Coupeville

Town to resubmit grant for community green

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes will modify and resubmit an application for a Rural Economic Development grant the town sought earlier this year to develop its… Continue reading

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill

Dave Ebersole started to count the years in his head then realized the math was starting to get tricky. He marveled at the accomplishments of… Continue reading

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill
Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville

Popularity of Coupeville’s Memorial Day parade has created big concerns for the little town. Organizers are making significant changes to the parade route this year,… Continue reading

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville
Waterfront association moves into new location

Waterfront association moves into new location

Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is stretching out in new office space and gearing up for a busy tourist season. Previously housed in the chamber’s visitor… Continue reading

Waterfront association moves into new location
Jordan Schisel, left, determines the length of a cut during the Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers’ annual work day Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Coupeville. The volunteer nonprofit group participated in 18 different projects to help their Central Whidbey neighbors Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Sun shines on Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a small group gathered at a home tucked in the woods just outside Coupeville and built a new all-weather deck.… Continue reading

Jordan Schisel, left, determines the length of a cut during the Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers’ annual work day Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Coupeville. The volunteer nonprofit group participated in 18 different projects to help their Central Whidbey neighbors Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Friends holding info meeting at Greenbank Farm

Friends of Greenbank Farm will hold a public meeting 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Barn A. The nonprofit group will present the latest information… Continue reading

Clam diggers survey the beaches on the west end of Penn Cove Saturday, April 29. State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers reminded clammers over the weekend that that beach is closed until June 1. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Enforcement officers remind clam diggers that Penn Cove beach is closed

A new rule closing shellfish harvesting at a popular Whidbey Island beach is catching many clammers by surprise. Enforcement officers with the Washington Department of… Continue reading

Clam diggers survey the beaches on the west end of Penn Cove Saturday, April 29. State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers reminded clammers over the weekend that that beach is closed until June 1. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Town Hall doing some remodeling

Coupeville Town Hall is under construction for the next several weeks as it creates a more secure space for its marshal’s office. The planning department… Continue reading

Freeland man selected as next port director

Former Whidbey Telecom employee Chris Michalopoulos was chosen as the next executive director for the Port of Coupeville. Michalopoulos was one of six candidates interviewed… Continue reading

Jessica Larson, land steward for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, speaks to residents near Crockett Lake Thursday, April 27, 2017, about a plan to eradicate noxious weeds near the lake over the next three years. The main culprit is hairy willow-herb, which grows on more than 100 acres near Crockett Lake, making it the worst infestation in Washington state. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Land trust faces a hairy situation: removal of 100 acres of noxious weed

Crockett Lake is known for attracting an array of bird species, making it one of Whidbey Island’s most popular destinations for birders. On windy days,… Continue reading

Jessica Larson, land steward for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, speaks to residents near Crockett Lake Thursday, April 27, 2017, about a plan to eradicate noxious weeds near the lake over the next three years. The main culprit is hairy willow-herb, which grows on more than 100 acres near Crockett Lake, making it the worst infestation in Washington state. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville Elementary to hold kindergarten parent information night

Coupeville Elementary School is holding a kindergarten parent information night this month. The informational meeting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. May 18 in the… Continue reading

Town addresses noise complaints at Rec Hall

The Town of Coupeville is working to address complaints about noise coming from the Recreation Hall while still maintaining the building as a community asset.… Continue reading

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
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