All American Marine employees move a new cruise ship from their facility on Hilton Avenue to the boat launch at Squalicum Harbor on Friday, Nov. 10, in Bellingham. The Argosy Cruises ship, called the "Salish Explorer", weighs 253,000 pounds and took a year to make.
Sgt. Claudia Murphy, who supervises the Bellingham Police Department’s Family Crimes Unit, offers advice on what to do if you see a peeper or flasher. She advises residents to call 911 right away, and to get a good description of the suspect and where he’s headed. She also advises residents to keep their windows locked and drapes closed.
Whatcom County’s war dead are remembered at Memorial Park, which is tucked behind Sunnyland Elementary School off James Street. Memorial walls bear the names of almost 500 Whatcom County residents killed while fighting in World Wars I and II and wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan. No local soldier died in the Persian Gulf War.
Snow falls in Lynden during the late afternoon Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Whatcom County, Washington. The Canadian weather service Environment Canada predicted a 30 percent chance of flurries early Friday in Abbotsford, B.C., just north of Lynden and Sumas.
The Bellingham Police Department released this video of Officer Andrew Wassel shooting a dog during a theft investigation on Oct. 12, 2017. A police review board determined that Wassel followed department policy and was justified when he intentionally discharged his service weapon after the dog aggressively charged him.
Whatcom County Council at-large seat candidates Barry Buchanan and Mary Kay Robinson discuss their approaches to water rights in light of the Hirst decision. That decision by the state Supreme Court clarified that Washington's Growth Management Act requires counties to protect ground and surface waters by ensuring there is enough water available to accommodate growth before more development is authorized. The candidates spoke Oct. 23 at Mount Baker High School at a forum presented by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham. The Bellingham Herald was the media partner for the event.