In the media

12 05 14
The Bellingham Herald
What Sheri Baer thought would be a short visit to the grocery store quickly turned into a day she would never forget. On April 30, 2014, Baer was buying her husband an anniversary card at The Market at Birch Bay when an older man collapsed near her. His heart had stopped, and he had turned blue, Baer said.
12 04 14
The Bellingham Herald
Ryan Smit is in his fourth season as artistic director of Bellingham Chamber Chorale, which performs its first concert of the season, “Heading East: Ceremony of Carols,” at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave.
12 04 14
Lewiston News-Argus
Local and visiting pedestrians are in for a visual treat in the Lewistown Art Center’s Main Street display window. On exhibit through the holiday season are altar books created by Lewistown artist David W. Wharton. Two more books displayed in the LAC’s main gallery space bring the total to nine altar books.
12 04 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University women’s soccer squad placed five players on the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II West Region All-Star Team announced Wednesday, Dec. 3. Three Vikings were on the first team - forward Jessica Bertucci, midfielder Kim Cooper and defender Brianna Jones; and two to the second team - goalkeeper Ashley Haden and forward Catherine Miles.
12 04 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University libero Samantha Hutchinson was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-America Team for the third straight year in an announcement made Wednesday, Dec. 3. She is the first player in school history to achieve that feat. Hutchinson, a senior from University Place, was a second-team selection for the second time. She earned first-team honors last year.
12 04 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University defender Brianna Jones was a third-team selection on the Daktronics, Inc., NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America Team announced Wednesday, Dec. 3. Jones, a senior from Bonney Lake, was a second-team pick in 2013.
12 04 14
The Bellingham Herald
Four high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to play volleyball at Western Washington University. They are outside hitter Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley from Cascade High School in Leavenworth, middle blocker Joslyn Bopray from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, outside hitter Kazlyn Roullier from Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, and libero Mae Thungc from Kentridge High School in Kent.
12 03 14
The Bellingham Herald
Jeffrey Parker hit his first five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points as Western Washington University defeated Quest University, 105-48, in a non-conference men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. Ricardo Maxwell added 15 points and seven assists for the Vikings, who improved to 5-2 with their third straight victory. WWU, which set a school record for fewest turnovers in a game with just two, is 5-0 at home this season.
12 03 14
The Bellingham Herald
Two pro football players from Whatcom County are establishing deeper roots in the Ferndale community by purchasing a business. NFL athletes Jake Locker and Michael Koenen have partnered with Wes Herman of The Woods Coffee to purchase the Thrive Community Fitness center. The facility is at 1859 Main St., near the Ferndale Haggen grocery store. Financial terms were not disclosed.
12 02 14
The Seattle Times blogs
A new report from Washington STEM estimates that just nine out of every 100 children born in this state will end up employed in a science- or technology-related field here. That figure is far too low, it says, to fill the 50,000 STEM jobs expected to go unfilled in Washington by 2017. The report, “Opportunity for all: Investing in Washington State’s STEM Education Pipeline,” was prepared by a consulting group and released at Washington STEM’s annual STEM Summit, held today on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Scheduled speakers include Gov. Jay Inslee and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who visited two Kent schools on Monday to encourage students to pursue careers in tech-related fields.