Perseverance January 26, 2014, at the Lynden High School wrestling tournament.
Jack Criddle from Mount Vernon poses for a portrait July 5, 2014, after the Sedro Woolley Loggerodeo Beard Competition.
Western Washington University sophomores Will Hanson, above, and Colin Brown, below, practice a kayak t-rescue Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Arne Hana Aquatic Center in Bellingham, Washington. Hanson, Brown and seven others are participants in the Outdoor Center’s Whitewater Kayaking Course. The course involves two training sessions and two whitewater kayaking expeditions on the Skagit River.
Cascade Middle School students, Tyler Malloy, 13, left, and Noah Lowrie, 13, right, practice wheelies on their bikes during their first week of summer vacation Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley.
Jeri and Jerry Kaufman swing dance to live music April 26, 2014, at the grand opening of the Heritage Flight Museum at Skagit Regional Airport.
Members of the Skagit Rein Riders&mdasha local rodeo drill team, wave and clap for crowds lining the streets as they make their way through the Loggerodeo parade July 4, 2014, in Sedro-Woolley. Danny Miller / Skagit Valley Herald
Margret McClure assists her daughter Jamie with drinking a glass of water. Margret McClure is a full time caregiver for her 26-year-old daughter Jamie and 32-year-old son Thomas. Thomas and Jamie are diagnosed with Angleman syndrome&mdasha genetic developmental disability affecting their brain function, communication, and ability to walk. Thomas and Jamie perform three times a week in the band titled "Out of the Ashes," led by Jon Dalgarn. The band consists of children and adults with mental disabilities.
Randy and Christine share a moment on a walk back to their tent after panhandling for most of the afternoon.
Randy and Christine Young have been traveling and homeless for the last seven years. They find comfort in resting their heads under trees and the stars rather than a street corner or cheap motel. Randy and Christine live under the constant threat of being forced to leave their established home in the woods.
Captured by an in-camera double exposure, Lynden Christian's Kara Bajema poses for a portrait March, 24, 2014, on the Lynden Christian basketball court. Bajema is the All-Whatcom County Girls' Basketball Player of the Year. Between practices and games, this season Bajema estimates spending over 230 hours on the basketball court.
Mount Baker teammates watch the field while facing off against Lynden Christian Monday, March 17, 2014, at Lynden Christian. Lynden Christian beat Mount Baker 5-4.
Phil Burns, a Western Washington University mental health counselor, is seen in a window reflection talking about preventable measures for depression and suicide during Walk of Hope, a suicide-awareness event, on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The event, put on by Western's chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms, featured speakers from the Associated Students, Western's Counseling Center and current students focusing on the topics of suicide prevention. The event aimed provide an open space for conversation about suicide and depression.