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February 17, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Ferndale mayor fires official after DUI arrest

The Associated Press FERNDALE — The mayor of Ferndale has fired the city’s new public works director after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Bellingham Herald reports Chad Bedlington had been on paid administrative leave since he was arrested on Feb. 4. According to police, an officer found him trying to start…


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September 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Fire destroys Ferndale fiberglass boat business

The Associated Press FERNDALE — A fire Thursday night in Ferndale destroyed the building that housed Northwest Marine Industries, a business that manufactured about three fiberglass sports boats a month. The Bellingham Herald reports no one was hurt in the fire. The building was gutted by heat and flames. Northwest Marine operated in the building about three years…


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May 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM

$5 million contract awarded to clear Highway 530 slide

A Ferndale company has been awarded a $5 million contract to clear mudslide debris off Highway 530, even as those who live closer to the March 22 slide complain that work should have gone to them. IMCO General Construction was the lowest of nine bidders for the job, with a bid of $4,959,924. The state’s engineering…


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June 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Woman at Ferndale barbecue hit by stray bullet

FERNDALE (AP) — A woman at a Father’s Day barbecue near Ferndale was hit in the chest by a stray bullet fired by shooters more than half-mile away. The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says a resident called 911 Sunday afternoon to report bullets were whizzing overhead. Then he called back saying his daughter had been hit…


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January 11, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Boy struck by school bus in Ferndale airlifted to Harborview

The Washington State Patrol says a 7-year-old boy struck by a school bus in Ferndale Thursday afternoon has been airlifted to a Seattle hospital. Troopers say the boy had just gotten off the bus and was crossing in front of it when the bus hit him. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. KOMO-TV reported he was…


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December 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Refinery cylinder falls in water at Cherry Point

The Associated Press FERNDALE — A 140-foot long cylinder for the BP Cherry Point refinery was being unloaded from a barge Friday morning when it fell in the water at Cherry Point near Ferndale. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw in Seattle says one worker suffered a leg injury when a crane had a hydraulic failure. BP Cherry…


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