Laura Guido

Port candidate lambastes incumbent at forum

Candidates at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters forum in Langley kept mostly subdued and agreeable with their opponents, with one exception. Ed Jenkins, who… Continue reading


Park commissioner: Bond would save trails, fulfill mission

An effort to save a connecting trail system and 40 acres of forest could come to a successful end in November. The South Whidbey Parks… Continue reading


Firefighters rescue elderly retriever from steep bluff

Firefighters aided in the rescue of an elderly Labrador retriever that became stuck on a steep bluff Saturday afternoon. Gus’ family heard him barking from… Continue reading


Rise in Langley’s water rates tied to bond vote

A steep water rate hike is likely in Langley’s future. Consultants from an engineering firm and utility planning agency presented the draft update to the… Continue reading

Larsen talks health care, housing at vets forum

A local congressman and a panel of veteran service providers fielded questions and comments last week from veterans frustrated with long wait times, lack of… Continue reading

Conservation District changes system of charges

Whidbey Island Conservation District is changing how it funds a number of its services, which are provided for free to property owners on the island.… Continue reading

‘Only progressive’ faces incumbent for Langley City Council

One man is touting his experience and another his progressive stances in the race for a spot on the Langley City Council. Bruce Allen has… Continue reading

County hosts Narcan Night

County officials want to remind the public that, although there is more awareness of the issue, the opioid crisis is far from over. People are… Continue reading

County considering cluster housing code revamp

The Island County planning department may consider changing how it allows for clustered housing as part of ongoing efforts to address the affordable housing shortage.… Continue reading

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

South Whidbey Fire / EMS responded to reports of a couple of four-legged Whidbey residents that needed rescuing over the course of two days. Sunday… Continue reading

New combat veteran group forming

Mental health counselor Jeff Rogers knows firsthand that serving in a combat zone can be a unique, difficult-to-describe experience. Rogers and fellow Vietnam veteran Steve… Continue reading

Group offers training to help abuse victims

At 19 years old, Fe Mischo was tumbling through what she later learned is called a cycle of abuse. She was isolated, had a child… Continue reading

4-H to host Rally Day next Sunday

Events for Oct. 6 include a chance to pet animals, sign up for club

WhidbeyHealth facility projects total $55.5 million

WhidbeyHealth has paid all of its bills for its major facility improvements and expansion that began more than five years ago. Project Manager Marc Estvold… Continue reading

County commissioners address recycling, climate change

Island County commissioners are uncertain about the future of recycling and how it will look on Whidbey if markets don’t improve for the materials. The… Continue reading

Students organize climate protest

Many of Whidbey’s young people are worried about how their futures will look on a warming planet with diminishing resources. Students from across the island… Continue reading

Parks officials weigh conduct code for drones, paragliders

South Whidbey park commissioners are considering code of conduct changes to address some unexpected activity. “We have paraglider launches from our sports complex,” South Whidbey… Continue reading

Suicide prevention month: Groups work to address ‘public health emergency’

Whidbey groups are working to show that deaths by suicide are preventable. Although the efforts continue year-round, September is national suicide prevention month, and the… Continue reading

Island County plan aspires to end homelessness

Local leaders and residents have been discussing the issue of homelessness for years, but soon Island County will have a plan to end it. The… Continue reading

Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Washington state is known for its flannel-wearing, IPA-drinking, nature-loving residents, and Whidbey Island happens to be a haven for all of those activities. Freeland resident… Continue reading