Wednesday May 15
Bicyclist stabbed twice on Bellingham street
Three people attacked a bicyclist late Monday, May 13, on Virginia Street, possibly because he owed them money for drugs, according to Bellingham police.
Mon May 13, 2013
Ferndale to consider deal that would end land dispute with Lummi Nation
City officials and Lummi Nation are pursuing an agreement to protect the city's tax revenue and the tribe's interest in properties it owns at the south city limits.
Sun May 12, 2013
Bellingham agency raising money to build housing for homeless families
Growing up in the Midwest, I moved around quite a bit, but there was always one constant: a place my family and I called home.
Ferndale student poet wins $10,000
Vista Middle School eighth grader Jessica Jimenez-Arroyo won $10,000 for herself and her school with her poem entered in Scholastics's "I Love to Read Student Creativity Contest." Gail Smedley, her teacher, writes in the press release, "Jessica is a student who takes her education seriously; she loves reading as much as some people love football.
Whatcom County's senators try unity, end up in discord on environment
After Republicans took over the state Senate in December, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, spoke of an "unprecedented opportunity to change the way Olympia operates." The Senate, controlled by a coalition of all 23 Republicans and two Democrats, would pass bills on their policy merits, not for political reasons, he said.
Fri May 10, 2013
Mountain View Elementary open house
Current and former students, teachers and community members of Mountain View Elementary catch up with friends and share their memories of the school during an open house on Friday, May 10, 2013, in Ferndale.
Thu May 09, 2013
Claiming self-defense, Ferndale woman gets 3 months for stabbing rival girlfriend
A Ferndale woman's self-defense argument led prosecutors to back off first-degree assault charges for stabbing her boyfriend's new lover.
Report: Retail sales in Whatcom up nearly 8% last year
A significant amount of shopping took place in Whatcom County last year, with the biggest increases coming in the border communities.
Wed May 08, 2013
Environmental review begins for new jail in Ferndale
Whatcom County officials have only one property in mind for a new jail. The county would purchase the 40 acres on the northwest corner of LaBounty Drive and Sunset Avenue by early December, Executive Jack Louws said, if it passes an environmental review that began Tuesday, May 7. Comments on the scope of the review will be accepted through ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Lions fall 7-0 to Sedro-Woolley
The Lynden softball team lost its first Northwest Conference game of the year 7-0 at home against Sedro-Woolley on Monday, May 6. "Sedro just played really well and their pitcher threw the ball well and kept us off balance," Lynden coach Steve Petersen said in a phone interview.
Mon May 06, 2013
Social advocate to run for Ferndale City Council
Stacy Miller, 48, is a program manager at the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, working with the Ferndale schools on a program to reduce teen dating violence.
Naturopathic doctor Tamar Lieb at London Health Center in Ferndale. March 18, 2013.
When you think of seasonal affective disorder, you might envision melancholy people holed up against a relentless downpour in the darkest chill of winter.
Sun May 05, 2013
Grandparents volunteer each summer to help abused kids at Bellingham camp
Jim and Phyllis Quist of Ferndale have one biological grandchild plus 628 they have "adopted" over two decades during a weeklong summer camp in Whatcom County for children with a history of being abused or deprived.
Fri May 03, 2013
Ferndale council again considers asking voters for gas tax
Leaders of the only eligible city in Whatcom County that doesn't have a border-city gas tax will debate once again whether to ask voters to approve it.
Lynden water treatment plant construction to start by early June
James Jones, an electrician at the Lynden water treatment plant, works on a potable water pipe Wednesday afternoon, Dec.
Wed May 01, 2013
Business-friendly councilman to run again in Ferndale
Brent Goodrich, 55, is former chairman of the Ferndale Economic Development Commission.
Ferndale building inspector resigns; was arrested for DUI in March
A city building inspector has voluntarily resigned effective May 1, more than a month after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while on the job and in a city truck.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups
As I've documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Ferndale native Kelton announces run for city council
A Ferndale native raising his young family in the city announced on Monday, April 29, his candidacy for a city council seat.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Ferndale approves bond for new library
The city will get a new library on Main Street, near City Hall, after voters approved a $550,000 bond as the last piece of needed financing.