Laura Guido

NAS Whidbey celebrates 75th anniversary

On the date of its commissioning 75 years ago, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island paid tribute to its past, present and future Thursday. The ceremony,… Continue reading

Voter registration events set for Sept. 26

From 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Island County Elections will hold voter registration events at two locations on Sept. 26, at the Oak Harbor Library… Continue reading

Commissioners dine, dish with League of Women voters

County commissioners voiced approval of early adoption of integrated mental health services and doubts about the Wrights Crossing proposal at a special session meeting with… Continue reading

Oak Harbor couple’s Caribbean trip a hurricane nightmare

Jesse and Renee Lopez thought a trip to the Caribbean would be a fun place to celebrate Jesse’s 51st birthday. The Oak Harbor couple had… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Schools work with UW to address youth suicides

Oak Harbor Schools are starting a partnership this month with a center for suicide prevention after recent survey results showed high rates of suicidal thoughts… Continue reading

Accident leaves a big mess for biz owner to clean up

An Asphalt Quality Sealers truck turned on its side Thursday, spilling asphalt sealcoating into a field. The accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Libbey… Continue reading

Community invited to the Loft event Saturday

From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, the Loft on Fidalgo & Dock streets will be open for the public to see new building renovations, look… Continue reading

County hopes to simplify shoreline permit process

Island County Community Development staff members are working to increase the efficiency in issuing shoreline-development permits. Currently, individuals seeking this type of permit must complete… Continue reading

Free ‘Star Party’ is Friday night

Island County Astronomical Society is hosting its free Star Party Friday night at Fort Nugent park. People of all ages will be able to look… Continue reading

Church holding preparedness fair Saturday

A Neighborhood Preparedness Fair will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor. The event will feature free samples of… Continue reading

Failing dike a concern for homeowners association

An earth-and-cobble dike, tidegate and other infrastructure built in the early 1900s by settlers are deteriorating and aren’t providing adequate drainage at a marsh in… Continue reading

Sea Mar holding clothing, blanket drive

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center kicked off a clothing and blanket drive on Sept. 5. Donation boxes will be located at the Sea Mar office… Continue reading

Annual Megan McClung run Saturday benefits Semper Fi Fund

Megan McClung loved to run. On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Megan McClung Memorial Run will honor her life, legacy and love of running. The race… Continue reading

Freeland to grow, but not as a city, says county

Island County is moving closer to laying the framework of its long-awaited development regulations for Freeland. Island County Planning Commission last week discussed criteria that… Continue reading

Fire-starters: Using flames to clear way for prairie’s native plants

Local organizations are turning to fire as a means of renewal. It’s a method used for thousands of years by Native Americans, and it’s now… Continue reading

Wine event to benefit United Way

The Instant Wine Cellar party to benefit United Way of Island County is planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Elk’s Lodge… Continue reading

County allots Big Brother Big Sisters funding from stat marijuana tax

A year ago, 11-year-old Matthew Smith was behind in school, mostly kept to himself and spent nearly all his time playing video games or watching… Continue reading

Escaped Atlantic salmon biting on Whidbey

After the recent net pen failure that resulted in the release of over 300,000 Atlantic salmon, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is… Continue reading

VAQ-131 returns from deployment

Family and friends of the Electronic Attack Squadron 131 welcomed home the “Lancers” Aug. 18 after a seven-month deployment. “It was one of the sweetest… Continue reading

Islanders hold rally denouncing racism

Last Friday afternoon members of the group Indivisible Whidbey and others gathered at an assembly against racism in Oak Harbor. The group of about 12… Continue reading