Salmon fisherman line the banks of the Samish River at low tide awaiting potential bites Sunday, September 7, 2014, near Mount Vernon, Washington.
Western Washington University sophomores Will Hanson, above, and Colin Brown, practice a kayak t-rescue Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Arne Hana Aquatic Center in Bellingham, Washington. Hanson and Brown 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.
Margret McClure assists her daughter Jamie with drinking a glass of water during her morning routine. Margret McClure is a full time caregiver for her 32-year-old son Thomas and 26-year-old daughter Jamie. Thomas and Jamie are diagnosed with Angleman syndrome, a 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.
Haiden Shannon rests while teammates rehydrate during extra innings Saturday, July 12, 2014, in the title game of the North Washington Babe Ruth League State Tournament in Mount Vernon, Washington. Sedro-Woolley beat Mount Vernon 6-5 after 10 innings.
Lynden's Jordan Scotter, top, forces Snohomish's Tanner Ohlsen into pinning position during the Lynden Annual Wrestling Invitational, Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Lynden High School.
Central Washington University's Mark McLaughlin, top, checks on Jordan Russell after a fall as Western Washington University faces off against Central Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham. Western beat Central 94-91.
The WWU men's crew team rows illuminated by early morning light during practice October 6, 2014, on Lake Whatcom.
Luca Melillo, 1, searches for bubbles during the Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Concrete Firefighter, Dylan Abendroth, takes a moment to himself before the start of the grueling Cascade Days Firemen's Muster Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Concrete, Washington.
Western Washington University's Anye Turner slam dunks the ball as Western defeated Seattle Pacific University 76-60 Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham, Washington.
Anders Ophus awaits his next match January 26, 2014, during the Lynden High School wrestling tournament.
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, November 21, 2013, at Western Washington University. 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.