Laura Guido

Oak Harbor adopts six-year transportation plan

Preliminary steps on improvements to Northeast Seventh Avenue are set to move forward in Oak Harbor’s six-year transportation plan, which the city council approved last… Continue reading


Driver plunges car into Oak Harbor bay

A driver rounding the corner on Bayshore Drive last Thursday night lost control and ended up in the water near Flintstone Park. The driver, 20,… Continue reading


City’s outside hire says sewer project is on track

The part-time project manager hired to oversee the completion of Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant said the project is “tracking and on-schedule.” Gary Goltz, hired… Continue reading


Teacher bargaining tone changes from sour to sweet

After what was described as a “contentious” start, bargaining for certified teachers in the Oak Harbor school district is making positive progress, say members of… Continue reading

Republican incumbents’ seats could be in danger in narrow contests

If Tuesday’s primary results are an indicator of how November’s election will go, Republican incumbents may have cause to be worried. Primary election results show… Continue reading

‘This is the best job I could’ve asked for’

What began as an admiration for Steve Irwin developed into a passion for outdoor education. And that passion took Jackie French from her home state… Continue reading

Sea level report predicts larger storm water surges

Water may rise by a foot by 2060

Commissioners show impatience with Planning board

A recent work session seemed to highlight growing impatience among members of the Board of Island County Commissioners with the county Planning Commission, especially when… Continue reading

For t’ai chi class, yielding sabers all about better balance

Onlookers who witnessed a group of sword-wielding people Tuesday night at Fort Casey need not be concerned — the swords are wooden and simply used… Continue reading

Base commander prepares to head to Washington, D.C.

‘It’s been an exciting time’

Blaze that destroyed home being investigated

Officials from local fire districts, the Island County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the cause of… Continue reading

Rotary clubs ‘Walk for Water’ to raise money for wells in Uganda

North Whidbey and Oak Harbor Rotary clubs are bringing a piece of life in Uganda to Oak Harbor Saturday morning. The two clubs are hosting… Continue reading

Supporters push for teacher pay raises

Parents and staff advocated for teacher support in the form of salary increases at the Coupeville School Board of Directors meeting Monday. The board passed… Continue reading

Race for sheriff: Both tout experience, but differ in plans for change

The two candidates for Island County sheriff agree low staffing is one of the department’s biggest challenges, but propose different solutions and strategies moving forward.… Continue reading

Changes coming swiftly with Dugualla restoration

Two years can make a world of difference — especially for young salmon and birds looking for new habitat. “Make it and they’ll come,” Jessica… Continue reading

Police holding Citizens Academy

The Oak Harbor Police Department is hoping to give an in-depth look at the experiences and training of police officers through its free Citizens’ Academy.… Continue reading

Pigfest goes for a record

Event founder aims for largest-ever smoke pit

Central Whidbey Fire takes part in canine rescue effort

Firefighters from South Whidbey Fire/EMS and Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue conducted a rescue of the four-legged variety Wednesday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

Commander talks about the future of Navy base

Population stabilized; facility for unmanned drone in the works

Janet St. Clair

Hannold challenger builds big war chest

Candidate for Island County district three commissioner Janet St. Clair has raised approximately $40,000 more than her opponent, incumbent Rick Hannold, according to Public Disclosure… Continue reading

Janet St. Clair