Laura Guido

Teens to shine at music festival

‘We’re just really blown away by these kids’

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County gets new director

Jennifer Paddock had dedicated her career to helping children, which made her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County a logical next step.… Continue reading

 

Help House annual food drive Saturday

The days might be long and the weather warm, but Christmas spirit is nearly as high as it would be in December at the North… Continue reading

 

Uninhabited house destroyed in blaze

Officials from Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue say they are unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed an uninhabited house Wednesday.… Continue reading

What does ‘affordable housing’ mean? Depends whom you ask

Affordable housing efforts on Whidbey Island are drawing a broad range of reactions, among them fear it will attract people who engage in disruptive or… Continue reading

Seahawks players sign autographs for a cause

Seahawks running back Chris Carson and offensive tackle George Fant will sign posters starting 1 p.m. Saturday at Louis Gs in Oak Harbor. Signatures won’t… Continue reading

With founder’s departure, Miss Oak Harbor Pageant disbanded

Though born in California, Jes Walker-Wyse has made a mark on Oak Harbor in a relatively short amount of time. Since moving to the city… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

New plan outlines possible county shuffle

Offices for Island County departments may be completely reorganized, according to a new draft facilities master plan. The draft 20-year plan, presented last week to… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Woman accused of stealing beer, bedding from neighbor

A woman from Coupeville is accused of stealing towels, beer and bedding from her neighbor’s house, according to court document. Prosecutors charged Amanda Cantu, 45,… Continue reading

Navy SAR makes appearance at cadet training at Camp Casey

No one was injured or in distress when the Search and Rescue helicopter from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island landed at Camp Casey Conference Center… Continue reading

Islanders join protest over immigration policies

‘It isn’t right, and it isn’t normal’

Health officer: summer brings out bats

Now that we’re officially in the summer months, we’ll enjoy some longer days, picnics, barbecues and bats. “It’s a good time of year to talk… Continue reading

Three kayakers rescued Sunday

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue picked up three kayakers struggling against the wind and current Sunday between Hidden Beach and Camano Island, according to… Continue reading

‘Lost’ pots can deplete crab numbers

Fewer crab pots lost means more crab on the table. That’s the message Island County Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Foundation is getting out… Continue reading

Strawberry Daze returns with more to eat and do

Paige Mueller-Flack hopes to combine education, fun activities and a family-farm atmosphere into the second annual celebration of strawberries at Bell’s Farm. Despite a tough… Continue reading

City auction set for Saturday

Only one place in Oak Harbor will be selling a 1978 6600 tractor, high jump uprights and mats, a typewriter and an industrial mixer on… Continue reading

Hannold defends planning commissioner

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold defended his appointment of Shannon Williams to the county planning commission after she expressed concern about the types of people… Continue reading

New education, training program for juvenile court

Island County Juvenile Court will soon start a pilot program aimed at reducing recidivism through education and career training. The county board of commissioners agreed… Continue reading

Island County EDC head stays ‘positive’

Promoting economic development in Island County comes with its own unique set of challenges, but Sharon Sappington said she plans to face each one with… Continue reading

Vet services coordinator is here to help

Cynthia Besaw left the Air Force after seven years of service with a broken back, shattered foot and two young children. When she first moved… Continue reading