Laura Guido

Laura posted 68 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Fire destroys camper trailer on Smugglers Cove

A fire destroyed a camper trailer on Smugglers Cove Road around 4:30…

  • Nov 20th, 2017 12:14pm

County seeking public input on levy increase and 2018 budget

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a possible…

  • Nov 17th, 2017 2:35pm

Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs,” comes to Oak Harbor bearing gifts for Garage of Blessings

Kristiina Miller knew her nonprofit would be featured in some sort of…

  • Nov 17th, 2017 3:48pm

Whidbey sailors’ clothing, toiletry drive exceeds all expectations

On Thursday afternoon, the county Housing Support Center was overrun with clothes…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 12:43pm

Students get ‘real-world’ biz experience

Starting Monday, four teams of Oak Harbor High School students will get…

  • Nov 10th, 2017 12:57pm

Wright’s Crossing proposal officially excluded from docket

The Island County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday on the…

  • Nov 8th, 2017 4:47pm

Neighborhood knitter makes hats for classroom

Winter is coming, but, thanks to a local knitter, Mrs. Ching’s third-grade…

  • Nov 7th, 2017 12:40pm

Navy League to hold annual Veterans Day Program

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas will be guest speaker at…

  • Nov 7th, 2017 12:42pm

Housing stakeholders discuss community needs

Interviews with stakeholders regarding housing in Island County revealed the community’s desire…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017 1:54pm

County seeking public input on draft plan for Freeland transition

Island County Plan-ning and Community Development released the first draft for its…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017 1:58pm

Island County program successful at placing people with disabilities in jobs

If Geno Dogans is behind the counter, anyone who walks into Oak…

  • Oct 31st, 2017 1:17pm

County takes shot at funding for giving vaccines

The Board of Island County Commissioners has decided to use 2018 to…

  • Oct 31st, 2017 1:19pm

Local Girl Scout starts towel program for homeless

Thanks to the efforts of a local student, as of Thursday those…

  • Oct 31st, 2017 1:13pm

Navy celebrates dedication of A-3 memorial display to base

The A-3 Skywarrior Association formally handed over full control of the A-3…

  • Oct 30th, 2017 1:37pm

County continues home nurse visits — for now

During recent budget discussions, the Island County commissioners questioned the county’s role…

  • Oct 27th, 2017 1:36pm

Oak Harbor schools on right track, says board candidates

Both candidates for the Oak Harbor School Board say they are satisfied…

  • Oct 24th, 2017 12:17pm

Bird attacks along trail seem more than just a fluke

Noah Landau was on a normal run on the Kettles Trails when…

  • Oct 24th, 2017 12:33pm

U.S. representative talks issues at chamber luncheon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Arlington) outlined plans for adding apprenticeship programs and…

  • Oct 24th, 2017 12:21pm

Oak Harbor science teacher back from Ironman championships

Dehydrated from the hot, humid weather of Kona, Hawaii an Oak Harbor…

  • Oct 24th, 2017 12:24pm

Navy secretary visits Whidbey

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s role is “integral” to the Navy moving…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017 12:06pm

Wright’s Crossing likely not on docket

Island County Board of Commissioners have directed long-range planning staff to exclude…

  • Oct 20th, 2017 1:33pm

Trash hits fan with rounded dump fees

Island County commissioners recently directed public works to implement credit card usage…

  • Oct 20th, 2017 1:34pm

Problems delay county sewer plant, hikes cost $49,000

Unexpected discoveries will delay completion of the county’s $2.5 million sewage treatment…

  • Oct 17th, 2017 12:10pm

Oak Harbor Public Schools adopts text alert system

Oak Harbor Public Schools has implemented a system to send text messages…

  • Oct 17th, 2017 12:19pm

County moves toward integrated care for Medicaid recipients

The approximately 14,000 individuals in Island County eligible for Medicaid benefits will…

  • Oct 17th, 2017 3:18pm

Commission split 2-1 over expanded planning area

Island County Commissioners disagree over Oak Harbor’s proposal to expand its “joint…

  • Oct 13th, 2017 1:19pm

Survivor trusts in self to fight cancer her way

In June 2004, Rowenna Houghton had her furniture packed and was ready…

  • Oct 10th, 2017 12:03pm

Crescent Harbor celebrates new covered play structure and garden

Inclement weather won’t have to keep Crescent Harbor Elementary School students inside…

  • Oct 10th, 2017 12:04pm

County survey looks at housing concerns

Island County recently released a survey to gather information about residents’ housing…

  • Oct 10th, 2017 12:00pm

Open houses to look at county trails plan

Island County Public Works will hold open houses 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday,…

  • Oct 6th, 2017 1:37pm

Fire district seeks bond support

With aging fire engines and increased emergency call volumes, Central Whidbey Island…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017 12:12pm

Oak Harbor may get artsy with catch basins, manhole covers

Storm drain facilities on Pioneer Way or in Windjammer Park may soon…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017 12:49pm

Former Search and Rescue members reunite

On Sunday, Sept. 10, around 90 brothers gathered to tell “sea stories,”…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017 11:15am

Sheriff lifting burn ban on Sunday

Iincreased moisture levels prompted Sheriff Mark Brown to lift the county ban…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 1:38pm

Car strikes pump house near WAIF

A young woman hit a stop sign, a campground sign and a…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 2:59pm

North island sheriff’s precinct deemed unusable

The north precinct for the Island County Sheriff’s Office has been deemed…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 3:16pm

Park windmill becoming a debris hazard

Oak Harbor City Council is considering removing the windmill in Windjammer Park…

  • Sep 29th, 2017 3:19pm

Forest Service sued for granting Growler flights over Olympics

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued for its decision to grant…

  • Sep 26th, 2017 12:42pm

All things Whidbey focus of 10-day event starting Friday

Friday, Sept. 29, kicks off the first-ever Whidbey Island Grown Week, a…

  • Sep 26th, 2017 12:44pm

Voter registration events set for Sept. 26

From 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Island County Elections will hold voter…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017 1:55pm