Laura Guido

Untapped potential: Penn Cove Brewing opens second location

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co. is holding the grand opening for its new Oak Harbor taproom on Bayshore… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth chief outlines hospital woes, goals

WhidbeyHealth CEO Ron Telles admits the hospital district is facing financial and morale problems and says he’s working to fix those issues. During a Council… Continue reading

Fourth of July begins early on South Whidbey

A late booking of a pyrotechnician 25 years ago helped create perfect cohesion for patriotic celebrations on South Whidbey. By the time Matt Chambers and… Continue reading

Glass guild fuses art, science in new show

Whidbey Island is a mecca for glass artists, which is not only great for the artists but also allows locals to enjoy pieces of unusually… Continue reading

Strawberry Daze celebrates abundance

Two-day event at Bell’s Farm is a great pick for family fun

Fecal coliform persists in surface water

County plans more outreach

Young girl sells art for school

River Stewart hasn’t even entered kindergarten yet, but she’s already contributed in a major way to her future school district. And she’s not done yet.… Continue reading

Freeland regulations finally adopted

Freeland’s future growth is now regulated by standards created through more than a decade of work. “It’s a banner day to have this public hearing,”… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth and nurses union at stalemate in bargaining

Members of the local nurses union seem to like what the new WhidbeyHealth CEO has to say; now they are waiting to see if his… Continue reading

County planners want residents talking trash

Island County is asking for public comment on its plan to dispose of waste, including garbage, recycling and “moderate-risk waste.” The plan, which is required… Continue reading

Conservation Futures grant may help preserve shoreline property

An Island County Commissioner is seeking public input before deciding which land preservation proposal to fund with Conservation Futures funding. For this year’s grant cycle,… Continue reading

Marx photo causes kerfuffle

The unexpected appearance of the father of communism in a school yearbook stirred some controversy among students and parents. In a photo collage featuring current… Continue reading

Chicks perish, goats escape in barn fire Tuesday morning

A heat lamp ignited a fire early Tuesday morning, killing chicks and destroying a barn in Greenbank, according to Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity to host community appreciation event

Habitat for Humanity of Island County wants to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about what the organization does and how dire the… Continue reading

Island County Commissioners cut ties with hearing examiner

Island County commissioners are looking to sever ties with its longtime hearing examiner. At a work session Wednesday, commissioners asked Island County Planning Director Hiller… Continue reading

Langley mayor makes pitch

City applies for grant to fund utilities project

Swim lessons offered at Admiral’s Cove

Young aspiring swimmers in Central Whidbey need not travel far this summer for lessons, despite the unexpected closure of Camp Casey’s pool. Admiral’s Cove Beach… Continue reading

New development planned for Holmes Harbor

A new subdivision is in the works in one of the few areas on South Whidbey where small, condensed lots are allowed. County and private… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey Fire/EMS Firefighter Ian Eby cleans up the scene of a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor was closed for about an hour.

3 transported in head-on accident

Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a head-on collision on Highway 20, officials said. Around 3:50 p.m., a man… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey Fire/EMS Firefighter Ian Eby cleans up the scene of a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor was closed for about an hour.

Resident injured in fire, explosion

One man was sent to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns after a fire in rural Clinton Wednesday night, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy… Continue reading