Laura Guido

Presentation looks at fishing practices of Native Americans

Images of fishing are omnipresent on Whidbey Island, but less visible are the first people to engage in the practice. “Really, unless you know what… Continue reading

Furry friends attend doggy daycare

‘Some people call me a hippy dog trainer’

Some Island County residents are still awaiting November ballots

As election day nears, some Island County residents are concerned that they still haven’t received their ballots. Last Monday, the U.S. Postal Service alerted the… Continue reading

Sondra Keith

Scam preys on love of a grandma

Sondra Keith, a self-described organizer, “likes to run the show.” The 78-year old Oak Harbor resident was a supervisor for most of her professional life,… Continue reading

Sondra Keith

Most campaign money sources in-county

Outside interests have poured money into local elections this year, but the majority of campaign contributions still come from the candidates’ constituency, data from the… Continue reading

Phone at Deception Pass Bridge aims to fill service void

Yvette Fletcher already took a significant step to increase safety at Deception Pass Bridge. Now she just wants people to be able to find it.… Continue reading

SeaMar accepting donations for homeless during annual fall drive

SeaMar Behavioral Health Clinic is accepting donations for its annual fall drive until Nov. 12. This year, the focus is on “wellness” items such as… Continue reading

Kindergartners reveal costume plans for Halloween

The Whidbey News-Times sat down with the kindergartners in Terese Root’s class at Oak Harbor Elementary to get to the bottom of the most important… Continue reading

Family of famous WWII aviator visits airfield named in his honor 75 years ago

A heroic moment in World War II left a lasting legacy but also marked a family tragedy. In 1942, Cmdr. William Bowen Ault led the… Continue reading

Proclamation aims to build understanding of dwarfism

‘We’re the same, just shorter’

Routine maintenance reveals toxic firefighting foam in base stormwater

Routine stormwater drain maintenance at Ault Field recently led to the first discovery of a toxic firefighting foam in surface water. The source of contamination… Continue reading

Planning commission reviews new event code draft

Sound and access remain the most contentious topics in the most recent draft of rural event regulations in the county. Staff presented Monday the Island… Continue reading

County aims to keep land-use decisions local

As the state tries to create planning guidelines for development near military installations, Island County commissioners want to ensure land-use decisions remain under local control.… Continue reading

Not-so-scary Kritters are stars in second Haunted Petting Zoo

This month Island County 4-H’s Kool Kritters will morph into Kreepy Kritters. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, demonic cats, guinea pig witches and vampire… Continue reading

Books, brews and trivial pursuits

Something wicked this way comes. Starks, Lannisters, Gryffindors and even Hufflepuffs are challenged to test their knowledge of the Game of Thrones and Harry Potter… Continue reading

It’s all in the family

‘They end up getting all of us, even though they saw only one of us’

Hannold, St. Clair face off for District 3 seat

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll bring a different leadership style of “looking for solutions” and treating “department heads… Continue reading

County commissioners to focus on economic development

Having recently adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County is now looking to evaluate the next section of its comprehensive plan —… Continue reading

Hayes and Paul

Challenger: Hayes out of step with district’s values

Paul critical of bump stock, conversion therapy votes

Hayes and Paul

Letter: Commissioners unanimously adopt updated housing element

The Island County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously adopted the housing element of the comprehensive plan, after more than a year of work to update… Continue reading