• March 14, 2013 • Volume 8, No. 6
  • May 28 - June 10

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming events

    Saturday, May 29 Ski to Sea festivities: Grand parade on Saturday in downtown Bellingham.... 


    Opportunity Council will operate County’s proposed Resource Center

    by the Foothills Gazette COLUMBIA VALLEY – Whatcom County officials have released... 


    News Briefs

    Class of 2010 ceremonies coming up DEMING/EVERSON – Class of 2010 ceremonies for... 


    Public hearing set for Subarea Plan update

    by the Foothills Gazette KENDALL – The Whatcom County Planning Commission will... 


    Ski to Sea: Several teams go car free

    by MELANIE MERZ COUNTY – The approximately 460 teams competing in this year’s... 


    Crews to construct temporary bridge over Gallup Creek

    Demolition of existing bridge at later date by the Foothills Gazette GLACIER –... 


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    News Updates

    Glacier-area mink farm fined $48,000 for manure discharge into creeks

    Marr’s operation was also fined in 1999, did not keep up improvements BELLINGHAM... 


    Nooksacks fight disenrollment from tribe Nooksacks fight disenrollment from tribe

    Four in lawsuit are among 306 tribal members who say they do have valid blood ancestry by... 


    Earth Day events planned for EWRRC

    April 20 events to focus on protecting the planet KENDALL — The East Whatcom Regional... 


    Shooting suspect caught following manhunt

    by BRENT LINDQUIST Three other suspects captured, charged with intent to distribute... 


    Hunger Busters

    Students at Harmony Elementary School continue a long-held tradition of giving WHATCOM... 


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    Glacier-area mink farm fined $48,000 for manure discharge into creeks

    Marr’s operation was also fined in 1999, did not keep up improvements BELLINGHAM — The owner of two Glacier-area mink farms is being fined $48,000 by the Washington State Department of Ecology for discharging water contaminated with manure into nearby salmon-bearing creeks and spawning habitat in eastern Whatcom County. The farms operate as Marr’s... [Read more of this review]


    Prepping for the Pac-12

    Nooksack Valley alum B.J. Salmonson enjoying his first few weeks with the WSU Cougars by BRAULIO PEREZ PULLMAN — Standing at 6-5 and 280 pounds, Nooksack Valley football alum B.J. Salmonson is a physical specimen. He towers over people with his large frame, and his dominance in the Northwest Conference from 2008 to 2011 is still talked about in Whatcom... [Read more of this review]


    Putting the ball on the bat

    The Nooksack Valley baseball team looks like a completely different squad this 2013 season by BRAULIO PEREZ NOOKSACK VALLEY — When Nooksack Valley baseball coach Scott Gelwicks agreed to take over the Pioneers this season, he knew he wouldn’t have an easy task of rebuilding the program. He understood that there were plenty of challenges to be faced... [Read more of this review]


    Nooksacks fight disenrollment from tribe Nooksacks fight disenrollment from tribe

    Four in lawsuit are among 306 tribal members who say they do have valid blood ancestry by CALVIN BRATT DEMING — Four Nooksack Indian Tribe members have filed suit in Tribal Court to try to stop tribal leaders from disenrolling 306 people, or about 15 percent of total membership of the Deming-based tribe. The plaintiffs claim they do have at least... [Read more of this review]


    Earth Day events planned for EWRRC

    April 20 events to focus on protecting the planet KENDALL — The East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (EWRRC), 8251 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls, is hosting a series of events for Earth Day. Earth Day week will start off with a community clean-up day Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the EWRRC. The Appliance Depot will be at the EWRRC to... [Read more of this review]


    Shooting suspect caught following manhunt

    by BRENT LINDQUIST Three other suspects captured, charged with intent to distribute ecstasy SUMAS — Three suspects are in U.S. custody following a standoff and subsequent manhunt involving Border Patrol agents on Tuesday, April 2, near Reese Hill and Heady roads in the foothills above Sumas. Jeffrey Laviolette, Ryan Lambert and Kali Henifin were charged... [Read more of this review]


    Hunger Busters

    Students at Harmony Elementary School continue a long-held tradition of giving WHATCOM — Food bank day is a big one at Harmony Elementary School. For a number of years now, classrooms at the Mount Baker district school have, on a monthly basis, collected food and donated the accumulated poundage at the close of each month to the Foothills Food Bank... [Read more of this review]


    In The Garden: Veggie Starts From Seed

    Growing your own plants from seed can be a lot of fun and can save a lot of money. Like anything, however, there are tradeoffs to starting seeds versus buying started plants. Consider the following if you’re wanting to start your own seeds for your veggie garden this year. As advantages, starting seeds saves money. The cost per plant is way less when... [Read more of this review]


    Mountaineers take the gold

    Mount Baker captures 1A Sub-Regional wrestling title, edging out rival Blaine by BRAULIO PEREZ BELLINGHAM — It’s a rivalry that dates back to the 1990s. In his nearly 20 years at Mount Baker High School, wrestling coach Ron Lepper recalls the back-and-forth battles between his Mountaineers and the Blaine Borderites. Each year, one school appears... [Read more of this review]


    Sumas inventor brings us ‘Icy Light’

    After a long seven years, Sumas man gets his product on the market by BRAULIO PEREZ SUMAS — Sumas resident Jeff Latham still thinks about the cold winter day back in 2005. He was living in Bethel, Alaska and woke up well before dawn to get ready for work. He was a bus driver for the Bethel School District. As he frantically tried to scrape ice off... [Read more of this review]


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