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Weekend snowfall closes Mount Baker Highway to Artist Point

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) maintenance crews closed the last 2.7 miles of State Route 542 this morning, October 24, following the first...

360 Degrees

Hummel finishes The Circumnavigation Project on Mt. Baker Story and photos by Jason Hummel The knowledge of a mountain, the true understanding of where it is...

Sehome Hill Arboretum bouldering guide

Select Rock Climbing and Bouldering Guide Story and photos by Jason D. Martin Overlooking all of Bellingham, Sehome Hill Arboretum has long been a place for...

Northwest Tune-Up: On for next year, with changes and first year...

Story and photos by Ian Haupt Organizing an inaugural event in any year is difficult. Building connections with sponsors, vendors, volunteers, the community, the city...

Fish that don’t belong

The holdout Arctic grayling of the North Cascades Story and photos by Nick Belcaster This is a story about a fish that shouldn’t be here. Maybe the...

Acme General Store employee celebrates 37 years of service

By Ian Haupt When Sue Masters has a day off from work at Acme General Store, customers routinely ask, “Where’s Sue?” She’s a staple at...

New Bellingham guiding collective ready for upcoming season

By Ian Haupt Cascade Mountain Ascents (CMA) is a new-ish, worker-owned mountain guiding collective based in Bellingham. All previous workers of multiple guiding companies, Mike Elges,...

Baker passes see 20 percent increase

Mt. Baker Ski Area season passes and ticket prices have been released, and to locals might look steep. Season passes for returning passholders, which go...

Black bear killed after attacking trail runner near north Lake Whatcom

A man jogging on a trail north of Lake Whatcom was attacked by a black bear August 3. According to a Washington Department of...

Person rescued after falling over Nooksack Falls, clinging to hillside

A Navy helicopter rescued a person who fell over Nooksack Falls July 29 Around 8 p.m. July 29, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies responded...