Latest Whatcom County News
Temporary traffic impacts followed incident on I-5 at the Sunset Drive interchange
Both northbound and southbound traffic were reportedly impacted.
Man suspected of stealing ranger’s vehicle, attempting to hit him with it pleads guilty
At the time of his arrest, Anacortes Police Department said he was a suspect in 6 vehicle thefts.
Whatcom County burn ban announced a month sooner than last year
It was July 13th when a similar burn ban was enacted last year.
Man pleads guilty to 12 felony property crimes in Whatcom County Superior Court
Bellingham Police had asked for assistance in locating him last year while a suspect in 31 separate crimes.
Consumer Alert: Scammers impersonating Whatcom County employees
They often use high-pressure sales tactics and target senior citizens.
Power outages leave thousands in the dark
Over 4,000 were reported to be without power due to 2 significant power outages.
Lynden man pleads guilty to vehicular assault charge
He was initially charged with DUI after 2 pedestrians in a crosswalk were struck by a vehicle he was driving in 2021.
Ferndale crash sends 1 to the hospital in critical condition
The crash occurred in approximately the same location of a similar injury rollover crash in 2021.
Sudden Valley road closures announced
Lake Whatcom Boulevard, between Sudden Valley and Sedro-Woolley, is to be closed for days.
3.5 month closure of Mount Baker Highway (SR542) east of Bellingham scheduled to begin in a week
The project was previously scheduled to begin today.
Ski to Sea 2023 to host hundreds of teams, traffic impacts expected Sunday
Traffic impacts can be expected across Whatcom County.
Bellingham man pleads guilty to numerous drug and other felony charges
He faced felony charges across 4 cases in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Western Washington University breaks ground on carbon neutral academic building
This is the first in the region and will join a handful of other carbon neutral academic buildings in the nation.
Task Force investigation in Bellingham leads to arrest for delivery of fentanyl-laced pills
While executing the search warrant of the motel room, detectives located over 500 suspected fentanyl-laced pills.
Custer man arrested, suspected of fleeing injury crash
The man faces charges of hit-and-run and reckless driving in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Bellingham man pleads guilty to armed robbery stemming from 2022 bank robbery
Lopez remained in custody after bail was set at $100,000 following his arrest.
Custer fire destroys 2-story building
Inside the building were multiple pressurized tanks of propane off-gassing.
“Major” vehicle crash closes Hannegan Road
This is a developing story.