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Newsroom, Spring 2020

  World paddling film festival The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is coming to Bellingham for the second year in a row, bringing about...

Gold at the end of the Rainbow

Could mining mean road maintenance at a Highway 542 destination By Nick Belcaster Sitting in an 81-year-old fire lookout tower in the North Cascades, you could...

Surfing the Canvas: A Q&A with Todd Fischer

Todd Fischer calls himself a surf artist. Inspired by the three-dimensional and dynamic nature of waves, his paintings often depict surf in a colorful and...

Bhutan: The land of the dragon

Story and photos by Patrick Grubb For those travelers seeking an off-the-track experience, Bhutan is the place to go. A land-locked country of less than...

Team Jake: One local team makes Ski to Sea a celebration...

By Oliver Lazenby Jake Merrill, 23, died in an avalanche on February 11, 2014, while guiding a hut skiing trip in the Eagle Cap Wilderness,...

Why are skis fatter in the PNW? Some insight from Backcountry...

By Chris Gerston In the Pacific Northwest, and definitely in Bellingham, we seem to like our beers hoppy, our snow plentiful and our skis fat....

A Different Kind of Hardcore: A quest to ride every day...

  By Oliver Lazenby One day in 2013, a soaking wet Albert Arth stood on the shoulder of Highway 542 with his thumb out for three...

BelleWood Distilling

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Every school kid growing up knows the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he wandered around Ohio, Pennsylvania and...

The endangered telemark skier: the last of the breed pushes on in pursuit...

By Oliver Lazenby During telemark skiing’s last growth spurt in the 1990s, many picked it up to ski the backcountry; telemark bindings were the most...

Winter 2017 photo gallery