Laura Guido

New commanding officer living the dream

A career in the Navy was Capt. Matthew Arny’s plan since first grade. His father was an F-4 Phantom II pilot, and Arny remembers giving… Continue reading

Ferry out of commission after running aground

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route is down to one vessel after the Salish ran aground Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m., the vessel made what’s called… Continue reading

Celebrating an artistic legacy

When a longtime member passed away last March, her colleagues at Whidbey Allied Artists couldn’t let her 50 years worth of artwork just sit in… Continue reading

County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

Nonprofit opens doors at new, larger location

Garage of Blessings now has more space than it ever has before, and with that space will come more services than it has ever provided.… Continue reading

Changes to city’s housing element eyed

As part of broader conversations around housing in the region, Oak Harbor Planning Commission began its examination of the city’s housing element of the comprehensive… Continue reading

Festival rocks Oak Harbor through the weekend

“Good music and good food” defined the Oak Harbor Music Festival for Anitza Cotto. It was Cotto’s second time at the event after moving to… Continue reading

PSE Safety Fair set for Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

Quonset hut part of local history

Homoja housing created during housing crisis of World War II

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Pile of logging debris catches fire, put out by Central Whidbey Fire

Logging debris from a county road project caught fire just after midnight Tuesday and burned until around 8 a.m. that morning, according to Central Whidbey… Continue reading

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                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Oak Harbor Music Festival: Three days of music, more than 30 acts

Big names, both on the Island and across the globe, are on the schedule for this year’s Oak Harbor Music Festival. “This year we have… Continue reading

Man charged with pointing laser at officer

A homeless man could face up to a year in prison after aiming a laser at an Island County Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to court… Continue reading

Woman transported to hospital after collision Thursday

A woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center after her car was struck Thursday morning on State Highway 20 near Northwest Broadway Street in Coupeville.… Continue reading

City council updates Oak Harbor’s accessory dwelling ordinance

In an effort to address affordable housing concerns, the Oak Harbor City Council updated the city’s accessory dwelling unit ordinance Tuesday. The ADU update implements… Continue reading

Government leaders list economic goals

Government leaders outlined goals Wednesday to improve local economic development, with focuses on the island’s “gateways,” parking, facility improvements and affordable housing. Island County Commissioner… Continue reading

Johnson: State audit of county finding ‘inconsistent,’ ‘petty’

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County for a budget reporting error. Auditors found the county had incorrectly reported transfers… Continue reading

New focus for Oak Harbor schools

The 2018-2019 school year will be marked by increased sustainability education and practices for the Oak Harbor school district’s youngest students. To drive the effort,… Continue reading

Oak Harbor adopts six-year transportation plan

Preliminary steps on improvements to Northeast Seventh Avenue are set to move forward in Oak Harbor’s six-year transportation plan, which the city council approved last… Continue reading

Driver plunges car into Oak Harbor bay

A driver rounding the corner on Bayshore Drive last Thursday night lost control and ended up in the water near Flintstone Park. The driver, 20,… Continue reading

City’s outside hire says sewer project is on track

The part-time project manager hired to oversee the completion of Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant said the project is “tracking and on-schedule.” Gary Goltz, hired… Continue reading