Coupeville

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.

County targets corporate personhood

One of the latest resolutions approved by the Island County commissioners is directed to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress.

Coupeville, Clinton ferry committees need volunteers

Volunteers are being sought for the Clinton Ferry Committee and the Coupeville Ferry Committee.

Emergency services on Aug. 7 ballot

Voters are being asked if they want to renew the property-tax levy that pays for emergency medical services on Whidbey Island.

Festival parking plan aims to ease traffic

With the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival just a little over a week away, organizers are hoping a new traffic plan will help prevent the backup that occurred last year in the southbound lane of Hwy. 20 on the approach to Coupeville.

Ferry reservations slow, but smooth

Ferry officials presented statistics on the new reservation system and discussed July 25 how communication and the system’s speed could be improved.

Marine biotoxins prompt shellfish harvest closure

Most of the southwest side of Whidbey Island has been closed to recreational shellfish harvesting following the discovery of high concentrations of marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Property value notices mailed

Property tax valuation notices were mailed to all Island County residential property owners on Aug. 1 according to the Island County Assessor.

Coupeville sends RV waste to Oak Harbor

Coupeville is sending its RV visitors with human waste on board to get rid of to Oak Harbor.

America’s espresso obsession began in historic Coupeville

The next time you’re in line at Starbucks, consider this: America’s mania for fancy coffee has its roots in a very modest ice cream shop on Front Street in Coupeville.

Markets focus on homemade, homegrown

It’s been a weird year weather-wise for Whidbey Island farmers said Peg Tennant, manager of both the Coupeville and Oak Harbor farmers markets.

America’s espresso obsession began in historic Coupeville

The next time you’re in line at Starbucks, consider this: America’s mania for fancy coffee has its roots in a very modest ice cream shop on Front Street in Coupeville.

UPDATED: Pastor recovering from serious back injury

Family and friends of Garrett Arnold were saddened today to learn that he has permanent damage to his spinal cord below his mid-section as a result of a fall off an embankment in Ledgewood. Arnold is pastor of Living Hope Foursquare Church in Coupeville.

New county sign rules aimed at helping businesses

With efforts spearheaded by the Island County Planning Department, the county is nearing the final stages of making significant changes to its commercial sign regulations.

State fines cruise ship for discharges in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Miami-based Celebrity Cruises, Inc. has been fined $100,000 for allowing a cruise ship Mercury to discharge more than a half million gallons of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 2005.

State fines cruise ship for discharges in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Miami-based Celebrity Cruises, Inc. has been fined $100,000 for allowing a cruise ship Mercury to discharge more than a half million gallons of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 2005.

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How unusual was June weather?

The cool, cloudy, and frequently wet days of June may have seemed unusually bad, but temperatures and rainfall were very clost to normal.

The Problem with Associate Members

The board of the beach club (legally known as ACHOA) has made it clear they intent to go for broke, and peddle the HOA agenda to its terminus.

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