Coupeville

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

Firefighter’s legacy on Whidbey still felt today

Robert Spinner, 50, a founding member of Whidbey Island Professional Firefighter’s Association, died of a heart attack July 14, leaving Whidbey firefighters to remember his… Continue reading

Port director gets $10K benefits hike

After approximately two months on the job, Port of Coupeville Executive Director Chris Michalopolous received a $10,200 pay increase. The salary increase was negotiated as… Continue reading

Port wants public’s help with comp plan update

Port of Coupeville is asking the public for input as it updates its comprehensive scheme and strategic plan. The port owns two historic public properties… Continue reading

Field School celebrating 10 years with focus on Pratts

The public has an opportunity to help preserve a bit of Central Whidbey history this summer. The Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School will celebrate its… Continue reading

Lighthouse beacon turning again after 14 years

A piece of history is back in working order at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. An 1800s rotating Fresnel lens that sat stationary for an estimated 14… Continue reading

Online rental sites reshaping Whidbey’s lodging industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with finding free lodging for approximately 60 Djangofest performers, typically turning to bed and… Continue reading

Town road plan includes overlay projects this year

Town of Coupeville approved its Six Year Transportation Improve-ment plan that highlights at least three streets that will see work this year. The town is… Continue reading

Lions garage sale this weekend

Unpacking for the annual Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale is a bit like a treasure hunt. As Lions and volunteers open the three barns worth… Continue reading

Coupeville schools petition state for additional $400k

Coupeville School District is asking the state superintendent’s office for $400,000 to cover unexpected expenses. The school board Monday night unanimously approved a resolution to… Continue reading

Coupeville hires middle school principal

Several staff members are coming and going at the Coupeville School District with the end of the school year. The Coupeville School Board approved several… Continue reading

Town Council approves new sign code

After months of work and review, Coupeville Town Council last week approved its new sign code. The final draft reflects additions and changes that account… Continue reading

Town looking to open 2 percent fund application process

The application process for 2 percent funds will be more open and transparent with changes Coupeville Town Council is looking to make. Council decided last… Continue reading

Jacob Ebey House in need of additional volunteers

The docent program at the Jacob Ebey House is in dire need of more volunteers. Sally Straathof, a ranger with Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve… Continue reading

Salute to Coupeville’s Class of 2017

Clay Reilly gave so many hugs after the graduation ceremony at Coupeville High School last Friday night that he was all hugged out. He found… Continue reading

Fire station tours to give public a glimpse of proposed renovation

Ed Hartin can talk for hours about the improvements that Central Whidbey Fire &Rescue is hoping voters will approve at Station 53 on Race Road.… Continue reading

Public invited to ham radio operator’s Field Day June 24-25

Whidbey Island ham radio operators will be among thousands nationwide to switch on their shortwave radios at remote locations to practice emergency communications capabilities during… Continue reading

Permits moving along for school grandstand construction

Coupeville Town Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for the school district to construct a 3,024-square-foot grandstand. As part of the district’s ongoing capital facilities… Continue reading

Coupeville cancer survivor focuses on living life to fullest

She started her speech with an apology. Dawnelle Conlisk was sorry about her whispery voice. Six weeks earlier, Conlisk underwent surgery that she knew would… Continue reading

Camp Casey serving up tours of Colonel’s House

On a recent tour of the Colonel’s House, it wasn’t hard to guess one of the favorite resting spots of commanding officers who once presided… Continue reading