Laura Guido

WhidbeyHealth brings women’s care to Oak Harbor

WhidbeyHealth has opened Women’s Care Oak Harbor in the same building as the hospital’s primary care, sleep care and physical therapy clinics. The clinic, located… Continue reading

Sheriff’s office gets upgraded north precinct

The small, modular building installed as a temporary solution for the Island County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 is finally being replaced. The county is in… Continue reading

No public comment on county’s budget

Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a $92.3 million budget and 1 percent increase on a property tax levy for 2018, during… Continue reading

Task force gets input on affordable housing recommendations

North Whidbey Affordable Housing Task Force presented its recommendations and sought feedback at an open house Thursday evening at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. The… Continue reading

Oak Harbor robotics students tackle homelessness with new competition

Four outstanding robotics students from Oak Harbor High School are setting out to fix a large problem in a small way. The Whidbey Island Robotics… Continue reading

Whidbey sailors’ clothing, toiletry drive exceeds all expectations

On Thursday afternoon, the county Housing Support Center was overrun with clothes in folded piles and boxes all over the front room. Petty Officer First… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Schools launch new phone application

Parents and guardians of students in Oak Harbor Public Schools can now have easier access to information from the district. A free Oak Harbor Public… Continue reading

Aws named to Oak Harbor school board seat

Oak Harbor School Board appointed Jessica Aws at a special session meeting Monday to fill the vacant position left by Christine Abbott. Cory Glach, who… Continue reading

County seeking public input on levy increase and 2018 budget

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a possible 1 percent increase in Island County’s current expense property tax levy, as well… Continue reading

First county mental health center in works

Island County is in the process of securing property in Oak Harbor for a regional crisis stabilization center and affordable housing complex. The board of… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Island names Sailor of the Year

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has named its Petty Officer First Class Sailor of the Year for 2017. Rodney B. Scheppler, a Navy career counselor,… Continue reading

VP-47 deemed “safe for flight” with new aircraft

The “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron-47 have completed their transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. The squadron flew the P-3C for 52… Continue reading

County changes conservation grants evaluation process

The Board of Island County Commissioners decided to change the scoring process of applications for the conservation futures program during a recent work session meeting.… Continue reading

Old game farm gives land new life

Having family members visit for the holidays is usually a positive experience, but if they’ve been cooped up in the house for too many days… Continue reading

Fire destroys camper trailer on Smugglers Cove

A fire destroyed a camper trailer on Smugglers Cove Road around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The owner of the trailer was away and no one was… Continue reading

Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs,” comes to Oak Harbor bearing gifts for Garage of Blessings

Kristiina Miller knew her nonprofit would be featured in some sort of TV show when she was contacted by an unknown production company, but she… Continue reading

Students get ‘real-world’ biz experience

Starting Monday, four teams of Oak Harbor High School students will get the chance to run their own business selling products they’ve created themselves. The… Continue reading

Whidbey sailors’ clothing, toiletry drive exceeds all expectations

On Thursday afternoon, the county Housing Support Center was overrun with clothes in folded piles and boxes all over the front room. Petty Officer First… Continue reading

Wright’s Crossing proposal officially excluded from docket

The Island County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday on the 2018 docket, which did not include the Wright’s Crossing application. The controversial proposal… Continue reading

Navy League to hold annual Veterans Day Program

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas will be guest speaker at Oak Harbor Navy League’s annual Veterans Day program. Jouas was the the deputy… Continue reading