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Fare or unfare? Free transit policy argued

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"During a public meeting last week, the Island Transit Board of Directors heard from a group of people who say maintaining a fare-free bus system in the county is wrong — particularly when county taxpayers may soon be asked to pay more to keep it that way"

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"It’s true, that old saw that we never really miss something until we don’t have it any more. And I am fully aware that in the overall scheme of things, a cartoon strip shouldn’t be of such importance, but the plain fact is, the retirement of Charles Schulz and “Peanuts” is a blow. So I'll make custard."

Slightly Retired

  • Jan 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"Retirees have big wishes for 2000. Although we’re halfway through January of the new year 2000, the usual predictions, resolutions, and goals continue to be formulated and spoken. I’ve even read predictions on the new predictions--the tabloids are good at that."

Teen girls get a start on empowerment

  • Jan 14, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"A program called Project Empower, funded by Soroptimists of Whidbey Island, offered young women who were considered “at risk” an opportunity to learn life skills like anger management, stress reduction and healthy communication with boyfriends, peers, parents and other adults, as well as how to make sexual decisions. Now, based on impressive outcomes following the initial program, supporters want to see it happen again."

Boys hang on to win third straight

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"Having watched an 11-point margin shrink to only one over the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, first-year South Whidbey boys basketball coach Brian Kissinger decided his team needed a change.So he ordered them into a delay game. And less became more as the Falcons pulled out a 56-51 North Cascades Conference road win to extend their winning streak to three straight."

Falcons practice on Tigers

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"Granite Falls served as good practice fodder for the South Whidbey girls who romped to an easy 63-32 basketball win Tuesday night at Erikson Gymnasium. The Tigers are in a rebuilding year and were no match for the veteran South Whidbey squad, which has lost only one game this year. But the Falcons needed the practice as they head into back-to-back away games next week against their toughest competitors.Next Friday, the Falcons play at Nooksack Valley. Entering last night’s games, they were tied for second in the North Cascades League. Then Saturday they stay in Whatcom County to battle undefeated Lynden Christian, one of the best teams in the state regardless of school size."

Sheriff preaches a simple message: Call 911

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

There’s nothing complicated about helping law enforcement on Whidbey Island -- just be alert and call 911.

DNR to Islanders: Don’t fret

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

Islanders up in arms about a possible timber cut on Department of Natural Resources land near Langley should stop worrying.

Farmers balk at more regulation

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

Whidbey Island farmers say they are fed up with regulations. This week they told the Island County Commissioners to take the state to court rather than impose more restrictions on how they use their land.About 40 people packed a public hearing in Coupeville Monday night to complain about a new set of proposed laws called best management practices or BMPs.

Forest near Langley threatened by logging

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"A bill that could spare a recreational forest area near Langley from the chainsaw was introduced in the State Legislature Tuesday by Rep. Kelly Barlean, R-Langley."

The best meetings that you’re missing

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

How to get members of the voting public to government and community meetings is a question no elected body has been able to answer in recent years.

The A & E calendar

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

"Music, arts and entertainment on South Whidbey"

"Video fights drugs, alcohol at SWHS"

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19AM

An effort to fight substance abuse through video is coming to South Whidbey High School this year

Falcon News

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"Information on scholarships, career choices."

Anglers' questions pepper Fisheries official

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

Questions were plentiful but simple answers were scarce when a representative from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife spoke to the Puget Sound Anglers Saturday night at the Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club.

A Nehf is enough:Junior Falcon ignites boys in hoop win

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"It’s probably safe to say that as far as the Meridian Trojans are concerned, a Nehf is enough. More than enough.Josh Nehf, a 6-foot-2 junior on the South Whidbey boys basketball team, not only poured in a game-high 23 points while pulling down eight rebounds, but also delivered a momentum-killing, six-point play as the Falcons stunned Meridian 72-58 at Erikson Gymnasium Friday.The victory lifts South Whidbey to 2-3 and into fourth place in the North Cascades Conference and to 3-6 overall."

A Nehf is enough:Junior Falcon ignites boys in hoop win

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"It’s probably safe to say that as far as the Meridian Trojans are concerned, a Nehf is enough. More than enough.Josh Nehf, a 6-foot-2 junior on the South Whidbey boys basketball team, not only poured in a game-high 23 points while pulling down eight rebounds, but also delivered a momentum-killing, six-point play as the Falcons stunned Meridian 72-58 at Erikson Gymnasium Friday.The victory lifts South Whidbey to 2-3 and into fourth place in the North Cascades Conference and to 3-6 overall."

Falcon girls hold off Meridian rally

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"Thanks to some clutch free-throw shooting by senior Sierra Tornga, the South Whidbey Falcons escaped from Meridian with a victory Friday night.The tenacious visitors from Whidbey Island improved their league record to 4-2. Meridian fell to 3-3."

"Stage scenery crashes, two volunteers injured"

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"Two adult volunteers were injured Saturday when a heavy piece of scenery broke loose from the loft and crashed to the stage in the South Whidbey High School auditorium.The unit that fell weighed an estimated 300 pounds, according to drama teacher Mike McInerney."

Audubon officer dies in car wreck

  • Jan 12, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

An officer in the Whidbey Island Audubon Society who was to speak to a South Whidbey group Monday afternoon died that morning in a traffic accident at Highway 525 and Bayview Road.

The A&E Calendar

  • Jan 8, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"Music, arts, and entertainment on South Whidbey."

Team depth keeps wrestlers in meet

  • Jan 8, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"With 14 wrestlers out Thursday night due to illness, injuries, and academic ineligibility, the Falcons nonetheless put a wrestler on the mat in every weight class but one against visiting Lakewood.And several bright performances give the Falcons hope for their best post season in years."

Millennium Mile attracts crowd

  • Jan 8, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

Threatening skies and prospects of impending Y2K doom didn’t stop a hearty group of runners and joggers from participating in the New Year's Eve Millennium Mile and 5k Fun Run sponsored by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.

Recipes for gardeners who cook and cooks who garden

  • Jan 8, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

"Langley's Ann Campbell is a gardener, who also loves to cook. So she submitted one of her recipes to Smith & Hawken for their cookbook, and now islanders can share it too."

Census Bureau readies campaign

  • Jan 8, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18AM

Census takers will hit the streets April 1 in an attempt to tally everyone in America and its territories. The resulting counts will determine the number and distribution of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the allocation of about $182 billion in federal money annually.

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