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Clear weather, dark skies

Stargazing the Baker way By Ian Haupt On a clear night in North Cascades National Park, one can see nearly 3,000 stars, according to park service...

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...

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...

Two dead after rafting accident on Nooksack River

A commercially operated river raft carrying four customers and one guide flipped over in a rapid on the North Fork of the Nooksack River...

County council approves $1.5 million for Stewart Mountain Community Forest

Whatcom County Council will contribute $1.5 million to purchasing 550 acres of forestland along the South Fork of the Nooksack River in what is...

The Old Lady of Mount Baker

By Ian Haupt The Mount Baker Lodge opened to guests in 1927. Near the front entrance of the lodge was a fountain with spring water piped...

Mountain bike first aid with Backcountry Medical Guides

Story and photos by Nick Belcaster So who here is part of the busted collar bone club? Up go more hands than I expected. Certainly more...