Laura Guido

Commissioners have questions about city request

Island County commissioners want more answers from the City of Oak Harbor before they are willing to move forward on its request to expand the… Continue reading


Bench will be dedicated to longtime Oak Harbor leader

Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor and the Oak Harbor School District will dedicate a bench at Oak Harbor High School to the late Gary Wallin.… Continue reading


County looking at new road to Whidbey Air Park

Island County will apply for a grant to study the potential of building a road to the industrial area of Whidbey Air Park. Part of… Continue reading


Mount Vernon firefighter to challenge Rep. Norma Smith

A Mount Vernon resident running for state representative of district 10 said education, public safety and transportation are his top priorities. Scott McMullen, a firefighter… Continue reading

Island County officials dispute state’s projected ridership numbers for Mukilteo-to-Clinton ferry

Island County is disputing low projected growth numbers for the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route that Washington State Ferries recently presented as concepts for its long-rage plan.… Continue reading

Man injured in boat fire at Cornet Bay Marina; two docks destroyed

Firefighters responded to a reported boat fire Saturday afternoon at Cornet Bay Marina. When the responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue arrived, the approximately… Continue reading

Neighbors, rural wineries disputing proposed Island County regulations

Island County planning staff and the planning commission are attempting to wade through a sea of public comments that are in conflict with each other.… Continue reading

Student unwittingly wins ‘Best in Show’

Destanie Overly didn’t even know her piece had been entered into the American of Association University Women All-Island High School Showcase of the Arts, but… Continue reading

Commissioners decline federal funds for trail

Federal funding for a proposed trail from the Clinton business district to Ken’s Korner will be declined at the request of two of the three… Continue reading

Students hit the road for a day

The morning commute to school was a little more exciting for a group of Coupeville Elementary School students Wednesday morning. More than 50 fourth and… Continue reading

Island Transit taking comments on potential fares

Island Transit is seeking public input on the possibility of charging fares for bus and paratransit services in the future. The transit agency will host… Continue reading

Magazine ranks Island County among nation’s healthiest

U.S. News & World Report recently included Island County amon its first Healthiest Communities Honor Roll. Counties across the nation were placed in peer groups… Continue reading

Blanket brigade: club seeks to comfort sick kids

Retired orthopedic surgeon Fred Wilson said he noticed during his six-month residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital some of the patients wouldn’t let doctors perform treatment… Continue reading

‘Sampler class’ keeps dogs active, happy

The world of dog obedience and agility training can sometimes be rigid and formal. Victoria Farrington’s class with the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District… Continue reading

No injuries in devastating Oak Harbor fire Monday morning

A manufactured home on Crosby Avenue was mostly destroyed in a structure fire shortly after midnight Monday, according to North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief… Continue reading

Number of homeless Oak Harbor students rises

The number of homeless students in the Oak Harbor School District increased during the 2016-17 school year, with the number of unsheltered students more than… Continue reading

Olympic View Elementary preserves moment in time

Students at Olympic View Elementary are setting their sights on the future — 50 years into the future, to be exact. They’ve made predictions: “The… Continue reading

3 guys, 5 seconds and $6,000

Oak Harbor students emerge victorious in virtual hotel category of international DECA competition

County officials: Washing car on lawn, scooping animal poop, ways to protect water

Protecting water quality doesn’t always have to mean dramatic changes made only by large corporations or farming operations. Small everyday behavior changes by individuals can… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school safety measures aren’t ‘knee-jerk reactions’

Last week marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. School safety is now as pertinent an issue as ever, with an average… Continue reading