Laura Guido

County needs more money for treatment center

Island County commissioners are asking state lawmakers for another $2.5 million for construction of a crisis stabilization center in Oak Harbor. Last session, the Legislature… Continue reading


The tide is high: Coastlines to come?

Sunday’s rare astronomical event may cause more than a spectacle in the sky. The alignment of the sun, earth and moon associated with the super… Continue reading


Running club offers health, educational benefits

P.E.teacher Holly Troyer is helping kids get a running start to their day. Three days a week, Troyer watches and encourages her group of “Marathon… Continue reading


Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: Late civil rights leader to be celebrated with song, dance and service Sunday

Although more than 50 years have passed since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed outside his motel in Memphis, Fannie Dean still wants people to… Continue reading

Commissioners may revisit new events regulations

Island County commissioners are considering changes to recently adopted rural event regulations that had been repeatedly recommended during the year-long code update process. Commissioners Helen… Continue reading

Greenbank Progressive Club plans to rebuild after storm

Greenbank Progressive Club plans to rebuild. The large group that meets monthly recently formed a committee to put out a request for bids after the… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown gets grant

Many Whidbey makers, growers and retailers will have new opportunities to collaborate thanks to a recent grant from Goosefoot. Whidbey Island Grown, or WIG, received… Continue reading

UFO talk on Whidbey draws a big crowd

Washington state has always played a prominent role in the history of unidentified flying objects, and Whidbey Island is home to at least one of… Continue reading

UPDATED: Man who perished in plane crash identified

A plane crash near Whidbey Airpark in Langley Saturday morning has resulted in at least one fatality, according to a statement from the Island County… Continue reading

Whidbey’s first baby of 2019 arrives

Most everything about Taliesin White’s arrival was a surprise, including the fact that he was the first baby born on Whidbey Island in 2019. Oak… Continue reading

Retired sailor hoping to leave his mark

A donation to a local charity could lead to a new tattoo from a true ink master. Tickets to win a three-hour tattoo from Austin… Continue reading

Clothing event for those with challenges

Nonprofit giving brand-name clothes to those with special needs

Punk band to celebrate another anniversary with Whidbey show

One of Whidbey Island’s longest-lasting punk rock bands is hoping to inspire a new generation of angsty teenagers. “The (punk) scene will build up again,… Continue reading

Volunteers sought for Point in Time count

Island County Human Services is seeking volunteers for the annual count and survey of homeless individuals in the county. The state- and federally-mandated Point in… Continue reading

New Indian restaurant opens on Pioneer Way

Gary Purewal and his traditional clay oven have come to give Oak Harbor a taste of the country where he was born. How is it?… Continue reading

A winning performance: Homeless man recites Shakespeare for a Spin Cafe challenge

James Parham stood with his hands clasped behind his back and spoke in a strong voice at an even cadence: “To sleep, perchance to dream:… Continue reading

Pooper Troopers cleaning up a storm

These troopers respond to one specific type of problem — and it’s brown. Shannon Useman and her husband Conrad are the island’s new self-named Pooper… Continue reading

Pool fixes planned

‘I was appalled … by the shape the place was in and is still in.

Missing man’s body found on Christmas

The body of Matthew Fitch, who went missing in late October, was found on Christmas day on a beach near Coupeville, according to a press… Continue reading

Storm takes out power islandwide

People stuck in elevators, carbon monoxide filling houses, closed roads and failed medical equipment all resulted from Thursday’s wind storm, which knocked out power to… Continue reading