Laura Guido

Orca Network not giving up on Lolita

Nearly half a century later, the fight for Lolita continues. Starting 11 a.m. Saturday, about 20 people gathered at the intersection of Main Street and… Continue reading

County offers city solutions to Wagon Wheel well problems

Island County commissioners have sent Oak Harbor’s mayor a number of options for long-term water solutions for the residents of Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park.… Continue reading

Late artist’s work featured in show

Dottie Sanders was known as a prolific artist, acclaimed cook and popular entertainer. She died unexpectedly last summer, but her fellow Whidbey Allied Artists members… Continue reading

Development regs for Freeland near end of ‘long tunnel’

Freeland development regulations don’t make for catchy, sensational headlines— yet the topic has come up in almost 10 articles in the Whidbey News-Times in just… Continue reading

Seniors grappling with potential bus changes

Changes to the Oak Harbor Senior Center’s travel program are leaving people feeling confused and, in some cases, stranded. Just over a month ago, the… Continue reading

49 rescued as whale-watching boat takes on water off coast

U.S. Coast Guard officials say there were no injuries and no pollution reported after a Canadian whale watching boat began taking on water Thursday afternoon.… Continue reading

Man’s injuries minor after he goes over cliff

An elderly man was transported to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a traffic accident caused his vehicle to drop off a steep cliff near Jones… Continue reading

Bear heads from Whidbey to Fidalgo

The local island-hopping black bear has made another swim. Reported sightings of the lumbering loner have tracked his movements from Central Whidbey north along the… Continue reading

Meerkerk in bloom

Garden celebrates 40 years of rhodies, providing beauty to Whidbey

Hospital Guild raises money for WhidbeyHealth

Members of the last of 20 original guilds to support Whidbey’s only hospital are still doing what they can to help — and they’re having… Continue reading

Oak Harbor School Board passes Affirmative Action plan

Oak Harbor’s school district represents perhaps the most diverse on the island, and the administration is aiming to recruit teachers who better reflect its students.… Continue reading

With land purchase, county aiming to expand recreation trails

A popular, yet somewhat hidden, Central Whidbey trail system will get bigger, and easier to get to. Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Island County and the… Continue reading

Community members holding A Night to Remember

Some students find prom overwhelming or too difficult to go to, but that doesn’t mean these students don’t appreciate a night out with friends. When… Continue reading

All-island rainbow prom set for Saturday

It will be a queer thing, to be sure. “Curiouser and Curioser,” the Alice in Wonderland-themed “more-than-prom” is happening 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school district recognized for its green efforts

It was clear the group of third and fourth graders really knew what they were talking about. The students’ knowledge of the school rain barrel,… Continue reading

‘Wandering bear’ spotted on Whidbey

Whidbey Island has a hungry new visitor. Coupeville resident Glenn Hoffman awoke Tuesday morning to find his bird feeders in disarray at his home near… Continue reading

Fire districts negotiate EMS deal with hospital

Under the pressure of increasing call volume and incrementally increasing minimum wage, North and Central Whidbey fire districts are hoping to receive more funding to… Continue reading

Club combines love for beer, running, food

To be fit. To think. To be able to eat more food. To be able to drink more beer. These are the reasons members of… Continue reading

Town reviews short-term rental policies

Coupeville Town Council Tuesday reviewed proposed regulations and amendments to deal with an increasing number of short-term rentals, such as Airbnb and VRBO. Council members… Continue reading

WhidbeyCon draws fans of magical, monstrous

The magical, mythical, super and monstrous converged in one, free and family-friendly celebration of fandom last weekend. Oak Harbor Library this past Saturday hosted its… Continue reading