Laura Guido

Blanket brigade: club seeks to comfort sick kids

Retired orthopedic surgeon Fred Wilson said he noticed during his six-month residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital some of the patients wouldn’t let doctors perform treatment… Continue reading

‘Sampler class’ keeps dogs active, happy

The world of dog obedience and agility training can sometimes be rigid and formal. Victoria Farrington’s class with the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District… Continue reading

Number of homeless Oak Harbor students rises

The number of homeless students in the Oak Harbor School District increased during the 2016-17 school year, with the number of unsheltered students more than… Continue reading

No injuries in devastating Oak Harbor fire Monday morning

A manufactured home on Crosby Avenue was mostly destroyed in a structure fire shortly after midnight Monday, according to North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief… Continue reading

Olympic View Elementary preserves moment in time

Students at Olympic View Elementary are setting their sights on the future — 50 years into the future, to be exact. They’ve made predictions: “The… Continue reading

3 guys, 5 seconds and $6,000

Oak Harbor students emerge victorious in virtual hotel category of international DECA competition

County officials: Washing car on lawn, scooping animal poop, ways to protect water

Protecting water quality doesn’t always have to mean dramatic changes made only by large corporations or farming operations. Small everyday behavior changes by individuals can… Continue reading

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