Archive for January, 2013
It’s time for the annual ReMade design challenge that combines sustainability and entrepreneurship. Students will showcase their projects from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Ideal, 1227 Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham.
This year’s collection of ReMade products includes vases made from scrap piping, doormats and coasters from discarded rope and kitchen utensils from wooden coat hangers.
The stage is set for progress in 2013 on developing the waterfront, protecting Lake Whatcom and keeping the county’s emergency response agency unified, according to Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville in a Jan. 15 Herald story by Ralph Schwartz.
The city website offers up video of the speech to the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
No deaths reported, but influenza continues to circulate in Whatcom County. According to the weekly update from the county health department:
This week there were eighteen positive influenza A tests, and two positive influenza B tests, reported through the Peace Health Laboratory. There were also two positive influenza A tests called in by an outpatient clinic. There were five lab confirmed, influenza-related hospitalizations.
Four schools in Whatcom County were reporting elevated absenteeism rates related to illness.
Our photographers captured video of a frozen Lake Padden on Jan. 18, 2013. The temperatures were cold enough to freeze the surface into ice, but not to make it solid enough to safely walk on.
Do you recall ever seeing this before?
Check out this video of Western Washington University’s Paul Jones throwing in a nearly full-court shot just before halftime of the Vikings’ 91-81 win over Western Oregon on Thursday night, Jan. 17, in Monmouth, Ore.
There’s also a short clip of a nice throwdown from WWU’s Anye Turner.
John Allen poured in a season-high 38 points and Jones added a career-high 27 as No.3-ranked Western remained undefeated.
Firefighters with South Whatcom Fire Authority’s water rescue team conducted ice rescue drills on Lake Louise in Sudden Valley Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The participants were Capt Chris Ellis, firefighter Dustin Michaelis and firefighter Nick Van Maren.
Here’s something to watch out for in downtown Bellingham — a bicycle-driven mobile photo studio.
Cady Wahlbrink of the Western Front at WWU reports:
“Oversized bright yellow sunglasses, silver tiaras and a colorful assortment of wigs and hats are only a fraction of what can be found as props for Portraits à Gogo, a bicycle trailer photo booth.”
A tour bus for pop star Lady Gaga made a stop in Ferndale on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, to refuel at the Pilot Truck Stop on Main Street. The Grammy-winning artist is currently on tour and has two shows scheduled at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. this weekend and the Tacoma Dome on Monday.
Ferndale City Councilman Keith M. Olson, who was getting gas at the same time, sent us this photo.