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UPDATED: Over 7,000 lose power around Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Traffic signals are reportedly dark as the result of a widespread power outage in the northwest Bellingham area. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported 7,247 of their customers’ addresses were without power since an outage began around 6:50pm, today, Monday, June 27th. As of 7:30pm, no...
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Citizen reports suspicious car, Everson Police arrest 2 felons with guns and drugs

EVERSON, Wash. — Everson Police say an alert citizen’s call to 911 led to the arrest of 2 convicted felons in possession of drugs and firearms. On June 23rd, Everson Police were dispatched to a construction site near the 7200 block of Everson Goshen Road due to report of a suspicious vehicle. A citizen told the 911 call receiver that the vehicle had not moved for over 30 minutes and that it may be occupied.
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Sumas Community Days: Parade, vendors, food and games

Parade, vendors, food and games, a car show, and plenty of softball, this year’s Sumas Community Days was a city-wide celebration on Saturday, June 25. Families enjoy the Sumas Community Days parade on Saturday at 11 a.m., along Sumas Avenue. The parade included everything from semi-trucks, firetrucks and tractors to cheerleaders, politicians and goats. It began on Third Street and turned onto Sumas Avenue before ending near the ball parks. At the festival, people enjoyed booths, watched softball games, looked at old-fashioned cars and much more. (Taras McCurdie/Lynden Tribune)
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Extension of closure to fishing on part of Skagit River

A change of dates for the closure of Skagit River to all fishing has been announced. It will extend the closure for an extra day. Action: Temporarily closes a section of the Skagit River to all fishing. Effective date: June 29 through June 30, 2022. Species affected:  All species.

KVOS radio in Bellingham wins landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling against The Associated Press on December 14, 1936.

On December 14, 1936, the United States Supreme Court rules in favor of KVOS, a Bellingham radio station, in its ongoing feud with the Bellingham Herald newspaper. Acting as the Herald's proxy, The Associated Press sued KVOS, alleging unfair competitive practices after the station began pirating content by reading stories from the Herald and two Seattle papers verbatim on its newscasts. While KVOS prevails on a legal technicality, the Supreme Court's ruling is momentous: It opens the door for news-gathering organizations such as The Associated Press to begin selling their content to radio stations.

Internet access via fiber network turned on in Sumas

SUMAS, Wash. — Ziply Fiber announced today, June 27th, that it has enabled a high-speed fiber-optic network in Sumas. As a result, residents now have an option for accessing the internet at speeds historically available only in larger metropolitan areas. According to today’s press release, 5-gig and 2-gig residential...

City of Bellingham Accepting Applications for 2023 Tourism Grants

Submitted by the City of Bellingham, written by Shannon Taysi. The City of Bellingham is accepting applications for tourism grants to promote eligible tourism and cultural activities within the City. Eligibility is broadly defined to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals. Applications will be accepted until Noon, Friday August 19,...

Blaine High School 2021-22 second semester honor roll

Seniors: Stephanie Boczek, Claar French, Rhyan Fuks, Angela Gutierrez, Connor Hettinga, Aiden Holley, Anden Holley, Conner Hrutfiord, Krystin Kamrath, Jaxon Kortlever, Kylie Lovrich, Yosmeri Ortiz Mendoza, Juniper Shea, Thomas Stiles, Celise Stowe, Alexandra Streeter, Angelo Tarlit, Hongjin Zhu, Seth Zuch. Juniors: Ava Curtright, Madeleine Ernst, Svenna Hrutfiord, Prabhsimranjot Kaur, Sukhveer...

COVID-19: Bellingham, WA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 665,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending June 26, bringing the total count to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise, albeit at a slowing rate. […]

AppleSox battle for series win in Edmonton

The AppleSox had a successful weekend in Edmonton, winning two of three including Sunday’s 9-3 decision…. According to the “Voice” of the AppleSox, Joel Norman, Wenatchee had to battle through injuries to get the job done in taking the three-game series…. We will have tomorrow night’s series-opener...


Sumas Community Days: Parade, vendors, food and games. Parade, vendors, food and games, a car show, and plenty of softball, this year’s Sumas Commu…