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Drayton Harbor Oyster Company seeks oyster farm expansion in face of water concerns

Drayton Harbor Oyster Company (DHO) is seeking to expand its oyster growing operations to add an off-bottom farm in a cleaner area of Drayton Harbor as water quality issues... — Updated 8/18/2022

 

World's largest hornet renamed northern giant hornet

Scientists are now asking the public to refer to the world's largest hornets as "northern giant hornets," opposed to the previously dubbed names "Asian giant hornets" and "murder ho... — Updated 8/11/2022

 

First Asian giant hornet nest eradicated in east Blaine now on display at the Smithsonian

A piece of Blaine is now displayed for the world to view at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The first Asian giant hornet nest found and... — Updated 7/7/2022

 

NTSB releases report on Custer train derailment

A report issued on June 10 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examines how the tank cars were operated during last December's train derailment. The report does not... — Updated 3/16/2022

 

Birch Bay beekeeper named 2021 beekeeper of the year by statewide organization

A Birch Bay beekeeper received a statewide award for her dedication to protecting honeybees from the Asian giant hornet. Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA), a... — Updated 2/10/2022

 

DNA tests show 2020 and 2021 east Blaine hornet nests were related

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed all of the Asian giant hornet nests found in 2021 were connected to nest 'zero,' the first nest found and... — Updated 1/20/2022

 

Blaine businesses react to increased Canadian traffic

Traffic at the Peace Arch border crossing, vehicles with B.C. license plates filling up at gas stations and parcels being retrieved are signs of returning normalcy to Blaine in the... — Updated 12/9/2021

 
 By Grace McCarthy    Justice

Seattle jury convicts Bellingham woman of attempted train shunt attack Grace McCarthy

A Seattle jury convicted a 28-year-old Bellingham woman charged with one count of violence against a railroad carrier for attempting to derail a train in north Bellingham almost a... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

First Asian giant hornet nest eradicated in U.S. this year

State entomologists eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest with nearly 1,500 hornets in various life stages in east Blaine August 25. The nest was three times the size of the first... — Updated 8/27/2021

 

WSDA fine-tunes eradication plan after Asian giant hornet nest is found in east Blaine

Scientists found an Asian giant hornet nest in east Blaine August 19, a quarter of a mile from where the first hornet of 2021 was spotted nearly a week earlier near H Street Road.... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

The Asian giant hornets are back and being tracked in east Blaine

Many might have cheered at the eradicated Asian giant hornet nest last year, but the fight against the invasive species isn't over in Whatcom County. The first live Asian giant horn... — Updated 8/20/2021

 

Asian giant hornet nest will be shown at Lynden fair before heading to Smithsonian

What started with a Facebook message will end in the Smithsonian. "Hi, I'm Ruthie Danielsen, the beekeeper who organized the trapping for the Asian giant hornet for Whatcom County... — Updated 8/5/2021

 

Public can trap for Asian giant hornets starting July 1

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is asking Whatcom County residents to set Asian giant hornet traps starting July 1, and keep them hanging until late fall.... — Updated 7/2/2021

 

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