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Friday, July 21, 2017
Phone scam targeting PSE customers sees recent spike PSE is working with customers and enforcement agencies July 18, 2017 – Puget Sound Energy warns of a recent spike in a phone scam that targets residents and small businesses. Since the start of July, PSE has received nearly 200 reports of scammers trying to get money from customers, with six of those customers paying the thieves’ ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Saturday, September 30th - Maritime Heritage Park will be transformed into a celebration of the people, music, and art that make our city such a unique and beautiful community to be apart of through the 2nd annual festival - Summer’s End. Bringing our community into motion and showcasing what makes our city a special place is the main focus of the event which is brought together and made ...read more
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
WCC awarded $1.3 million to prepare high school students for college success. The 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant supports low-income, first-generation college students. Whatcom Community College will be awarded a $1,287,500 U.S. Department of Education TRIO grant called Upward Bound. The five-year grant will help local low-income high school students who are potentially the first in ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Express Hiring Event 4:00pm-7:00pm Thursday July 20th We are also open starting at 7:00am, our doors are always open to job seekers! Express is very busy with great job opportunities in Whatcom County! Stop by our office for an on the spot interview for over 100 positions starting right away! Not able to stop by? Call us for a phone interview! Know someone looking for work? Bring them in! We offer ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
The Alzheimer Society of Washington is holding its 18 th Annual Miles for Memories 5K Walk/Run. This year we are excited to announce M4M’s newest addition: the Shoes & Brews Beer Garden! Join us on Saturday, August 5 th at Zuanich Point Park. Check-in begins at 9:00 am inside Squalicum boathouse. The race start is at 10:30 am. While you are in the boathouse, check out all the cool ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
What : The WDRC seeks nominations for individuals or groups that creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution, promoted reconciliation between divergent groups/people, or otherwise promoted peace in the past year. When: Nomination deadline is August 7, 2017 . How : Online and printable Peace Builder Awards Nomination forms are at ...read more
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Most County Registered Voters to Receive a Primary Election Ballot On July 12 Primary Election ballots are going in the mail to most Whatcom County registered voters. Only those voters living in precincts 124, 125, 130, 135, 136, 139-183, 201-269, 301-304, 401, 402, 601-611, 701 and 801 will have a Primary Election. If a voter isn’t sure whether they will be voting in the Primary, they can ...read more
Categories: Political, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, July 10, 2017
August at The Upfront! Action & Anniversary! The Upfront Theatre turns 13 years old this August, and we will be celebrating with a weekend full of shows featuring Ryan Stiles, players from the Mainstage Ensemble, and potentially an outside guest or two. Our Anniversary weekend will take place August 11 th and 12 th with shows at 8 and 10pm. Tickets for this special weekend will go on Sale on ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Bellingham Farmers Market, Village Books, Yoga Northwest offer Yoga on the Green at Fairhaven Market Free, 30-minute classes start at noon July 19 and Aug. 16 July 7, 2017 – Ready for a healthy lunch break? Join the Bellingham Farmers Market, Village Books and Paper Dreams, and Yoga Northwest for Yoga on the Green, noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 and Aug. 16 at the Wednesday Farmers ...read more
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Friday, June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017 – PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is urging residents to leave the firework displays to the experts this Fourth of July. However, if people choose to handle fireworks, the hospital recommends the following safety tips: * Read and follow label directions. * Purchase fireworks from a reliable source. * Have an adult present. * Use fireworks outdoors only. * Have a water ...read more
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Friday, June 30, 2017
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Friday, June 30, 2017
GLOBAL INTERNSHIP FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH RESULTS IN INCREASED EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS At Bellingham Technical College, 90% of the interns who completed the program have found employment or entered a training program as a result. Bellingham, Wash., June 30, 2017 — Since the inception of the Global Internship for Unemployed Youth , more than 700 unemployed youth (ages 18 to 24) in Australia, ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Have you ever seen a grocery advertisement from 50-60 years ago and been amazed at how much lower prices were then? For customers of the first retail cannabis stores in Washington state that opened in July 2014, the dramatic changes since then are similar – but in reverse. Prices for cannabis products at state-licensed stores are much lower now than they were three years ago, according to ...read more
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Friday, June 23, 2017
PeaceHealth reminds public that pets can transmit infection and bacteria Hospital and clinics request that non-service animals remain at home BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 12 , 2017 – In an effort to ensure the safety and sanitation of its hospital and clinic environments, PeaceHealth asks that patients and visitors refrain from bringing pets to its Bellingham facilities. While PeaceHealth ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, June 22, 2017
WCC will function as a “super hub,” helping to support and guide 10 regional centers 6/22/ 17 ​ Whatcom Community College (WCC) has been selected by the National Security Agency (NSA) to lead efforts to improve and expand cybersecurity education nationwide as one of four Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense (CAE-CD) National Resource Centers. In this role, WCC will ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Port is pleased to announce it has received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The State Auditor’s Office reviews all state and local government financial records each year to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent properly. The 2016 Port Audit revealed no deficiencies in the Port’s financial records. “I am happy with the results of the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
June 19, 2017– The month of July is the time to celebrate our local, independent retailers with Independents Month! Sustainable Connections encourages residents to “love local” by supporting locally owned businesses during this year’s Independents Month and win prizes along the way. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, local businesses are one of the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 The Port has awarded a $750,000 contract to American Construction of Tacoma to rehabilitate three deteriorated piers in Blaine Harbor in support of the working waterfront. The project will open up additional dock space and increase the load bearing capacity of the piers for commercial fishing vessels and maritime industries which rely on these structures to do business. ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Two Northwest Washington Fair fan favorites that are filled with action, the demolition derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year with tickets for them going on sale Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for hard-hitting collisions will compete in this year’s demo derby on Monday, Aug. 14. Grandstand tickets are $10 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 19, 2017
Whatcom Community College has been selected by the University of Washington and the state Department of Health to advance leadership in health care education for western Washington. As the new Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Whatcom works with regional partners to improve health care quality and access for rural and medically underserved communities. AHEC recruits students and health ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 12, 2017
Northwest Washington Fair tickets for Rodeo,Demo Derby going on sale to public June 15 Two Northwest Washington Fair fan favorites that are filled with action, the demolition derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year with tickets for them going on sale Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for hard-hitting collisions will ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
PeaceHealth Medical Group receives March of Dimes Community Grant Funding to support CenteringPregnancy® program for expectant mothers BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 5, 2017 – The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation has been awarded a 2017 March of Dimes Community Grant to support the implementation of the CenteringPregnancy® program at PeaceHealth Medical Group. The Community ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Port of Bellingham has been awarded the 2017 Port Environmental Award by the Washington Public Ports Association for successfully completing one of the largest environmental cleanup projects in state history. The $32 million Whatcom Waterway cleanup project removed 110,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, 5,100 tons of concrete and asphalt rubble, 265 tons of creosote-treated timber and ...read more
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
– June 1, 2017 - Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, is pleased to announce the recruitment of executives and other talent from partner brands including Hexagon/Intergraph and competing brands including FIREHOUSE Software, SafetyPAD , ESO, and ZOLL. “Our platform is growing steadily – and ...read more
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, hosted the first “Google I/O Event Bellingham!” last week with organizer Technology Alliance Group for NW Washington (TAG) . Google I/O is an annual developer conference held in San Francisco. Thousands of Google developers attend the three-day event each year, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Econolodge Inn & Suites of Bellingham, Wa was recently honored with a prestigious 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc . (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Econolodge brand . “The Econolodge Inn & Suites hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this elite recognition as one of the best hotels among the ...read more
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
‘American Idol’ winner McCreery performing at NW Washington Fair Country music star and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will be singing Friday, Aug. 18 on the grandstand stage at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17 by winning Season 10 of “American Idol.” The singer/songwriter’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Dollars that make a difference The Movement Mortgage foundation exists to bring life, light and hope to community across the globe. But how, exactly, does that happen? Here's an overview — by the numbers — of where and how Movement Foundation has impacted communities. In 2016, Movement Foundation invested more than $9.5 million in communities. That includes starting Movement ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The unique and animated style of stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be on the grandstand stage Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Iglesias’ stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. He is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with more than 300 million views. His ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The board of directors of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism has hired Sandy Ward as the organization's new President and CEO, beginning Feb. 2, 2017. Ward is a 30+ year veteran of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. She most recently served as the sales and marketing director for the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour for the past 12 years. She was previously ...read more
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Costco will replace its original Bellingham location with a new facility approximately 1 mile southwest, at 4125 Arctic Ave. on Saturday, November 19 , at 8 a.m. Costco opened its original location in Bellingham in November 1991. The company determined that the Bellingham location was too small to adequately provide all the amenities newer buildings have. The original Bellingham location will ...read more
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College English professor Jeff Klausman has been awarded the 2016 Lisa Ede Excellence in Teaching Award by the Two-Year College English Association of the Pacific Northwest (TYCA-PNW). Klausman, who has been teaching at Whatcom for 20 years, was honored at the association’s annual conference in October. The Lisa Ede award is given to those who ...read more
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