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Nightlight sparks fire, neighbors save family’s apartment

By Dave Taylor After hearing of the source of a recent fire at Windward Heights Apartments, the complex’s co-owner is spreading the word about the potential dangers of an item common in many homes: nightlights. Julie Vogt, co-owner of Creekside Ventures, which owns the apartments, said that the January 19 fire was caused by a…

Local family survives Hawaii missile scare

By Dave Taylor There’s nothing like a Hawaiian vacation for relaxation and forgetting about the world’s troubles, except when you find yourself waiting for the imminent deaths of yourself and everyone around you. Such was the very un-relaxing end of a dream vacation for a local group of siblings, who found themselves at the center…

Whiterock project on track, closing on building next month

By Dave Taylor Despite some small delays, the $179 million Whiterock Pigments project announced last October is moving forward, with the company expected to close on an empty industrial building next month. The new company is buying the vacant former Alcoa building located across from Century Aluminum, and is locating a new chemical plant there…

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