Laura Guido

Oak Harbor’s new gyro hero: Former employee buys, transforms longtime Greek restaurant

Things are a bit different now for Jessie Abrahamson at the little gyro restaurant where she worked when she was 18. The menu has changed,… Continue reading

Hospital may end agreements with local fire districts

A change in a decade-long WhidbeyHealth agreement with fire districts could reduce budgets and staffing for North and Central Whidbey fire departments. However, a hospital… Continue reading

Coupeville top 10 seniors reflect on high school, look to future

They’ve turned their tassels, thrown their caps and likely put their gowns in a closet where they’ll stay for the next several years. The Coupeville… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity to host community appreciation event

Habitat for Humanity of Island County wants to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about what the organization does and how dire the… Continue reading

Island County commissioners cut ties with hearing examiner

Believe Bobbink’s not fulfilling required duties

North Whidbey fire chief heads north to Alaska

Amid recent strife within the district, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Kirko has resigned. He accepted a fire chief position in Alaska. Kirko… Continue reading

Oak Harbor elementary students bring zoo to Regency

Second grader Emma Ritter can confidently tell you that flamingos are pink because they eat so many shrimp. Lilah Savin could also give fun facts… Continue reading

Coupeville’s new water filtration system set to go online in July

Coupeville is a couple of large steps closer to having cleaner, better-tasting water. Monday, four large tanks to be used for a new filtration system… Continue reading

State Parks to host new events, programs throughout summer

Those hoping to get outside this summer but are looking for new ways to do so, need not look far. Local State Parks staff members… Continue reading

County weighs requests for infrastructure investment dollars

Oak Harbor is asking Island County for money to purchase a boat-repair and storage facility for its marina. The city was one of three government… Continue reading

Sailors, vets pitch in to build trail

Veterans and current service members make some of the best volunteers, according to Roy Zipp, superintendent for National Park Service Operations for Ebey’s Landing National… Continue reading

Coupeville classroom moves outdoors

The classroom got significantly larger for Coupeville Elementary School fourth graders Wednesday. In fact, it grew to approximately 86 acres. Sixty students trekked 10 minutes… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools recognized for green efforts

Many of the efforts that began years ago at one elementary school in Oak Harbor have taken root throughout the district, and now its students,… Continue reading

Downtown building transformed into student art gallery

Oak Harbor art teachers have long been searching for another way to display student works outside of a one-night show in a school cafeteria “The… Continue reading

3 transported in head-on accident

Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a head-on collision on Highway 20, officials said. Around 3:50 p.m., a man… Continue reading

New Whidbey air service takes flight

The trip to Seattle from Oak Harbor takes just 19 minutes if Chris Taylor is driving. “Some people wait longer than that for coffee,” Taylor… Continue reading

County takes step to help Wagon Wheel

The Island County Planning Commission has taken the first step to eliminate a potential barrier for Oak Harbor to provide water to a mobile home… Continue reading

Autism Partnership collaborates to create workshop series

Michelle and Brian Kepler sometimes feel like they’re almost constantly apologizing for their son. But for the last several weeks, they’ve had a place they… Continue reading

Fabulous bingo!

Senior Resources fundraiser combines drag queens, fun

State AG talks Navy Growlers, opioids during EDC meeting

The state’s top lawyer said Tuesday he and his team are “very much aware” of the Growler noise situation on Whidbey Island but had no… Continue reading