New art gallery opens in Coupeville

A new art gallery is opening in Coupeville, just in time to celebrate the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

Race the Reserve on Saturday

It’s not too late to sign up to Race the Reserve Saturday, Aug. 11 in support of a safe and sober graduation night for Coupeville High School’s class of 2013.

Wolf trio snag football honors

A young football team on the rise added to its trophy case recently as three Coupeville High School gridiron stars captured top honors at a prestigious football camp run by former National Football League standout Lawyer Milloy.

Wolf b-ball promotes King to top job

Less than two years after longtime boys' basketball guru Randy King retired, David King (no relation) has been named as the news head girls' hoops coach at Coupeville High School.

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Crabbing season runs Thursdays through Mondays through Sept. 3 in waters surrounding Island County.

How to help Kittitas County wildfire victims

Money, not donated items, is what is most needed to help people displaced by the wildfires raging in Kittitas County.

Expect delays during road work in Greenbank

Washington Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be out on Hwy. 525 in the Greenbank area doing some patch paving during the day to help smooth the highway.

Coupeville pastor injured in fall

Well-known Coupeville pastor Garrett Arnold was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle today after his back was broken when he fell from a 35-foot-high bluff in the Ledgewood neighborhood north of Greenbank.

Haugen’s opponent disowns negative mailers

A state senator and her opponent in this year’s campaign are both upset about a series of mailers that criticize the incumbent and distort some of the facts.

Navy noise rattles neighbors

Neighbors of the Navy’s practice airstrip just southeast of Coupeville already are used to hearing jets roaring overhead as pilots practice touch-and-go landings meant to simulate landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier.

Solar project seeking local money

A California company that wants to install solar panels at Greenbank Farm needs more investors so it can qualify for a renewable-energy incentive from the state of Washington.

Fair a mixture of change and tradition

The name and ownership of the annual fair held each August in Langley has changed, but visitors may not notice much of a difference.

Ordinance could protect historic homes

A leaking roof, broken window or missing door on a historic structure could cause damage that is expensive or impossible to fix, leading to a property owner’s decision to tear the building down rather than spend money repairing it.

Coupeville may end park impact fee

Before hammer can hit nail and drill can bite into wood, a fee to mitigate the impact of new home construction on parks, recreation and open space in Coupeville must be paid to Town Hall.

Traffic flows at arts fest

Row upon row of cars filled the makeshift parking lot on the Coupeville Community Green as people descended upon the town’s Arts and Crafts Festival last weekend.

Ballots due in Aug. 7 primary election

Secretary of State Sam Reed is urging a great turnout for Washington’s Top 2 Primary, which offers voters a chance to pick finalists for Washington governor, U.S. Congress, the Legislature and many state and local offices.

Incumbents advance to general election

It appears voters in Island County Commissioner District 1 are satisfied with the status quo.

Coupeville council meeting cancelled

The Coupeville Town Council meeting that was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 has been cancelled.

Cranberry Lake closed to swimming

The west side of Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass State Park has been closed to swimming due to high levels of E. coli bacteria.

Dog license fees go up

When Bob McCarthy presented his views on the proposed dog-license fee increase to the Island County Commissioners, he said he was so angry he could hardly talk.