Laura Guido

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

Frightville pays tribute to favorite scary films

Play a game with Jigsaw, visit Camp Crystal Lake and solve a puzzle box with Pinhead all in the depths of the Oak Harbor Roller… Continue reading

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

A cancer survivor’s story

‘In 2002, it felt like I was on hold … Every day is a gift’

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

County questions role in delivering vaccines to school

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations in schools is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

Effort to save Homoja Housing hut gets a lift

Last Thursday, the first steps were taken to save what might be the one of the last remaining Quonset huts from the WWII Navy Homoja… Continue reading