Laura Guido

Man dies in seventh motorcycle crash since May

A 24-year-old sailor was killed in a collision Saturday afternoon on Ault Field Road. The incident was the seventh motorcycle accident on Whidbey Island since… Continue reading

‘20 for 20’ effort gives Coupeville community garden new hope

Linda Wehrman firmly believes that everyone should have access to fresh vegetables and herbs, straight from the ground. Thus, the Coupeville resident was understandably distraught… Continue reading

Democrat files for Island County Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 seat

A self-described “lawn guy” is vying for a seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners in the 2020 election. Democrat Christopher Reed is running… Continue reading

Passenger injured in Aug. 17 South Whidbey crash dies | Corrected

An Edmonds man injured in an Aug. 17 South Whidbey traffic accident has died. The King County medical examiner pronounced Gary Hughes, 71, had died… Continue reading

Picnic Saturday pays tribute to service members

Saturday, the Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League will continue its longstanding tradition of appreciating the military by serving free food and providing… Continue reading

Teacher brings Korea fellowship experience to classroom

North Whidbey Middle School students can expect a little more worldliness in their world history class this year. Teacher Don Jenkins will bring lessons and… Continue reading

Two candidates reveal plans to seek Island County Board of Commissioners seat in 2020

The affordable housing crisis is central to the campaigns of the two candidates for Island County commissioner. Former Island County planner Nathan Howard and private… Continue reading

Utilizing new state affordable housing legislation proves complex

Local leaders are grappling with how to utilize complicated new state legislation to bring in money for affordable housing. Faith Pettis, a partner at Seattle-based… Continue reading

Coupeville Town Council votes to restrict short-term rentals

Coupeville is adding stricter regulations on short-term rentals as a way to address the lack of housing and to preserve “social character” of its neighborhoods.… Continue reading

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a state wide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently… Continue reading

WSU’s remote classes on Whidbey get first students

Higher education is now a little more within reach for some on Whidbey Island. After more than two years of having the capability to do… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue hires new chief

The new head of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is no stranger to embattled departments. Tim Lemon came to the island after serving as chief… Continue reading

County gives Clinton trail another chance

South Whidbey may get another shot at a trail between the Clinton ferry terminal and Ken’s Korner. County commissioners Wednesday approved moving forward with preliminary… Continue reading

Popular Haunted Fort Casey moves to pre-sale tickets

Some Whidbey Island residents are probably already dreaming of cooler fall days and pumpkin spiced everything as they soak up the waning summer sun. Those… Continue reading

County aims to allow more farm worker housing

Island County is looking to make it easier for farm owners and operators to build housing for their laborers. Planning staff last week presented recommendations… Continue reading

Oak Harbor chamber director seeks appointment to Senate seat

After five years leading the Oak Harbor business community, Christine Cribb is ready to move up. On Tuesday, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce executive… Continue reading

In 4-3 vote,Oak Harbor City Council clears path for Pioneer Way development

In an 11th-hour decision, the Oak Harbor City Council Tuesday narrowly approved the permits for a controversial affordable housing development to be built on Pioneer… Continue reading

Tour de Whidbey sees increased number of participants

Tour de Whidbey, an annual fundraiser for the WhidbeyHealth Foundation, had 330 riders this year, an increase over last year’s 265. “We are happy to… Continue reading

Supporters wave flags and signs in support of Navy at weekend rally

More than 100 people gathered Saturday to declare their support for the Navy on Whidbey Island. The rally was organized in response to the state… Continue reading

Three people seriously injured in head-on highway collision Saturday

Two people were airlifted and another seriously injured in a head-on collision on State Highway 525 Saturday night. Around 6:40 p.m., a Jeep Wrangler driven… Continue reading