Laura Guido

Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002.

Second opinion leads to second chance

Oct. is Breast cancer Awareness Month

Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002.

Candidates outline plans, accomplishments

State representative candidates outlined their plans and ideas for education, behavioral health, transportation, senior-specific issues and more Monday morning at a forum hosted by Regency… Continue reading

Autumn flavors: Whidbey offers perfect fall ingredients for your table

A chill is in the air and farmers markets are overflowing with freshly harvested produce. It’s the time of year for warm, comforting food and… Continue reading

3 forums set for next week

The public will have two chances next week to hear local candidates speak at forums hosted by the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters. On… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown Week spotlights Maxwelton Valley

Annual tour features farms, produce, wine, spirits

Transit giving groups a lift

The inaugural van in Island Transit’s new RideLink program left the lot Monday afternoon with a group of optimistic staff members from Island Senior Resources.… Continue reading

Training slated at mussel rafts

Penn Cove Shellfish employees will participate in oil spill training Friday near the mussel rafts. The on-the-water exercises will likely include boil booms and other… Continue reading

Questions sought for voter forum

The Clinton Community Council is seeking questions to ask candidates for Island County sheriff, county commissioner and state representative at its forum. The non-partisan event,… Continue reading

Final hearing set for county’s housing element

Barring any major last-minute changes, the Island County Board of Commissioners plans to adopt the county’s housing element of the comprehensive plan after a public… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry runs aground

The Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route is down to one vessel after the Salish ran aground Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m., the vessel made what’s called… Continue reading

Adoption of Freeland zoning code likely delayed

Adoption of an updated Freeland zoning code, which has been in the works for almost 20 years, has been delayed. Island County planning staff had… Continue reading

County adopts winery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

Celebrating an artistic legacy

Whidbey Allied Artists will feature late colleague’s work

Safety Fair on Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office. “I… Continue reading

Officials focus on the economy

Government leaders outlined goals Wednesday to improve local economic development, with focuses on the island’s “gateways,” parking, facility improvements and affordable housing. Island County Commissioner… Continue reading

Shoes in shoe box are cause of Freeland bomb scare Wednesday

A “suspicious box” that led to the closure of a section of Main Street and nearby businesses in Freeland Wednesday morning turned out to be… Continue reading

Study examines projections for rise in sea level

When it comes to coastal planning, it’s best to keep looking forward. As the climate changes, historical data is becoming less useful as a tool… Continue reading

Sock hop to raise money for WIN

Whidbey Island Nourishes, or WIN, invites the public to frolic to feed youth at its annual fundraiser Saturday. The Rock around the Rock 2018 Summer… Continue reading

Commissioners shows impatience with planning board

A recent work session seemed to highlight growing impatience among members of the Board of Island County Commissioners with the county Planning Commission, especially when… Continue reading

Pigfest eyes world record

Oak Harbor Pigfest will be cooking at a potentially record-breaking scale this year. Festival founder and local chef Scott Fraser said he and other organizers… Continue reading