Ecosystem in the Classroom

"Coupeville Middle Schoolers use plants, dirt, bacteria to build indoor worlds for Earth Day"

  • Apr 19, 2000

Police blotters

"What's happening on Whidbey Island streets, as viewed through E-911 calls. For the week of April 19, 2000"

  • Apr 19, 2000

Swastika incident sparks discipline

"School says there's no crime in what was basically a stupid high school prank, but in a dangerous age of potential Columbines, discipline was necessary"

  • Apr 15, 2000

Oak Harbor ratepayers may get relief

"State bills would cut into last year's 7 percent increase in sewer, water bills"

  • Apr 12, 2000

Healing the Natural Way

"Island's beauty attracts practitioners of alternative medicine, which is gaining greater acceptance in mainstream medical circles"

  • Apr 7, 2000

Remembering Korea

"50 years after the Cold War's first ugly conflict started, Washington prepares to remember its veterans"

  • Apr 7, 2000

Second suit filed against therapist

"Former client sues Oak Harbor psychologist Steve Talmadge, claiming he had sex with her"

  • Apr 5, 2000

“More jet noise here, less there”

Runway repairs at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will funnel more jet traffic over some island areas

  • Apr 5, 2000

Skagit Valley College unveils big new scholarship

"First awards go to aspiring astronomer, orthodontist"

  • Apr 5, 2000

Fuel from French Fries

"Bob McConchie says he's tired of depending on foreign oil, so he's making an alternative fuel of his own out of used cooking oilMcConchie holds up a sample of finished fuel, at left, and the starting material - old cooking oil from Kathi's Kitchen Restaurant in Oak Harbor"

  • Apr 2, 2000


"Thanks to a private buyer and the non-profit Nature Conservancy, huge tracts of Ebney's Prairie are saved from development by the largest purchases in the history of the Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.(In the photo above, Jenne Farm buyers Fran Einterz and his wife, Joyce Peterson, stand on the historic farm they hope to preserve.)"

  • Apr 2, 2000

Bus system asks for tax dollars

"School tax, bus tax will ride on the same May 16 ballot"

  • Apr 2, 2000

No forms?

"Census Bureau says all will be counted, forms or not"

  • Apr 2, 2000

Business is building in Oak Harbor

"New bank, new Office Max and two new retail complexes are going up this year on various Oak Harbor sites."

  • Mar 29, 2000

A Two-Cab Town

Oak Harbor gets a second cab company - again.

  • Mar 25, 2000

Coupeville plant plugs drinking water waste

"Sewer plant fix will save 16,000 gallons a day in town with tight water supplies"

  • Mar 22, 2000

Levy campaign launched

"180 turn out to support Oak Harbor School District's $1.47 per $1,000 property tax campaign, but they're swimming against an historical tide of levy failures. Click through the school levy link on the page below to get more info on the levy proposal."

  • Mar 22, 2000

Town law tries to put cork in pooch poop buildup

Owners could face fines if they let doggie sausages lay around

  • Mar 22, 2000

Census forms translate into local dollars

"Local governments, social service agencies say every person counted is worth $800 a year to them"

  • Mar 16, 2000

Blackbird: Higher than air;faster than fast

1960s spy plane was one step removed from space travel

  • Mar 10, 2000