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Mount Baker seen from Ferndale (April 19, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News

Maple Falls Washington news feed

Maple Falls Washington news feed

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


Whatcom County Courthouse (July 29, 2016). Whatcom News file photo
Whatcom County Courthouse (July 29, 2016). Whatcom News file photo

Maple Falls man pleads guilty to 1st degree attempted assault, sentenced to 70 months

He was initially charged with 1st degree attempted murder after turning himself in.

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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.

Whatcom News file photo

UPDATED: Car versus pole crash knocks out power SE of Sumas

Initial unconfirmed reports from the scene were that there was at least 1 injured person.

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.

View of slide damage on S Pass Road. Source: Whatcom County Public Works
View of slide damage on S Pass Road. Source: Whatcom County Public Works

S Pass Road flood damage repairs get underway, both lanes to reopen once complete

It is expected the road will be reopened to 2-way traffic through both lanes once construction is complete.

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.

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