The Happy Valley Neighborhood Association got a Project Neighborly Grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation for "Project YIMBY Happy Valley: Yes in My Backyard." The workshop explored ways to think about adding density to single family-zoned areas.
One of Washington's most-iconic winter beers has found its way into a can: Boundary Bay Cabin Fever. Boundary Bay Brewery announced today the release of Cabin Fever in aluminum cans with artwork designed by Bellingham artist Evan Whitehead.
November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Whatcom Museum is proud to celebrate the history, heritage and cultures of the Northwest Coast people in the Lightcatcher building with the exhibition "People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey through the Tribal Cultures and History of the Northwest Coast." The exhibition, which opened this past summer, blends both historical and contemporary perspectives through art, text panels and interactive components.
The Division of Emergency Management of the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office began installation of a Hazards Alert Broadcast Siren - commonly known as a tsunami siren - on South Harbor Loop Drive, near the Salish Star Fire Boat on Bellingham's waterfront. Officials said they picked the location because it provides the best coverage for the area - which extends from roughly Boulevard Park on the south, to the old cement plant on the north.
A Blaine man was arrested Monday on allegations he raped a Bellingham woman who offered him a ride to a party. Ruben Barrios Ibarra, 52, was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of second-degree rape.
Nearly half of all students who enter Washington's community colleges earn a degree or certificate in eight years, or transfer to another school before getting a degree from their community college, new federal data shows. And two Bellingham colleges - Bellingham Technical College and Whatcom Community College - do well at getting their students to the finish line, with rates of 65 percent and 47 percent, respectively.
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team, along with local volunteer organizations, are conducting an "active operation" for two men in their 20s, said WCSO Deputy Mark Jilk, who coordinates backcountry rescues. Jilk said via text message the search is for the pair who "went out on snowboards who haven't come out."
Greenhouse employee Jen Costaldo carries rugs that customer Robin Sheehy purchased during the retirement sale at the downtown Bellingham store, Nov. 13, 2017. Sheehy's children Patrick Sheehy, 3, and Noah Sheehy, 18 months, also are pictured.
Owner Jeff Margolis, slices a sample of cheese at the Everybody's Store in Van Zandt Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Everybody's Store will have the 47th annual Cheese Fest, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Residents and visitors can take advantage of an area cheese fest tradition while also enjoying the fall colors and watching eagles in rural Whatcom County.
All American Marine employees move a new cruise ship from their facility on Hilton Avenue to the boat launch at Squalicum Harbor on Friday, Nov. 10, in Bellingham. The Argosy Cruises ship, called the "Salish Explorer", weighs 253,000 pounds and took a year to make.