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Donated bicycles to go to children in Rwanda

That forgotten bike on the side of the house or in the back of the garage you haven’t ridden in years now has a home. From Thursday, April 1 to Monday, April 5, the Semiahmoo Golf and Country … more

5 outdoor projects that add value to a property, just in time for spring

Exterior renovations can enhance the appearance of a property and make it more enjoyable for homeowners. Certain renovations have the potential to add value to a home, while others may do the … more

Road Rules: The secret to back-in parking

Q: In a parking lot, I observed another driver stop and then back into a parking space. The driver behind him shook his fist because he had to wait. One organization for which I’m a volunteer … more

Start of pandemic employment recovery shown in insurance claims

Claims for unemployment insurance in Whatcom County hit a pandemic low in the week of March 7 to March 13. With claims steadily decreasing since the New Year, the county has notched its lowest number … more

Worker whistleblower law advances in state legislature

How are your 42nd district representatives voting in Olympia? WashingtonVotes.org is a Washington Policy Center initiative that shows votes from state lawmakers during the legislative session. The … more

Letters to the Editor: March 25-March 31, 2021

The Editor: It saddens me to read letters that perpetuate misinformed perspectives. Let’s work together to understand why the 2020 election was not a fraud. If that were true, all … more

Missing person’s body found, no signs of trauma or foul play

A Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office drone found the body of a missing 29-year-old woman March 17 in a pond near where she was last seen. According to a sheriff’s office news release, there … more

What defines essential? A year with a closed border

Lyric Bussani attended her step-brother’s funeral the day the U.S./Canada border closure to non-essential traffic was announced. This was the last time the 22-year-old would be in the same … more

WCLS opens online bookstore for county residents

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS), in partnership with Friends of the Library volunteers and the county library foundation, have opened a new online bookstore for countyresidents. The … more

Fall sports season comes to a close

Borderites football won their first game of the season and then had their season cut short after someone in the team tested positive for Covid-19. All other fall sports competed last week and are … more

Blaine importing company helps move cars, items across border

After the U.S./Canada border closure last March, many Canadians had left behind cars, boats, bikes and other equipment in the U.S. With the closure to non-essential travel, it was nearly impossible … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 16

As of March 14, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 176 probable cases (7,171 total cases), according to Washington State … more

U.S. Coast Guard offers online course in boating safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering two opportunities for residents to take online classes on basic boater education skills, with class starting late May. Auxiliary Bellingham and San Juan … more

Bellingham food co-op makes its largest donation to Whatcom County farms

The Community Food Co-op in Bellingham has provided a total of $95,206 to 20 local farms across Whatcom and Skagit counties as part of its 2021 Farm Fund program. This year’s donation is the … more

Southwest to offer flights from Bellingham

In need of a vacation? Southwest Airlines announced it will start flights out of Bellingham International Airport (BLI) before the end of the year. “We can’t wait to welcome Southwest … more

Letters to the Editor: March 18-24, 2021

The Editor: Since Covid-19, I have been hooked on Netflix. But recently I have discovered a book “Blood on a Blue Moon” written by a local writer Jessica Stone. Netflix is now on … more

Sheriff's Reports, March 18-24, 2021

March 10, 8:08 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, injury on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. March 10, 10:30 a.m.: Forgery cold call on Kitamat Way. March 10, 11:20 a.m.: Civil problem cold call on Birch … more

Obituary: Julia Haggith (nee Callihoo)

Julia Haggith (nee Callihoo) October 31, 1921–March 8, 2021 Julia Haggith (nee Callihoo) began her next journey on March 8th, 2021 in Bellingham, Washington at 99 years old, but always … more

Washington will move to Phase 3, expanding indoor dining and sports

Governor Jay Inslee has announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. Inslee also announced a third … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 9

As of March 8, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,858 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 159 probable cases (7,017 total cases), according to Washington State Department … more
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