Condition: Clear/Sunny
Temperature: 39°
High: 39° Low: 27°

Coming Up on The Zone

* What’s wrong with the College Football Playoffs?
* State Champion Squalicum girls soccer coach David Kish
Trivia Tuesday brought to you by Westside Pizza

National Sports

in Sports

NFL’s top official says inadvertent whistle on Monday Night Football was “mistake”

Dean Blandino, vice president of officiating for the NFL

"Line judge lost track of the football, blew his whistle inadvertently. It was a mistake. Whistle shouldn't have been blown." said Dean Blandino.

in Sports

Johnny Manziel benched by Browns for off-field antics


Coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently given the starting job but has now been demoted to third string.

in Sports

NFL ‘Deflategate’ appeal to be heard March 3, after Super Bowl


The federal appeals court in New York will hear the NFL's appeal of the lifting of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" controversy.

in Entertainment, Sports

FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown


Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.

in Sports

FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban against Michel Platini


Michel Platini's lawyer says the FIFA ethics committee has requested a life ban for the UEFA president.

Local News

in Local

Breaking: Damaging winds hit Whatcom County

windy tree

High winds have knocked out power to dozens of Whatcom County homes and businesses.

in Local

Three people hurt in DUI crash

police lights

On Mount Baker Highway

in Local

Another E. coli case… this one involving Costco stores


The State Health Department says some people who ate Costco’s Rotisserie Chicken Salad got E.coli. If you had the salad and now feel sick, contact your doctor.

in Local

Driver intentionally hits man in parking lot of Sunset Square

parking lot

Bellingham Police say Caelin Haskew slammed into a man who got out of his car to confront him.

in Local

Demolition on Bellingham’s waterfront


The top of the Big Digester building fell to the ground Monday.

Viral Videos

in Viral Videos

Kid battles through hiccups to rock national anthem


Young Ethan battled through the hiccups to perform perhaps the greatest rendition of the Australian national anthem ever.

in Viral Videos

Unseen ‘Star Wars’ auditions


With the help of "Saturday Night Live," J.J. Abrams shares some of the best"The Force Awakens" screen tests.

in Music, Viral Videos

Adele goes undercover to surprise her fans


The moment she starts singing, the gig is up!

in Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Come Dance with Us!’


Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lawrence are hawking an instructional dance video on late-night TV.


in Entertainment

The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

in Entertainment

‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.

in Entertainment, Sports

FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown


Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.

Local Sports

in Local Sports

Three WWU Vikings named to 2015 GNAC Volleyball All-Conference team

Abby Phelps

Abby Phelps Named GNAC Freshman of the Year

in Local Sports

BHS freshman named Conference cross country Runner of the Year

Cross Country

Annika Reiss won the award in voting done by conference coaches

in Local Sports

Seahawks make several roster moves

seattle seahawks logo generic

Hawks re-sign RB Bryce Brown and promote WR B.J. Daniels from practice squad

in Local Sports

Eastern’s Cooper Kupp named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp

Kupp, a junior, caught 114 passes for 1642 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2015 and became only the second wide receiver in 42 years to win the award.

in Local Sports

Bender may get 1st start for No. 20 Cougars in Apple Cup


Peyton Bender has been forced into action in each of the last two games because starting quarterback Luke Falk was taken off the field. Now Bender may get the chance at his first college start on Friday when No. 20 Washington State faces rival Washington in the Apple Cup.

in Local Sports

No. 10 Gonzaga heads field of rivals at Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few watches during a practice session for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga plays UCLA on Friday, March 27, 2015.

This year's bracket is anchored by three Top 25 teams led by No. 10 Gonzaga. The Bulldogs face in-state rival the Washington Huskies Wednesday on KPUG, with coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m.

in Local Sports

NY Daily News says Cano is an unhappy Mariner

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano walks back to the dugout after the the top of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

Reportedly doesn't like Seattle regime change and would like to get back to NY

in Local Sports

WWU Volleyball on to NCAA Tournament as No. 2 Seed

wwu western washington university congrats vikes vikings from kpug

Vikings will face Point Loma on Friday, Dec. 4 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Hottie of the Day

Nov. 24, 2015

What's New on KPUG

Prep football is back on KPUG & KGMI

high school dynamic lead

The post-season continues Friday, 11/27. The Lummi Blackhawks battle Neah Bay in the T-Dome on KGMI.

SHARE THE ROAD: Bike & Motorists Safety Tips!

share the road

NEW BIKE FACILITIES? The CRG & the City of Bellingham combine to provide info on the best ways to share the road,

2015 Pro Football UPICKEM contest


Enter now to win our local grand prize…a $500.00 gift certificate from Northwest Propane!

Win a KPUG/Hilltop Restaurant & Catering Gourmet Tailgate Party!


Win a catered party for 25 from KPUG & The Hilltop!

Don’t miss a game


Check our Broadcast Game Schedule and tune in for your favorite teams.