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Historic Downtown Ferndale (January 2019). Photo: Whatcom News

Ferndale Washington news feed

Ferndale Washington news feed

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


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Washington state reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

“Despite the news of multiple cases nationwide, monkeypox is a very rare disease in the United States and the Washington resident who tested positive does not pose a public health risk.”

Photo of the seized 18' Bayliner containing duffel bags filled with methamphetamine (May 25, 2022). Photo courtesy of US Attorney's Office
Photo of the seized 18′ Bayliner containing duffel bags reportedly filled with methamphetamine crystals (May 25, 2022). Photo courtesy of US Attorney’s Office

Nearly 1,500 pounds of meth seized aboard boat by Bellingham CBP Air and Marine Operations

The man operating the boat said he was moving it for a friend and heading back to Canada.

Ferndale City Hall (2019). File photo - Whatcom News
Ferndale City Hall (2019). File photo – Whatcom News

Ferndale City Hall to host community meeting

City officials will hold a Q&A session and will invite public feedback on upcoming city initiatives.

Power outage map (January 13, 2021). Source: Puget Sound Energy
Power outage map (January 13, 2021). Source: Puget Sound Energy

Blackout risk in Washington state low but ‘not trivial’

The public is invited to submit recommendations on preventing blackouts, as well as any regulatory or statutory changes and utility actions to improve resource adequacy.

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Ballot drop box located in the Ferndale City Hall parking lot (February 2016). Photo: Whatcom News

Here is who filed for political positions open for election this year

Candidate filing week was last week and the withdrawal deadline was 4:30pm today, Monday, May 23rd.

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office vehicle (February 16, 2017). Photo: Whatcom News
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office vehicle (February 16, 2017). Photo: Whatcom News

Charges filed after horse shot during neighbor’s shooting practice in Custer

It was not uncommon for neighbors to shoot guns, but on this day, bullets were heard overhead.

Localized weather system heading into Whatcom County from BC this evening could bring rain, maybe thunder

The weather system is expected to bring rain and possibly thunder by the time it arrives in Whatcom County.

Alcoa Intalco Works worker measures liquids on a pot line as production was winding down in preparation for curtailment (August 2020). Photo courtesy of Troy Swan
Alcoa Intalco Works worker measures liquids on a pot line as production was winding down in preparation for curtailment (August 2020). Photo courtesy of Troy Swan

Steps continue toward reopening Intalco Works aluminum smelter at Cherry Point

Locating a source or sources of enough electricity at discounted rates continues to be a major stumbling block.

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