Laura Guido

Lottery winner Brian Kutz, with daughter Kendra, left, and wife, Tuk, stand outside their Coupeville home. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville man wins $200,000 lottery prize

Coupeville resident Brian Kutz usually makes a “big production” out of scratching the numbers off his lottery tickets, but he didn’t get that chance the… Continue reading

Lottery winner Brian Kutz, with daughter Kendra, left, and wife, Tuk, stand outside their Coupeville home. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Museum offers free tickets to Health Homes clients

Stephanie Ashcroft’s clients sometimes have a hard time getting out and doing something fun. They face mobility, transportation or financial hurdles — oftentimes all simultaneously.… Continue reading

Navy keeps quiet about Top Gun sequel filming at NAS Whidbey

Social media buzzed with debate: Is the city being April fooled early? Rumors of film crews, Tom Cruise and a possible long-delayed comeback of the… Continue reading

Goat poop, hay make fighting blaze a challenge

A pile of goat manure was likely the primary factor in a fire Tuesday afternoon on a farm outside of Coupeville that took almost six… Continue reading

Farm to School program branches out

The Coupeville Farm to School program is on its way to planting even deeper roots. Saturday morning, members of the nonprofit program, students, families and… Continue reading

Survey shows more teens are vaping

It can taste and smell like cotton candy, but its potential negative impacts to young minds are why officials find the newest student survey results… Continue reading

Teenager hit crossing highway

A 16-year-old boy walked away with minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday on Highway 525. At 7:30 a.m. first responders were dispatched… Continue reading

Island County to simplify its code

For years, there have been complaints that Island County’s land-use code is too complicated for both the public and planners. Planning and Community Development staff… Continue reading

Local leaders discuss housing solutions — again

The restrictive nature of the state’s Growth Management Act, the lack of available units and delays in permits are all factors many community and government… Continue reading

County considers possible restoration at Oak Harbor Marina

Oak Harbor is trying to improve its marina both for boaters as well as fish and other wildlife. The city asked Island County’s natural resources… Continue reading

Coupeville Port looking to fill commissioner opening

Port of Coupeville commissioners are deciding how to fill a vacant seat after district 1 Commissioner William Bell announced his resignation at a port meeting… Continue reading

Enchanted ecosystem

Wind-damaged tree offers Crescent Harbor Elementary School students an environmental lesson

Progressives raising funds for clubhouse repairs

The Greenbank Progressive Club is seeking help to rebuild its 70-year-old community building that was crushed in the December 2018 windstorm. The club’s insurance is… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

A bicycle for Michaela

Oak Harbor High School robotics team puts skills to work for little girl

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

New service aims to deliver convenience

Crystal Aguilar is here to serve Whidbey — literally. She and her team of Whidbey Waiter drivers will show up at any home or office… Continue reading

No injuries in Greenbank house fire

A Greenbank family awoke early Saturday morning to an electrical fire and was able to safety exit the home. Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue… Continue reading

Kayaker under dock disrupts ferry service Saturday

A stubborn kayaker at the Clinton ferry dock caused almost two hours of delays in service Saturday, according to Washington State Ferries. Around 2:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

Fifth graders raise more than $8,100 for cancer research

Although it left fifth-grader Elizabeth Hauter wanting to never count another coin again, the Oak Harbor Intermediate penny drive was a resounding success. Led by… Continue reading

Central Whidbey nonprofit has big plans for tiny house

A recent donation to Ryan’s House for Youth proved too good of an opportunity to pass up, even if it can’t be used yet. “The… Continue reading

Nonprofit seeks local families to host exchange students

Traveling is expensive and time consuming, so an organization is bringing opportunities to learn about other cultures and people to homes on Whidbey Island. Kim… Continue reading