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  • No. 7 nationally ranked Vikings advance to NCAA Division II Tournament
    by Audra Anderson on November 18, 2019 at 5:48 AM

    Senior defender Emily Nelson holds up the 2019 GNAC Champions trophy after Western women’s soccer team beat Seattle Pacific University 2-1 in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 16. // Photo by Matthew Brashears By Elizabeth Mahan The Western women’s soccer team beat Seattle Pacific University […]

  • Skagit 911 emergency dispatch center lacking staff, planning
    by <div class="byline">November 15, 2019 6:50 am</div> on November 15, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    A report by public safety organization APCO International said the center falls short on staff, planning, and the ability to continue operating during disasters The post Skagit 911 emergency dispatch center lacking staff, planning appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Mount Baker Care Center named “Best Nursing Home”
    by <div class="byline">November 15, 2019 6:42 am</div> on November 15, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    The skilled nursing and rehabilitation center received top marks in both short and long-term care and rehabilitation The post Mount Baker Care Center named “Best Nursing Home” appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Blaine’s Bay Medical Clinic to close
    by <div class="byline">November 15, 2019 6:26 am</div> on November 15, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Bay Medical Clinic will be open through December 27, and its staff will be unavailable to provide health care after that date The post Blaine’s Bay Medical Clinic to close appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Health Department successfully completes mobile needle exchange program
    by <div class="byline">November 15, 2019 6:21 am</div> on November 15, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    At least 79 people in Birch Bay and Maple Falls have used the service since July and in Birch Bay alone, nearly 500 needles were exchanged The post Health Department successfully completes mobile needle exchange program appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Ferndale man in custody after being caught on video siphoning gas
    by <div class="byline">November 15, 2019 6:15 am</div> on November 15, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Travis Wayne Strait was seen on surveillance video breaking into The Autohaus and trying siphon gas out of three Range Rovers and a Chevy Silverado The post Ferndale man in custody after being caught on video siphoning gas appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Woman and her dog dead after hitting barrier on I-5
    by <div class="byline">November 15, 2019 6:10 am</div> on November 15, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    It appears the driver merged into the right lane near the D Street exit before she lost control and struck a cement barrier The post Woman and her dog dead after hitting barrier on I-5 appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Nonprofit seeking donations to renovate Bellingham recreation center
    by <div class="byline">November 14, 2019 5:40 pm</div> on November 15, 2019 at 1:40 AM

    Max Higbee Center wants to raise money for necessary accessibility updates The post Nonprofit seeking donations to renovate Bellingham recreation center appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • City devises improved emergency preparation measures
    by Cooper Campbell on November 15, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    A tsunami evacuation route sign in downtown Bellingham near the Waterfront District on Monday, Nov. 11. // Photo by Merrideth McDowell By Merrideth McDowell Having extra long-lasting food, water and medicine can be a matter between life and death in the case of a natural disaster or emergency. […]

  • Emergency shelters fight overflow
    by Cooper Campbell on November 15, 2019 at 12:59 AM

    The Lighthouse Mission on Sunday, Nov. 10. // Photo by Noah Harper By Noah Harper An average winter low temperature in Bellingham is around 30 degrees, the prime temperature for hypothermia. According to the National Weather Service, hypothermia is possible even at temperatures between 30 and 50 […]

  • Movie theatres are becoming elitist
    by Cooper Campbell on November 15, 2019 at 12:52 AM

    // Illustration by Audra Anderson By Emily Erskine Picture this, it’s 1975 and the newest Steven Spielberg movie just hit the theaters. It’s a Friday night and you and your friends have a couple bucks to spare, so you go to the cinema, and marvel in the shared [...] The post Movie […]

  • Jay Inslee Visits Western to Talk Climate and Energy
    by Cooper Campbell on November 15, 2019 at 12:40 AM

    Governor Jay Inslee speaks to students in Academic West on Nov. 4. // Photo courtesy of Rhys Logan By Jordan Van Beek Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee visited Western’s campus on Monday, Nov. 4, to talk to students about climate and energy policy. Brittany Portillo, an energy policy [...] The […]

  • Ferndale soccer upsets Bonney Lake in penalty shootout
    by Brent Lindquist on November 14, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Golden Eagles make a statement in opening round of state playoffs By Tanner Pierce For the Ferndale Record BONNEY LAKE — In its first ever state tournament appearance, the Ferndale girls soccer team definitely looked like it belonged. Winning in a penalty kick shootout by a score of 5-4, the […]

  • Veterans honored in spoken-word ceremony
    by Cooper Campbell on November 14, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Speaker Nick Sanchez recounts what Veterans Day and military service means to him on Thursday, Nov.7. Sanchez gave his speech during the Veterans Day Ceremony on campus. // Photo by Kiki Huntington By Kiki Huntington Just inside the doors of the Multi-Purpose Room stood a table adorned with [...] […]

  • WCC introduces afterschool program for students interested in healthcare
    by <div class="byline">November 14, 2019 11:12 am</div> on November 14, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    The Health Professions Affinity Community introduces students to health-related careers as they tackle community health issues The post WCC introduces afterschool program for students interested in healthcare appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Registration open for Ferndale’s Jump Start Readiness Program
    by <div class="byline">November 14, 2019 11:07 am</div> on November 14, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    District students who will be five years old in time for the 2020-2021 school year and who are not currently enrolled in a preschool program could be eligible The post Registration open for Ferndale’s Jump Start Readiness Program appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District receives award
    by mathewroland on November 14, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    The Washington State Department of Health’s Treatment Optimization Program has awarded the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District with a Platinum Award. The award recognizes 15 or more consecutive years of meeting the Washington State Department of Health’s Treatment Optimization Program […]

  • Food access through community
    by Cooper Campbell on November 14, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    By Ana Soltero Tucked in between Fairhaven Dorms and Buchanan Towers is a five acre, student-run farm where students, faculty and local organization representatives met to discuss a shared desire: food access and education. These community based dialogues  were hosted by Community Connect in […]

  • UW researchers seek 10,000 pets for canine aging study
    by <div class="byline">November 14, 2019 7:11 am</div> on November 14, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    The project will collect a pile of vet records, and five hundred dogs will test a pill that could slow the aging process The post UW researchers seek 10,000 pets for canine aging study appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Zero-waste cafe makes big waves with small changes
    by Cooper Campbell on November 14, 2019 at 2:28 AM

    Emile Diffley pours a latte at ANMLY Cafe on Oct. 17. // Photo by Alina Simone By Alina Simone Sleek mason jars topped off with rich, warm coffee, cloth napkins and locally sourced ingredients are all key parts to Bellingham’s environmental cafe revolution. ANMLY […]

  • Vikings secure opening win with late push
    by Cooper Campbell on November 14, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Western’s forward Luke Lovelady (21) slams down a dunk in the opening minutes of the first half. Western won 92-88 in their game against California State University Dominguez Hills on Friday, Nov. 8. // Photo by Grady Haskell By Jordan Shepherd The Western men’s basketball team opened […]

  • Vikings win GNAC title with stellar defense
    by Cooper Campbell on November 14, 2019 at 12:18 AM

    Viking defender Jeremiah Lee (6) leaps in the air, after a corner kick, to score the game winning goal on Saturday, Nov. 9. // Photo by Grady Haskell By Conor Wilson Chilling rain washed over the turf at Robert S. Harrington field on Saturday night, Nov. 9, and [...] The post Vikings win GNAC title […]

  • LEGALS- NOVEMBER 13, 2019
    by JSeverson on November 13, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    FERNDALE LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Ferndale’s 2020 Preliminary Budget has been filed with the City Clerk. A copy thereof will be furnished to any taxpayer who requests it by contacting the City Clerk. Ferndale City Council will hold a public […]

  • Flags lowered for Knapp’s line-of-duty death
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Police agencies, organizations send their condolences By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM ­— The Nov. 6 death of Lynden interim police chief Michael Knapp, a day after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a Lynden street, will be memorialized as a […]

  • Six teams continue quest for state title
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Ferndale still in the hunt for a state berth By Eric Trent sports@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM ­— Five Whatcom County volleyball teams, including both Lynden squads, advanced to their state volleyball tournaments from district action last week. Ferndale is still in contention in […]

  • Graduation requirements rising
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    State finalizes its plan, 24 credits, and school districts may add more By Hailey Palmer hailey@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM ­— The Washington State Board of Education adopted new rules, effective in December, related to high school graduation requirements.   One […]

  • Elected without a fight
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Many will step in unopposed   WHATCOM ­— Many, even some who will be new in their offices, came through the election without any opposition.   For one, Diana Bradrick, for six years the chief deputy to outgoing Debbie Adelstein, is elected uncontested to be the new […]

  • Cut a National Forest tree for your Christmas
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    It’s possible to buy the permit online now   EVERETT — Christmas tree permits for the 2019 season are now available for purchase online. The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of 13 National Forests participating in offering permits online through the Open Forest […]

  • A sock-hoppin’ Saturday night
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    The post A sock-hoppin’ Saturday night appeared first on Ferndale Record.

  • Hansen wins mayor race
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Some council races remain very close By Brent Lindquist brent@lyndentribune.com FERNDALE — The deadlocked 1997 Ferndale mayor race was decided by a coin flip, and 2019 mayoral candidate Greg Hansen knew this heading into last Tuesday’s election. Ferndale is no stranger to razor-thin […]

  • Sidhu elected County Executive
    by Brent Lindquist on November 13, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Lynden keeping all council incumbents, Ferndale might see an entirely new city slate By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM ­— Satpal Sidhu overtook Tony Larson in late vote counting of the Nov. 5 general election to emerge as the narrow winner of the County […]

  • Legal help available through free online service
    by Admin on November 11, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Your chance to win pro football tickets comes with signing up for MyTrafficMan.net’s Busted911.com  By MyTrafficMan.net Getting arrested and taken to on suspicion of DUI or or traffic infractions can be a frightening […]

  • The four day work week and Parkinson’s Law
    by mathewroland on November 11, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    By Mike Cook for the BBJ Earlier this month an article appeared in Business Insider that caught my attention; Microsoft had announced an experiment with a four-day workweek in one of its subsidiaries in Japan that resulted in a 40% increase in productivity, a reduction in copies made of nearly 60% […]

  • PeaceHealth announces chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network
    by mathewroland on November 8, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, was named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper began his 30-year healthcare career as a physical therapist at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. He held the role of interim chief executive after a longtime PeaceHealth […]

  • Employee ownerships: An important step to creating quality jobs in Bellingham
    by Admin on November 7, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    By Mauri Ingram Whatcom Community Foundation, President, and CEO I read an interesting report recently which highlighted the official United States unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent, representing a 49-year low. A recent Harris Poll had cited 80 percent of American workers report living […]

  • CEO who improved foster care outcomes in WA to step down
    by mathewroland on November 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    After 24 years, Janis Avery, the CEO of Treehouse will formally step down from her position this Spring. Avery has been a transformational leader in advancing the mission of Treehouse, to give kids in foster care across the state of Washington a brighter childhood and future. Avery has her […]

  • Hotel Leo now accepting overnight reservations
    by mathewroland on November 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    The historic Hotel Leo, located at 1224 Cornwall Ave., will open at the site of the original Byron Hotel, which opened in 1889. The property will be the first in Bellingham to mix hotel rooms with residential units. The 40 hotel rooms will share a lobby and social areas with 52 resident units […]

  • Phillip 66 honored by the Association of Washington Business for energy efficiency
    by mathewroland on November 5, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    The Association of Washington Business has awarded the Phillip 66 Ferndale Refinery with the 2019 annual AWB Manufacturing Excellence Award for Green Manufacturing. The award recognizes Phillip 66 for its commitment to maximize energy efficiency, exceed regulatory requirements and minimize waste in […]

  • Building Permits; Sept. 23 – Oct. 18
    by mathewroland on November 4, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. September 23 – 27 1680 Baker Creek Pl, $35,000 for interior tenant improvements. Contractor: Moceri Constrcution […]

  • United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign
    by mathewroland on November 4, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    United Way of Whatcom County recently launched its Fall fundraising campaign geared toward breaking the cycle of poverty. The campaign is working with nearly 200 local companies to generate support for those who are struggling financially. Aligning for-profits and non-profits with the same ideals […]

  • RE/MAX Whatcom County names new broker, CRS-certified realtor
    by mathewroland on November 1, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Gabrielle Balolia will join RE/MAX Whatcom County and focus on residential real estate and some select commercial properties. Balolia lives in Bow and brings 22 years of experience in advertising, marketing, sales and management. Balolia also has experience in online marketing, radio advertising, […]

  • Whatcom County is ideal small business owners: study shows
    by mathewroland on November 1, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    A new study by SmartAsset ranks Whatcom County as the third-best in the state for small business owners. According to the study, the number one county in Washington for small business owners is San Juan followed by Jefferson. The study took into consideration three factors when compiling the list; […]

  • Healing on the farm
    by mathewroland on November 1, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Non-profit promotes mental wellness through animal interaction  North of downtown Bellingham, on a 130-year-old, dairy farm is a nonprofit working to provide mental health services through interactions with animals. Sonja Wingard, founder and executive director of Animals as Natural Therapy, […]

  • Whatcom County lawyer sworn in as president of Washington State Bar Association
    by mathewroland on October 31, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Rajeev Majumdar has been sworn in as the 2019-20 president of the Washington State Bar Association. Majumdar will be the first president of the WSBA from Whatcom County in 60 years. He will also be the first bar president of South Asian descent in the United States. “I am really proud to […]

  • Bellingham ranks sixth in the nation for starting a new business
    by mathewroland on October 31, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    According to a new Advisor Smith study, Bellingham ranks 6th in the midsize city category where Americans are most likely to start a new business. Bellingham places just after Bend, OR and just before Naples, FL on the list. Number one on the midsize city list was Boulder, CO. Cities were analyzed […]

  • Bellingham waterfront projects: an update
    by mathewroland on October 30, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Recently completed projects and more on the drawing board The Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham and Harcourt continue to make headway on waterfront projects that will bring economic opportunities to the city. The waterfront district consists of five different planning areas, each with distinct […]

  • Women in Leadership
    by Admin on October 29, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    By Mike Cook for the BBJ  One thing is certain, as long as we associate leadership with masculinity women will be overlooked. I founded and operated a management development company for almost 25 years. Among my employees 80% were women. You might rightly ask if the positions held by my female […]

  • Young professional of the year award winner announced
    by mathewroland on October 24, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Last week, the director for the cancer center, palliative and hospice care at PeaceHealth won the top prize at an awards event honoring young professionals in Whatcom County. Gurpreet Dhillon was named Young Professional of the Year at the Top 7 Under 40 Awards event at the Lightcatcher Museum on […]

  • Presentation will provide pathways for preserving local business legacies
    by mathewroland on October 23, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Small business owners have the opportunity to learn from the sellers and the buyers of A-1 Builders. Cascade Cooperatives, Small Business Development Center and NW Cooperative Development Center will present a panel of speakers on October 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The presentation will share how […]

  • Whatcom County realtor enters Golden “R” Hall of Fame
    by mathewroland on October 18, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    The National Association of Realtors has announced Mike Kent, from Birch Bay, as a Golden “R” Hall of Fame investor in the Realtors ® Political Action Committee. Kent has supported RPAC for 20 years and was a past president of the Whatcom County Association of Realtors. He was named […]