‘We are in dark times’ | Reeling from Four Overdose Deaths in Four Days, Lummi Nation Calls for Urgent Action
Early last week, Evelyn Jefferson (Lummi) was hanging doses of Narcan — the life-saving opioid reversal drug — from trees in a homeless encampment in Bellingham, Washington, near the Lummi Nation. Jefferson, a crisis outreach supervisor for Lummi Nation, spends much of her time these days supporting tribal...
Lummi Nation continues to mourn after spike in overdose deaths
LUMMI NATION, Wash. – The Lummi Tribal Health Center has provided an update after they issued an alert warning the community of a spike in overdose deaths. Tribal health leaders say four people died from fentanyl overdoses last week, according to King5. They believe the spike may be due...
Coalition of local farmers sounding alarm over threatened salmon habitat
OLYMPIA, Wash. – A coalition of Whatcom County farmers and landowners is asking for state support to fix what they call a salmon restoration disaster. In a letter to Governor Jay Inslee, the group said thousands of acres of salmon habitat is being threatened due to an administrative error at the federal Farm Service Agency.
Small fire at Bellingham’s Options High School last week is believed to have been intentionally set
Staff praised for quick action, enabling smooth evacuation.
Stanwood City Invites Local Residents to Comment on Westchester Development Reconsideration
Stanwood City has approved a request for reconsideration on the Westchester Preliminary Planned Residential Development, identified as 23-0017. They invite all involved parties, except for the one who made the request, and City Staff to submit written comments.
VIDEO: Man and dog rescued from boat in Samish Bay
SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. – The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog after their boat ran aground in Samish Bay over the weekend. A helicopter team hoisted the two from the 35-foot boat and brought them to Bellingham Int’l Airport Saturday afternoon. Neither man nor dog was...
‘Rainbow fentanyl’ suspect arrested on Tulalip Reservation; Police now on high alert
A North Sound tribal reservation is on high alert after the discovery of those so-called “rainbow fentanyl” pills.
Oyster Run rolls for 40th year
Oyster Run Anacortes 2023 drew thousands despite some Saturday and Sunday rain. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the regional event. As usual, Sunday’s downtown crowd included not only bikers but people who found their way to Commercial Avenue and side streets to enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the gathering. Business was brisk for vendors as well as local restaurants, pubs and hotels/motels.
Whidbey Island Cider Festival Set to Return on September 30
Whidbey Island Cider Festival is returning on September 30 in South Coupeville, Washington. The event will feature various local ciders, including special selections by Kyle Magnuson from Greenbank Cidery.
Young Professionals Recognized With the 2023 Top 7 Under 40
Submitted by the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. Tomorrow’s leaders are here today working in positions behind the scenes and in those of prominence. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Whatcom Young Professionals, a chamber program, recently announced this year’s Top 7 Under 40. This is our community’s recognition of top young professionals in our region.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Arlington , WA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Arlington .
Artisan Crafted Home in Langley is a feast for the senses
The Artisan Crafted Home store in Langley is more than a home store. Walking in your senses are awakened by the scent of the fabulous candles, your eyes are bouncing from one hand-painted chandelier to a hand-stitched lampshade, to copper cookery from France, filling your soul with. something that connects...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in Stanwood, WA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Stanwood..