Laura Guido

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

Navy man dies in seventh motorcycle crash on Whidbey since May

A 24-year-old sailor was killed in a collision Saturday afternoon on Ault Field Road. The incident was the seventh motorcycle accident on Whidbey Island since… Continue reading

Shaquille Walker, youth advocate at Ryan’s House for Youth, helps clean the kitchen at the drop-in center.

Ryan’s House celebrates 10 years of helping youth

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Shaquille Walker, youth advocate at Ryan’s House for Youth, helps clean the kitchen at the drop-in center.

WhidbeyHealth town hall meeting slated

WhidbeyHealth officials are heading to South Whidbey as part of an ongoing effort to increase public trust in the institution. CEO Ron Telles and Hospital… Continue reading

Democrat announces run for District 2 commissioner seat

A self-described “lawn guy” is vying for a seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners in the 2020 election. Democrat Christopher Reed is running… Continue reading