Patricia Guthrie

As new CEO, Ron Telles vows to regain public trust in WhidbeyHealth

Board awards one-year contract, $330,000 annual salary with no bonuses

 

Savor Spring offers a palate pleaser of local wine, spirits and food

Six tasting locations featured this weekend on South Whidbey

 

PSE closing two Whidbey service offices this summer

Two outlets will continue to accept in-person payments

 

WhidbeyHealth’s Telles presents CEO to-do list to board

Making budget presentations “zing” instead of sag is one of many admirable management traits displayed by Ron Telles during WhidbeyHealth public meetings during his past… Continue reading

Grief in the middle of the ocean

Chris Jordan’s film shows the plight of man through the eyes of albatross

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group<em></em>
                                <em>Yu Williams, left, and Polly Schweer pose on the mounds of plastic that they bundle to get ready for hauling from Freeland’s Island Recycling. “They are the miracle workers of this place,” says owner Jill Campbell. </em>

Recycling cumbersome, but as necessary as ever

Confused about plastic, glass, paper? Ask questions at transfer stations

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group<em></em>
                                <em>Yu Williams, left, and Polly Schweer pose on the mounds of plastic that they bundle to get ready for hauling from Freeland’s Island Recycling. “They are the miracle workers of this place,” says owner Jill Campbell. </em>

The ocean under a microscope: Carla Stehr merges art and science

From Carla Stehr’s viewpoint, the ocean is very small. Tiny. Microscopic, in fact. It’s also a wondrous, liquid world teeming with all sizes of life… Continue reading

Hospital board may consider big bonus for departing CEO

Special forum attracted many, was deemed ‘positively effective’

Foibles and fun of love shine in Whidbey Playhouse ‘She Loves Me’

All the high notes of romance hit by talented cast

WhidbeyHealth board sets special public meeting for Monday

WhidbeyHealth board commissioners want to hear from the public and health system staff about how it should best move forward and look for a new… Continue reading

Snohomish County Community Transit’s new Swift Green Line buses began service this week, including routes between the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and Paine Field’s commerical airline passenger terminal. Shuttle van service between Whidbey Island and Paine Field begins Thursday. (Photo provided)

Getting to Paine Field gets easier

Options begin this week for getting to and from new Everett terminal

Snohomish County Community Transit’s new Swift Green Line buses began service this week, including routes between the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and Paine Field’s commerical airline passenger terminal. Shuttle van service between Whidbey Island and Paine Field begins Thursday. (Photo provided)

Whidbey filmmaker picked for ‘Wild and Wise Women’

Personalizes mental illness, demons of war

Boeing’s bygone days of marvel invoked through music

Langley concert features two orchestras and one really big piano

WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes is retiring

Geri Forbes, CEO of WhidbeyHealth, announced Friday she is retiring on July 1. During her four-year tenure overseeing Whidbey health system, Forbes oversaw the construction… Continue reading

Whidbey to revel in all things Irish this weekend

Shamrocks, shenanigans, corned beef, colcannon and more

Educating through art, naturally

Health challenges don’t damper couple’s passion to inspire others

WhidbeyHealth reports 2018 as a ‘tough year,’ with $6.3 million loss

Unplanned expenses in 2018 led to a “tough year” for WhidbeyHealth, board commissioners learned Monday. “We lost about $6.3 million this fiscal year,” Ron Telles,… Continue reading

Winter storm forecast leads to many canceled events around Whidbey

Predictions of another weekend of snow and icy roads have led many events around Whidbey Island to be postponed or canceled. With a winter storm… Continue reading

In touch with giants

Orca Network offers hands-on encounters with gray whales