Laura Guido

Seahawks players sign autographs for a cause

Seahawks running back Chris Carson and offensive tackle George Fant will sign posters starting 1 p.m. Saturday at Louis Gs in Oak Harbor. Signatures won’t… Continue reading

With founder’s departure, Miss Oak Harbor Pageant disbanded

Though born in California, Jes Walker-Wyse has made a mark on Oak Harbor in a relatively short amount of time. Since moving to the city… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

New plan outlines possible county shuffle

Offices for Island County departments may be completely reorganized, according to a new draft facilities master plan. The draft 20-year plan, presented last week to… Continue reading

A new draft facilities master plan includes new department buildings on land recently purchased by the Island County. The plan is still in its early stages and designs for the new buildings likely won’t be made until next year. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Woman accused of stealing beer, bedding from neighbor

A woman from Coupeville is accused of stealing towels, beer and bedding from her neighbor’s house, according to court document. Prosecutors charged Amanda Cantu, 45,… Continue reading

Navy SAR makes appearance at cadet training at Camp Casey

No one was injured or in distress when the Search and Rescue helicopter from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island landed at Camp Casey Conference Center… Continue reading

Islanders join protest over immigration policies

‘It isn’t right, and it isn’t normal’

Health officer: summer brings out bats

Now that we’re officially in the summer months, we’ll enjoy some longer days, picnics, barbecues and bats. “It’s a good time of year to talk… Continue reading

Three kayakers rescued Sunday

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue picked up three kayakers struggling against the wind and current Sunday between Hidden Beach and Camano Island, according to… Continue reading

‘Lost’ pots can deplete crab numbers

Fewer crab pots lost means more crab on the table. That’s the message Island County Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Foundation is getting out… Continue reading

Strawberry Daze returns with more to eat and do

Paige Mueller-Flack hopes to combine education, fun activities and a family-farm atmosphere into the second annual celebration of strawberries at Bell’s Farm. Despite a tough… Continue reading

City auction set for Saturday

Only one place in Oak Harbor will be selling a 1978 6600 tractor, high jump uprights and mats, a typewriter and an industrial mixer on… Continue reading

Hannold defends planning commissioner

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold defended his appointment of Shannon Williams to the county planning commission after she expressed concern about the types of people… Continue reading

New education, training program for juvenile court

Island County Juvenile Court will soon start a pilot program aimed at reducing recidivism through education and career training. The county board of commissioners agreed… Continue reading

Island County EDC head stays ‘positive’

Promoting economic development in Island County comes with its own unique set of challenges, but Sharon Sappington said she plans to face each one with… Continue reading

Vet services coordinator is here to help

Cynthia Besaw left the Air Force after seven years of service with a broken back, shattered foot and two young children. When she first moved… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times.
                                Donovan McCulley cheers at the end of the commencement ceremony Saturday.

Oak Harbor grads show ‘inspirational ambition’

Oak Harbor High School’s class of 2018 reached graduation through four years of hard work, dedication and some last minute scrambles to finish assignments after… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times.
                                Donovan McCulley cheers at the end of the commencement ceremony Saturday.

Survey shows mostly positive impression of rural events

Though public hearings on the issue have often been contentious on both sides, a small survey conducted by Island County found most neighbors feel rural… Continue reading

Planning halts for Freeland sewer

A decades-long effort to bring a sewer system to Freeland has halted “for the foreseeable future,” according to officials from the Freeland Water and Sewer… Continue reading

Oak Harbor, Coupeville port get .09 funds for projects

A sewer expansion, two roof repairs and a pond restoration are set to move forward with county Rural Economic Development grant funding. The Island County… Continue reading

County poised to join opioid lawsuit

Island County is prepared to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The vote, which will not be unanimous, is scheduled for Tuesday during the… Continue reading