Though regularly under surveillance by U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a solitary ditch north of Lynden, Washington is tempting to people trying to cross the border illegally.
An adolescent black bear that’s been eluding wildlife officials for three weeks – and delighting local residents – appears to be headed back to his home territory in the woods of Squalicum and Stewart mountains around Lake Whatcom.
Judy and Glenn Carlson of Abbotsford, B.C., wait to cash in their slot tickets at the Northwood Casino, north of Lynden, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The couple have been coming to the Northwood Casino since it opened and are sad to see it close.
Students and staff at Fisher Elementary School in Lynden, say goodbye to each other and their building on the last day of school, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The school building, built in 1962, will be torn down next week and is being replaced by a new building under construction.
Washington State Patrol is conducting a statewide effort June 20-22 to crack down on drivers who camp in the left lane on four-lane roads. Not only is it against the law (RCW 46.61.100), it's one of the main complaints the state patrol hears from citizens.
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Jim Peeples of Bellingham Mountain Rescue provided this video of a search team on Mount Herman looking for a 19-year-old Bellingham man who was reported missing overnight. The man arrived unhurt early Tuesday at a search and rescue command post.
HomesNOW!, a new nonprofit organization, aims to address homelessness in Whatcom County by offering tiny homes the size of rooms. The organization placed its first tiny home on a property on the Lummi Nation this week, and volunteers retrofitted it on Saturday.
Terry Difley's 7th grade advisory class at Horizon Middle School in Ferndale installed "positive message" signs on Thornton Road and Vista Drive in Ferndale, Friday, June 16, 2017. The class received a grant from Project Neighborly, through the Whatcom Community Foundation.
Ryan Henry Ward, also known as the Seattle muralist "henry," talks about the new mural he just completed on the back of the Dewey Griffin Subaru dealership in Bellingham, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Ward says the new mural, at 330 feet, is the largest hand-painted mural in the state of Washington.