Coupeville

Clockwise from top left: Nancy Conard, Paul Rempa, Ward Sparacio, Morgan White.

Election will bring significant change to Coupeville School board

Four newcomers are vying for two open seats on Coupeville School Board.

 

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Halloween happens on Whidbey

Spooky season is back in swing and there are plenty of events that promise a ghoulishly good time.

 

Gabrielle Robles at Sunnyside Cemetery in a block house.

Coupeville woman offers haunted history tour

Gabrielle Robles is taking guests on a Haunted History Tour of Whidbey Island on Oct. 29 and 30.

 

Agencies losing staff who won’t get vaccine

Some employees may leave their jobs because they won’t comply with the governor’s vaccination mandate.

Whidbey Island schools have seen only a few ‘devious licks’ copycats

A viral TikTok challenge has touched Whidbey, but the trend was short-lived.

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Crew jumps from rescue boat that lost steering in storm

By the next day, the boat had washed ashore on the Navy’s property in Crescent Harbor.

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Photo by Michelle Root

Driver airlifted after crash Sunday

The driver’s passenger made it through mostly unscathed.

Photo by Michelle Root
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They found a beautiful spot for some good friends to rest

When Jim Sherman and Michael Ferri moved to Coupeville, they brought four old friends with them.

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Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville volleyball won against Mount Vernon Christian 3-0 on Sept. 14. Schools are hoping more people sign up to become referees because almost all sports are facing a shortage of officials.

School sports need more refs to step up to the plate

High school sports are back in full swing, but a lack of qualified referees could spell trouble.

Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville volleyball won against Mount Vernon Christian 3-0 on Sept. 14. Schools are hoping more people sign up to become referees because almost all sports are facing a shortage of officials.
Jenni Ward installs the more than 300 pieces of "Spore Patterns" by hand at the Price Sculpture Forest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Mushroom-inspired piece grows in sculpture forest

A new installation joined the many nature-themed artworks in the Price Sculpture Forest this week.

Jenni Ward installs the more than 300 pieces of "Spore Patterns" by hand at the Price Sculpture Forest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.

Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage, Holmes Harbor closed to shellfish harvesting due to marine biotoxins

Shellfish harvested from the affected areas after Aug. 16 should be disposed of.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Tour offers glimpse of work spaces

T hose interested in the creative processes of local artists can take a peek into almost 50 work spaces across the island during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour this weekend.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.

New tsunami sirens installed on North, Central Whidbey

There are five new tsunami warning sirens on Whidbey Island to alert residents of impending threats.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.

Firefighters respond to six fires in one day

Chief says some of those blazes may be ‘suspicious.’

City of Oak Harbor to give $50k to Homeless Coalition

Oak Harbor may use some of its federal relief funds to support the Whidbey Homeless Coalition.

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Fireworks spark blaze on Keystone Avenue

A witness driving by the area of the fire saw someone lighting off bottle rockets or Roman candles.

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Projects inch closer to federal funding

Projects to revitalize a wharf and promote economic development near receiving federal funding.

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Haller House talk to delve into history

Restoration work on the 155-year-old Haller House in Coupeville continues to make progress.

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Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert
Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie crew films movie on Whidbey

Island becomes backup after Michigan locale falls through.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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