Number of deaths rises to 7

Seattle Times: Bellingham ER doctor fired for speaking out Lynden Tribune staff compiled from varied sources   WHATCOM ­— County deaths from coronavirus are now at seven, a rise ...

Only call 911 in emergencies

Cases in county up 10, to 102 By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— Don’t call 911 to learn about COVID-19 or the governor’s latest actions on it.   That’s ...

Congress passes $2.2 trillion relief bill; jobless claims soar across nation

Whatcom cases now at 92; deaths still at 4 By Calvin Bratt [email protected] WHATCOM ­— Congress on Friday morning, March 27, passed a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus bill ...

School district shares state learning guidance

FERNDALE — The Ferndale School District received state-level guidance on Tuesday regarding student learning plans moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state directives ...

Only two new COVID-19 cases in a day

PeaceHealth taking gifts of personal protective equipment   WHATCOM — In two days the county’s number of coronavirus cases has risen by 16, to 66, although from Tuesday to Wednesday ...

2020 Ski to Sea Race cancelled

WHATCOM — While the nation’s head physician, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, warned that “this week, it’s going to get bad,” the focus of COVID-19 attention Monday ...

County restricts on-site jail visits

WHATCOM ­— In support of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Whatcom County Jail and Work Center will temporarily stop all on-site visiting ...

Ferndale holds up its school levy rerun

It won’t happen until August or November; layoffs are now necessary By Brent Lindquist bre[email protected]   FERNDALE ­— The Ferndale School Board has decided to postpone ...

Ferndale chess coach creates an online club

Launch of The Kraken with coronavirus is coincidental, but very timely By Brent Lindquist [email protected]   FERNDALE — Call it fortuitous or call it dumb luck. Ferndale ...

Distillery now producing hand sanitizer

Idea started as a joke, became reality when schools closed By Brent Lindquist [email protected]   EVERSON — Despite the name, the folks at Probably Shouldn’t Distillery ...