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  • Community Calendar for June 22, 2022
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:27 PM

    Through June 25 Kaleidoscope of Color Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, invites you to the Kaleidoscope of Color exhibit. This show, featuring the works of Melissa Morales-Rush, Taj Williams, Lori VanEtta, and Karen Hanrahan, sweeps the viewer into an exploration of […]

  • WHERE TO WRITE
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:23 PM

    Federal President Joe Biden (D), The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania. Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500; Public comment desk, 202-456-1111; email form at whitehouse.gov/contact. Website: joebiden.com. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D), 511 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510, 202-224-3441; […]

  • GUEST OPINION: Internal emails show Ecology opposed Whatcom water settlement effort
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:22 PM

    Despite growing calls for community collaboration to address the evolving water crisis in Whatcom County, documents reveal the Washington Department of Ecology already in late 2020 working behind the scenes to try to block those efforts. Ecology’s attempt to shut down support for a county […]

  • GUEST OPINION: Plan for a lifetime of income
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:17 PM

    Do you want your retirement savings to outlive you? June is Annuity Awareness Month.  With an annuity, your retirement savings can provide a lifetime of income. Annuities offer great benefits that no other retirement solution can offer.  Working with the right professional, you’ll be sure to […]

  • Letters to the Editor — June 22, 2022
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:13 PM

    Editor’s note: The author of the June 15 letter in the Ferndale Record titled “Ferndale deserves better” made inaccurate statements about late Sen. Douglas Ericksen. According to Sandy Ruff, Sen. Ericksen’s full-time office aid for 18 years, Sen. Ericksen was not censured by the state […]

  • John Van Hemert
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    John Van Hemert of Lynden Washington  joined his heavenly father on ascension day, May 26.  Pastor John ministered to eight congregations during his first career of 35 years and then proceeded in his second career to minister to seafarers in West Palm Beach, Florida and Bellingham, for 20 years. […]

  • Nancy Radder 
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Nancy Radder, of Bellingham passed away at home on June 16 of congestive heart failure. Nancy was born April 30, 1931 in Oakland California to parents Moody “Gordon” White and Kathe (Vellesen) White.  She was the oldest of three children, the others are brother Stephen and sister Christina.  […]

  • Carol Lemperes 
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Carol Elaine Lemperes, age 75, of Everson was born in Seattle on Oct. 1, 1946, passed peacefully June 10, 2022, surrounded by her husband and two daughters. Carol was a devoted wife, loving mother, dedicated grandmother, sister, and a friend to many. Carol will be laid to rest at Ten Mile […]

  • Annie Larson
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Annie Larson was born Aug. 22, 1921, to Oma and Mart Littleton in Steptoe, WA.  She passed away peacefully on May 27.  Please share your memories in Annie’s online guestbook at www.molesfarewelltributes.com.

  • Dean Boice
    by Bill Helm on June 23, 2022 at 2:58 PM

    Join us for a celebration of life party for Dean Boice.  Saturday June 25, 1 p.m., with flag presentation at 2 p.m. at 7321 Huisman Place, Lynden.

  • Chateau Ste Michelle puts Woodinville property up for sale
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Chateau Ste Michelle has been stationed in Woodinville since 1976. The post Chateau Ste Michelle puts Woodinville property up for sale appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • First all-woman crew staffs Bellingham fire station
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM

    Acting Captain Pernick, Driver Pederson, and Firefighter Owens made department history as they covered the shift at Station 34. The post First all-woman crew staffs Bellingham fire station appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Lummi Nation compensated for collapse of nonnative salmon pen
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 1:56 PM

    The event elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the state Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. The post Lummi Nation compensated for collapse of nonnative salmon pen appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Two Lynden residents injured after SUV crashes into home
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 1:51 PM

    Lynden Fire determined that the crash left the home uninhabitable. The post Two Lynden residents injured after SUV crashes into home appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Blaine man arrested for trying to burn down trailer
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 1:44 PM

    32-year-old Landon Larson remains at the Whatcom County Jail on $1 million bail. The post Blaine man arrested for trying to burn down trailer appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • First heatwave of the summer coming to Pacific Northwest
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 1:31 PM

    Those seeking relief in the water should be aware that rivers are running high and the water in rivers and lakes is cold. The post First heatwave of the summer coming to Pacific Northwest appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Hundreds stepping up to help Bellingham landscaper maimed in crash last summer
    by asmith on June 23, 2022 at 1:23 PM

    More than 700 people have donated almost $90,000 to a GoFundMe account set up to help Kim recover. The post Hundreds stepping up to help Bellingham landscaper maimed in crash last summer appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • President Biden signs off on raise for federal wildland firefighters
    by asmith on June 22, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Agencies are authorized to increase the base salary of federal wildland firefighters by $20,000 per year or 50% of their current base salary. The post President Biden signs off on raise for federal wildland firefighters appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Mayor of Bellingham pauses Climate Action Fund ballot measure
    by asmith on June 22, 2022 at 1:58 PM

    The pause will give the city more time to expand support for the measure and include more specifics about what would be funded. The post Mayor of Bellingham pauses Climate Action Fund ballot measure appeared first on 790 KGMI.

  • Grizzly bear carcass found on beach near Cherry Point.
    by asmith on June 22, 2022 at 1:49 PM

    There's no known grizzly population in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. The post Grizzly bear carcass found on beach near Cherry Point. appeared first on 790 KGMI.