Laura Guido

Road work will close intersection at Reggata Drive and Crescent Harbor Road

Road work is scheduled to begin next week on a long-awaited intersection improvement in North Whidbey. Minor work with minimal traffic impacts will occur Feb.… Continue reading

 

New planning director hopes to improve service

The new head of Island County’s planning department knows that it has some unhappy customers. Too many unhappy customers, she said. “I am really excited… Continue reading

 

Coupeville teacher takes a novel approach to Holocaust lesson planning

Coupeville eighth grader Jones Walther recognizes that it’s easy to remove oneself from a tragedy as immense and seemingly distant as the Holocaust. But she… Continue reading

 

South Whidbey fisherman takes up a new type of tackle

South Whidbey resident John Norris is hunting for treasure. But he isn’t digging holes or looking for an “x” on a map. The fisherman spends… Continue reading

Whidbey water systems respond to state PFAS draft rules

The Washington State Board of Health is proposing new rules that may provide new protections against a prevalent family of chemicals, but also might place… Continue reading

M*A*S*H hit takes to Playhouse stage

It may have been more than 60 years since the Korean War ended, but the story of one of its fictional mobile army surgical hospital… Continue reading

Coupeville dusting off greenhouse gas effort

Coupeville was ahead of the climate-conscious curve when it created a greenhouse gas inventory nearly 15 years ago. Now, the town is dusting off that… Continue reading

Chocolate Walk to feature storytelling competition

In addition to the rich flavor derived from the delectable cocoa bean, this year’s Coupeville Chocolate Walk will also feature a sweet treat for the… Continue reading

Clinic to begin offering MAT addiction treatment services in Oak Harbor

Access to a critical component of addiction recovery for Whidbey Island residents has been inconsistent at best. Early next month, a new program will launch… Continue reading

Playtown opens for city’s littlest residents

Last Thursday afternoon, Ethan Boswell busily hammered away, wearing a fluorescent orange construction vest. Nearby, Nathanial Mildener methodically filled his shopping cart. The boys are… Continue reading

County held to ‘unusually high bar’ by FEMA

A federal agency seems to be holding Island County to a higher standard than others in the region for a national program that provides flood… Continue reading

Island County conducts homeless tally

Patricia Hoesman may have been surrounded by people Thursday morning, as she sat in front of an empty cup of coffee at a table with… Continue reading

Hospital plans for ‘year of action’

Last year was the hospital’s “year of listening,” according to CEO Ron Telles, and 2020 will be “the year of action.” During Wednesday morning’s monthly… Continue reading

Nurse to challenge Smith for seat in House

A longtime nurse and Whidbey resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, for her seat in the state House of Representatives. Democrat Suzanne Wood-ard… Continue reading

Orca poo, salmon restoration focus of whale workshop

As captivating as whales are to observe, there’s a lot of information to be gleaned from what they leave behind. But to find those valuable… Continue reading

Mussel farm forced to end Quilcene operation

After nearly 25 years of farming in Quilcene Bay, Penn Cove Shellfish is moving its farming operation out of the Jefferson County waters. The mussel… Continue reading

Good Samaritans offer help to Whidbey drivers during winter storm

Gabe and Isaac Bozeman can’t legally vote, but they are able to drive in the snow. The brothers, who are 15 and 17 respectively, grew… Continue reading

FEMA threat draws county rebuke

Island County commissioners are “aghast” at recent actions taken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that could affect local shoreline property owners. During a work… Continue reading

MLK event emphasizes dreams, unity

While Pastor Fannie Dean thinks it’s important to remember and acknowledge the dream Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about at the Lincoln Memorial nearly 60… Continue reading

Well, what do ya snow!

Monday’s winter storm might have produced little more than a light dusting, but it was plenty enough for Hillcrest Elementary School kindergartners to enjoy. And… Continue reading