Coupeville

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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.

 

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.

 

Caraleigh Hernandez, 10, left, and her sister Denelle, 14, play on the beach at Deception Pass State Park. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Number of visitors nears pre-pandemic levels

Ferry riders and park visitors have increased.

 

More federal relief money than expected headed to Whidbey

Whidbey Island will soon receive millions of dollars of American Rescue Plan funding.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Vera Easton, 4, with mother Maggie on the first day of U-pick strawberries at Bell's Farm near Coupeville.

For local farm, seasonal help is slim pickings

Berry pickers are needed for Bell’s Farm.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Vera Easton, 4, with mother Maggie on the first day of U-pick strawberries at Bell's Farm near Coupeville.
The new interpretive panels that explain the story of the former World War I era Army post have been installed in recent months at Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Fort Casey’s ‘Big Guns’ get a facelift

The two “Big Guns” at Fort Casey Historical State Park are undergoing a major makeover for the first time since they were brought to Whidbey… Continue reading

The new interpretive panels that explain the story of the former World War I era Army post have been installed in recent months at Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
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Scouts BSA Troop 4058 and Coupeville Cub Scout Pack 4058 collected over 1,000 items of food from the community to donate to the Gifts from the Heart Food Bank in Coupeville.

Scouts donate 1,000 items to food bank

A Coupeville food bank was the recipient of a sizable donation after 25 Scouts BSA members collected more than 1,000 food items. Members of Troop… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Preston Howard
Scouts BSA Troop 4058 and Coupeville Cub Scout Pack 4058 collected over 1,000 items of food from the community to donate to the Gifts from the Heart Food Bank in Coupeville.
Whidbey Homeless Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Kline explains how 15 bunks will be set up in the sanctuary of the former Jehovah’s Witness church outside Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Neighbors voice concerns about proposed shelter near Coupeville

Neighbors shared their comments, concerns and criticism of the Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s proposed overnight emergency shelter on Morris Road near Coupeville during a meeting last… Continue reading

Whidbey Homeless Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Kline explains how 15 bunks will be set up in the sanctuary of the former Jehovah’s Witness church outside Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Filing to open for long list of local positions

Candidates must file for the election May 17-21.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry route will stay on one-boat service until at least June 27.

Coupeville route down to one ferry through June 27

Another delay in two-boat service means Coupeville ferry riders will need to squeeze onto one boat until at least June 27.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry route will stay on one-boat service until at least June 27.
Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Whidbey’s leisure, hospitality sector seeing worker shortage

There are as many as 30 businesses looking for help in Langley alone.

Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
A fire destroyed the kitchen at Currents Bistro in Coupeville. A donation fund has been set up at Whidbey Island Bank to help the business. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Kitchen fire forces closure of Coupeville restaurant

The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association will set up a donation fund for Currents Bistro.

A fire destroyed the kitchen at Currents Bistro in Coupeville. A donation fund has been set up at Whidbey Island Bank to help the business. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Eden Health to take over home health services from hospital

The Whidbey Island Hospital District is discontinuing its Home Health Care program after 32 years.

Man sentenced for sexual assaulting woman last May

The 44-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Coupeville students on new schedule as of April 12

The new schedule allows for more in-person instruction.

The Port of Coupeville is considering creating an industrial development district to levy a tax that could bring in millions of dollars to help it maintain its historic structures, like the century-old Coupeville Wharf, as well as expand into other areas of economic development. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Port considers tax that could raise up to $7.5 million

Port commissioners are considering creating an industrial development district.

The Port of Coupeville is considering creating an industrial development district to levy a tax that could bring in millions of dollars to help it maintain its historic structures, like the century-old Coupeville Wharf, as well as expand into other areas of economic development. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Town ponder removal of World War II-era structure

The old concrete cistern hasn’t been utilized for 25 years.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend route will stay on a one-boat schedule longer than initially planned because too many ferry workers are away from work after they contracted or were exposed to COVID-19. Reservations on the second boat through June 6 were canceled.

Coupeville ferry short crew; some reservations canceled

The ferry system should have a better idea in the next few weeks if the second boat will be delayed beyond June 6.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend route will stay on a one-boat schedule longer than initially planned because too many ferry workers are away from work after they contracted or were exposed to COVID-19. Reservations on the second boat through June 6 were canceled.
Photo by Christina Whiting
Peter Smith-Case of Case Farm sells some veggies to some interested buyers at the opening Saturday of the Coupeville Farmers Market this past weekend.

Island’s farmers market season gets underway

The Coupeville Farmers Market opened last weekend and more markets are coming up.

Photo by Christina Whiting
Peter Smith-Case of Case Farm sells some veggies to some interested buyers at the opening Saturday of the Coupeville Farmers Market this past weekend.
Andy Mendoza, left, and Brandon Ezell both graduated from the Island County Drug Court program on April 8. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Reunited with their families, two men graduate Drug Court

Mendoza, 32, and Brandon Ezell, 33, both graduated from Island County Superior Court’s adult Drug Court on April 8.

Andy Mendoza, left, and Brandon Ezell both graduated from the Island County Drug Court program on April 8. (Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
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