Laura Guido

Week-long event to feature Whidbey Island farms

Friday, Sept. 29 will kick off the first-ever Whidbey Island Grown Week, a 10-day event meant to feature local farms and products. Businesses around the… Continue reading

Burn ban restrictions reduced by Island County fire marshal

One good thing about the return of soggy weather is that Whidbey Island is less likely to go up in flames. As a result, Island… Continue reading

Island County planners look to streamline shoreline permit process

Getting a permit to develop on the shoreline may become easier and quicker. Island County Community Development staff are looking at streamlining the process and… Continue reading

Burning: An ancient tool being used to restore Central Whidbey’s ancient prairies

To restore prairie land on Central Whidbey, local organizations are turning to a tool used for thousands of years by Native Americans — fire. Thursday… Continue reading

Process to update long-awaited Freeland development regulations begins

After years of envisioning growth rules for the Freeland Subarea Plan, Island County is moving closer to laying the framework of its long-awaited development regulations.… Continue reading

Joint effort ponders Greenbank tide gate headache

An earth-and-cobble dike, tide gate and other infrastructure built in the early 1900s by settlers are deteriorating and aren’t providing adequate drainage at a marsh… Continue reading

New funding bolsters Big Brothers Big Sisters presence

A year ago, 11-year-old Matthew Smith was behind in school, mostly kept to himself and spent nearly all his time playing video games or watching… Continue reading

State encourages anglers to hit the beach for Atlantic salmon after net pen failure

After the recent net pen failure that resulted in the release of over 300,000 Atlantic salmon, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is… Continue reading