Posted on December 16, 2014
Students at Parkview Elementary raised nearly $400 in a penny drive this week to benefit the Whatcom Humane Society.
The project was part of the Bellingham School District's mission called Bellingham Promise, which in part helps broaden educational opportunities and connect students to their community. Fifth-grade teacher Kate Mills took the program to heart, dividing her classes in groups that were challenged to set goals in four areas - become more skilled at using technology; developing a passion for learning; becoming artists, performers and trades people, and contributing to the community.
The penny drive evolved from the latter group. Mills and her students put penny jars through the school last week to encourage donations and met with each classroom to explain their goal. They counted the pennies Monday, Dec. 15.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on November 12, 2014
The first retail marijuana stores in Whatcom County are reaping the most green, but sales activity has leveled off since they opened in July.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on November 6, 2014
Whatcom County voters approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers and rejected a measure that would have prevented any expansion beyond a federal standard.
Posted on October 24, 2014
Celebrating the reopening of the Suiattle River Road (FSR 26), the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is holding a reopening reception ceremony from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Avenue in Darrington.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on October 3, 2014
Work crews closed a portion of Donovan Avenue in south Bellingham Friday, Oct. 3 after a water main broke, flooding the street.
Posted on September 19, 2014
A Comcast outage from Bellingham to the Canadian border left hundreds of customers without TV, Internet or home telephone service for several hours Friday morning, Sept. 19.