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County flooded by tax appeals

  • Mar 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:36AM

Island County is struggling to handle all the appeals of property valuations made by the Assessor's Office.

Clinton Library opens its doors

  • Mar 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:36AM

"After years of fund raising and hard work, the honors of cutting the ribbon to the new Clinton Library went to two of the town's longest and most esteemed residents -- Eva Simmons and Elsie Olkonen.Their hands jointly grasping the scissors, the pair opened a new era -- the one in which Clinton residents no longer have to drive to Langley or Freeland to find a library."

"A close look at new lighting, sign laws"

  • Mar 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:36AM

New lighting regulations are now in effect. Existing lighting must comply to the new rules within three years. Here's a look at the new lighting requirements.

"Lights, signs controlled by new regulations"

  • Mar 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

"The Island County Commissioners recently approved a new set of lighting and sign laws that will affect all of Island County outside of the incorporated areas of Oak Harbor, Langley and Coupeville -- everything from large business parking lots, to street lights,"

Mental health programs cut

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

Island County mental health services saw new cuts in staff and further reorganization of management this week. And more changes could be coming.

Langley galleries hold Spring Art Walk

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

Eight art galleries along First and Second streets in Langley will celebrate spring with an evening art walk tonight.

Whidbey Dance Theatre presents Sketches of Spring

  • Mar 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

"New dances, both contemporary and classical, will mark the annual spring concert of the Whidbey Dance Theatre next weekend.Called Sketches of Spring, the production is under the guidance of artistic director Charlene Brown, and will feature two special guests: the Olympic Ballet Theatre and the Peninsula Dance Theatre.The two days of dance also showcase the work of Island choreographers Asharaine Machala, Kyra Barnholt, Amy Windecker and Susan Vanderwood"

Hospital expansion goes to vote

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

Whidbey General Hospital will ask voters in September for more money to improve health care facilities.

Tracksters knock rust off in jamboree

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

"Playing host to teams from 4A Oak Harbor and Henry Jackson Thursday, the Falcons rediscovered their running legs, jumping springs, and throwing arms in the season opener at Waterman Field."

Fastpitch team looks good in opener

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

"You don't need a win to provide hope, as the South Whidbey fastpitch team proved in its season opener Wednesday afternoon. The AA Falcons hosted AAA Meadowdale, traditionally one of the better fastpitch teams in the area. And while the hosts did not win, the very respectable 3-0 score sparked a bonfire of hope for the future."

Baseball pitching rises to the challenge

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

South Whidbey prevailed in an island battle for baseball bragging rights at Coupeville Wednesday afternoon.

Partial ferry closure plan gets go-ahead

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35AM

"Ferry riders have spoken, and ferry officials concur -- there will be only a partial shutdown of the Clinton/Mukilteo ferry route for several weeks next fall."

"Harbor shipshape, but could use work"

  • Mar 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

"Langley's Small Boat Harbor is not only a haven for Whidbey Island and travelling boaters, but to scuba divers as well, and if the harbor's popularity continues to grow, its facilities will need some improvements."

Oh! O. Henry! at the Farm

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

"Barn Aid 2000 presents an afternoon with the short story master O. Henry on Sunday, March 19, 2:30 p.m. in the historic 1904 barn at Whidbey Island Greenbank Farm."

Whidbey Recipes

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

Stories -- and foods -- o' the Irish

All of South Whidbey enjoys state tournament

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

"Last week was a dream come true for any South Whidbey basketball lover. Backed by their adorning fans, the Falcon girls played Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Yakima Sundome in the 2A state tournament."

Volunteer for Hearts and Hammers

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

"The Hearts and Hammers annual workday is set for Saturday, May 6, and volunteers are needed this year more than ever, say organizers."

All it takes is a little imagination

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

"It was so quiet in the South Whidbey Intermediate School's multi-purpose room last week that you could hear single strands of dry pasta cracking.More than 400 students, parents and teachers had gathered that Friday to watch three teams of second, third, fourth and fifth graders conduct science experiments with a theatrical flair. The experiments are to be showcased this week in Mount Vernon as part of Destination Imagination, a science learning program that takes the place of last year's Odyssey of the Mind."

State board OK's county growth plan changes

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

Island County moved a few steps closer to a completed Comprehensive Plan last week. But the job's not quite over.

Big issues still separate sides in growth plan

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34AM

"Though Island County continues to inch closer to a completed and legal 20-year growth plan, a few big issues have yet to be resolved."

Falcon News

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:33AM

News items from South Whidbey High School

"New bridge out, so now what?"

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:33AM

"Instead of a new bridge and a bigger highway, state transportation officials say islanders may have to depend on buses, staggered work hours or telecommuting to help break the traffic jam in the future."

State rules out new bridge over Deception Pass

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:33AM

A spokesperson from the state Department of Transportation said last week that a new bridge or new ferry service from the north end will not and cannot solve the problem of traffic congestion on Whidbey.

Oil company in Clinton on cleanup list

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:33AM

A Clinton diesel fuel retailer will not be required to hire a cleanup crew anytime soon after being identified this month by the state as owning a small-scale hazardous waste site.

Off the Record

  • Mar 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:33AM

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