Children explore tide pools during low tide at Larrabee State Park on Friday, May 26, near Bellingham. Classes from several Whatcom County schools were at Larrabee State Park on field trips to explore the tide pools. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lists Bellingham as having a midday low tide of -2.6 feet on Friday and -2.8 feet on Saturday which are some of the lowest of the year.
Chelsea and Phil Jackson of Bellingham discuss how they prepared for buying their first home by getting stable jobs, taking a class at the Whatcom Educational Credit Union, securing a loan and finding a real-estate agent they trusted.
Longtime Ski to Sea competitor Brian Flannelly of Bellingham describes some of the submerged dangers on the left channel of the Nooksack River recently. River flow was 5,300 feet per second, or 8.25 feet, about where meteorologists and hydrologists think levels will be on race day. The hazardous approach is marked with poles.
Washington State Department of Ecology Hydrogeologist Cris Matthews, left, talks about the cleanup plan at the site of a former marine fueling business during a public tour of Blaine Marina on Wednesday, May 24. Following the removal of the fuel tanks and buildings the contaminated soil will be excavated and replaced with clean fill. The tour was organized by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Washington State Department of Ecology and Port of Bellingham.
Nearly 30 teams competed under sunny skies Saturday afternoon in the 2017 Junior Ski to Sea Middle School & Community Race at Lake Padden Park. The relay's legs included running, bicycling and an obstacle course.
Photos from the parade are shown as a marching band made up of students from Bellingham middle schools performs at the start of the Junior Ski to Sea Parade on Friday, May 19, in Bellingham. The annual event started at Cornwall Avenue and Kearney Street and ended downtown at Railroad Avenue and Champion Street.
Kenneth Lee Kelly makes his first appearance in Whatcom Superior Court Wednesday, May 17, 2017, charged with the hit and run death of Joshua Karl Reynolds, 33, whose body was found Monday morning in a ditch on the north side of the 3900 block of Birch Bay-Lynden Road.
Watch two of the dozens of people who provided public comment Tuesday, May 16, 2017 on the Whatcom County Council's proposed policies for development of heavy industry at Cherry Point, west of Ferndale, Washington. Council members approved the measures 6-1 after hours of public comment.
Washington Department of Transportation crews worked for six weeks this spring the clear the 40-mile stretch of North Cascades Highway between Whatcom, Skagit and Okanogan counties. Besides using snowplows, crews also fired a cannon to create small avalanches in chutes that threatened the roadway. The highway opened for the season on Tuesday, May 16.