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Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 20

As of March 20, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,094 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 198 probable cases (7,292 total cases), according to Washington State … more

WSDA asks public to continue Asian giant hornet outreach

It’s that time of year again: The days are getting longer, spring flowers are blooming and Asian giant hornets are waking up from winter hibernation. Washington State Department of … more

Vaccinations resume this Sunday at the fire hall

Another 200 or so residents will receive their first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine this Sunday, March 21, if all goes well. The fire department received the vaccines earlier this week and … more

WCLS opens online bookstore for county residents

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS), in partnership with Friends of the Library volunteers and the county library foundation, have opened a new online bookstore for countyresidents. The … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 16

As of March 14, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 176 probable cases (7,171 total cases), according to Washington State … more

Southwest to offer flights from Bellingham

In need of a vacation? Southwest Airlines announced it will start flights out of Bellingham International Airport (BLI) before the end of the year. “We can’t wait to welcome Southwest … more

Washington moves to Phase 3, return to in-person spectators at sporting events

Governor Jay Inslee has announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. Inslee also announced a new … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 9

As of March 8, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,858 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 159 probable cases (7,017 total cases), according to Washington State Department … more

Projected vaccine timeline announced for Washington

Governor Jay Inslee announced March 4 a projected Covid-19 vaccine timeline that includes expanding to essential workers on March 22, with others planned to follow in April. Phase 1b Tier 2, which … more

Utility moratorium extended until July 31 for electric, natural gas

Electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the economic impacts of the pandemic have until July 31 before worrying disconnections will restart. On February 23, the … more

Covid-19 vaccinations proceeding smoothly

A total of 280 Covid-19 vaccinations have been administered over the past two weekends, according to Point Roberts fire chief Christopher Carleton. There were 74 shots given on February 20 with … more

Task force wants to hear from those impacted by border closure

A task force on public health and the U.S./Canada border is taking submissions of anecdotes and case studies on the personal impacts the nearly yearlong border closure has had on residents. The … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 2

As of February 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,646 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 83 deaths, according to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) data. … more

School and childcare workers now eligible for vaccine

Governor Jay Inslee directed the state to immediately open vaccine eligibility for K-12 teachers on March 2. This follows a directive issued the same day from President Joe Biden to get every public … more

Enrollment drop could lead to district layoffs next year

The Blaine school board has directed superintendent Christopher Granger to begin planning for cuts in next school year’s budget in the event that state funding is reduced. The plan would … more

Inslee pauses phase movement in reopening plan

All regions in Washington will remain in Phase 2, the most advanced of the two-step “Healthy Washington” reopening plan. “We’re making this pause in recognition of the fact … more

The Wim Hof method of getting through the pandemic

It’s 8 a.m. and 38 degrees. A wintry sun glitters across the water. The wind is brisk on South Beach and I’m wearing a parka. They arrive quietly and purposefully. This is no polar … more

One year later, it’s open again!

The Point Roberts Historical Society’s history center in the Gulf Road community center will reopen after a year-long Covid-19 restriction closure. “We will be open for business … more

Library opens to five people at a time

The Point Roberts library is welcoming patrons again ahead of the rest of the Whatcom County Library System after being deemed a low risk “because of the isolation and the lack of Covid-19 … more

Trinity Church begins building campaign

Trinity Community Lutheran Church is launching a fundraising campaign to save the historic building on APA Road. “The church is in significant structural trouble,” said church manager … more
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