Laura Guido

Whidbey park bond measure could save 40 acres of forest

The measure on the November ballot would cost $7.39 a year for the owner of a $400,000 home.


Rescuers save horse from neck-deep mud on Whidbey Island

The equine, who was stranded in a marshy area near Lone Lake, wasn’t the only animal rescue of the week.


Secretary of Navy: Jet noise issue ‘top priority’

He said he couldn’t discuss ideas for solutions because of recent lawsuits.


Giant pumpkin gained 60 pounds per night during growth spurt

The Whidbey Island gardener’s half-ton gourd, named “Gertrude,” has been receiving visitors.

Don Lauer named new Langley police chief

He replaces David Marks, who resigned in 2018 after investigation of alleged excessive use of force.

Life Flight opening helicopter base on Whidbey

The nonprofit air ambulance will reduce response times and help with transfers to specialty clinics.

Whidbey nonprofit’s sober house helps give men a new start

“Coming from the streets, there weren’t a lot of people I could trust.”

Brothers find untapped potential at Whidbey’s Penn Cove Brewing

The Coupeville-based business opens a second taproom, has plans for a third, plus its own brewery.

Island County opioid outreach among most successful

In 2018, they contacted 60 individuals who needed help, and 27 entered treatment.

Wells dry up in North Whidbey mobile home park

Island County and Oak Harbor staff are working to preserve more than 70 residences.

Michaela Reed navigates an obstacle course of stools in the hallway of Oak Harbor High School with her new bike. (Laura Guido / Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor robotics team puts skills to work for little girl

Michaela Reed loves bicycling, even though her arm ends just below her elbow.

Michaela Reed navigates an obstacle course of stools in the hallway of Oak Harbor High School with her new bike. (Laura Guido / Whidbey News-Times)

Navy paying about $2.6 million for new Coupeville water plant

The system will eliminate detectable traces of toxic chemicals from firefighting foam.

Whidbey group declares court victory over prolific logger

Environmentalists say companies have been clearing properties, then getting an after-the-fact permit.

Everett man dead, woman critical after Whidbey Airpark crash

The crash occurred in a wooded area just off the runway of the small airport near Langley.

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

New pet waste removal business cleans yards across Whidbey Island

Punk band to celebrate 24th anniversary with Whidbey show

Potbelly, featuring founding members Jason Rodger and Ken Ball, will perform Jan. 18 in Langley.

Homeless man wins Whidbey’s Spin Cafe Hamlet challenge

The $100 prize will go toward his storage and phone bill, he said.

As Sears fades, Oak Harbor Sears store is here to stay

Sears Hometown Store uses the Sears name but is ultimately separate from the dying retailer.

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

The final decision is expected to be released within a couple of weeks.

Man seriously injured in RV fire at Langley fairgrounds

He was able to evacuate the vehicle, but his cat, Oreo, perished inside.