The Police Blotter

Police last week arrested a man who drove his car into a city Parks Department truck at Washington Park and tested at nearly five times the legal limit for alcohol. The driver was identified as a 33-year-old Bellingham man who smelled strongly of intoxicants and could barely stand on his feet.  

Clyde Ford returns with "Precious Cargo"

2008-0907_precious_cargo.jpgCharlie Noble, former-Coast-Guard-officer-turned-marine-PI, is back. This time, he is hot on the trail of a human trafficking scheme that begins in Mexico…and ends in murder in Bellingham writer Clyde Ford's new book Precious Cargo.

Comments sought on cleanup


The state Department of Ecology is soliciting comments on proposed documents that will help shape the cleanup of a large section of Anacortes waterfront. The cleanup could spur economic development and recreation along Fidalgo Bay. 

Derelict tug to be removed


Anacortes Port Commissioners have okayed a contract to remove the derelict tug Enchantress. Work will start next week to prepare the boat for removal from Fidalgo Bay.

Northwest Bestsellers

books3.gifThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie continues to amaze me. It's been on the Northwest Bestseller list for weeks now. Also on this week's list are Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Other by David Guterson.

Last Splash of Summer


First Friday Gallery Walk features new exhibitions at several galleries, including whimiscal, upbeat work at Insights by Anne Schreivogl, who says of her own work “Creating art is a way of interacting with and better understanding my surroundings.  It allows me to see details that would otherwise go unnoticed.” 

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