Laura Guido

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

A cancer survivor’s story

‘In 2002, it felt like I was on hold … Every day is a gift’

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

County questions role in delivering vaccines to school

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations in schools is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

Effort to save Homoja Housing hut gets a lift

Last Thursday, the first steps were taken to save what might be the one of the last remaining Quonset huts from the WWII Navy Homoja… Continue reading

Haunting of Coupeville: Events throughout the month offer thrills, chills

On Monday morning, Coupeville residents awoke to find their quaint, seaside town had suddenly turned spooky. Throughout the month of October, the Haunting of Coupeville… Continue reading

State rep. candidates list plans at forum

State representative candidates outlined their plans and ideas for education, behavioral health, transportation, senior-specific issues and more Monday morning at a forum hosted by Regency… Continue reading

Autumn flavors: Whidbey offers perfect fall ingredients for your table

A chill is in the air and farmers markets are overflowing with freshly harvested produce. It’s the time of year for warm, comforting food and… Continue reading

South Whidbey’s Island Herb focuses on community, employees

In a blooming market of recreational cannabis retailers, Island Herb continues to stand out by “not just doing the minimum,” according to general manager Eric… Continue reading

Candidates to speak at 3 forums next week

The public will have two chances next week to hear local candidates speak at forums hosted by the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters. On… Continue reading

District plans pool opening Oct. 8

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is still ironing out the details, but it plans to temporarily open the John Vanderzicht Memorial pool on… Continue reading

Mussel farm, other agencies train in oil spill cleanup

It only took the group of eight people on the boat around 25 minutes to deploy about 300 feet of orange tubing around one of… Continue reading

Victor Rojas. Photo by Laura Guido.

A place for the kids

Oak Harbor native aims to open a safe hangout for city’s youth

Victor Rojas. Photo by Laura Guido.

Group’s protest focuses on U.S. Supreme Court nominee, victim support

A small group of Whidbey Island residents joined a national walkout Monday afternoon in support of two women who’ve accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

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