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Whatcom County’s spring hiking guide

Trails in Whatcom County are begging to be explored as we enter the spring season, with the sun starting to shine and blue skies finally making a return. The area has a lot to offer when it comes to hiking — but many may not be sure where to start.


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Sports

Western figure skating club: Empowering through competition

As their last competition for the season, Western Washington University's figure skating club will be participating in the 2023 Ride the Tide in San Diego, California, March 11-12. With the competition closing in, members of the club prepare their programs and master their skills hoping for a positive outcome. 


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Fish food, beer: The Iron Fly Showdown

Anglers and fly fish enthusiasts gathered at Goods Local Brews to create the most attention-grabbing fly for fish to bite in Bellingham, Wash. on Feb. 16. The Iron Fly Showdown brought anglers from all over Whatcom County for the first fly-tying event hosted by North Sound Trout Unlimited. 


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The ascension of Seattle basketball

Jamal Crawford’s CrawsOver Pro-Am, headlined by LeBron James and Jayson Tatum, shut down mid-game due to humidity issues caused by the amount of people packed in Seattle Pacific University’s Royal Brougham Pavilion on Aug. 20, 2022.


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Viking golf tees up for spring season

Both men’s and women’s Vikings golf teams are making their spring return. The men's team has already stepped on the green, with their third-place finish in the Fujikura Invitationals in Vista, Calif. on Feb. 14.


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A party on wheels, you’re invited

Illuminated by LED lights and dressed in costumes, a mass of cyclists can be seen parading through the streets of downtown Bellingham on the first Thursday of every month. The occasion? Bellingham Bike Night, a community event aimed at celebrating the fun of being on two wheels. 


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What is redshirting in collegiate basketball?

Western Washington University sophomore BJ Kolly has started every game in the 2022-23 Western men’s basketball season, averaging 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game, all after sitting out for the entirety of his first year.



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