Asian giant hornet nest found in Blaine

Eradication action will be swift, set for 4 a.m. Saturday By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM — After weeks of trapping and searching, Washington State Department ...

County COVID case rate at 51, showing improvement

But it has to get to 25 to be considered low, in containment By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— The county’s all-important COVID-19 two-week case rate stood ...

Max Higbee center nearing completion

It will serve county teens and adults with developmental disabilities   WHATCOM — Earlier this year, the Max Higbee Center faced a budget shortfall in the final stages of construction ...

From Whatcom football to country aspirations

Clark Hazlett’s life has him in Nashville now, hoping for a music future By Hailey Palmer [email protected]   WHATCOM — Clark Hazlett considers himself a storyteller. ...

Perry stepping down as head of Bell. Technical College

  BELLINGHAM — Dr. Kimberly Perry, Bellingham Technical College president, has announced her plans to retire at the end of December 2020 after a 40-year career in education.   Perry ...

Ericksen blasts Nooksack basin adjudication

Senator says it would not be helpful and he will fight it   OLYMPIA — State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, is calling on the state Department of Ecology to abandon plans for ...

Lummi pulls out of COVID vaccine trial

‘Not a good fit,’ doctor says of Astra-Zeneca   BELLINGHAM — The Lummi Indian Business Council announced Oct. 15 that Lummi Nation will withdraw from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 ...

Ferndale’s holiday events see changes

City of Frightdale happening in October, new Christmas event planned By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — In an ordinary year, the fall and winter holidays bring ...

Ballot return ‘unpredented’

More than 20,000 ballots have already been turned in, auditor says By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   WHATCOM ­— People are returning their completed ballots at an “unprecedented” ...

Ferndale Chamber announces new COVID-19 grant opportunity

Businesses can apply for up to $5,000 FERNDALE — The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday a new grant opportunity to support Ferndale businesses adapting their operations ...