festivities… Continue reading

Land Trust protects forest land off Broadway

Whidbey Camano Land Trust closed on property off Broadway Street and Black Road in Coupeville, protecting more than eight acres of land. The property, owned… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey: Aesthetician in business of making clients ‘feel good’

For aesthetician Melissa York, community and relationships are a big part of her life and career. Her clients aren’t just people who pass through her… Continue reading