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National Night Out returns August 2

National Night Out will offer community members a chance to meet the law enforcement officers and first responders who serve them. The event will be held 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 near the BP … more

Whatcom County sports radio announcer Dick Stark dies at 88

Whatcom County sports radio announcer and businessman Dick Stark died July 18 in Bellingham. A lifelong Bellingham resident, Stark spent six decades as the voice of Whatcom County sports. He was … more

Looking for a NEXUS interview? Might be easier to find Sasquatch

Thirteen NEXUS enrollment centers in Canada remain closed even though the U.S. centers have been open since April 19. One reason why is because the Canadians do not want U.S. officers to bear arms … more

Lots going on at the Bridge

The Bridge Community Hope Center has been buzzing with activities this summer.  Latitude 49 Resort Park hosted its annual White Elephant auction in June and gave the $2,900 in proceeds to the … more

Road Rules: Backing out of angled parking

Question: Backing out of angled parking is tricky. Without the aid of backup cameras (or even with them), if the person backing up is hit by oncoming traffic, who would be at fault? This assumes … more

Obituary: Gerald Anthony Bladies

Gerald Anthony Bladies  May, 12, 1936 – July 17, 2022 Gerald (Jerry) Anthony Bladies was born May 12, 1936 in Phillipsburg, NJ to Anthony and Genevieve Bladies. As a youngster he … more

Obituary: Delores Holleman

Delores Holleman September 24, 1944–July 20, 2022 Dolores was born on September 24, 1944 in Bellingham to Thorval and Emma Berge. She passed away in Bellingham, at Silverado Memory Care … more

Obituary: Patricia “Patti” Comfort

Patricia “Patti” Comfort March 30, 1940–June 30,2022 Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, Patricia “Patti” Sivilla Sammons Comfort … more

Whatcom County rebates available for maintaining septic systems

A “stitch in time saves nine” as the old saying goes and it holds true for septic systems too. Just like any other part of a house, septic systems need routine maintenance to stay in good … more

Letters to The Editor: July 28-August 3, 2022

The Editor: A vote for Ben Elenbaas for the state Senate means you are paying attention. The community is being held hostage by rising crime (from 2019 to 2021 aggravated assault up 38.9 … more

Sheriff's Reports, July 28-August 3, 2022

July 18, 11:04 a.m.: Senile subject on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. July 18, 11:54 a.m.: Hit and run on Birch Bay Square Street. July 19, 1:40 p.m.: Trespass on Birch Bay Drive. July 19, 2:29 … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: July 28-August 3, 2022

July 15, 10:11 a.m.: Welfare check on H Street. July 15, 2:46 p.m.: Behavioral health issue on Garfield Avenue. July 15, 3 p.m.: Fraud on Canvasback Road. July 16, 11 p.m.: Burglary on … more

Blaine man arrested after downtown Bellingham gunfire leaves two injured

A 27-year-old Blaine man was one of two men arrested in a downtown Bellingham shooting incident that caused non-life-threatening injuries to two people just after midnight July 17. Bellingham … more

Blaine man gets at least 25 years for sexual abuse of children

A Blaine man who sexually abused children for nearly two decades will spend at least 25 years in prison, with the possibility of life. Sergey Andreevich Kovalenko, 60, was sentenced July 12 in … more

Birch Bay man threatens to kill neighbors and security at Birch Bay Village

A Birch Bay man is suspected of threatening to kill his neighbors and an on-duty security guard while carrying a knife at Birch Bay Village July 9. He stabbed the security podium, cut camera wires … more

Rollback Weekend, Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest to return July 30-31

Birch Bay will have something for everyone during its annual sand sculpture contest and Rollback Weekend car show on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. New this year, Rollback Weekend … more

Cabana Cuts hair studio opens in Birch Bay

Cabana Cuts, a new haircut studio that opened July 1, sits near the Birch Bay shoreline. The waft of salt water and the sound of birds chirping provides background noise for a haircut at the 7620 … more

County council requests further review of Covid-19 response

Whatcom County Council requested during its July 12 meeting for BERK Consulting to provide data and review the scope of its report on the county’s Covid-19 pandemic response, after preliminary … more
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