In the media

04 14 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University's Katelyn Steen was a NCAA Division II provisional national qualifier in her third event this season, winning the women's 1,500 meters with a time of 4:34.98 on Saturday at the University of Washington Husky Open Track and Field meet held at the UW Outdoor Track Facility.
04 14 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University came with .24 seconds of winning the varsity eight race and its varsity four was victorious in women's rowing competition Saturday at the 20th Annual Covered Bridge Regatta on Dexter Lake. In all, the Vikings had four entries with the junior varsity eight placing second and the novice four finishing third. WWU, ranked No.2 in this week's Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/NCAA II National Poll, was outstanding in its first test against DII West Region competition.
04 14 14
The Bellingham Herald
Former Western Washington University standout Paul Jones got his professional basketball career in New Zealand off to a strong start, helping the Manawatu Jets to an 82-74 victory over the Taranaki Mountain Airs in New Plymouth on Monday, April 7. Jones scored 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the season opener.
04 14 14
The Bellingham Herald
Geologist Don Easterbrook scoffed when he heard news reports that called the Oso slide on the Stillaguamish River the biggest in the United States. The Stillaguamish slide on March 22, 2014, killed more than 30 people, dammed the river and shut down a state highway. Its estimated volume was about 10 million cubic yards of debris.
04 14 14
The Bellingham Herald
The reach of the devastation from the mudslide in Oso really hit home for Bellingham Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht when he got a call from a minister offering to bring in support officers - to tend to the support officers who already were helping grieving community members in the wake of the slide.
04 14 14
The (Vancouver) Columbian
Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local researchers scouted for elk. They couldn’t see elk themselves from that high up, but they knew they were there. Using radio monitors, they noted the general location of collared animals before sending a former military drone over the landscape to capture video footage.
04 14 14
The Bellingham Herald
Construction appears to be off to a fast start in 2014. The value of the new projects in the first quarter is well ahead of last year in Bellingham and unincorporated Whatcom County. In the county, permits were issued for projects valued at $36.7 million last quarter, up a whopping 173 percent compared to the first three months of 2013. In Bellingham, permits were issued for projects valued at $42.9 million last quarter, up nearly 17 percent compared to the same period last year.
04 11 14
Skagit Valley Herald
Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local researchers scouted for elk. They couldn’t see elk themselves from that high up, but they knew they were there. Using radio monitors, they noted the general location of collared animals before sending a former military drone over the landscape to capture video footage.
04 11 14
The Bellingham Herald
Coast to Coast Turf workers install Astroturf at the new multipurpose field at Western Washington University Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Bellingham.
04 11 14
The Bellingham Herald blogs
The Western Washington University Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, will host a presentation entitled “The Rules of Raising Money” from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the Quality Inn at 100 Kellogg Rd. in Bellingham.