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The Eastern portion of Whatcom County is dotted with a few small towns along the westerly edges of the foothills leading to the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Baker. Everson, Nooksack and Sumas are the major population centers with Acme, Maple Falls, VanZandt, Kendall & Glacier primarily marked by a local grocery and gas facility. The economy is based on farming, forest products and recreation, and the recreation is incredible.

Hiking and camping opportunities are endless, with much of the eastern county designated as national forest. Wildlife is prolific --; a high point of our drive to the Mt. Baker ski area is watching elk feed just off the highway. Vistas are gorgeous, with a different view of the Nooksack River, Mt. Shuksan, Mt Baker or the Sisters around every bend of the road.

And that brings us to Mt. Baker, rated by some people as the best ski and snow boarding mountain in North America. We have skied it for over 30 years, and while there are more people than there used to be, on a sunny afternoon of spring skiing the only thing limiting the number of runs you can make is your fitness level. And if you are a boarder, Mt. Baker was an incubator of the sport and boasts the only natural half-pipe there is.

January 19th, 2015

Sledding at Mt. Baker. Get out and enjoy the snow.

Sledding at Mt. Baker. Get out and enjoy the snow.

Sledding at Mt. Baker Looking for something fun to do this Winter?  You might consider going sledding. Although we have no snow in the lowlands of Whatcom County the Mt. Baker National Forest sure does! Lots of people head up the Mt. Baker Highway for great sledding just below the ski area.  While there is no specific …

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October 24th, 2013

Diamond in the Rough For Sale in Sumas! $89,000

Welcome to 146 1st St in Sumas, Washington. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is currently listed at the low price of $89,000! This home is a diamond in the rough awaiting your special touches. Conveniently located within walking distance to stores, parks, the Canadian border and schools. The home is solid with newer windows …

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January 11th, 2013

Festive Winter Fun, Sledding at Mt. Baker

Looking for something fun to do this Winter?  You might consider going sledding. Although we have no snow in the lowlands of Whatcom County the Mt. Baker National Forest sure does, and lots of it. Last week, my family and I made the trip up the Mt. Baker Hwy for a fun afternoon of sledding at Mt. Baker's  Picture Lake.  …

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October 12th, 2012

Deming Oktoberfest This Weekend!

It's time  for Deming's Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a Bavarian festival held annually at the Deming Log Show Grounds. The dates for this years festival are October 10th-11th. I have attended the festival for the past several years and have really grown to enjoy it. The entertainers include the Polkatones, Syl's Ya Sure …

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June 18th, 2012

FOR SALE! North Western Red Cedar Home in Eastern Whatcom County

Have you ever dream of having a story book home in a fair tale setting? This incredible home at 552 Sprague Valley Drive in Maple Falls is that story book house! Constructed of North Western Red Cedar this 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home is everything you could imagine in a Pacific Northwest Home.  The spacious 1/3 acre lot …

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April 23rd, 2012

Great Mid-County Home on Acreage Just Minutes From Bellingham

Welcome to 1411 E Smith Rd, Priced at $309,000 If you have been looking for the perfect mid-country location only minutes from Bellingham then 1411 E Smith Rd could be the perfect fit for you.  To get there, take the Hannegan North to the East Smith. Turn right headed East on the East Smith going past Market Rd on …

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September 22nd, 2011

Local Non Profit VZ Foundation's Dirty Farm Treck

The VZ Foundation is a local Whatcom County Non Profit that puts on fun local events where proceeds go to support other non profits and organizations in Whatcom County.  The next event that the VZ Foundation is putting on in the 1st annual Dirty Farm Trek.    The Dirty Farm Trek is an approximately 5 mile obstacle course  full …

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August 17th, 2011

Bellingham Luxury Real Estate Market Update

With a vast array of natural beauty, culture and history it is no wonder that we are noticing that Bellingham, Skagit County and the San Juan Islands seem to be attracting more luxury home buyers. Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest are graced with many luxurious homes and estates. The incredible natural landscape and …

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August 2nd, 2011

Luxury Real Estate in Bellingham and Neighboring Areas

With a vast array of natural beauty, culture and history it is no wonder that we are noticing that Bellingham, Skagit County and the San Juan Islands seem to be attracting more luxury home buyers. Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest are graced with many luxurious homes and estates. The incredible natural landscape and …

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November 23rd, 2010

Acme Elementary Closed Due to Power Outage

For those of you living in the Acme and Van Zandt areas, there will be no school for your elementary school aged children. Acme Elementary is closed due to a power outage. Power went out in the wind storm last night and is still yet to be restored this morning. …

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