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.
Jim McKinney, executive director of Common Threads Northwest, leads hundreds of people in chants at the end of a "Wake Up Whatcom County" rally at the Bellingham Public Library lawn on Tuesday, May 16, in Bellingham. The rally was held over concerns of Whatcom County Council decisions impacting farming, property values and jobs.
Joshua Karl Reynolds was hit by a vehicle while walking east in the 3900 block of Birch Bay-Lynden Road. His body was found in a ditch by the road Monday morning. Police are searching for the vehicle and the driver.
Seth Snook plead not guilty at his first appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court on Friday, May 12, in Bellingham. Snook is charged with five counts of first-degree animal cruelty after investigators found more than 20 emaciated cows and pigs on his farm near Ferndale.
Blaine Police provided this video of a juvenile black bear sighted near Odell Street and Pipeline Road in Blaine, Wash., at about 9 p.m. Monday, May 8. State Fish and Wildlife Department was notified but no action was taken because the bear wasn’t threatening people or property, police said.