Laura Guido

New principal: Impactful teachers at elementary level are the ‘foundation’

When talking to Olympic View Ele-mentary School’s newly selected principal, her care and concern for students is evident as she talks about some of her… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman collects personal items for women in need

Gravity impacts everyone, but for women it can present its unique challenges. Oak Harbor resident Kate Mistler is offering support. The bra as we know… Continue reading

County drafts plan to keep services after emergencies

Should they face with unexpected disaster, Island County government’s more than 20 departments have no plan for a coordinated response. But that will soon change.… Continue reading

Commissioners raise questions about county’s fire regulations

A large expense in a county facilities project has sparked confusion among commissioners about Island County’s fire regulations. The Island County commissioners, during a recent… Continue reading

Library display recognizes accomplishments of local women

From Langley’s first mayor to Oak Harbor’s own Olympic medalist, the Whidbey Island Genealogy Searchers is aiming to elevate stories of local women who’ve made… Continue reading

Navy paying estimated $2.6 million for new plant

Coupeville filtration center goes online in June

Youth coalition free workshops offer childhood trauma training

Oak Harbor Youth Coalition hopes to facilitate some “lightbulb moments” on childhood trauma during upcoming training sessions. “Sometimes a child will suddenly exhibit some kind… Continue reading

Coupeville school district installs water coolers

On Monday, Coupeville students will have access to filtered water from coolers placed around their schools, but there are differences of opinion as to whether… Continue reading

Property owners shocked by whopping tax increase

The Dernbachs weren’t prepared for an increase in their tax bill of over 100 percent this year. Brian and Joanna Dernbach own an apartment building… Continue reading

City looks to improve pedestrian safety near intermediate school

In response to a student being struck by a car last year, the City of Oak Harbor is looking into a mid-block crossing area near… Continue reading

Oak Harbor pianist has the keys to success

Alex Amick isn’t content to stay in his comfort zone. The Oak Harbor High School senior spent much of his life pushing himself, personally and… Continue reading

County board of health supports bill limiting vaccine exemptions

In response to the recent measles outbreak in Clark County, the Island County Board of Health is taking a rare stance on proposed state legalization… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor High School principal from Lake Tapps

Oak Harbor High School’s new principal stumbled upon the job kind of how social media users find eerily relevant ads for things pop up just… Continue reading

Going international

TV show chronicles family’s house hunt in Argentina

New program connects social worker with law enforcement

Law enforcement officers aren’t social workers. But most days, they respond to multiple calls that have more to do with helping someone in a mental… Continue reading

Into ‘the pit:’ No one knows what to do with all of the garbage, needles in homeless encampment

Those going into an area on the island known as “the pit” are often advised not to wear shoes that are valuable. The piece of… Continue reading

Federal agency sends historic preservation recommendations to Navy

An independent federal agency is asking the Navy to continue working with the community and carry out long-term mitigation regarding its planned expansion of training… Continue reading

Nerf turf: New biz a place for friendly battles

Bailey Callison and her husband Ben really enjoy shooting each other. So much so, that while Ben Callison was stationed in Italy, Bailey Callison went… Continue reading

Fire damages Coupeville residence

A tipped over candle resulted in extensive damage to a Coupeville home Thursday night but no injuries. Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue personnel responded… Continue reading

Coupeville council adopts quick fix to fund sidewalk project

An oversight could’ve led to the Coupeville missing out on more than $100,000 in grant funds to complete a long-awaited project. Construction of a section… Continue reading