Wed, Aug 22, 2012 


Cherry Point refinery to test fire alarm Wednesday evening

Officials at the BP Cherry Point refinery will test the facility’s fire alarm from 6 to 8 this evening.

Tue, Aug 21, 2012 


Bay Crest community sees increase in home break-ins

Whatcom County Sheriff’s officers are investigating a rash of break-ins in the Bay Crest housing development in Birch Bay.

Fri, Aug 17, 2012 


County fire marshal announces burn restrictions due to hot weather

Fires to clear land and destroy yard debris are no longer allowed in Whatcom County, effective at 8 this morning.

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 


Crabbing season to open this Thursday in Blaine, Birch Bay

After long last, the waters off Blaine and Birch Bay will be open to recreational crabbing this Thursday.

Fri, Aug 10, 2012 


Perseids to peak late Saturday evening, Sunday morning

Night owls with a penchant for the astronomical will want to stay up late this weekend to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower.

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