National book tour finishes in Bellingham

By Meg Jackson The New York Times bestselling authors Jandy Nelson, Meg Wolitzer, and Ally Condie visited the Bellingham Public Library Saturday Nov. 7 for the final stop on their national book tour.  They came to discuss the recent paperback releases of their young adult novels.

Pottery teacher Ené Lewis wins Faculty Excellence Award

By Joel Longnecker Once a year, Whatcom Community College presents one full- time and one adjunct faculty members with the Puget Sound Energy award for Faculty Excellence. The awards process is handled by a Professional Advisory Committee, which is comprised of faculty members who serve several yearlong terms on the…

Moonshine for the masses

 By Alex George Since the 1980’s, Washington state has seen a boom in the winery and craft brewing industry, but due to state and federal laws local distilling never took off. Recent legislation however, has greatly eased the process of opening a distillery and since 2008 dozens of craft distilleries…

Netting a better catch

By Tyler Bergen  The waters around the San Juan Islands are home to some of the freshest salmon available in the state. Harvested by the Lummi Island Wild Cooperative (LIWC) and other reefnet fishing operations, these fish are captured sustainably and served in fine restaurants and co-ops across Whatcom County.

Western, Whatcom to share new Pavilion

By Alex George With Western Washington University’s Carver Gymnasium currently under renovation, the Vikings men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams will temporarily make their home at Whatcom Community College’s newly reopened Pavilion.

New classes fill needs at Whatcom

 Whatcom adds Mandarin Chinese and everyday math courses   By Meg Jackson Whatcom Community College is now offering new educational opportunities for students which include math classes for non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors and a Mandarin Chinese language course. 

Whatcom Celebrates Indigenous Peoples day

 By Joel Longnecker On October 12th, Whatcom Community college presented its 2nd annual Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremony. The event takes place as a way to acknowledge the presence of the native people in our county and across the country