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Peoples Bank scatters cash-filled piggy banks around Whatcom County | 790 KGMI

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Peoples Bank is hiding piggy banks containing a total of more than $5,000 around Whatcom County as part of their “Pay it Forward Pigs” campaign.

KGMI - 2018-08-15 12:55:12

Bellingham Police warn of evolving phone scams | 1170 KPUG-AM

Law enforcement and government agencies do not conduct themselves this way and urge you to call police if you think you’ve been targeted or have any doubts about a phone call, otherwise, just hang up.

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-16 15:24:37

Court sentences man after fight in Ferndale motel parking lot | 1170 KPUG-AM

Court documents say Vaughan approached, assaulted, and fought Jason Matthew Riemland on March 8 after an altercation relating to a woman who was also at the scene.

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-16 12:54:52

Dept. of Health suspends Bellingham nurse accused of coming to work drunk | 790 KGMI

8-14-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Whatcom County registered nurse had her credential indefinitely suspended.The Washington State Department of Health says Tammie Lynn Morganwas allegedly impaired by alcohol while on dutyand did not comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.The suspension was ef


Washington has worst air quality in the nation | 790 KGMI

Today, Whatcom County air is considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” a slight improvementover the last few days.

KGMI - 2018-08-16 13:55:58

Police ticket dozens for distracted driving patrol on Lakeway Drive | 790 KGMI

8-14-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham Police traffic emphasis patrols are finding distracted drivers.The department says on itsFacebook pagethat officers witnessed forty-two violations and issued twenty-five tickets during a four-hour patrol at Lakeway and Lincoln last Friday.Eighteen of the citat


What To Do In and Around Bellingham August 17-19 - WhatcomTalk

WhatcomTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and throughout Whatcom County. If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note atsubmit@whatcomtalk.com. For more events and to learn what’s happening in Bellingham and the surroundin

WHATCOMTALK.COM - 2018-08-16 13:00:15

LCS Recycling Center will stop taking paper

Current market for mixed paper isn’t worth dealing with itLYNDEN — As of Sept. 1, mixed paper will no longer be acepted at the Lynden Christian School Recycling Center, due to poor market conditions.“This has become more of an expense,” wrote center coordinator Alanna Wagenaar. “We hope to see it tu

LYNDENTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-08-15 14:18:00

Friendship House cuts meal service, cites pressure from neighbors

Buy NowRepresentatives from Draper Valley Farms and Boys & Girls Club members serve lunch at the Friendship House Cafe in Mount Vernon. Left to right: Shane Shetler, Johanna Gamboa, Terry Mortensen and Hannah Galvan.By Sarah Arquitt

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-15 13:00:00

DUI patrol emphasis now through Labor Day

Poly-drug use a new factor in highway deathsOLYMPIA — Law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI (Driving Under the Influence) patrols from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3 to keep drivers safe during what is typically the deadliest time of year on the state’s roadways.Participants are the

LYNDENTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-08-15 14:06:00

How to drive in new roundabout

Engineer Roger Weiss, who was part of the Sharpes Corner roundabout design team, said drivers have the most trouble where the traffic from Anacortes enters the roundabout. To properly drive in the roundabout, you have to stay in your lane and yield to cars in the roundabout. This means drivers comin

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-14 22:10:00

Unhealthy air quality alert in effect for Anacortes

Buy NowSmoke from wildfires clouded Seafarers' Memorial Park Tuesday morning. Residents, especially sensitive groups including children, those 65 and older and those with heart and respiratory problems, are advised to limit their time outdoors.Jacqueline Allison / Anacortes American


Air quality ranks hazardous as smoke rolls into Whatcom County | 790 KGMI

8-14-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Air quality across Washington has taken a nosedive into unhealthy territory for much of the state and even hazardous along the east side of the Cascade Mountains.Whatcom County’s hazy skies rank from “unhealthy for sensitive groups” in the Lynden and Custer area to “unhe


Naked man shot with pepper spray by police using paintball gun

The man, who police say was suffering from a 'mental crisis or medical episode' was seen hanging out his window at the student block in Bellingham, Washington, on Saturday.


Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon.


Man who killed father on Samish Island sentenced | 790 KGMI

Tags: Aspergers, Dissociative Disorder, Lane Maurice Davis, murder trial, plea agreement, public defender, Samish Island, second degree murder, Skagit County, Skagit County CourtStory © 2018 KGMI - Images © 2018 KGMI


Q&A with Jesse Straight of Eagle Trees Cannabis Farm - WhatcomTalk

Brother and sister team, Kenny Ingebrigtson and Jesse Straight, operate the 25-acre farm on the North Fork of the Nooksack River. With picturesque views of Mount Baker and its surrounding foothills, Eagle Trees is situated in one of Whatcom County’s most beautiful areas. On any given day, you can fi


Nonprofits and PSE offer relief for energy bills | 1170 KPUG-AM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Is your energy bill skyrocketing thanks to electricity draining air conditioners? Or maybe unforeseen life events have left your bank account in the red.


Whatcom Symphony prepares for new season | 790 KGMI

8-13-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra is preparing for its forty-third season to begin next month.The2018-19 seasonkicks off September 30 at the Mount Baker Theater, with a performance by violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley.The Symphony will partner with Ciao Thyme Commons for a cele


Volunteers work to save fish in Lynden stream | 790 KGMI

The department, along with volunteers with Whatcom Conservation and the local agricultural community, plan to walk the stream and save as much as they can, by scooping up and transferring the fish via five-gallon buckets.