Per the January 12, 2022 FEMA news release: Residents of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties and members of the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe or the Quileute Tribe who were affected by the Nov. 13-15, 2021 floods and mudslides can apply to FEMA for help with temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs or other essential… [ Read More ]

PORT OF BELLINGHAM—On November 15, 2018, the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved a $50,000 grant to the Port of Bellingham for the Rural Broadband Feasibility Study. This planning program project consists of a feasibility study to identify which areas in Whatcom County are unserved or underserved by broadband, and to identify the most feasible… [ Read More ]

Photo by Eric Ashley, courtesy of Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition The City of Bellingham, Whatcom Land Trust, and Galbraith Tree Farm LLC have entered into a purchase and sale agreement that secures the public’s recreational use of up to 65 miles of trails on Galbraith Mountain in perpetuity. Bellingham City Council voted to approve the agreement… [ Read More ]

Ferndale company, Regenis (whose parent company is Andgar Corporation), is making a name for itself with innovative digestors, designed to transform cow manure into energy. About a dozen of the company’s anaerobic digestors create enough energy to power 9,000 homes. This approach to renewable energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates fecal coliform bacteria, and reduces odor… [ Read More ]

In an effort to educate local young people on job and career opportunities, the Whatcom Business Alliance launched the Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI). “We’re working with businesses and schools to take students into workplace facilities,” said Laura McKinney, NW Government Affairs & Public Relations Director for Alcoa who serves as Co-Chair of the YEI committee…. [ Read More ]