Laura Guido

South Whidbey votes for change

South Whidbey voters supported change in Tuesday’s election, and Langley residents voted strongly in favor of a bond issue to improve water, sewer and stormwater… Continue reading

‘Lunar dirt, rocks and legacy:’ Former NASA scientist makes South Whidbey his home

For years, Grant Heiken worked in a windowless lab, always wearing what look like cotton pajamas and often spending 14 hours a day peering at… Continue reading

State lawmakers eye island transportation

On a recent morning, the sunrise turned the waters at Deception Pass a bright orange behind a seemingly endless stream of cars traveling across the… Continue reading

Langley water bond, new faces ahead in ballot count

There will likely be new faces on the Langley City Council and South Whidbey School Board come January. Craig Cyr is ahead of incumbent Councilman… Continue reading

Hospital changes ER contract

As part of an ongoing effort to change its culture, WhidbeyHealth is choosing a different organization to manage its emergency department. Starting Jan. 21, 2020,… Continue reading

Weavers guild marks 50 years

What started with seven women who weaved together has, 50 years later, grown into a guild that is 150-plus members strong that promotes friendships, lifelong… Continue reading

Haller House is haunted for Halloween

The large, vacant 150-year-old building that was once home to Col. Granville and Henrietta Haller, renters and raccoons, seems destined to become a haunted house.… Continue reading

Cemetery eyes adding green burial locations

Living a green life is popular with the people of South Whidbey. And so, apparently, is staying green in death. Langley’s Woodmen Cemetery recently sold… Continue reading

Man injured in house fire dies

A man has died from burn wounds from a residential fire in Greenbank. Shawn M. Cavanah died Sunday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon at… Continue reading

County looks for new planning director

Island County is searching for a new planning director, and the department will be re-structured in the meantime. The current director, Hiller West, has asked… Continue reading

Nonprofit, WhidbeyHealth improve care for women

Women’s health care shouldn’t be considered a specialty area of medicine, according to Tabitha Sierra, patient safety and experience coordinator at WhidbeyHealth. “The intent to… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

Last active duty P-3C Orion flies into history

An era of Naval aircraft history came to an end this month at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “This is a big deal,” said Capt.… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.
Photo provided by Island County Sheriff’s Office 
                                A Langley man in a single-seat kit aircraft crashed Friday afternoon after his plane lost power while in the process of landing at Whidbey Airpark on South Whidbey.

Langley man injured in fiery plane crash

A 65-year-old Langley man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Friday afternoon after his plane crashed at Whidbey Airpark on South Whidbey.… Continue reading

Photo provided by Island County Sheriff’s Office 
                                A Langley man in a single-seat kit aircraft crashed Friday afternoon after his plane lost power while in the process of landing at Whidbey Airpark on South Whidbey.

Another Narcan Night set for Oct. 24

Island County’s opioid outreach team is hosting Narcan Night 6 p.m., Oct. 24 at Oak Harbor Library to discuss warning signs of overdose, how to… Continue reading

Island County’s longtime hearing examiner is likely to be replaced

For the first time in more than 30 years, there will be a new face settling planning disputes in Island County — a couple new… Continue reading

Haunted fort will ‘scare the living daylights’

Fort Casey evokes images in the mind’s eye of sweeping views of Puget Sound, batteries with deep historical roots and — for this month —… Continue reading

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