Laura Guido

Oak Harbor police are guests of honor at academy’s ‘friendsgiving’ feast

Oak Harbor police are guests of honor at academy’s ‘friendsgiving’ feast

What “friendsgiving” is complete without green eggs and ham? Luckily, Timmy Aston, a student at Oak Harbor Public Schools’ exceptional academy, didn’t forget the key… Continue reading

Oak Harbor police are guests of honor at academy’s ‘friendsgiving’ feast
New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

The former “poster child” for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is now at its helm. Miranda Hoppock is a Navy veteran who began her… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

Harman says he’ll pay for election recount

A Whidbey News-Times article about errors in election result displays inspired an Oak Harbor mayoral candidate to ask for a manual recount. Pat Harman, who… Continue reading

Ryan’s House serves as ‘stepping stone’ for young formerly homeless woman

Ryan’s House serves as ‘stepping stone’ for young formerly homeless woman

At age 21, Victoria Brown was preparing to leave a drug rehabilitation center with few belongings and nowhere to go. Brown had undergone treatment under… Continue reading

Ryan’s House serves as ‘stepping stone’ for young formerly homeless woman

Credit card payments now accepted at Coupeville dump

A different kind of plastic is now accepted at the dump in Central Whidbey. Last week, the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex began taking credit card… Continue reading

Greenbank Farm off-leash area not going anywhere, dog lovers told

Greenbank Farm off-leash area not going anywhere, dog lovers told

The beloved off-leash dog area at Greenbank Farm is going to stay intact. Posted meeting materials led some citizens to fear the Port of Coupeville,… Continue reading

Greenbank Farm off-leash area not going anywhere, dog lovers told

Volunteers needed for annual Thanksgiving dinner in Oak Harbor

Those who are far away from family, down on their luck, don’t like cooking and anyone else are invited to Oak Harbor’s annual community Thanksgiving… Continue reading

Precinct-level election results show disparities

Precinct-level election results show disparities

Langley City councilman-elect Craig Cyr’s curiousity about results in an Island County election led to the discovery of widespread errors on the county’s election results… Continue reading

Precinct-level election results show disparities
Hospital, Sea Mar partner to provide opioid addiction treatment

Hospital, Sea Mar partner to provide opioid addiction treatment

There’s been more awareness of the opioid crisis in the last couple of years, but there are still Whidbey residents battling addiction to prescription and… Continue reading

Hospital, Sea Mar partner to provide opioid addiction treatment
Museum-quality birthday celebration: In honor of Anderson’s 75 years, husband’s donation allows people to visit exhibits for free

Museum-quality birthday celebration: In honor of Anderson’s 75 years, husband’s donation allows people to visit exhibits for free

Island County Historical Museum visitors this month will be able to tour the Coupeville museum’s exhibits free of charge thanks to Harry Anderson — or,… Continue reading

Museum-quality birthday celebration: In honor of Anderson’s 75 years, husband’s donation allows people to visit exhibits for free

Town of Coupeville eyes electric vehicle charging stations

Coupeville officials are looking into adding electric vehicle chargers at the community green. The municipal parking lot was updated this summer to include infrastructure for… Continue reading

Island woman competes in Norwegian reality show

Island woman competes in Norwegian reality show

When Whidbey resident Jennifer Swenson travelled to Scandinavia to compete in a popular Norwegian reality show, she made one thing clear in the first episode… Continue reading

Island woman competes in Norwegian reality show

New system delays online posting of election data

For those on the edges of their seats in tense anticipation of Tuesday’s elections results, it probably felt like a long, agonizing wait. “I was… Continue reading

Resident escapes fire that destroyed house

Resident escapes fire that destroyed house

A resident escaped injury when a fire destroyed a house off West Beach Road on North Whidbey Sunday. Firefighters from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue,… Continue reading

Resident escapes fire that destroyed house

Hospital changes ER management contract

As part of an ongoing effort to change its culture, WhidbeyHealth is choosing a different organization to manage its emergency department. Starting Jan. 21, 2020,… Continue reading

State lawmakers eye island transportation

State lawmakers eye island transportation

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the sunrise turned the waters at Deception Pass a bright orange behind a seemingly endless stream of cars traveling… Continue reading

State lawmakers eye island transportation
Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years

Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years

What started with seven women who weaved together has, 50 years later, grown into a guild that is 150-plus members strong that promotes friendships, lifelong… Continue reading

Anniversary looms large for weavers guild after 50 years
Crash into sewage station clogs traffic, causes fire

Crash into sewage station clogs traffic, causes fire

A 19-year old woman drove a pickup into a power pole and sewage lift station Sunday evening and caused a power outage, a small fire… Continue reading

Crash into sewage station clogs traffic, causes fire
For some, haunted houses are nothing to scream about

For some, haunted houses are nothing to scream about

For many people, Halloween is all about scary ghosts and other creepy, undead things appearing in dark places to scare the bejesus out of folks,… Continue reading

For some, haunted houses are nothing to scream about
After facing challenges, CO’s wife committed to helping military spouses

After facing challenges, CO’s wife committed to helping military spouses

Samar Arny carried her infant son while her older child clung to her leg. Both boys ran a high fever, Arny hadn’t had a chance… Continue reading

After facing challenges, CO’s wife committed to helping military spouses