Patricia Guthrie

Ebey’s Trail grant approval veers off course

Long-winded jet noise debate flies again at county meeting

Secrets to longevity: Whidbey Island residents are among the longest living in Washington, study says

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the ocean air, volunteering spirit, laid back lifestyle, low crime rate, outdoor activities and spectacular… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth new addition to open July 7

Transferring of patients planned with military precision

WhidbeyHealth gets clean bill of financial health

WhidbeyHealth passed its yearly financial physical Monday. An independent audit firm told hospital administrators and board commissioners that it found “no material or significant weaknesses”… Continue reading

Road work to delay traffic along Highway 525

Repaving will reduce traffic to one lane

County to hold bridge-to-boat trail meetings in June

Bikers, hikers, paddlers, runners, horseback riders, fishing enthusiasts, beach strollers, sand castle builders and “anyone else who explores Island County with their hands and feet,”… Continue reading

Recycling in Island County being revisited

Voluntary curbside pickup for rural residents a possibility

Health ‘Heroes’ lauded for community service on Island County

Annual award recognizes going ‘beyond the norm’

Tree climbing venture offers canopy views for the intrepid

Canopy climbing venture offers treetop views for the intrepid

WhidbeyHealth consolidates billing offices to Coupeville

Improving customer service the goal of “First Call Resolve”

WhidbeyHealth ‘digs and dives’ for good employees

Healthcare system celebrates its 800-plus staff

Canoe races, Native traditions headline Coupeville festival

This Saturday’s high noon, high tide in Coupeville figures prominently in the Penn Cove Water Festival, an annual one-day celebration of cultural heritage, environmental stewardship,… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth CEO gets praise, $70,000 bonus

Geri Forbes, CEO for WhidbeyHealth, received high praise and a $70,000 bonus during her annual performance review by the Whidbey Island Public Health District Board… Continue reading

National healthcare changes worry hospital leaders

WhidbeyHealth administrators are stuck in wait and worry mode as the Republican version of national health insurance moves to the U.S. Senate for a vote.… Continue reading

New hospital addition may use 50 percent less energy

New heating system to cut energy use by half

Day of Prayer observed in Coupeville

Under a long gone blue sky and a bright canopy of noonday sun, more than 125 people celebrated the National Day of Prayer Thursday in… Continue reading

Island County prescription program needs booster shot

More residents could be paying less for Rx

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

Program for poisons collected 300,000 pounds last year

South Whidbey Days for Girls kits delivered to Haiti

Former Freeland resident founded global non-profit

WhidbeyHealth names new Coupeville board commissioner

Kurt Blankenship chosen from six candidates