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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) awarded Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) with a ‘Partners for Clean Air’ Gold Award for 2018.   In order to qualify for a Gold Award, an agency must be located in Island, Skagit or Whatcom County. They must demonstrate at least three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality regulations. Agencies must also employ additional clean air ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Ansa and Johan Steenkamp, say they found a company with high quality standards like their own, recently acquired the Merry Maids of Whatcom County cleaning service.  “We are both passionate about the Merry Maids mission and culture,” Ansa Steenkamp said. “We want all our home and business customers to enjoy a clean and healthy environment, have time to relax and not stress about ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Sustainable Connections announces the first ever Solarize For Smart Business! Three workshops will be held in May and June to help businesses lower their utility bills and green their energy use.  Limited time tax credits and grants are available for businesses in Whatcom and Skagit counties and Sustainable Connections is working with two of the best local solar installers to offer low ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Camp Korey's Prescription Laughter Luncheon is a time to come together to celebrate Camp Korey's mission to honor the courage, strength and determination of children and their families living with life-altering medical conditions. Whether you are new to Camp Korey or a dedicated supported, this hour will inspire you with powerful stories of joy, adventure, and resilience. Join us for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Saturday, April 20th Bocce enthusiasts from around the NW local and regional businesses, novice players, and spectators comew out for a day of bocce & family-friendly festivities, including: a Salmon BBQ, Boundary Bay Beer Garden, Raffles, a Bouncy House, Face Painting, and More! 100% of the proceeds benefit the WDRC's mission to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Recreation Northwest is launching a new and innovative Parkscriptions Public Health Campaign in Bellingham. The campaign kicks off on the new, annual Whatcom Parkscriptions Day, on Sunday, April 28 (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) with more than 15 concurrent free, all-ages, educational events in more than 11 City, Whatcom County and State Parks.Parkscriptions campaign partners with doctors and other health ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 18, 2019
40th Legislative District Town Hall Join Representative Jeff Morris and Senator Liz Lovelett for their 2019 Town Hall on Saturday, March 23rd fro 10:00 - 12:00 pm at the Burlington Community Center at 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington. Get an update on the 2019 legislative sessionLearn what's next in the legislative processDiscuss legislative efforts on ferries and orcasSheare your comments, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 15, 2019
Mayor Kelli Linville announced on Monday she is appointing Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett as Interim Bellingham Fire Chief, effective March 16. Current Fire Chief Bill Newbold is retiring effective Friday, March 15. Chief Bill Hewett grew up in Bellingham and got his start in the fire service as a volunteer firefighter in Whatcom County.  He was hired by the Bellingham Fire Department in 2013 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 15, 2019
 This is an important message for any employer with employees in Washington state. Not an employer? You may unsubscribe to these emails using the link below.Q1 reporting timeline moved to July forPaid Family and Medical LeaveEmployers do not need to submit Q1 payments or reports in April.What is happening?Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 2019 premium payments and reports for Paid Family and Medical Leave ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 11, 2019
The Leopold Retirement Residence completes transition of residents  The Leopold Retirement Residence in downtown Bellingham has closed after all 79 of the people who were living there in December moved to new homes.  The last person living in The Leopold moved March 9, according to Dan Hammill, a Bellingham housing specialist contracted by The Leopold to help residents find new housing. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 11, 2019
FREE EVENT: The sparks will fly as Bellingham Technical College (BTC) hosts a week-long student welding fabrication competition called Welding Fab Week, which will take place March 18–22 in BTC’s Morse Center.  The public is invited to celebrate the end of Fab Week and check out all the amazing completed sculptures at an open house Friday, March 22, from 3–7 p.m. at Morse Center.  For Welding ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Championship tournament begins Thursday, March 7 in EverettWhatcom Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams are headed to the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) championship, which begins this week at Everett Community College. This is the first time the women have made it to post-season play since 2014.The men’s team, which missed the championship tournament last year, take on South ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 04, 2019
Prepared by Jennifer Noveck, Ph.D.  An update on economic development and business growth in Whatcom CountyIn 2018 the Port, County, and City hired Don Goldberg as the director of the Regional Economic Partnership, which is housed at the Port of Bellingham. Don brings a wide breath of experience and knowledge of businesses development, planning, and a holistic vision of economic development. By ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic
Monday, March 04, 2019
Barron Heating & Air Conditioning is launching Solar by Barron, a new division providing sun-powered, energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions in Northwest Washington.  “Our certified solar designers create systems for residential and commercial buildings that don’t require direct sunlight,” said John Barron, owner of Barron Heating. “Heating and cooling systems are the largest consumers of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 01, 2019
WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH TRAIL PLANNING  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a public process that will lead to a long-term trail plan for Larrabee State Park.  In addition to other items this planning process will identify and address:   Current recreational trail usesTrail system mappingRelationship to other nearby trail systemsHealthy interaction between user ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, February 25, 2019
Bellingham International Airport now offers electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its main airport parking lot. Travelers reserve an EV parking space online at www.flyBLIparking.com and pay an $11.40 reservation fee plus applicable parking charge. Reserving gives drivers the certainty that a charging station will be available to them once they arrive. The reservation fee is the same ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, February 15, 2019
Greetings from Western Washington University!  Sustainability goes far beyond simply recycling, composting and installing LED lights.  It crosses all aspects of any business operation and ignoring the emerging concepts may be costly.   (See Top 5 Sustainability Trends for 2019:  https://sustainability-academy.org/top-5-trends-in-sustainability-for-2019)  You need a plan.  Your customers will ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, February 15, 2019
5 Day Nature Adventure RetreatMountains, Beaches, Islands, Rivers & Waterfalls Tuesday Afternoon - Sunday Early EveningJuly 16th - 21st, 2019 Photographer Peter James will be your host, guide, and even your photography mentor. Join Peter and his wife iMa on this 5 day adventure retreat and connect with the power of nature to get relaxed, restored, invigorated and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, February 15, 2019
Information sessions explain the benefits and guidelines of the Running Start programHigh school students and their parents interested in Whatcom Community College’s Running Start program are invited to attend one of several information sessions held around Whatcom County. Running Start is a statewide partnership with high schools that allows more than 1,100 juniors and seniors to attend WCC ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Registration is now open for popular workshops that introduce middle school students to non-traditional education and career paths. The March 9 “Guys and Guts” and April 13 “Girls Go Tech” programs allow 11-14-year-olds to learn about the worlds of healthcare and technology respectively through thought-provoking activities. The daylong workshops include information sessions for parents wanting to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
PORT OF BELLINGHAM, LUMMI NATION WORK TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP Bellingham, WA (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) The Port of Bellingham and Lummi Nation have reached a landmark agreement setting the stage for a new era of cooperation and economic growth. This agreement addresses a number of long-standing issues associated with modifications to Bellingham Bay and Drayton Harbor in the Lummi ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
Monday, January 28, 2019
Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Community Food Co-op, is excited to announce the 2019 Smart Business Summit on March 28, 2019 at the Ferndale Pioneer Pavilion Community Center.  At the Summit, investigate how and why purpose-driven businesses succeed. Learn how to unlock the power of people at the Summit, and create a meaningful workplace that benefits both employees and our ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation visit to Whatcom Community College (WCC) on April 15-17, 2019. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate WCC’s compliance with NWCCU accreditation standards and policies. During the visit, an NWCCU peer evaluation team will be meeting with students, faculty, staff and WCC Board of Trustees. Prior ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
Community helps The Leopoldplace residents in new homes   The Leopold Retirement Residence in downtown Bellingham, aided by many in the community, has helped most of the people living there already find new homes well before its March 31 closure.   Sixty-nine residents have found new homes and only 10 people still are looking for one, according to Dan Hammill, a housing specialist contracted ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Thursday, January 10, 2019
With each New Year, many organizations and professionals make a renewed commitment to the work that is in front of them and consider what professional development or training may give them that extra edge.   The College of Business and Economics is providing two excellent and rare opportunities during the first quarter of the year that may be of interest to you or to colleagues you work with.  ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
   Winter Exhibitions at the Whatcom Museum Feature Washington’s World War II History and Artists’ Responses to Landscape in Bellingham National 2019 Juried ExhibitionThe Whatcom Museum will be hosting two exhibitions at the Museum campus this winter: Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at Old City Hall, January 19 – April 14, 2019 and Bellingham National 2019: Water’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Leopold Retirement Residence, citing rising costs and declining occupancy, will end operations in downtown Bellingham on March 31.   The Leopold Retirement Residence has offered 93 independent-retirement living units at 1224 Cornwall Ave. Its 79 residents will receive relocation assistance, according to Executive Director Peter Frazier.   “We will be hiring a housing specialist to help our ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Larry the Cable Guy, one of the country’s top stand-up comedians, will perform Thursday, Aug. 15 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Known for his blue-collar humor and “Git-R-Done” catchphrase, Larry the Cable Guy has made millions of people laugh for nearly two decades through personal appearances, television, movies, ...read more
Categories: Press Release