Bellingham Herald HEADLINES
FERNDALE - Motorists should expect some delays on Main Street around noon Saturday, May 18, as 150 or more motorcyclists ride through Ferndale to honor a former resident and Vietnam War veteran who died April 24.
BELLINGHAM - Eight teams will be scrambling to finish up their sculptures Saturday, May 18, during the second day of Bellingham Technical College's Welding Rodeo.
Morris Piha, a Bellevue developer who was the dominant property owner in downtown Bellingham from the early 1970s into the 1980s, died Tuesday, May 14, at the age of 79. A memorial service was held Friday in Seattle.
Stream trout season opens in several weeks and there are several new wrinkles in the rules for this start-up.
DEMING - More than 300 members of the Nooksack Indian Tribe must wait another week to find out if they will face loss of tribal membership and the benefits that go with it.
FERNDALE - Lummi Nation was on the verge of jump-starting major retail development along Slater Road but canceled the possible sale of 25 acres to a major retailer because the tribe and the city of Ferndale failed to reach agreement on how to divide sales tax revenue.
BELLINGHAM - The public is invited to comment on the city's plan for transportation improvements over the next six years at a hearing before the City Council at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20.
BELLINGHAM - "It's Your Arboretum" day aims to teach the community about something special in its midst, organizers said of the Saturday, May 18, event.
BELLINGHAM - Elected officials and candidates, planning commissioners, consultants and anyone else interested in development planning can take a free, one-day "Short Course on Local Planning."
Expect heavy border traffic the next few days and a lot of Canadian visitors, as Canadians have a three-day weekend.
BELLINGHAM - Whatcom County residents planning a peaceful day in the park Saturday, May 18, should stay away from Lake Padden, because the park will be packed full of families for the Ski to Sea Junior Race.
Barron Heating won its second straight Ski to Sea in 2012 and continued a dynasty that now stretches back with 10 wins since 1996.
Last month's bombing attacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon put sporting event coordinators of all kinds around the globe into planning mode to ensure that similar events are less likely to happen at their races.
BELLINGHAM - In 2007, Ski to Sea Race Director Pete Coy and the race committee introduced electronic chip timing to the annual Memorial Day weekend, 93-mile, seven-leg relay race from Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay, bringing Whatcom County's annual celebration of the recreational sports in the area into the 21st century.
Browse photo galleries, event coverage and more in our Ski to Sea section.
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