Laura Guido

Oak Harbor school safety measures aren’t ‘knee-jerk reactions’

Last week marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. School safety is now as pertinent an issue as ever, with an average… Continue reading

Oak Harbor High School art students seek votes in national competition

Oak Harbor High School art students are using their skills and creativity to elevate awareness and potentially funding for their program. The high school’s entry… Continue reading

Homelessness to be discussed at forum Monday

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is inviting the public to join its “community conversation on homelessness” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday April 23 at the… Continue reading

Renowned bagel factory sets up shop in Oak Harbor

Whidbey Island’s increasingly famous namesake bagels are now available in Oak Harbor. As of Easter Sunday, Clinton’s Whidbey Island Bagel Factory has opened a location… Continue reading

Crossing guard inducted into school safety patrol hall of fame

Logan Eash used to look out the window on his way to kindergarten and watch the older elementary school students work as crossing guards. “I… Continue reading

Congrats, concerns over detox facility

Representatives from Island County were met with kudos, concerns and complaints during a meeting Monday to discuss plans for a crisis stabilization and sub acute… Continue reading

Commissioner rejects prosecutor’s request

Last week, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson said she would vote against an amendment to a contract between the county prosecutor’s office and the Town… Continue reading

Highway 20 clear after 2-vehicle traffic accident

Highway 20 has been cleared after a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred around noon today near the Kettles Gate. One woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth… Continue reading

Robotics team going to world championships, fundraiser Saturday for trip

Being a member of the Wildcats Robotics team is about more than cool technology and competing against other robots for Logan Ince and the rest… Continue reading

New proposal for affordable housing project questioned

Emotions ran high Thursday night at a packed meeting about an affordable housing project planned for Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor. Around 150 people… Continue reading

Workshops set for Freeland development regulations

Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about draft Freeland development regulations throughout April and May. The new… Continue reading

County considers housing goals and policies

Planning and community development staff recently presented the draft housing goals and policies to the Island County Board of Commissioners and the planning commission. The… Continue reading

Man accused of providing false name to police

An Oak Harbor man is accused of attempting to steal car keys and giving police a false name to avoid a warrant, according to court… Continue reading

Farm blooming with change

Whidbey Island residents no longer have to drive to Mount Vernon to get an “Instagram-worthy” photo in a colorful field of tulips. In addition to… Continue reading

County weighs joining opioid lawsuit

The Board of Island County Commissioners held a round-table discussion Monday to consider whether to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The discussion included… Continue reading

Whale appeared malnourished

Young gray washes up on West Beach

All clear at NAS Whidbey Island after bomb threat

The all clear was set at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just after 5:40 p.m. Friday after a bomb threat, according to a Navy spokesman.… Continue reading

Principal: knife-wielding 13-year-old student won’t return to North Whidbey Middle School

The resource officer for Oak Harbor Public Schools arrested a student at North Whidbey Middle School the morning of March 30 for displaying a knife… 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

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