5 hrs ago
Build coal export facility at the K-C site
In reading the Everett Herald's April 28 article on coal trains, " Coal trains would worsen Marysville's traffic problem ," it occurred to me that Everett is in a position to eliminate all of the damage the trains will do to communities from Marysville to Cherry Point, and the city can make money doing it.
9 hrs ago
Exhibit at Studio UFO explores coal train issue through art
Last November, Trish Harding, the founder of Studio UFO in Bay Street Village, at Holly and Bay streets, presented an exhibit entitled "Granary Love-In," in which local artists showed their interpretations of the building on the former G-P mill site on the Bellingham waterfront.
10 hrs ago
Foraging can help you cut grocery bills, connect with nature, do some weeding
New York's Central Park provides the fixings for much of her larder, which includes wines, pickles, jams and jellies made from flavourful weeds.
12 hrs ago
Gateway Pacific Terminal coal port train traffic could impact Boulevard Park
It is a warm afternoon in spring and Boulevard Park is full. Kids splash at the beach, couples stroll across the bridges and a group of runners zips along the waterfront.
17 hrs ago
Rail system fixes will benefit farmers, local officials say
Improvements to Washington state's rail system with the proposal to ship more coal to Asia may benefit Washington farmers, say local officials.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Survey puts the 'con' in consumer confidence
ROB Insight is The Globe and Mail's exclusive feature led by a team of award-winning editors and writers who provide you with in-depth analysis on breaking business news and the issues that matter most.
Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must undertake a comprehensive, region-wide study of all possible impacts of three remaining proposals to export coal from Wyoming and Montana out of Northwest ports to China, public health and environmental groups said Wednesday in a petition filed with the Corps.
Bellingham woman gets nine years for role in local drug ring
A Bellingham woman who was involved in a drug ring that distributed methamphetamine and heroin throughout Whatcom County was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday, May 21, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Work to begin soon on Wharf-Boulevard roundabout in Bellingham
The City Council has approved Ram Construction Co.'s $1.14 million bid for construction of a roundabout at the snarl of asphalt where State, Forest and Wharf streets link up with the Boulevard.
Tue May 21, 2013
Proposed Bellingham fireworks ban gets more scrutiny
The existing city fireworks ordinance, adopted in 2002 and amended in 2005, generally limits personal fireworks use in the city to Dec.
Bellingham fire marshal: Apartment fire that started in bushes 'a little bit suspicious'
Investigators are still looking into what ignited a fire that started in bushes before spreading to an apartment building near Civic Field Sunday evening, May 19, according to the Bellingham fire marshal.
Man with gun attempts robbery of Bellingham coffee stand
An armed robbery at a Bellingham coffee stand was thwarted late Friday night, May 17, when the lone barista on duty activated the stand's alarm, according to the Bellingham Police Department.
Bellingham climber reaches top of Mount Everest
A Bellingham climber has summited the 29,029-foot Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, and achieved his quest to climb to the highest summit on seven of the seven continents.
Guard unit joins Canada training - Tue, 21 May 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The first of two convoys from the Washington National Guard's Spokane-based 1041st Transportation Company rolled into Canada over the weekend for an international training exercise designed to help improve overall North American military readiness.
Mon May 20, 2013
Tour of Lummi Island artist studios runs May 25-26
People can view the artwork of 22 artists during this year's Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26. During the free tour, visitors can drive or bike around the island to open studios, where they can see paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, photography, woodwork, jewelry, fiber arts and more.
Sun May 19, 2013
Two wine shops arrive in downtown Bellingham
At 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Katie Bechkowiak will open Vinostrology Wine Lounge & Merchant at 120 W. Holly St., in the former Bandito's Burritos space.
Sat May 18, 2013
Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m. live chat
Joshua Mayers joined The Seattle Times as a part-time news assistant in 2005 and took over the Sounders FC beat before the 2010 season.
Rental Equipment Register
Birch Equipment Rentals Honored as Arthritis Foundation Community Partner
Birch Equipment was recently honored as a 20-year Arthritis Foundation Community Partner for its involvement as a Jingle Bell Run sponsor, participating in the annual run with a Birch Equipment Team and being part of the foundation's golf tournament.
Fri May 17, 2013
Pilot survives small plane crash in Lynden neighborhood
A pilot is lucky to be alive after his plane crashed nose-first just short of the runway at Lynden's airport.
Thu May 16, 2013
Bellingham man allegedly wrote letter threatening to kill Governor
BY JEREMY PAWLOSKI Staff writer Police arrested a Bellingham man Wednesday, after he wrote letters to The Olympian detailing threats to kill Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, court papers state.