Laura Guido

Town points out error in reporting to auditor

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against the Town of Coupeville for a financial reporting error. It was town staff that brought… Continue reading

Central Whidbey fire hopes high-tech gadgets will entice, retain volunteers

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is not only geared up to fight fires, but now also has new gadgets to recruit and retain volunteers.… Continue reading

Whidbey Grown Week showcase for island’s offerings, local farms

The second annual Whidbey Island Grown Week will feature more activities, local food and unique experiences than last year. The event, which starts Sept. 28,… Continue reading

Oil Spill training scheduled at mussel rafts

Penn Cove Shellfish employees will participate in oil spill training Friday near the mussel rafts. The on-the-water exercises will likely include oil booms and other… Continue reading

Island Transit program giving nonprofits a lift

The inaugural van in Island Transit’s new RideLink program left the lot Monday afternoon with a group of optimistic staffers from Island Senior Resources. The… Continue reading

Officer’s new ‘beat’ in Oak Harbor school halls

After 27 years as an Oak Harbor police officer, including eight years as a detective with the major crimes unit, Officer Jim Hoagland is ready… Continue reading

Two treated for injuries after cars collide at Swantown, Highway 20

Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a driver’s medical problem caused an accident Tuesday night in Oak Harbor. A man… Continue reading

Commissioners poised to pass housing element in October

Barring any major last-minute changes, the Island County Board of Commissioners plans to adopt the county’s housing element of the comprehensive plan after a public… Continue reading

Friends, family gather to celebrate 100th birthday

During her 100 years on earth, Coupeville resident Ardith Yost saw the Golden Gate Bridge built, went to Disneyland the first year it opened and… Continue reading

New CPR dummy ‘blew us away’

Emergency medical training became significantly more technologically advanced at Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue recently. Thursday night Firefighter/EMT Alex Majestic demonstrated the many new… Continue reading

New commanding officer living the dream

A career in the Navy was Capt. Matthew Arny’s plan since first grade. His father was an F-4 Phantom II pilot, and Arny remembers giving… Continue reading

Ferry out of commission after running aground

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route is down to one vessel after the Salish ran aground Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m., the vessel made what’s called… Continue reading

Celebrating an artistic legacy

When a longtime member passed away last March, her colleagues at Whidbey Allied Artists couldn’t let her 50 years worth of artwork just sit in… Continue reading

County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

Nonprofit opens doors at new, larger location

Garage of Blessings now has more space than it ever has before, and with that space will come more services than it has ever provided.… Continue reading

Changes to city’s housing element eyed

As part of broader conversations around housing in the region, Oak Harbor Planning Commission began its examination of the city’s housing element of the comprehensive… Continue reading

Festival rocks Oak Harbor through the weekend

“Good music and good food” defined the Oak Harbor Music Festival for Anitza Cotto. It was Cotto’s second time at the event after moving to… Continue reading

PSE Safety Fair set for Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

Quonset hut part of local history

Homoja housing created during housing crisis of World War II

Photo provided.
                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.

Pile of logging debris catches fire, put out by Central Whidbey Fire

Logging debris from a county road project caught fire just after midnight Tuesday and burned until around 8 a.m. that morning, according to Central Whidbey… Continue reading

Photo provided.
                                Smoke rises from a large pile of logging debris that caught fire around midnight on Tuesday at Kempton Place. The pile was created from clearing for a county road project.