Laura Guido

County revisits event code

Island County commissioners are considering changes to recently adopted rural event regulations that had been repeatedly recommended during the year-long code update process. Commissioners Helen… Continue reading

 

UFO event on Whidbey draws a crowd

Washington state has always played a prominent role in the history of unidentified flying objects, and Whidbey Island is home to at least one of… Continue reading

 

Pedestrian killed in highway accident

An 80-year-old Langley woman died after being struck by a car on Highway 525 Monday night, according to a report from Washington State Patrol. At… Continue reading

 

Updated: Man killed in plane crash identified

A plane crash near Whidbey Airpark in Langley Saturday morning has resulted in at least one fatality, according to a statement from the Island County… Continue reading

Fire ravages Freeland house

South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel spent almost 10 hours on scene at a residential fire Tuesday night on Shore Avenue in Freeland. The sprawling, 7,000-foot home… Continue reading

Shutdown closes park restroom

More reprocussions could be coming

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

New pet waste removal business cleans yards across Whidbey Island

Goosefoot grant boosts Whidbey Island Grown

Many Whidbey makers, growers and retailers will have new opportunities to collaborate thanks to a new grant from Goosefoot. Whidbey Island Grown, or WIG, recently… Continue reading

Lodging taxes to boost fair bookings

Island County commissioners awarded more than $280,000 in lodging sales tax funds Tuesday. The money goes to local organizations, such as the Coupeville Historic Waterfront… Continue reading

Rural event code adopted

Living near rural wedding venues, neighbors may still hear the Macarena, but with some new limitations under newly adopted updates to the county code. New… Continue reading

Making art to make a difference

Gerber, Hudson continue their seasonal fundraising tradition

Tiny home project has big need

An idea for a tiny-house development is starting with a regular-sized home. A South Whidbey nonprofit organization recently purchased a residence on Camano Avenue in… Continue reading

$5 million for facilities projects in county budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included funding for two large facility projects and staff wage increases. The budget totals… Continue reading

County plan considers roundabouts, delays trail

Several safety projects are on the list

New partnership provides toys for tots

Few happy stories start with the opening of a bill. But that’s exactly what happened one day in early November to Tom Keltner, South Whidbey… Continue reading

County housing market feeling squeezed

Island County’s affordable housing crisis is worsened by a “squeezing effect” happening throughout the state, according to a recent study. The North Puget Sound Association… Continue reading

Accusations fly at hearing on county event regulations

One of the final public hearings on an overhaul of rural event regulations in the county became increasingly personal Monday night. Conversations is support and… Continue reading

Scammers using ballot signature issue in ruse

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should be wary of individuals asking for personal information to rectify the problem, according… Continue reading

Fundraiser helping homeless is Nov. 18

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is in the midst of one of its largest fundraisers to keep its shelters open. The Hearts for the Homeless campaign… Continue reading

House race still close

It’s still too close to call a winner in one of the races for 10th District state representative. The latest election results show Dave Paul… Continue reading