Navy unveils plans for a 50-room lodge

$5.5 million building designed to house sailors being reassigned

  • Dec 1, 1999

Transit takes to the road for advice

"Island Transit could lose more than half its income in the wake of Initiative 695, unless the Legislature, or local voters, bail it out. It's setting up a series of public meetings to ask for advice on where to cut, or where to get money."

  • Nov 26, 1999

A final home for Martha

"When Martha Varner died this month, there seemed to be no one to mourn her — except for one good friend who needs help now to lay her to rest."

  • Nov 26, 1999

A transplant for life

"Terry Nowak isn't asking for much — a walk with her son; shopping with her daughter. But multiple sclerosis threatens to rob her of all that, unless a risky new treatment works."

  • Nov 26, 1999

Greenbank Farm celebrates the season

"Seasonal music, local crafts, hayrides and Santa grace the holidays at the peoples' farm"

  • Nov 24, 1999

Whidbey Holiday Calendar

Highlights of the island's upcoming Christmas season.

  • Nov 24, 1999

Great Gifts of Whidbey

"Smoked salmon, arrays of jams and jellies, zesty vinaigrettes are all part of Whidbey's local offerings. For more gift ideas: See our Whidbey Holiday Guide, published in the Nov. 24 Whidbey News-Times"

  • Nov 24, 1999

Deck the halls with wreaths and trees

Here's where to get your Christmas greenery this season.

  • Nov 24, 1999

UW study says 2 in 5 kids are in need

Kids Count report says island incomes are stagnating as child care costs rise

  • Nov 24, 1999

Coupeville is the very picture of Christmas

"Victorian town's holiday month is alive with parades, lighted sailing ships and home tours."

  • Nov 24, 1999

“Police blotter, Nov. 24”

"Life on island streets, as seen through emergency dispatch reports"

  • Nov 24, 1999

See your 1999 holiday guide

Click on our Entertainment section for a complete roundup of holiday events and gift ideas!

  • Nov 24, 1999

The Queen of Second Grade

Judy Diekman has given her students the royal treatment for 35 years. No wonder they think she's so special.

  • Nov 24, 1999

Coupeville approves room tax hike

"Extra 2 percent may help boost Island County tourism, if other government agencies go along."

  • Nov 24, 1999

“Police blotter, Nov. 20”

"News from Whidbey, as seen through 9-1-1 reports"

  • Nov 19, 1999

Weekend bus service will stall

Island Transit calls impending death of Saturday bus service the first casualty of Initiative 695.

  • Nov 19, 1999


"For 71 years, Millie Severine knew she had a sister. But where?"

  • Nov 19, 1999

McDowell draws a challenger

Lynne Wilcox changes parties and launches second challenge against incumbent Republican Island County Commissioner Mac McDowell.

  • Nov 16, 1999

“Seniors, kids and cops”

Oak Harbor's projected cuts include some popular programs.

  • Nov 12, 1999

Video wars

"The number of local video stores thins by one as Quality Video calls it quits, blaming competition from new Blockbuster stores."

  • Nov 5, 1999