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Custer Washington news feed

Custer Washington news feed

Below are the latest Whatcom News stories that affect people who live and/or work in and around Custer Washington.


Asian giant hornet bottle trap. Source: WSDA
Asian giant hornet bottle trap. Source: WSDA

Whatcom County Asian giant hornet trapping season begins, citizen trappers needed

Traps used are made from a 2-liter or 64-ounce plastic bottles and target Asian giant hornet workers in the summer and fall.

Photo by Milly Eaton on Pexels.com

What to know when a salesperson knocks on your door in Whatcom County

Door-to-door solicitors must be licensed before they can legally knock on your door. 

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What to know about setting off fireworks this 4th of July in your area of Whatcom County

Here are the city and county laws as they apply to buying and setting off consumer fireworks.

Cody Deeter receiving his Citizen Commendation award from Sheriff Bill Elfo (June 2022). Photo courtesy of WCSO
Cody Deeter receiving his Citizen Commendation award from Sheriff Bill Elfo (June 2022). Photo courtesy of WCSO

Citizen receives highest civilian award from Whatcom Sheriff’s Office

“Deeter disregarded his own safety and provided the cover fire from his own weapon.”

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Tips for keeping your house or apartment cool during warmer days

Given the cool weather this spring, there has not been an opportunity to acclimate to these higher temperatures.

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Remote Weather Station, Saltdean 5 by Les Chatfield, on Flickr

Much warmer weather remains in the Whatcom County weather forecast

“This level of heat will pose a moderate risk of heat-related illness to heat-sensitive people and pets.”

Looking north toward Main Street from Cherry Street while the Nooksack River was flowing at just below 21 feet (February 2, 2020). Photo: My Ferndale News
Looking north toward Main Street from Cherry Street while the Nooksack River was flowing at just below 21 feet (February 2, 2020). Photo: Whatcom News

Whatcom mayors to WA Ecology: Your meetings with tribal leadership have stalled river solutions

“Tribal leadership refused to join the Solutions Table process, preferring to wait until an adjudication is filed, …”

2015 fireworks demonstration - Photo courtesy NW Pyrotechnics Association
2015 fireworks demonstration – Photo courtesy NW Pyrotechnics Association

Juneteenth closures planned across the state including some in Whatcom County

The holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1865 when U.S. troops announced the end of slavery in Texas and began to enforce emancipation there.

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