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VOL. 18, NO. 28
School chief resigns from interim spot By Megan Hansen Editor
The Coupeville School District Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Friday after interim Superintendent Karen Koschak resigned. Koschak resigned via email last Thursday citing a family medical situation. Her official resignation date will be Thursday, Feb. 28, but she will be using accrued leave “to attend to family medical demands in the immediate future.” “If the medical situation permits, I would plan to return for some time in February to guide the curriculum adoption process, however, at this point in time I cannot determine whether that will be possible,” Koschak wrote. She was scheduled to hold the superintendent position through the end of the year while the district searched for a new chief. During the board’s meeting Friday, it accepted the resignation and appointed Gerald W. Jenkins as the new interim. Jenkins is the superintendent for Northwest Educational Service District 189, which covers school districts in five counties. See SCHOOLS, page 12
Decision made for Parker Road changes By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
In response to public concern, the Washington State Department of Transportation, working with Island Transit and Island County, unveiled plans to alter three intersections on Highway 20 near Outlying Field and Island Transit’s headquarters. The transportation agency wants to close the intersections of Old Smith Prairie and Parker roads with Highway 20. Plans call for funneling traffic from Parker Road to Morris Road. Then a left turn lane and a right turn lane will be installed on Highway 20 at the intersection of Morris Road. Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation had a list of eight options to consider for improving the road conditions on such a windy stretch of HighSee ROADS, page 12
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Coupeville artist Roger Purdue shares a story with Coupeville resident Gary Piazzon during Sunday’s gathering to celebrate the local artist.
Purdue honored for festival images By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter
A longtime Coupeville artist and educator was honored for his work helping the Penn Cove Water Festival this week. Roger Purdue, a woodworker who has for decades designed the logo for the annual festival, was honored for the artwork he has contributed over the years. Dozens of people, along with several representatives from the Samish Indian Nation, attended an event Sunday to unveil the latest logo for the Water Festival that takes place May 18 in Coupeville. During the unveiling, Purdue received several gifts from the Samish Indian Nation, which is based in Anacortes. He received a cedar hat decorated with an eagle feather and a button blanket, both of which were made by members of the Samish Nation. “I’m at a loss for words. Thank you, thank you,” Purdue said while Rosie Cayou, Samish Indian Nation cultural development coordinator, wrapped the blanket around Purdue and placed the hat on his head. The blanket was made by Diana and Pat Dunn, also members of the Samish
Tribal Nation. Purdue has donated new designs for the Penn Cove Water Festival for more than 20 years. Each logo, which will eventually be placed on posters and T-shirts promoting the festival, keeps within the Native American tradition highlighted by the festiveal each year. Canoe racers from Native American tribes across the Puget Sound region and First Nations peoples in Canada descend upon Coupeville to compete in a day-long series of races in Penn Cove. The Water Festival also features Native American dancers, singers, storytellers and foods. Cayou sang two traditional songs during the image release event. She also touched upon the similarities between Purdue’s family history and herown. They both have roots on Orcas Island.
Purdue also ensured his legacy of Native American inspired images will continue to be featured in upcoming festivals. He donated 15 years worth of images. Susan Berta, longtime volunteer who helps organize the canoe races and head of the Orca Network, shared how Purdue started designing the images, the first of which was based on water drop and a canoe, and how they became more elaborate over the years. “I’m so happy to have come to know you. Your generosity has been amazing,” Berta said during the meeting. The day also provided a chance for interested people to sign up to volunteer for the May 18 festival. Organizers always need help to organize such an event that is held in two parts of Coupeville and takes leaders about 12 months to organize.
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Bluff erosion declared emergency By Justin Burnett Staff Reporter
Erosion of the bluff on North East Front Street in Coupeville appears to have slowed much over the past week but the town council has decided to declare the situation an emergency. The declaration was approved by unanimous vote at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday and was something of a housekeeping measure as it authorized Mayor Nancy Conard’s earlier steps to address the situation. It also, however, empowers her to sign other contracts concerning the issue as the need may arise without having to first get council approval.
Earlier this month, the section of bluff began to rapidly erode and threaten a gravel sidewalk and the road. Conard acted independently by hiring a geotechnical engineering company to evaluation the situation, determine why the erosion was occurring and come up with possible solutions. The firm, Kirkland-based Associated Earth Sciences, Inc., was contracted for a sum of $6,760. A surveyor were also hired for $5,800 and an archeologist but the archeologist’s contract amount could not be verified by press time. According to Town Engineer Greg Cane, high tides have continued to eat away at the bluff but no so much to raise
an alarm. Also, the review by the geotechnical firm settled fears that the erosion would accelerate beyond control. “He kinda put our minds at ease… he said, ‘You’ve got time,’” Cane said. One possible fix would be to firm up the bluff using the earth retention technique known as Soldier Piles. Basically,”H” piles are pounded into the ground vertically and boards placed between the two trees of each pile. But Cane said town officials won’t decide what to do until the geotechnical firm releases a more detailed analysis later this month. One or more solutions could be presented.
County looks at evening hearings By Justin Burnett Staff Reporter
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Navy secretary visits Whidbey Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks with Julian Banks, 3, and sister Tatiyana, 7, during his recent visit to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Mabus addressed base personnel, covering issues both federal and local. He also reenlisted 12 sailors, including Banks’ mother, Petty Officer First Class Shannon Banks.
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In an effort to comply with Island County code, the commissioners may soon start holding some public hearings during the evening. Nothing has been decided yet, but the commissioners are also considering moving their regular Monday meetings to Tuesday and holding town hall-style meetings, also during the evening, either on a monthly or quarterly basis. The possible changes are the result of brainstorming by the entire board but Commissioner Kelly Emerson got the ball rolling in early January when she requested board support to
hold at least one of its Monday meetings at night. Emerson pushed a similar proposal two years ago, but wasn’t successful in convincing her fellow commissioners. The idea was to make county government more accessible and encourage participation by offering flexibility for public comment. “We really don’t have any time when anybody can come down after work hours and comment,” Emerson said. Evening meetings are occasionally held for special issues but the board’s regular Monday and Wednesday meetings are all held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week. Aside from the Port of
Coupeville, it is the only government organization on Whidbey Island that holds its primary business meetings during the day. Oak Harbor, Coupeville and Langley, the three school districts, the three fire districts, the Port of South Whidbey and the two parks districts all have their meetings in the evening. Although Emerson’s proposal did not move forward in January, it was tabled and the suggestion got more traction at a work session last week. Commissioner Jill Johnson said she was a “fan” of the idea, but questioned whether the Monday meeting was the best choice. “I’m not saying no be-
cause I like the evening concept,” Johnson said. As the more formal of the board’s two regular meetings, Mondays are the time when the commissioners vote on the day-to-day administrative minutia needed to keep county government functioning. Johnson suggested a quarterly town hall-type meeting might better achieve the goal of public participation. If the board moves ahead, Price Johnson said it would be a big shift in the way business is conducted. It would likely take time to implement, she said. “You don’t make those kind of changes quickly to county government.”
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County to review current gun law By Justin Burnett Staff Reporter
Following suit with Oak Harbor, Island County has set its sights on doing away with its own decades-old section of code concerning the public possession of firearms in parks. That was one of a series of proposed revisions to the park’s code reviewed by the commissioners last week. Most are “housekeeping items,” but a section that bans all but authorized law enforcement personnel from having guns in parks is being tagged for removal strictly for legal reasons. “The action is meant to align with state law, which says no one can exclude folks from having weapons in parks,” said Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, chairwoman of the board. The changes were discussed just one day after a
widely publicized and controversial meeting in Oak Harbor, in which the City Council agreed to do away with its years-old prohibition. The meeting drew the largest crowd seen at a council meeting in years, totaling nearly 180 people. Many in attendance were armed and protested the code they considered an infringement of their Second Amendment rights. Although the county’s proposed park rule changes were discussed the day after the brouhaha in Oak Harbor, Price Johnson and other county officials maintain the timing was largely coincidence. The revisions have been in the works for some time and were discussed by the board more than six months ago. Action was delayed, however, because other sections of the park’s code needed an overhaul as well.
“We’ve been working on these since last summer,” said Bill Oakes, director of Island County Public Works. In July, Oakes informed the board that the prosecutor’s office had determined more than two years before that the section of code forbidding guns in county parks violated both state law and court precedent. Commissioner Kelly Emerson proposed a resolution to address the problem, but neither Price Johnson nor former Commissioner Angie Homola would support the document at the time. Emerson handed out the resolution at the meeting for the first time, but her colleagues had concerns about some of the wording and a possibility for process redundancy. Everyone agreed that the code needed to be revised, however, in order to conform with state law. In
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fact, Price Johnson asked for the issue to be put on the agenda for discussion last year. Similarly, the commissioner confirmed last week that there are no county ordinances that blocks the public from wearing firearms to board meetings. The board agreed unanimously to move forward with the amendments and the entire package is once again to go through legal review. Once complete, the board will set a public hearing and take a vote. Oakes said he expects that to happen sometime in late March. In an interview this week, Emerson said the rule change for guns in parks “could have been sooner” but was satisfied that the code will soon be changed to comply with state law. “At least we got there,” she said.
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Take pause to remember the love in life Many of you are probably on the customary sugar high that traditionally comes with Valentine’s Day. While you’re savoring those chocolate morsels nested in heart-shaped boxes, take pause to consider the origins and true meaning of the holiday. According to History.com, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. “One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret,” according to the website. It is said by the Middle Ages, Valentine became one of the most popular saints in England and France. Some believe Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial—which probably occurred around A.D. 270—others claim that the Christian church decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to Christianize”the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. During the Fifth Century Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 St. Valentine’s Day. But it wasn’t until much later that the holiday became associated with love. In fact, during the Middle Ages the same date was believed to be the beginning of birds’ mating season. Whatever origins you believe, Valentine’s Day is a day of love. Whether it’s the love between a husband and wife, parent and child or friends, take time today to appreciate the love in your life. I’ve been blessed with a lot of love in my life, not just from my family, but amazing friends. I have friends, who even though I moved three hours away, send me get well soon cards when I get the flu. I have thoughtful, caring friends. Today, as the taste of chocolate leaves my mouth, I will remember the taste only lasts mere moments, but special relationships will last a lifetime. — Megan Hansen, Editor
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Thanks to all the fans who supported team Editor, As a graduating senior at Coupeville High School I would like to thank all of the fans that came to the basketball games throughout my fours years playing here. Although the season didn’t end the way I had hoped, I am so grateful for our amazing fans this year and the enthusiasm that they brought to each game. I would also like to thank my teammates who fought by my side. I am proud to be called your teammate and wish all of you the best. To all of the coaches that I have had throughout the years you have all made me a better man and I cannot thank you enough for the lessons learned on and off the court. I’m proud to be a called a Wolf and a part of Coupeville High School. Go Wolves.
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Don’t let Coupeville follow Oak Harbor Editor, Really, Oak Harbor? I hope Coupe-
ville does better. My husband and I moved to Whidbey Island just over a year ago, and I’ve been wondering what the public sentiment towards gun violence prevention was going to be in the wake of the murder of 20 small children and their teachers in Connecticut. I’ve asked some acquaintances, and looked for comments in this paper, and still don’t have a good feel for how my fellow Coupeville residents feel about gun policy proposals under discussion. After learning about what transpired in Oak Harbor last week, I feel compelled to take the temperature of my community and to voice my deep concerns. As a mother, grandmother and public health policy professional, I shutter thinking about what the children next door, down the street and across town might experience if guns were allowed in public parks and playgrounds. As a taxpayer, I wonder how attractive a vacation stop Coupeville would be if guns were toted all over town. Would Coupeville be a safer, better place to live in or visit if it goes the way of Oak Harbor? I think not.
Holly Grason Coupeville
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Don’t let your hedges hog your yard
toni grove sowin ’n’ the trowel My mother always said she preferred living where she could go outside on her front porch in her nightgown and spit if she wanted to. Not that my mother ever did that. Well, the spitting part, anyway. What it comes down to, if Mom had lived closer to her neighbors, someone would have been forced to either build a tall fence or plant a hedgerow mighty quick. As much as I loved my mother, my sympathies would be with the neighbors on this one. A good hedge can not only increase your sense of privacy, but also add color
and texture to your landscape. It can deter kids and dogs from using your lawn as the neighborhood shortcut, disguise an unsightly fence, or simply mark the boundaries of your yard. A bad hedge, on the other hand, can create a nuisance for both you and your neighbors. Like Salvador Dali’s mustache, it can end up costing you far more in time and energy just trying to keep it contained and well manicured than it was ever worth growing in the first place. For example, the good thing about English laurel (Prunus spp.) is it has attractive evergreen foliage, gets tall — up to 20 feet or more — and can easily be squared off into a formal hedge. That’s the extent of the good in my book, because unless you want a dense, nearly impenetrable fortress around your property and are in love with your hedge trimmer, think again before
planting this behemoth. If just let it keep going up you’ll have a permanent struggle to keep the top several feet under control, the result being an enormous muffin top that tells the world you’re too cheap to buy a taller ladder. Don’t be that guy. Instead, try cutting your laurel back hard, then let it go without heavy pruning for a year and enjoy the spikes of lovely white flowers laurel hedges rarely get a chance to display. (You mean laurel blooms?) Then cut it down and vow never again to speak its name. If you’ve ever accidently backed into a holly bush or Rosa rugosa while bending over doing yard work, you’ll agree planting a row of either of these could easily discourage trespassers. It will also discourage bending over while doing yard work Just know rugosa is notorious for spreading via suckers.
If you want a line of rugosas and not a field of rugosas, you’ll have to dig those suckers up every year. English holly (Ilex aquifolium) is considered invasive by everyone but holly farmers, so while you may be planting it with gusto in your yard, at the same time someone somewhere in Western Washington will be removing it with even greater fervor from public parks and native forests. When it comes down to it, every plant has got both pros and cons when it comes to forming a hedge. Even lavender, that queen of fragrant and elegant spikes, can look lackluster in the winter after it’s been sheered. But have a little faith and it will make up for all its past sins in mid- summer when it blooms. I almost forgot boxwood! It smells like cat urine. Enough said about that.
Art school to unveil new kinetic sculpture Celebrate the unveiling of the Pacific NorthWest Art School’s new kinetic sculpture at the school’s annual meeting set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. The school is located at 15 N.W. Birch St., Coupeville. This year, as a way to publicly honor
those who support the school, a kinetic sculpture designed and built by local artist Jonathan Ward of Winfield Designs will be revealed. It consists of gears and cogs that all work and move together, much like the school’s volunteers, staff, students,
board members and supporters do. The base of the sculpture will honor the school’s founders. Every year as patrons “Fund Our Programs” on a certain level, they will receive their name on a gear or cog. All are welcome to attend.
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Friday, Feb. 8 12:10 p.m., someone reported seeing what looked like a baby bear cub, but not. It was dead on the side of the road at State Highway 20 and S. Main Street. 1:30 p.m., disorderly conduct at Whidbey General Hospital.
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Tuesday, Feb. 5 3:40 p.m., someone called trying to obtain the report from a theft complaint. 3:59 p.m., perjury reported on N.E. Seventh Street. 6:30 p.m., person reported being concerned about their bipolar neighbor on N. Main Street. 9:59 p.m., woman reported a man she was living with and recently kicked out came back to the residence on S.W. Terry Road and trashed it.
10:07 a.m., commercial alarm on N.W. Front Street. 12:17 p.m., someone reported a semi truck driving at an unsafe speed and passing vehicles at State Highway 525 and Puget Drive. 4:56 p.m., verbal dispute reported on N. Main Street.
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Commissioners take next step in curbside repeal By Justin Burnett Staff Reporter
The final nail in the coffin of mandatory curbside recycling hasn’t been hammered yet but it’s looking more and more like it’s just a matter of time. Last week Republican Island County Commissioners Kelly Emerson and Jill Johnson agreed to begin the process to rescind a level of service ordinance that was passed this past December and begin discussions for a voluntary curbside program instead. The law adopted last year forces the county’s franchised hauler, Coupeville-based Island Disposal, to begin offering twice monthly curbside recycling service to residents in Langley and rural areas of Whidbey Island. Although there is no requirement to become or remain an Island Disposal customer, participation is mandatory for all customers who subscribe to trash service. That lack of flexibility has been the mortar for the main tenets for the program; affordability for customers and the guarantee for enough participation to hike the county’s recycling rate from its current 32 percent to the state’s 50 percent. But it’s also been one of the primary sticking points of critics since the plan was
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Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson addresses Kent Kovalenko, district manager for Island Disposal’s parent company, Waste Connections, at the board’s work session last week. She and Commissioner Kelly Emerson agreed to move forward with a process to repeal curbside side recycling and begin discussion for voluntary service. first unveiled in 2007. And although the issue has seen years of discussion, in the end, it’s demonstrating itself to be an insurmountable obstacle for some decision makers. “At this stage in the economy‚ I’m uncomfortable foundationally with saying
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it’s an all or nothing deal,” Johnson said. A freshman commissioner who only just took office and something of a swing vote on the board, Johnson said she is loath to force so many – estimated to be about 9,000 customers – to pay for a “program of want before taking care of responsibilities of need.” Law and justice officials are crying out for additional funding and there is a discussion going on now to put a sales or property tax on a ballot sometime this year. The curbside ordinance was passed in a unanimous 2-0 vote by Democratic Commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Angie Homola, who was unseated by Johnson in
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November. Tea Party Republican Commissioner Kelly Emerson abstained from the vote at the time but recently asked that the issue be rehashed, claiming the decision remains unpopular with the public. “In fact, I don’t think I’m hearing any support whatsoever,” Emerson said. “Rather than have this be a last minute decision by an old board‚ we should put it out and see if what the people really wanted,” she said. “I would be willing to put this to a vote of the people as well.” Shaking her head, Price Johnson called it an “odd concept” to put a service provided by a private business out for a vote of the people. She also disputed Emerson’s
assertions about the programs unpopularity, saying there has been an “even response” from constituents. “It’s not an unusual thing for county government for people to object,” Price Johnson said. “You often don’t hear the ‘atta-boys’ for the things that people agree with. What they do is sit back and if doing what it is they want you to do, they often don’t respond.” Johnson said she disagreed that Island Disposal is just a private business. It’s the county’s franchised hauler and is regulated by the state, which puts it in a different arena, she said. She made it clear that while she is against a mandatory program, she would
not be opposed to one that’s voluntary. Island Disposal estimated early last year the cost would be about $22, roughly twice the $11.60 the hauler quoted for the mandatory service. Kent Kovalenko, district manager for Island Disposal’s parent company, Waste Connections, was in attendance Wednesday. He reminded the board that the county twice asked for proposals from industry leaders and they didn’t respond for a very simple reason. “It’s a bad business model,” Kovalenko said. He said it was a matter of risk as a mandatory program guarantees a certain amount of revenue where a voluntary service does not. “If you’re so willing to push this program, you guys want to write the check?” he said. Johnson, the former director of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, was quick to argue that risk is a part of business. “No business is guaranteed revenue,” she said. “You’re asking the county to be your safety net so that your business doesn’t lose money.” Kovalenko said it’s not that simple, citing state regulation of rates and the possible ramifications that might have on customer participation. He said an ordinance had already been passed so “why not just let the people decide for themselves whether they want it or not.” In the end, the board elected not to put the issue on a ballot. The fate of a voluntary program remains unclear but Johnson and Emerson did agree to move forward with the process to repeal the existing level of service ordinance. A public hearing is required but the meeting has yet to be scheduled.
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South Whidbey drives Wolves from district playoffs It was like rubbing salt into the wound. It was adding insult to injury. Pick your cliche for discomfort beyond the expected pain… not only did both Coupeville High School basketball teams get eliminated from the district tournament last week, but they were ousted at rival South Whidbey High School in emotional, spirited contests. The Coupeville girls lost 43-36 at South Whidbey Wednesday, Feb. 6, and the boys fell 56-45 Thursday. For the girls, the loss not only stung because it was an elimination game and came at the hands of the Falcons, but also because the Wolves led most of the game. South Whidbey (12-11) stole the come-from-behind win by outscoring Coupeville 19-7 in the final period. The Wolves (6-16) were as hot at the beginning as they were cold at the end, scooting out of the chute to an 11-2 lead thanks to four points from Hailey Hammer and a three-pointer by Bree Messner. The Falcons, behind Ellie Green and Annalies Schuster, responded with a 13-4 run that spanned the first two quarters. First they came within five, 13-8, at the end of the first quarter and then knotted the game at 15.
A bucket by Hammer, who scored all of her eight points in the first half, helped Coupeville regain the lead and go into the locker room up 18-15. Coupeville senior Bessie Walstad dominated the third quarter. She scored nine of her team-high 12 points in the period and pushed her team to a 29-24 lead going into the last eight minutes. Midway through the third quarter, the Falcons concentrated on getting the ball in Green’s hands and into Schuster in the paint. While the South Whidbey pair worked at getting the Falcons back in the game, the Coupeville offense disappeared. In the fourth quarter, buckets by Lauren Escalle and Amanda Fabrizi helped the Wolves stay ahead, 33-30, then the Falcons finished the game on a 13-3 run. Another three-ball by Messner was all the Wolves could muster as Coupeville went in a fiveminute scoring drought. Coach David King said, “Our offense just stalled and we couldn’t make any shots.” The Wolves trailed by five with less than two minutes to go and were forced foul. South Whidbey hit seven of 11 free throws in the quarter to wrap up the win. The Falcons enjoyed a sizable advantage at the line, sinking 15 of 24 for the game; the Wolves were only one of six.
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Nick Streubel fights through the attempted block of South Whidbey’s Nick Bennett. King said, “We had our moments and just couldn’t sustain our offense for the 32 minutes.” Messner finished with six points, Escalle four, Fabrizi two, Jai’Lysa Hoskins two and Makana Stone two. Walstad added seven rebounds, and Stone had six boards and three blocks. Schuster and Green combined to score 33 of the Falcons’ 43 points. The boys game was, well, different. Both teams had a slew of
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problem and exasperated the players, coaches and fans from both schools. The Wolves fell behind early, then rallied late. Their comeback was hindered by three technical fouls, one legit, one suspect and one downright baffling. But complaining won’t change the result and the Wolves finished their season at 1-21 and the Falcons upped their mark to 5-18. South Whidbey was eliminated from the tournament Friday, losing 66-56 to Mount Baker. South Whidbey used a harassing, full-court manto-man defense to cause a cascade of turnovers that resulted in a 12-2 lead. From there, Coupeville played catch up. The first quarter ended 12-4, and the Falcons pushed the lead to 11 several times in the second period. With the help of eight points from Ben Etzell, the Wolves trimmed the gap to 26-21 at one point and trailed 28-21 at the half. Hoops by Nick Streubel and Etzell and three free throws by Wiley Hesselgrave cut the margin to two, 3028, with 3:57 left in the third quarter. Then the Wolves were weakened when starters Ca-
leb Valko and Hesselgrave went to the bench with four fouls, and two technicals helped South Whidbey go up 38-32 heading into the fourth period. The final quarter turned into a free-throw shooting contest. The teams combined to sink 21 of 24 foul shots in the period with the Falcons making 13 of 15. In all, the teams connected on 41 of 59 free throws in the contest. The game’s final 16 points were all scored from the line. South Whidbey went up 46-34 with 2:38 remaining. The Wolves hit eight consecutive free throws to go along with an Etzell three to slice it to 49-45 with 42 seconds left. Coupeville wouldn’t score again and the Falcons drilled seven straight foul shots as the Wolves were forced to foul. Etzell scored a game-high 18 points, Streubel had 10, Valko six, Morgan Payne four, Hesselgrave four and Joel Walstad three. Coach Anthony Smith said, “I am so proud, the kids played hard. It was a good, hard-fought game; we just lost it at the end.” He added, “We turned the corner; better things are ahead.”
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whidbey island’s community calendar Wed., Feb. 13 Ready Readers Baby and Me Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Newborns through 24 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org. AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 13, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Schedule an appointment by calling 360678-3000. Literature and Laughter Book Group, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 13, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Discuss “Swamplandia.” 360678-4911.
Thurs., Feb. 14 Ready Readers Preschool Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive; 9:30 a.m., Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Ages 3-5 enjoy books, songs and activities that prepare young minds for reading. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115; snoisle.org.
Play Reading for Fun Troupe, 2-5 p.m. Feb. 14, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Share ideas and read scripts for the Whidbey Playhouse. No experience necessary. 360-544-8668. Greenbank Progressive Club, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Greenbank Hall, 3090 Firehouse Road, Greenbank. Monthly potluck and meeting. Jerry Mercer presents his books and current state of publishing and marketing. Bring a dish to share. 360678-4885. North Whidbey Coupon Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 32630 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. All are welcome. Donate coupons at Oak Harbor Senior Center or Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. 360-675-2338. Valentine Sweethear t Dance, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14, Harbor Tower Village, 100 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Nic Nicholai plays tunes of yesterday. Navy volunteers are dancing partners or bring your own. Cost: $2, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oak Harbor. 360-675-2569.
Fri., Feb. 15 Small Business Counsel-
ing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Sign up for business assistance session by calling 425-423-9090. Third Friday Knitters Class, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. All are welcome to learn to knit or work on projects. 360-6784911. Re-Create with Creation Station, 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Coupeville Elementary School multipurpose room, 6 S. Main St., Coupeville. Early release day program. Recreate art with trash. Free. 360-6784911; sno-isle.org. Star Party, begins at dark Feb. 15, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 SW Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor. Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets at free event. All ages welcome and equipment provided. Cloudy weather cancels event. 360-679-7664; icas-wa.webs.com. Al Anon Weekly Meeting, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 15, Trinity Lutheran Church annex, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland. Friends and families of alcoholics get help. 360-3412180.
Sat., Feb. 16 Divorce Care, 10 a.m.noon Feb. 16, continues every Saturday, blue house next to Whidbey Presbyterian Church, 1148 SE Eighth Ave., Oak Harbor. Experts speak on divorce and recovery topics. Cost for 13-week seminar: $20. RSVP: 360679-3579.
Boating Seminar, 10 a.m. Feb. 16, Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor. Free seminar on
basic weather and forecasting. 360-682-6104. K-9 Kids Read, 11 a.m. Feb. 16, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Kids read to patient, friendly dog to improve reading skills and confidence. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115; snoisle.org. Kids in Motion, 2 p.m. Feb. 16, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Families dance with fitness instructor Claudia Samano. For ages 4-11; must be accompanied by adult. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org. Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction and Super Supper, 4:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $25. Call Carol at 360678-5141. Whidbey Island Democratic Club, 2-5 p.m. Feb. 16, Coupeville Recreation Hall. “Red, White and Blue” celebration includes auction, Democrats of the Year Award and election of new board members. $5 donation at the door. 360-678-6028. Language of Food: Brazil, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Northwest Language and Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Road, Langley. Visit Brazil: Land of Parrots for dinner and music. Cost: $75. 360-321-2102; nwlanguageacademy.com.
Mon., Feb. 18 Oak Harbor City Offices Close, Feb. 18. Due to President’s Day holiday, garbage and recyclables usually collected on Monday, Feb. 18 will be collected on Tuesday, Feb. 19. There will be no change in Tuesday’s collection. 360279-4750.
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5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Coupeville Recreation Hall Enjoy Prairie Polish Dogs & Mussels plus Beer & Wine! Music by Tambourine Sky Wine provided by bayleaf; mussels by Serendipity Catering. Tickets $20; available at bayleaf, Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, Aqua Gifts & Windjammer Gallery Sponsored by
Tues., Feb. 19 Ready Readers Toddler Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Ages 24-36 months enjoy stories, music, movements and playtime to nurture love of reading. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115; snoisle.org. South Whidbey Republican Women, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Useless Bay Golf and County Club, Langley. Shahram Hadian speaks about “Restoring Our Constitutional Republic.” Lunch costs $15. RSVP: 360-579-4062 or 360579-3614.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Free lecture presented by Eileen Soskin before concerts Feb. 22 and 23. uucwiconcerts@yahoo. com. United Way of Island County, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Whidbey Island Bank conference room, 450 SW Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor. Board meeting. 360675-1778.
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AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 19, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Schedule an appointment by calling 360-678-3000.
Ready Readers Preschool Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive; 9:30 a.m., Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Ages 3-5 enjoy books, songs and activities that prepare young minds for reading. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115; snoisle.org.
Greenbank Farm Conversation Circle, 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Greenbank Farm main barn, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Informal gathering to ask questions, share concerns, talk about what you may be hearing about the farm. 360-678-7710.
History of Boats of Western Norway, 3 p.m. Feb. 21, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Local wooden boat builder presents history during Viking and Middle ages through the 18th century. Free. 360-6755115; sno-isle.org.
Whidbey Island Camera Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19, Oak Hall room 306, Skagit Valley College, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Theme: photographer’s choice. Submit up to three photos to email@example.com. Public welcome. tina31543@ comcast.net.
Father Jim Nor thrup Speaks, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 185 N. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Father Northrup speaks about sharing faith with others in today’s culture. Free. Child care available. 360-675-2303.
Whidbey Island Local Lending Celebration, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Island Athletic Club, Freeland. Free informational meeting. 360-730-7915; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., Feb. 20 Ready Readers Baby and Me Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Newborns through 24 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Caregiver required. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org. AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 20, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Schedule an appointment by calling 360678-3000. Puget Sound Anglers, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. South Whidbey Port Commission President Curt Gordon will speak about Langley marina expansion. 360-222-3275; email@example.com. Prelude to the Time Traveling Trio, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20,
North Whidbey Coupon Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 32630 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. All are welcome to learn about coupon-clipping and money saving. Donate coupons at Oak Harbor Senior Center or Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. 360675-2338. “Farces of Chekhov,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays Feb. 21-March 2; 4 p.m. Saturdays, Black Box Theater, Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets: $12. LittleIslandTheatre@gmail.com.
Fri., Feb. 22 Oak Harbor Book Group, 11 a.m. Feb. 22, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Discuss “Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok. 360-675-5115; snoisle.org. Friday Knitter’s Club, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 22, Coupeville Library, N.W. Alexander Street. Bring yarn and knitting needles size 11 or bigger. Beginners through intermediate. Call Leslie Franzen 360-6784911.
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Deception Pass State Park seeks volunteers Volunteer beach naturalists are needed. The Rosario Beach Naturalist Program has been developed as a partnership between Deception Pass State Park and the Washington State University Extension Island County Beach Watchers program. It has played a critical role in the recovery of the tide pools at Rosario Beach, which were battered by decades of overuse and mistreatment. Beach naturalists are trained to act as educators and stewards at the beach. They help park visitors understand and appreciate a unique Puget Sound ecosystem through docent interpretation and guided exploration of the Rosario tide pools. Beach Naturalists also work with park staff to
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LEGAL NOTICES ISLAND TRANSIT BOARD MEETING The next regular ly scheduled monthly business meeting of t h e I s l a n d Tr a n s i t Board of Directors will be on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM, at the Island County Law & Justice Building, 101 NE 6th Street, Room 131, Coupeville, WA. Accommodations will be made available upon advance request for communications assistance. The meeting room is accessible and is open to the public. For more information, please call (360) 6787771. LEGAL NO. 451461 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. February 7, 14, 2013.
LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING In the matter of application for the transfer of a franchise s u b m i t t e d by C e d a rhearth Water System, Inc. for an existing water distribution sys-
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS I S L A N D C O U N T Y, NOTICE IS HEREBY WASHINGTON GIVEN, by the Board o f C o u n t y C o m m i s - Persons requiring auxs i o n e r s o f I s l a n d iliary aids/services County, Washington, s h o u l d c a l l I s l a n d that they have set County Human ReF e b r u a r y 2 5 t h , sources, 679-7372, 2013 , at the hour of 629-4522 ext. 7372, or 2:15 p.m. at their 3 2 1 - 5 1 1 1 ex t . 7 3 7 2 usual meeting place in (use whichever numthe Courthouse Annex ber is applicable for the in Coupeville, as the area) at least 24 hours time and place for a prior to the meeting. public hearing in the matter of grant- LEGAL NO. 455303 ing of said franchise. Published: The Whidbey Examiner. All interested persons February 7, 14, 2013. m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d hearing in person, or by their duly appointed representative, and be heard for or against the granting of said franchise. Dated this day of 2013.
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS I S L A N D C O U N T Y, In the matter of appliWASHINGTON cation for the renewal of a franchise subPersons requiring aux- mitted by David Chrisiliary aids/services t i a n H e n n y s h o u l d c a l l I s l a n d Testimentary Trust for C o u n t y H u m a n R e - an existing water distris o u r c e s , 6 7 9 - 7 3 7 2 , bution system located 629-4522 ext. 7372, or in the Plat of Sunlight 3 2 1 - 5 1 1 1 ex t . 7 3 7 2 Shores and along a (use whichever num- p o r t i o n o f B ay v i e w ber is applicable for the Road situated in Secarea) at least 24 hours t i o n s 1 9 a n d 20, prior to the meeting. Township 29N, Range 3 East, W.M., Island LEGAL NO. 455302 County Washington Published: The Whidbey Examiner. NOTICE IS HEREBY February 7, 14, 2013. GIVEN, by the Board of County Commissioners of Island County, Washington, that they have set February 25th, 2013 , at the hour of 2:15 p.m. at their usual meeting place in LEGAL NOTICE the Courthouse Annex COUNTY in Coupeville, as the COMMISSIONERS time and place for a NOTICE OF PUBLIC public hearing in the HEARING matter of granting of said franchise. In the matter of application for transfer of a All interested persons franchise submitted m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d by Richard and Susan hearing in person, or Stables for an existing by their duly appointed sewer transport system representative, and be located in the Plat of heard for or against the Sunrise Hills situat- granting of said frane d i n S e c . 5 , Tw p. chise . 33N., Rge. 2E., W. M., Island County, Wash- Dated this 28th ington day of February, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Board BOARD OF COUNTY o f C o u n t y C o m m i s - COMMISSIONERS s i o n e r s o f I s l a n d I S L A N D C O U N T Y, County, Washington, WASHINGTON that they have set F e b r u a r y 2 5 t h , Persons requiring aux2013 , at the hour of i l i a r y a i d s / s e r v i c e s 2:15 p.m. at their s h o u l d c a l l I s l a n d usual meeting place in C o u n t y H u m a n R e the Courthouse Annex s o u r c e s , 6 7 9 - 7 3 7 2 , in Coupeville, as the 629-4522 ext. 7372, or time and place for a 3 2 1 - 5 1 1 1 ex t . 7 3 7 2 public hearing in the (use whichever nummatter of grant- ber is applicable for the ing of said franchise. area) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. All interested persons m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d LEGAL NO. 455297 hearing in person, or Published: The by their duly appointed Whidbey Examiner. representative, and be February 7, 14, 2013. heard for or against the granting of said franchise. Sell it free in the Flea
LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING In the matter of application for the renewal of a franchise submitted by Mark and Bonnie Green for an existing water distribution system located along portions of County road right-of-way known as Campbell Road, Olmstead Road and Bob Galbreath Road situated in Sections 14 and 23, Township 29N, Range 3E, W.M., Island County, Washington NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Board of County Commissioners of Island County, Washington, that they have set February 25th, 2013 , at the hour of 2:15 p.m. at their usual meeting place in the Courthouse Annex in Coupeville, as the time and place for a public hearing in the matter of granting of said franchise. All interested persons m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d hearing in person, or by their duly appointed representative, and be heard for or against the granting of said franchise . Dated this day of 2013.
nity to comment on S 7 0 1 5 - 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 4 - 2 , t h e e nv i r o n m e n t a l S 7 0 1 5 - 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3 - 0 , impacts of the follow- Freeland ing proposals. P r o p o s a l : To c o n File Number: 019/13 struct soft-shore proS - C U P, A p p l i c a n t : tection system on the Washington Federal, lots noted above. ProLocation: 3712 Shore- j e c t i s i n o r n e a r : wood Ave, Greenbank. MFWHCA, shoreline j u r i s d i c t i o n , fe e d e r Proposal: To replace bluff, flood hazard aran existing dock. Par- ea. cel is in or near: shoreline jurisdiction, feeder bluff & flood hazard ar- Staff Contact: Jason ea. Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Contact: Joseph W i l l a u e r , j . w i l - The proposal may email@example.com clude mitigation under applicable codes, and The proposal may in- the project review proclude mitigation under cess may incorporate applicable codes, and or require mitigation the project review pro- measures regardless cess may incorporate of whether an EIS is or require mitigation required. measures regardless of whether an EIS is PUBLIC COMMENTS: required. must be received by 4:30 p.m. on February P U B L I C C O M M E N T 28, 2013 mail to Island on environmental im- C o u n t y C o m m u n i t y pacts must be received D e v e l o p m e n t , P. O . by 4:30 p.m. on, Feb- Box 5000, Coupeville, ruary 28, 2013. Other WA 98239; deliver to comments on the pro- 6 t h & M a i n S t r e e t , posal must be received C o u p ev i l l e, WA b e by March 16, 2013. tween 8:00 a.m. and Mail to: Island County 4 : 3 0 p . m . M o n d a y Community Develop- through Thursday; by ment, P.O. Box 5000, F A X t o C o u p e v i l l e , W A (360) 679-7306. 98239; deliver to 1 NE 6th St Coupeville, WA Application files are between 8:00 a.m. and available for inspection 4 : 3 0 p . m . M o n d a y at no cost, and will be through Thursday; FAX provided at the cost of to (360) 679-7306. reproduction in a timely m a n n e r. To r e q u e s t Application files are notice of hearings, reavailable for inspection ceive a copy of the deat no cost, and will be cision or SEPA deterprovided at the cost of mination, or informareproduction in a timely tion on appeals contact m a n n e r. To r e q u e s t us at the above adnotice of hearings, re- dress. ceive a copy of the decision or SEPA deter- LEGAL NO. 457886 mination, or informa- Published: The tion on appeals contact Whidbey Examiner. us at the above ad- February 14, 2013 dress.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS I S L A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON LEGAL NO. 457884 Published: The Persons requiring aux- Whidbey Examiner. i l i a r y a i d s / s e r v i c e s February 14, 2013 should call Island County Human Resources, 679-7372, 629-4522 ext. 7372, or 3 2 1 - 5 1 1 1 ex t . 7 3 7 2 (use whichever number is applicable for the area) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. NOTICE of APPLICATION with LEGAL NO. 455289 SEPA Published: The Whidbey Examiner. Island County has reFebruary 7, 14, 2013. viewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of non-significance (DNS). The optional DNS process established by WAC 197-11-355 is being NOTICE of used. The public APPLICATION with comment period as SEPA described below may be the only opportuIsland County has re- nity to comment on viewed the proposed t h e e nv i r o n m e n t a l project for probable ad- impacts of the followverse environmental ing proposals. impacts and expects to issue a determination File Number: 236/12 of non-significance S H E , A p p l i c a n t : (DNS). The optional Cohn; Robbins; GrasDNS process estab- d a h l & S w e n s o n ; l i s h e d b y W A C Strothman; Black; Ras197-11-355 is being t e l l i , L o c a t i o n : used. The public R22915-167-1700, comment period as S 7 0 1 5 - 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 7 - 1 , described below may S 7 0 1 5 - 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 6 - 1 , be the only opportu- S 7 0 1 5 - 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 5 - 1 ,
NOTICE of APPLICATION with SEPA Island County has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of non-significance (DNS). The optional DNS process established by WAC 197-11-355 is being used. The public comment period as described below may be the only opportunity to comment on t h e e nv i r o n m e n t a l impacts of the following proposals. File Number: 007/13 SHE, Applicant: Chad Keck & Jia Mao, Location: 6641 Wahl Rd, Freeland Proposal: Request SHE permit to construct stairs on parcel. Project is in or near: MFWHCA, shoreline j u r i s d i c t i o n , fe e d e r bluff, steep slopes & geo hazardous area.
S i m p s o n , w . s i m p - tive of the above estate. Any person firstname.lastname@example.org ing a claim against the The proposal may in- decedent must, before clude mitigation under t h e t i m e t h e c l a i m applicable codes, and wo u l d b e b a r r e d by the project review pro- any otherwise applicess may incorporate cable statute of limitaor require mitigation tions, present the claim measures regardless in the manner as proof whether an EIS is v i d e d i n R C W 11.40.070 by serving required. on or mailing to the PUBLIC COMMENTS: Personal Representamust be received by tive or the Personal 4:30 p.m. on February Representative’s attor28, 2013 mail to Island ney at the address beC o u n t y C o m m u n i t y low stated a copy of D e v e l o p m e n t , P. O . the claim and filing the Box 5000, Coupeville, original of the claim WA 98239; deliver to with the court in which 6 t h & M a i n S t r e e t , the probate proceedC o u p ev i l l e, WA b e - ings were commenced. tween 8:00 a.m. and The claim must be pre4 : 3 0 p . m . M o n d a y sented within the later through Thursday; by of: (1) Thirty (30) days F A X t o after the Personal Representative served or (360) 679-7306. mailed the notice to the Application files are creditor as provided R C W available for inspection u n d e r at no cost, and will be 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) provided at the cost of four months after the reproduction in a timely date of first publication m a n n e r. To r e q u e s t of the notice. If the notice of hearings, re- claim is not presented ceive a copy of the de- within this time frame, cision or SEPA deter- t h e c l a i m i s fo r eve r mination, or informa- barred, except as othtion on appeals contact e r w i s e p r o v i d e d i n us at the above ad- RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is dress. effective as to claims against both the deceLEGAL NO. 457887 d e n t ’s p r o b a t e a n d Published: The non-probate assets. Whidbey Examiner. February 14, 2013 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: February 7, 2013 NOTICE South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District announces the opening of its Small Works Roster for local contractors. SWPRD may be engaged in public works projects over the n ex t t w e l ve m o n t h s and is soliciting licensed and bonded contractors for inclusion on the Small Works Roster. Pursuant to RCW 39.04.155, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District has created a general small works roster. All responsible contractors who are proper ly licensed and registered within the State of Washington who wish to be considered for the Small Works Roster may download the Small Wor ks Roster application at www.swpar ks.org or call 360-221-5484 to h ave o n e m a i l e d o r fa xe d . R e s p o n d by March 31, 2013. LEGAL NO. 456755 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. Februar y 14, 21, 2013.
Personal Representative: Robert J. Caron 42 Elm Street Wethersfield, CT 06109 /s/ PAULA NEUMILLER PAULA NEUMILLER, WSBA#28124 Attorney for Personal Representative Address: 390 NE Midway Blvd., Suite B2012 Oak Harbor, WA 98277-2680 Telephone: (360) 675-2567 Superior Cour t OfWashington For Island County C a u s e 12-4-00179-2
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Coupeville School District narrowed its superintendent search down to three finalists. The community will have an opportunity to meet later this month during a series of community meeting. The three finalists are Pam Estvold, current assistant superintendent for Anacortes School District, Russ Pickett, current superintendent with the Tenino School District and Jim Shank, current superintendent with the Juab School District in Utah. Each finalist will meet with district administrators and staff, have lunch with high school students, be interviewed by the board and meet with the community. Community meetings are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22. Everyone who meets the finalists will have the opportunity to provide comments to the district board of directors. The Coupeville School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting in an executive seesion 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Coupeville Elementary School library to review feedback, interview results and overall qualifications. The regular board meeting will begin 6:30 p.m. in the same location.
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way 20. Those options included roundabouts and creating new roads in the area. John Drye, engineering manager with the Washington State Department of Transportation, said of the eight options considered, the one to funnel traffic to Morris Road offered the lowest cost with the highest safety benefit. “Everything pointed us to this option,” Drye said Friday afternoon. Island Transit, which is currently constructing a new headquarters campus, originally planned to close the intersections Old Smith Prairie and Parker roads had with Highway 20. Work crews would then lay a new road between the two intersections to make room for a second entry point into the transit agency’s headquarters. That second entry is a requirement Island Transit needs for its county occupancy permit. Nearby residents, however, said they are concerned the alterations would make driving conditions even more dangerous. Those concerns scotched Island Transit’s plans for Parker Road. Public meetings were held to gather input on preferred solutions. Transportation officials in December unveiled the eight options and they gathered information at the meeting and electronically about the best way to move forward. “The positive thing is the public got to weigh in so heavily on it,” Drye said. The project will cost between $1.8 mil-
Jenkins will be the district’s superintendent of record to ensure business carries on. During the meeting, Jenkins noted he would not be providing the same level of service. He recommended not continuing this plan through June. “You have a superintendent of record, not a superintendent of office,” he said. For the interim, Jenkins said he’s trying to schedule one day a week to be in Coupeville. He will be attending the regular board meeting Monday, Feb. 25. School Board President Kathleen Anderson said Jenkins is a temporary fix. “Sometimes unexpected things happen and you do the best you can,” she said. “We’ll move on day-to-day and keep our goals in site.” The board will continue its search for a new superintendent and released the three standing candidates this week. Anderson said the board will select the best person for the job. If the person can start early, great, but it won’t be a condition for employment, she said.
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