Laura Guido

WEAN digs into mounds of discarded asphalt

In their effort to address large piles of crushed asphalt in three separate locations, a local environmental group says it is getting the bureaucratic runaround.… Continue reading

Whidbey Comicon Saturday at Oak Harbor Library

This one’s for the cosplayers, gamers, comic book readers and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. Casual and hardcore fans of “geek culture” alike will have the opportunity to… Continue reading

Wright’s fight heads to Thurston County

Wright’s Crossing LLC is continuing its fight against the Board of Island County Commissioners by filing a petition for judicial review in Thurston County Superior… Continue reading

‘Standing in Solidarity’ demonstration happened in Oak Harbor

While thousands of people marched across the nation in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations, a group of Oak Harbor residents decided to “stand in solidarity”… Continue reading

Hayes challenger priorities include education, addressing opioid crisis

An Oak Harbor resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, for the state House representative of the 10th district. Dave Paul, vice president… Continue reading

AAUW event benefits girls, women

The American Associa-tion for University Women’s raffle, silent auction, lunch and fashion show marked one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, with all the… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity takes reins of Saratoga Community Housing

After witnessing Saratoga Community Housing’s declining effectiveness, Habitat for Humanity of Island County is taking over the agency. “They just didn’t have the staff to… Continue reading

NPS steps up to tackle water contamination

There’s hope yet for decreasing the amount of fecal matter in the water at Ebey’s Landing. A recent report by Island County Public Health showed… Continue reading

Making out like, well, Bandits

The tension was palpable Tuesday night in the Oak Harbor Elementary gymnasium. David Ybarra’s eyes lit up as the scores for each team were announced,… Continue reading

Pacific Rim Institute partnering with new 23-year-old sheep farmer

News that the CEO of Pacific Rim Institute wanted to partner with young farmers came at a serendipitous time for Elijah Iles, 23. The Freeland… Continue reading

Discrimination lawsuit filed against Penn Cove Shellfish

The owner of Penn Cove Shellfish, LLC denies allegations of racial discrimination raised in a lawsuit filed by a former employee. “At this point, it’s… Continue reading

Knights battle monsters and more at Empire of Medieval Pursuits ‘Winter War’

Monsters and the armored knights hunting them roamed the woods Saturday near Cornet Bay. Over 90 mythical creatures, lords, ladies, magisters and other medieval characters… Continue reading

Navy seeks comment on proposed new health clinic

A public meeting to discuss proposed construction of a new Naval health clinic is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Bakerview Restaurant/Chief… Continue reading

‘Informed’ and ‘furious’ students lead call for safer schools

Sophomore Keelie Partridge stood on a rock so the other Oak Harbor High School students could see her. The sky was overcast and there was… Continue reading

Community weaves together fundraiser after fiber theft

In late February, Lydia Christiansen and her husband Alan woke up to a small business owner’s worst nightmare. A trailer carrying most of their inventory… Continue reading

Point in Time Count shows more than 170 are without permanent homes

Over 170 people were counted as either unsheltered or in temporary housing during the annual Point in Time Count in January, according to a presentation… Continue reading

Oak Harbor developer wants Board to reconsider appeal denial

The developer Wright’s Crossing, LLC filed a motion to reconsider Thursday after the Growth Management Hearings Board dismissed its appeal. In December, Wright’s Crossing submitted… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school district offers free classes to parents of pre-K kids

For young children, toys aren’t only fun to play with, but also offer valuable educational opportunities. This is the main takeaway from Oak Harbor Public… Continue reading

Island County improves code enforcement

There are still junked cars, squatters, failed septic fields and other violations of Island County code, but recent changes have significantly improved the planning department’s… Continue reading

Landing’s water tests high in fecal coliform

A recent report by the county’s public health department found there’s poop matter in the surface water at Ebey’s Landing. In more technical terms, samples… Continue reading