Laura Guido

Island County looks at building air park road

Island County will apply for a grant to study the potential of building a road to the industrial area of Whidbey Air Park. Part of… Continue reading

 

Neighbors, wineries dispute proposed rules

Island County planning staff and the planning commission are attempting to wade through a sea of public comments that are in direct conflict with each… Continue reading

 

Island Transit taking comments on potential fares

Island Transit is seeking public input on the possibility of charging fares for bus and paratransit services in the future. The transit agency will host… Continue reading

 

Officials question ferry ridership projection

Island County is disputing low projected growth numbers for the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route that Washington State Ferries recently presented as concepts for its long-range plan.… Continue reading

Island County ranked among healthiest

U.S. News & World Report recently included Island County among its Healthiest Communities Honor Roll. Counties across the nation were placed in peer groups and… Continue reading

County declines grant for Clinton trail

Federal funding for a proposed trail from the Clinton business district to Ken’s Korner will be declined at the request of two of the Island… Continue reading

‘Sampler class’ keeps dogs active, happy

The world of dog obedience and agility training can sometimes be rigid and formal. Victoria Farrington’s class with the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District… Continue reading

Special needs topic of transportation meeting

S. Whidbey May 3 workshop will address barriers

Rules would allow fast food in Freeland

Freeland’s urban zoning will allow for fast food restaurants, but only in certain areas and with design limitations, according to county officials. Island County’s draft… Continue reading

County plea: Don’t leave your doggie do behind

Scooping poop among ways to protect water

N. Whidbey farm branches out with tulips

Local produce and flowers for sale at K&R Farm Stand

Island’s first behavioral health stabilization facility discussed

Representatives from Island County recently presented plans for the island’s first crisis stabilization center and sub-acute detox facility. The center, meant to provide services for… Continue reading

A Langley police officer holds a syringe he found. County officials recently sat down with attorneys to discuss the possibility of joining a multidistrict civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for the damage the opioid crisis has caused local communities. Whidbey News-Times file photo

County weights joining opioid lawsuit

The Board of Island County Commissioners held a round-table discussion last week to consider whether to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The discussion… Continue reading

A Langley police officer holds a syringe he found. County officials recently sat down with attorneys to discuss the possibility of joining a multidistrict civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for the damage the opioid crisis has caused local communities. Whidbey News-Times file photo

County considers housing goals, policies

Planning and community development staff recently presented the draft housing goals and policies to the Island County Board of Commissioners and the planning commission. The… Continue reading

County holding workshops on Freeland development regs

Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about draft Freeland development regulations throughout April and May. The new… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                A young deceased whale washed up Tuesday on West Beach. After examining the body, researchers believe it died from malnutrition.

Young whale washes up on Whidbey Island shore

Visitors to West Beach on North Whidbey this week may have noticed a rather large, and eventually odoriferous, addition to its shores. A deceased female… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                A young deceased whale washed up Tuesday on West Beach. After examining the body, researchers believe it died from malnutrition.

Whidbey hosting its own Comicon April 7

This one’s for the cosplayers, gamers, comic book readers and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. Casual and hardcore fans of “geek culture” alike will have the opportunity to… Continue reading

WEAN digs into asphalt mounds

In an effort to address multiple truckloads of crushed asphalt piled on a property on South Whidbey’s Midvale Road, a local environmental group has been… Continue reading

Pacific Rim Institute partnering with new 23-year-old sheep farmer

News that the CEO of Pacific Rim Institute wanted to partner with young farmers came at a serendipitous time for Elijah Iles, 23. The Freeland… Continue reading

SVC employee challenging Hayes for seat

An Oak Harbor resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, for the state House representative of the 10th district. Dave Paul, vice president… Continue reading