Laura Guido

Wharf gets rural development grant, Oak Harbor requests still in question

County commissioners have decided to give restorations at the Coupeville Wharf a lift, but Oak Harbor’s plans for its marina remain in question. The Island… Continue reading

 

Two transported to hospital after motorcycle accident

Two people were transported to the hospital Wednesday after hitting a deer on Libbey Road, according to Battalion Chief Chris Swiger of North Whidbey Fire… Continue reading

 

Contractor chosen for new behavioral health crisis center

Whidbey Island is a step closer to having its first facility for helping its most vulnerable citizens without taking them to the emergency room or… Continue reading

 

Festivities make for artistic, ‘ripigulous’ weekend

Whidbey Island was bustling with activity during a weekend punctuated by paintings, pagans and pigs. A new addition to the annual festivities was the first… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth aims to recruit more providers

The number of unfilled positions at WhidbeyHealth is affecting patients’ access to care, which is causing some to go off island, CEO Ron Telles said… Continue reading

County needs workers, jobs that pay more

Island County’s economy needs younger workers, according to a recent draft report. A consultant and county planning staff presented an economic trends and conditions report… Continue reading

Zylstra Road home catches fire — twice

A resident returned to find her home on Zylstra Road full of smoke Monday afternoon and then again that evening. Fire officials are still investigating… Continue reading

Weekend’s Pigfest is cooking up new events

The island’s biggest barbecue will have new activities, different bands and thousands of pounds of delicious pig butt. Event founder Scott Fraser and volunteers will… Continue reading

Researchers taking a look at population’s health by the numbers

As research and understanding grows about how factors such as housing, education and environment affect health, there are now two experts tasked with mapping the… Continue reading

Coupeville native bringing movie to life in birthplace

As film screenwriter and director Ben Medina set out to bring his dream of making a movie to life, he knew he’d return to where… Continue reading

Larsen joins call for Trump impeachment

As of Sunday, all of Washington state’s House Democrats are calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen — who… Continue reading

SUVA can set sail with more passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined Coupeville’s resident schooner is in shipshape and Bristol fashion, enough so that it’s allowing approximately 20 more passengers at… Continue reading

Dry conditions increase fire danger

Dry conditions contributed to two recent fires on Whidbey Island. Around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, South Whidbey Fire/EMS first responders arrived at a structure fire on… Continue reading

Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Whidbey Island’s thorny berry bushes are ripe with possibilities. The sweet fruit can be made into cobbler, jam or turned into a special batch of… Continue reading

Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours

If you and a group of people want to get somewhere on the island, Nicholas Konopik says it’s time to get kraken. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

County moves to collect state money for housing

Island County is taking steps to use a new state program to help fund affordable housing. In early August, the county commissioners are expected to… Continue reading

Commissioner asks EDC to response to AG’s Navy lawsuit

A county commissioner Wednesday urged the Economic Development Council of Island County to respond to the state attorney general’s recent lawsuit against the Navy. The… Continue reading

Coupeville’s new filtration system starts pumping

The product leaving the Coupeville water treatment plant is now the purest it’s ever been. And within about a month, people might start tasting the… Continue reading

Living the dream: Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home

It was Alli Gann’s childhood goal to move to Whidbey Island. But about a month after her family actually did so, it started to seem… Continue reading

Nonprofit Life Flight opening base on Whidbey

Emergency transportation will soon be more immediate on Whidbey Island. Life Flight Network is opening a new base at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. The ambulance service… Continue reading