Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 9.38.02 AM

Everson police chief, 50, passes away Tuesday

EVERSON — Everson Police Chief Erik Ramstead passed away Tuesday morning at age 50. Everson Mayor John Perry released this statement regarding the death: “We share with heavy hearts that Everson Police ...
Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 7.04.21 AM

Meridian building ‘going gangbusters’

LAUREL — Parts of the Meridian School District look drastically different than they did not too long ago. The Meridian High School and Irene Reither Primary School campuses are in the middle of massive ...
By Tyler Mitchell

Ski area at 150% of average

MOUNT BAKER — It’s been a banner year so far at the Mount Baker Ski Area. “If you look at the long average (of snowfall), we’ve been running about 150 percent of normal,” ski area manager Duncan ...
Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 7.01.43 AM

‘Into The Woods’ premiering soon at Nooksack High

NOOKSACK — It’s winter musical time again at Nooksack Valley High School. This year, Scott Gelwicks is directing Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods,” starring a talented cast of about 22 primary ...
Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 7.30.56 AM

State of the Arts: Film Review: ‘Django Unchained’ violently long

Quentin Tarantino makes violent movies. Violence is perhaps the most basic characteristic that all of his films have in common, so moviegoers with uneasy stomachs need not apply. The violence is still ...

FAFSA filing events coming up at both Lynden and Ferndale high schools

LYNDEN — Student aid applications can be a daunting process for students preparing for college. On Thursday, Jan. 17, local students will have the chance to get some help with their Free Application ...
Screen Shot 2013-01-02 at 7.31.20 AM

State of the Arts: 2-4-6-0-Awesome describes ‘Les Miz’

Hollywood loves adaptations, so much so that there’s an entire separate Oscar category for adapted screenplays. The habit stinks of laziness, as though Tinseltown doesn’t have enough original ideas ...

Carbon monoxide alarms now required in most residences, even old homes

WHATCOM — A new law went into effect on Tuesday requiring that carbon monoxide (CO) alarm devices be installed in nearly all buildings classified as residential occupancies. This includes single-family ...
Screen Shot 2012-12-26 at 8.08.37 AM

State of the Arts: Hopkins, Mirren shine in ‘Hitchcock’ lead roles

The influence of Alfred Hitchcock on the history of cinema is undeniable. The man was a master of multiple genres, and, in many ways, he shaped them into how we see them today. The master’s classic horror ...
Screen Shot 2012-12-19 at 9.20.14 AM

Local schools react to Newtown tragedy

LYNDEN — The nation was hit with a harrowing and unfathomable tragedy on Friday when 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into a Connecticut elementary school and gunned down 26 people, 20 of whom were young ...