Coupeville

Zoning may be key to Coupeville’s A-frame work around

Coupeville Town Planner Owen Dennison came up with an idea to use zoning to get around proposed sign code restrictions that some say may have… Continue reading

Melissa Rohr, attending a school orientation in Coupeville last August, is leaving the Coupeville School District for another position in Southern California. Coupeville is now seeking a new middle school principal. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville starts search for middle school principal

The Coupeville School District is looking for a new principal to lead its middle school after learning that Melissa Rohr is leaving the district to… Continue reading

Melissa Rohr, attending a school orientation in Coupeville last August, is leaving the Coupeville School District for another position in Southern California. Coupeville is now seeking a new middle school principal. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29

Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29

When Bennett Boyles became ill last spring, the Coupeville community rallied to his support. This month, it mourned his death. Boyles, 12, died April 6… Continue reading

Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29
Port finally settles on tenant lease rates

Port finally settles on tenant lease rates

At least one more tenant plans to leave Greenbank Farm after learning of the increased rents the Port of Coupeville will be charging over the… Continue reading

Port finally settles on tenant lease rates

Town gets $10K grant for safety switch

Town of Coupeville received a $10,000 grant to make it safer for staff to turn on generators for the South Main Street lift station. The… Continue reading

Town hoping to grow renewed interest in community garden

Town hoping to grow renewed interest in community garden

Coupeville’s Community Garden is getting a little TLC with the hope of sprouting renewed public interest. Public works employees from the Town of Coupeville installed… Continue reading

Town hoping to grow renewed interest in community garden
Madison Rixe, left, and McKenzie Meyer give a demonstration of the helicopter event at the Coupeville school board meeting last month. Rixe and Meyer are among 13 Coupeville High School students who will participate in the Science Olympiad state competition at Highline College April 15. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville High sends 13 to state Science Olympiad

Mitchell Carroll gets a rush from soaring as a track athlete at Coupeville High School whether it be in the pole vault or jumping events.… Continue reading

Madison Rixe, left, and McKenzie Meyer give a demonstration of the helicopter event at the Coupeville school board meeting last month. Rixe and Meyer are among 13 Coupeville High School students who will participate in the Science Olympiad state competition at Highline College April 15. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter departs from the Keystone Spit portion of Fort Casey State Park after a false alarm involving a diver at the underwater park. A number of other emergency responders arrived as well after someone spotted the diver entering the water in jeans and a sweatshirt and was concerned when he didn’t surface. The diver had a wet suit underneath. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coast Guard responds to false alarm at Coupeville underwater park

A diver surfaced from the choppy waters near Fort Casey State Park Thursday afternoon and probably wondered what all the fuss was about. The diver… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter departs from the Keystone Spit portion of Fort Casey State Park after a false alarm involving a diver at the underwater park. A number of other emergency responders arrived as well after someone spotted the diver entering the water in jeans and a sweatshirt and was concerned when he didn’t surface. The diver had a wet suit underneath. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville Elementary School children wait to depart school grounds on March 31, 2017. The Coupeville School District is exploring options as it looks at long-range planning for the aging elementary school. One option is to build a new school away from the busy highway. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville eyes possibility of a new elementary school

Long before Dave Ebersole walked the grounds as principal of Coupeville Elementary School, he ran around the same fields as a child. Ebersole, who grew… Continue reading

Coupeville Elementary School children wait to depart school grounds on March 31, 2017. The Coupeville School District is exploring options as it looks at long-range planning for the aging elementary school. One option is to build a new school away from the busy highway. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Jessica Larson, a land steward with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, stands before a split-rail fence Thursday, Aprl 6, 2018 that was installed in March to keep duck hunters and others from parking on the property near Crockett Lake in Central Whidbey. The land trust purchased the 85-acre property from a private landowner in December on the lake’s northeast corner to protect it and its abundant species of birds as part of the 423-acre Crockett Lake Wetland Preserve. The newly acquired property had been a widely used access point and place to park for waterfowl hunters for years. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Duck hunters get the squeeze at Crockett Lake

For decades, residents near Crockett Lake on Central Whidbey have awakened to the sound of shot gun blasts in the predawn hours of fall and… Continue reading

Jessica Larson, a land steward with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, stands before a split-rail fence Thursday, Aprl 6, 2018 that was installed in March to keep duck hunters and others from parking on the property near Crockett Lake in Central Whidbey. The land trust purchased the 85-acre property from a private landowner in December on the lake’s northeast corner to protect it and its abundant species of birds as part of the 423-acre Crockett Lake Wetland Preserve. The newly acquired property had been a widely used access point and place to park for waterfowl hunters for years. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville doctor in ‘satisfactory stable’ condition following plane crash

Coupeville doctor in ‘satisfactory stable’ condition following plane crash

A Coupeville ophthalmologist is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after surviving a plane crash Sunday in Olympic National Park. Agencies involved with the… Continue reading

Coupeville doctor in ‘satisfactory stable’ condition following plane crash
McKenna Somes, left, Jake Jarrell and Morgan Stevens enjoy a game after classes let out on the grounds of Coupeville Middle/High School Friday. The school district is reorganizing its leadership and making other changes to give the middle school its identity back and allow middle school students more time to be kids. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville schools going back to model that lets middle schoolers be kids

During her career as an educator, Glenda Merwine got the opportunity to interact with students of all ages. As a teacher and later as an… Continue reading

McKenna Somes, left, Jake Jarrell and Morgan Stevens enjoy a game after classes let out on the grounds of Coupeville Middle/High School Friday. The school district is reorganizing its leadership and making other changes to give the middle school its identity back and allow middle school students more time to be kids. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville Superintendent Jim Shank was one of three finalists for the Twin Falls (Idaho) School District’s superintendent post. The school district announced Monday that it decided to hire one of its own longtime administrators for the position. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Twin Falls picks one of its own for superintendent post

Members of the Coupeville School Board breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after the Twin Falls School District in Idaho announced that it was… Continue reading

Coupeville Superintendent Jim Shank was one of three finalists for the Twin Falls (Idaho) School District’s superintendent post. The school district announced Monday that it decided to hire one of its own longtime administrators for the position. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Longtime Greenbank Farm tenant, the Rob Schouten Gallery, is packing up and moving. The business has found a new home in the Village by the… Continue reading

Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Town unveils new updated website

Town of Coupeville unveiled a new website that, officials say, gives them more flexibility and is a better public resource. The new website has the… Continue reading

Coupeville brings track back to its home turf

Coupeville brings track back to its home turf

Coupeville held its own three-ring circus Thursday. A 400-meter oval served as the center stage and Mother Nature provided a blue-skied big top. The school… Continue reading

Coupeville brings track back to its home turf
Ebey’s Forever hits million-dollar milestone

Ebey’s Forever hits million-dollar milestone

Ebey’s Forever grants hit $1 million mark

Ebey’s Forever hits million-dollar milestone
Dr. Tim Lawrence, director of Washington State University’s Island County Extension in Coupeville, explains how a meeting room will be used for WSU classes using video-conferencing equipment. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Wazzu on Whidbey thanks to technology

Tim Lawrence admits to having a lot of ideas buzzing around in his head. One of them calls for a glass beehive in the lobby… Continue reading

Dr. Tim Lawrence, director of Washington State University’s Island County Extension in Coupeville, explains how a meeting room will be used for WSU classes using video-conferencing equipment. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
Coupeville School District Superintendent Jim Shank looks over plans at a school board meeting. Shank is a finalist for the superintendent post in Twin Falls, Idaho. Photo by Ron Newberry

Coupeville superintendent eyes Idaho post

The idea of Jim Shank leaving as superintendent in the Coupeville School District for another job became a shocking reality last week when it was… Continue reading

Coupeville School District Superintendent Jim Shank looks over plans at a school board meeting. Shank is a finalist for the superintendent post in Twin Falls, Idaho. Photo by Ron Newberry

A sign of spring: Farmers market starting Saturday

The arrival of spring came and went rather unceremoniously this month. Prolonged cold, wet weather has a way of doing that. Proof of spring’s emergence… Continue reading

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