Patricia Guthrie

Whidbey EMS seeks grant for community paramedics

Too many local 911 calls involve social needs, not medical emergencies, paramedics say

State restricts fishing, county urges anglers to pee-lease use the portable toilets

What do portable toilets and pink salmon have in common? Anglers, of course. This month, people with fishing poles may be searching for both —… Continue reading

Smoke staying in our skies — and eyes — through the weekend

B.C. wildfires blanket Washington with’ worst’ air quality in the nation

Too hot? Too dry? Too bad. More is on the way to Whidbey.

Higher temperatures lead to stricter burn ban

Conservation Futures Program to benefit forest, shores and farmland on Whidbey

County commissioners approve $1.1 million in tax-funded grants

New approaches explored for backlog of code violations in Island County

Commissioner: ‘What we want to do is get people on a path to enforcement’

Whidbey’s 360 area code now needed for all local calls

Western Washington joins the national trend of 10-digit dialing

Hands off your phone by Sunday, or face fines

New state law cracks down on distracted driving

$50 million WhidbeyHealth wing set to open next week

CEO Forbes “couldn’t be prouder” of taxpaxer-funded state-of-art facility

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Penn Cove a challenging course for Race Week sailors

35th annual Oak Harbor event a mix of tense days, toga nights

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Outside funding delivers 100 Narcan kits

Compass Health program tackles mental health needs for Island County children

“They’ll get all up in your life” says grateful Mom

No job layoffs for Island County despite state budget impasse

Human resources director: “We have to do this cruel dance. I just hate it”

Expect traffic delays on Highway 525 until fall

Commuters along Whidbey’s main corridor from Coupeville to Clinton can expect to be delayed driving to and from work through June, and possibly longer, as… Continue reading

Island County officials brace for state budget crisis crunch

State lawmakers delay could to lead lay-offs, program cuts

Ebey’s Trail grant approval veers off course

Long-winded jet noise debate flies again at county meeting

Secrets to longevity: Whidbey Island residents are among the longest living in Washington, study says

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the ocean air, volunteering spirit, laid back lifestyle, low crime rate, outdoor activities and spectacular… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth new addition to open July 7

Transferring of patients planned with military precision