Laura Guido

Langley looks likely to get grant for sewer project

Langley’s ambitious infrastructure improvement plans are likely to get a $3-million boost from Island County. County commissioners Wednesday discussed applications for the Rural County Economic… Continue reading

 

Inslee brings environmental message to Whidbey

Presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee brought his message to save the whales to Whidbey Island Wednesday. The 2020 Democratic candidate didn’t spot any orcas or… Continue reading

 

County OKs new bike route on South End

A new way to tour and enjoy the South End will soon get rolling. Island County commissioners Tuesday approved funding for signage that will create… Continue reading

 

WhidbeyHealth still short on cash

A persistent decline in inpatient visits is contributing to low cash reserves for the Whidbey Island hospital district. WhidbeyHealth Controller Jennifer Reed told board commissioners… Continue reading

Langley to pay more for prosecution services

After the county prosecutor made his case for the worth of his office’s work, Langley City Council members’ verdict was to significantly increase the amount… Continue reading

Langley to ask for levy to pay for water, sewer repairs

Langley city council will turn to voters in November for help paying for millions of dollars of “critical” water infrastructure improvements. Council members unanimously passed… Continue reading

One killed in South Whidbey crash

A motorcycle driver is dead following a collision on South Whidbey Monday night, according to Washington State Patrol. Brett Higgins, 49, of Freeland was traveling… Continue reading

Whidbey’s elusive river otters: Professor to discuss study of the sleek creatures on July 17

Whidbey Island is considered a special place by many, and that goes for a particularly cute marine mammal as well. After failing to find river… Continue reading

Attorney general discusses opioids, Trump

The state’s top lawyer discussed opioids and his actions against the Trump Administration during his visit with the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor last week.… Continue reading

Leaders list legislative longings

Mental and behavioral health are at the top of Island County elected officials’ priorities for the coming year. At a Council of Governments meeting last… Continue reading

Untapped potential: Penn Cove Brewing opens second location

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co. is holding the grand opening for its new Oak Harbor taproom on Bayshore… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth chief outlines hospital woes, goals

WhidbeyHealth CEO Ron Telles admits the hospital district is facing financial and morale problems and says he’s working to fix those issues. During a Council… Continue reading

Fourth of July begins early on South Whidbey

A late booking of a pyrotechnician 25 years ago helped create perfect cohesion for patriotic celebrations on South Whidbey. By the time Matt Chambers and… Continue reading

Glass guild fuses art, science in new show

Whidbey Island is a mecca for glass artists, which is not only great for the artists but also allows locals to enjoy pieces of unusually… Continue reading

Strawberry Daze celebrates abundance

Two-day event at Bell’s Farm is a great pick for family fun

Fecal coliform persists in surface water

County plans more outreach

Young girl sells art for school

River Stewart hasn’t even entered kindergarten yet, but she’s already contributed in a major way to her future school district. And she’s not done yet.… Continue reading

Freeland regulations finally adopted

Freeland’s future growth is now regulated by standards created through more than a decade of work. “It’s a banner day to have this public hearing,”… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth and nurses union at stalemate in bargaining

Members of the local nurses union seem to like what the new WhidbeyHealth CEO has to say; now they are waiting to see if his… Continue reading

County planners want residents talking trash

Island County is asking for public comment on its plan to dispose of waste, including garbage, recycling and “moderate-risk waste.” The plan, which is required… Continue reading