Laura Guido

Whale dumped on beach raises smelly questions

When the massive carcass of a gray whale washes up on Puget Sound shores, it’s towed to a less-populated area to decompose in peace. However,… Continue reading

Snow fell heavily on county budget

In areas presumably other than milk and bread, February’s uncharacteristically rough weather seems to have had an impact on sales tax revenue. Island County Budget… Continue reading

Filing results in few election contests

Candidate filing week wrapped up Friday, resulting in multiple contested races in 2019 Island County elections. As of Friday morning, Michael Crawford will challenge incumbent… Continue reading

Dancing for a cause: Belly dance flash mob performs to raise money for CADA

These women sway and jingle to the upbeat Middle Eastern music for more than a love of dance. The local Shimmy Mob group took to… Continue reading

Motorcyclist transported after crash last Wednesday

A man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle accident last Wednesday. At approximately 4 p.m., the man was traveling southbound… Continue reading

Island County Public Health asks gardeners to Grow-a-Row

Access to healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege. Island County Public Health Coordinator Nicole Whittington-Johnson is trying to spread the word to gardeners and farmers… Continue reading

Commissioner holding housing informational meeting

While officials agree the lack of affordable housing has hit a crisis level countywide, they also agree it looks different across zip codes. To promote… Continue reading

Orca Network not giving up on Lolita

Nearly half a century later, the fight for Lolita continues. Starting 11 a.m. Saturday, about 20 people gathered at the intersection of Main Street and… Continue reading

County offers city solutions to Wagon Wheel well problems

Island County commissioners have sent Oak Harbor’s mayor a number of options for long-term water solutions for the residents of Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park.… Continue reading

Late artist’s work featured in show

Dottie Sanders was known as a prolific artist, acclaimed cook and popular entertainer. She died unexpectedly last summer, but her fellow Whidbey Allied Artists members… Continue reading

Development regs for Freeland near end of ‘long tunnel’

Freeland development regulations don’t make for catchy, sensational headlines— yet the topic has come up in almost 10 articles in the Whidbey News-Times in just… Continue reading

Seniors grappling with potential bus changes

Changes to the Oak Harbor Senior Center’s travel program are leaving people feeling confused and, in some cases, stranded. Just over a month ago, the… Continue reading

49 rescued as whale-watching boat takes on water off coast

U.S. Coast Guard officials say there were no injuries and no pollution reported after a Canadian whale watching boat began taking on water Thursday afternoon.… Continue reading

Man’s injuries minor after he goes over cliff

An elderly man was transported to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a traffic accident caused his vehicle to drop off a steep cliff near Jones… Continue reading

Bear heads from Whidbey to Fidalgo

The local island-hopping black bear has made another swim. Reported sightings of the lumbering loner have tracked his movements from Central Whidbey north along the… Continue reading

Meerkerk in bloom

Garden celebrates 40 years of rhodies, providing beauty to Whidbey

Hospital Guild raises money for WhidbeyHealth

Members of the last of 20 original guilds to support Whidbey’s only hospital are still doing what they can to help — and they’re having… Continue reading

Oak Harbor School Board passes Affirmative Action plan

Oak Harbor’s school district represents perhaps the most diverse on the island, and the administration is aiming to recruit teachers who better reflect its students.… Continue reading

With land purchase, county aiming to expand recreation trails

A popular, yet somewhat hidden, Central Whidbey trail system will get bigger, and easier to get to. Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Island County and the… Continue reading

Community members holding A Night to Remember

Some students find prom overwhelming or too difficult to go to, but that doesn’t mean these students don’t appreciate a night out with friends. When… Continue reading