Laura Guido

Oil Spill training scheduled at mussel rafts

Penn Cove Shellfish employees will participate in oil spill training Friday near the mussel rafts. The on-the-water exercises will likely include oil booms and other… Continue reading


Island Transit program giving nonprofits a lift

The inaugural van in Island Transit’s new RideLink program left the lot Monday afternoon with a group of optimistic staffers from Island Senior Resources. The… Continue reading


Officer’s new ‘beat’ in Oak Harbor school halls

After 27 years as an Oak Harbor police officer, including eight years as a detective with the major crimes unit, Officer Jim Hoagland is ready… Continue reading


Two treated for injuries after cars collide at Swantown, Highway 20

Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a driver’s medical problem caused an accident Tuesday night in Oak Harbor. A man… Continue reading

Commissioners poised to pass housing element in October

Barring any major last-minute changes, the Island County Board of Commissioners plans to adopt the county’s housing element of the comprehensive plan after a public… Continue reading

Friends, family gather to celebrate 100th birthday

During her 100 years on earth, Coupeville resident Ardith Yost saw the Golden Gate Bridge built, went to Disneyland the first year it opened and… Continue reading

New CPR dummy ‘blew us away’

Emergency medical training became significantly more technologically advanced at Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue recently. Thursday night Firefighter/EMT Alex Majestic demonstrated the many new… Continue reading

New commanding officer living the dream

A career in the Navy was Capt. Matthew Arny’s plan since first grade. His father was an F-4 Phantom II pilot, and Arny remembers giving… Continue reading

Ferry out of commission after running aground

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route is down to one vessel after the Salish ran aground Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m., the vessel made what’s called… Continue reading

Celebrating an artistic legacy

When a longtime member passed away last March, her colleagues at Whidbey Allied Artists couldn’t let her 50 years worth of artwork just sit in… Continue reading

County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

Nonprofit opens doors at new, larger location

Garage of Blessings now has more space than it ever has before, and with that space will come more services than it has ever provided.… Continue reading

Changes to city’s housing element eyed

As part of broader conversations around housing in the region, Oak Harbor Planning Commission began its examination of the city’s housing element of the comprehensive… Continue reading

Festival rocks Oak Harbor through the weekend

“Good music and good food” defined the Oak Harbor Music Festival for Anitza Cotto. It was Cotto’s second time at the event after moving to… Continue reading

PSE Safety Fair set for Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

Quonset hut part of local history

Homoja housing created during housing crisis of World War II

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Pile of logging debris catches fire, put out by Central Whidbey Fire

Logging debris from a county road project caught fire just after midnight Tuesday and burned until around 8 a.m. that morning, according to Central Whidbey… Continue reading

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Oak Harbor Music Festival: Three days of music, more than 30 acts

Big names, both on the Island and across the globe, are on the schedule for this year’s Oak Harbor Music Festival. “This year we have… Continue reading

Man charged with pointing laser at officer

A homeless man could face up to a year in prison after aiming a laser at an Island County Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to court… Continue reading

Woman transported to hospital after collision Thursday

A woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center after her car was struck Thursday morning on State Highway 20 near Northwest Broadway Street in Coupeville.… Continue reading