Laura Guido

UPDATED: Man who perished in plane crash identified

A plane crash near Whidbey Airpark in Langley Saturday morning has resulted in at least one fatality, according to a statement from the Island County… Continue reading

Whidbey’s first baby of 2019 arrives

Most everything about Taliesin White’s arrival was a surprise, including the fact that he was the first baby born on Whidbey Island in 2019. Oak… Continue reading

Retired sailor hoping to leave his mark

A donation to a local charity could lead to a new tattoo from a true ink master. Tickets to win a three-hour tattoo from Austin… Continue reading

Clothing event for those with challenges

Nonprofit giving brand-name clothes to those with special needs

Punk band to celebrate another anniversary with Whidbey show

One of Whidbey Island’s longest-lasting punk rock bands is hoping to inspire a new generation of angsty teenagers. “The (punk) scene will build up again,… Continue reading

Volunteers sought for Point in Time count

Island County Human Services is seeking volunteers for the annual count and survey of homeless individuals in the county. The state- and federally-mandated Point in… Continue reading

New Indian restaurant opens on Pioneer Way

Gary Purewal and his traditional clay oven have come to give Oak Harbor a taste of the country where he was born. How is it?… Continue reading

A winning performance: Homeless man recites Shakespeare for a Spin Cafe challenge

James Parham stood with his hands clasped behind his back and spoke in a strong voice at an even cadence: “To sleep, perchance to dream:… Continue reading

Pooper Troopers cleaning up a storm

These troopers respond to one specific type of problem — and it’s brown. Shannon Useman and her husband Conrad are the island’s new self-named Pooper… Continue reading

Pool fixes planned

‘I was appalled … by the shape the place was in and is still in.

Missing man’s body found on Christmas

The body of Matthew Fitch, who went missing in late October, was found on Christmas day on a beach near Coupeville, according to a press… Continue reading

Storm takes out power islandwide

People stuck in elevators, carbon monoxide filling houses, closed roads and failed medical equipment all resulted from Thursday’s wind storm, which knocked out power to… Continue reading

Commissioners grudgingly OK contract

More than $61,000 slated for state-mandated public defense

Elementary school students’ artwork lights up the room

Coupeville Elementary School students’ art work shone bright Tuesday night. The lights were off in the two rooms showcasing their work, but the pieces stood… Continue reading

With some reluctance, South Whidbey kiosk gets funding

The Island County Board of Commissioners Wednesday approved a funding request to keep the South Whidbey Highway 525 visitor kiosk open, although it was to… Continue reading

County awards more than $280,000 for events, tourism

Island County commissioners awarded more than $280,000 in lodging sales tax funds Tuesday. The money goes to local organizations, such as the Coupeville Historic Waterfront… Continue reading

Little guy, big lessons

Simon is one elf not content to remain on a shelf

Council will decide fate of low-income development following public hearing

The fate of a controversial proposed low-income development in Oak Harbor will likely come down to a public hearing and determination by the city council.… Continue reading

County commissioners adopt new rural event code

Living near rural wedding venues, neighbors may still hear the Macarena, but with some new limitations under newly adopted updates to the county code. New… Continue reading

Kiwanis helps Santa deliver oranges, joy to children

Orange you happy to see Santa?