Whatcom County Newswire

Whatcom County Newswire

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  1. Take a 360 tour of this Christmas lights display in BellinghamRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

    For nearly 20 years, the residents of James Street Estates in Bellingham have made a holiday tradition of creating wondrous lighted Christmas displays open to the community. The impressive displays are renowned around Whatcom County, attracting thousands of people each year.

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  2. Some building halted as counties react to water rights caseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Olympian

    In this Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Bud Breakey and his wife Deborah pose for a photo with their daughter Kaylin, 15 mos., by the well they paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham, Wash. The couple hopes to live on the land soon and build a house, but in October, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled that Whatcom County failed to protect water resources by allowing new wells to reduce flow in streams for fish and other uses, leaving landowners like the Breakeys in limbo.

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  3. Whatcom County Jail report for Dec. 9, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bellingham Herald

    The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail. In many cases charges have not been filed.

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  4. Watch video of Whatcom Falls raging on a snow day in BellinghamRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bellingham Herald

    A report of a man with a gun led Bellingham Police to search a neighborhood south of Western Washington University on Tuesday, Dec. 6. A man carrying an AR-15 told police he was walking home from a target shooting trip in rural Whatcom County A light dusting of snow covered much of northern Whatcom County in white Monday morning, Dec. 5, 2016. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Seattle called for some rain throughout the day, changing to snow Monday night as temperatures drop into the high 20s.

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  5. Photos from Whatcom County's December 2016 snow fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bellingham Herald

    Abagail French, 7, and Nevaeh Dunlap, 11, sled down a hill on Runge Avenue in Blaine, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. School was canceled in Blaine, Ferndale and Lummi Nation due to the snow.

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  6. Deming mother whose son was killed in shootout gets house arrest for buying gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bellingham Herald

    Bellingham Police investigate the scene at 5765 Mosquito Lake Road east of Deming, Nov. 17, 2014, after the Whatcom County Sheriff's SWAT team got into a shootout with a man wanted on warrants. It ended with the man dead and one SWAT member wounded.

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  7. Whatcom County Jail report for Dec. 8, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bellingham Herald

    The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail. In many cases charges have not been filed.

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  8. These Blaine kids had no school, so they went sleddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bellingham Herald

    School officials in Blaine, Washington cancelled classes Friday, Dec. 9 after an overnight snow storm, so these kids wasted no time in taking advantage by going sledding. A light dusting of snow covered much of northern Whatcom County in white Monday morning, Dec. 5, 2016.

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  9. Whatcom County Executive fined over 2015 jail mailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    State campaign regulators have fined Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws for violations related to a mailer sent to county voters during a 2015 push for a new jail. The Bellingham Herald reports the Public Disclosure Commission on Thursday fined Louws $1,000, with $500 suspended if there are no similar violations in the next four years.

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  10. Whatcom County executive fined $500 over 2015 jail mailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bellingham Herald

    State campaign regulators fined Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws $500 on Thursday for violations related to a flier sent to Whatcom County voters during a push for a new jail last year. The fine stems from a four -page, 11-by-17-inch mailer sent to households with at least one registered voter before the 2015 election.

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  11. Some schools closed as winter storm hits Whatcom CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 8 | Bellingham Herald

    Snow, high winds and freezing temperatures combined to close some schools Friday as Whatcom County braced for a winter storm. Blaine, Ferndale Lummi Nation school districts cancelled classes for Friday, and Burlington and Sedro-Woolley planned to start two hours late, with buses on snow routes.

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  12. Whatcom County nurse who caused death of patient in Bellingham has license reinstatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bellingham Herald

    The state Department of Health has reinstated the license of a Whatcom County registered nurse who was suspended for causing the death of a Bellingham nursing-home patient. Tina M. Brightwell's license was suspended after she gave a patient 10 times the amount of morphine authorized by the physician.

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  13. Acme slaying victim IDa d; was shot twice in the headRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 8 | Bellingham Herald

    Authorities have identified the victim of Tuesday night's slaying in rural Whatcom County as David J. Palagruti of Mount Vernon. Palagruti, 27, was shot twice in the head with a handgun, once at point-blank range, as he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked outside a home in the 6000 block of Saxon Road south of Acme about 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Whatcom County sheriff's officials and the Whatcom County coroner.

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  14. Whatcom County Jail report for Dec. 7, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 7 | Bellingham Herald

    The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail. In many cases charges have not been filed.

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  15. Bellingham brothers get 10 years for smuggling 29 kilos of cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 8 | Bellingham Herald

    ... to distribute cocaine for an incident on the night of Nov. 8, 2014. Carter had been pulled over by a Whatcom County sheriff's deputy for speeding on H Street Road. The road stretches a dozen miles along the border from Blaine to Lynden, a ...

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  16. Optimism, but also many a what-ifsa in latest economic outlookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 8 | Bellingham Herald

    ... and both have a different job mix that will mean slower wage growth than King County. Hodges noted that Whatcom County has seen strong job growth in a couple of its bigger industries: construction and manufacturing. Hodges also talked about how ...

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  17. Things to do in Whatcom County for the week of Dec. 8, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 8 | Bellingham Herald

    In its 30th year, the 100-member Kulshan Chorus, directed by Dustin Willets, hosts a concert in celebration of light at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. It is its first in a program over the winter and spring seasons that explore the elements of life. The choir will be accompanied by The Atlantics for some pieces.

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  18. Whatcom Council curbs rural building that relies on exempt wells for 3 more monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 7 | Bellingham Herald

    A reluctant County Council is continuing to curb new developments that rely on exempt wells in much of Whatcom County for the next three months, despite pleas from angry property owners. County officials have said they needed more time as they continued to grapple with a ruling from the state Supreme Court that said the county failed to protect water resources as required by the Growth Management Act, and to comply with the high court's decision.

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  19. Night Market, eagle watch and Jingle Bell Run herald pre-winter funRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 7 | Bellingham Herald

    Go gift-buying at the last Commercial Street Night Market, learn about the fishing industry in Whatcom County, and take a guided tour of Old City Hall. Be part of one of the largest holiday-themed 5K race series and join the movement to conquer arthritis on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving, and raise funds and awareness of this disability, solo or with a team.

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  20. Whatcom County Jail report for Dec. 6, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 6 | Bellingham Herald

    The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail. In many cases charges have not been filed.

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