Laura Guido

Conservation Futures grant may help preserve shoreline property

An Island County Commissioner is seeking public input before deciding which land preservation proposal to fund with Conservation Futures funding. For this year’s grant cycle,… Continue reading

Marx photo causes kerfuffle

The unexpected appearance of the father of communism in a school yearbook stirred some controversy among students and parents. In a photo collage featuring current… Continue reading

Chicks perish, goats escape in barn fire Tuesday morning

A heat lamp ignited a fire early Tuesday morning, killing chicks and destroying a barn in Greenbank, according to Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity to host community appreciation event

Habitat for Humanity of Island County wants to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about what the organization does and how dire the… Continue reading

Island County Commissioners cut ties with hearing examiner

Island County commissioners are looking to sever ties with its longtime hearing examiner. At a work session Wednesday, commissioners asked Island County Planning Director Hiller… Continue reading

Langley mayor makes pitch

City applies for grant to fund utilities project

Swim lessons offered at Admiral’s Cove

Young aspiring swimmers in Central Whidbey need not travel far this summer for lessons, despite the unexpected closure of Camp Casey’s pool. Admiral’s Cove Beach… Continue reading

New development planned for Holmes Harbor

A new subdivision is in the works in one of the few areas on South Whidbey where small, condensed lots are allowed. County and private… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey Fire/EMS Firefighter Ian Eby cleans up the scene of a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor was closed for about an hour.

3 transported in head-on accident

Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a head-on collision on Highway 20, officials said. Around 3:50 p.m., a man… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey Fire/EMS Firefighter Ian Eby cleans up the scene of a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor was closed for about an hour.

Resident injured in fire, explosion

One man was sent to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns after a fire in rural Clinton Wednesday night, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy… Continue reading

Snow fell heavily on county budget

In areas presumably other than milk and bread, February’s uncharacteristically rough weather seems to have had an impact on sales tax revenue. Island County Budget… Continue reading

Island County takes step to help Wagon Wheel

The Island County Planning Commission has taken the first step to eliminate a potential barrier for Oak Harbor to provide water to a mobile home… Continue reading

Couple launches flight service

The trip to Seattle from Oak Harbor takes just 19 minutes if Chris Taylor is driving. “Some people wait longer than that for coffee,” Taylor… Continue reading

Commissioner raises stink over whale carcass

When a massive carcass of a gray whale washes up on Puget Sound shores, it’s towed to a less-populated area to decompose in peace. Whidbey… Continue reading

Autism Partnership collaborates to create workshops

Michelle and Brian Kepler sometimes feel like they’re almost constantly apologizing for their son. But for the last several weeks, they’ve had a place they… Continue reading

AG talks Navy Growlers, opioids during EDC meeting

The state’s top lawyer said Tuesday he and his team are “very much aware” of the Growler noise situation on Whidbey Island but had no… Continue reading

Flash mob dancers shimmy for a cause

Surprise dances in Langley, Coupeville raise funds for domestic violence prevention agency

Bingo, bingo!

Fabulous fundraiser combines drag queens and fun

Orca Network not giving up on captured whale

Nearly half a century later, the fight for Lolita continues. Starting 11 a.m. Saturday, about 20 people gathered at the intersection of Main Street and… Continue reading

Commissioner holding discussion on housing

While officials agree the lack of affordable housing has hit a crisis level countywide, they also agree it looks different for across zip codes. To… Continue reading