Shroud of Turin expert to speak March 7 at Mt. Baker Rotary Building

WHATCOM ­— A science photographer and world expert on the Shroud of Turin will speak locally March 6-7. Barrie Schwortz is one of the last scientists to have dealt with the shroud — which some believe ...

Man will do year for holding girl hostage in Lynden

BELLINGHAM — Casey Ronald Cohen, age 38, will spend one year in prison on charges related to holding a 16-year-old girl hostage in his Lynden apartment for six days last November. Whatcom County Superior ...

Library executive director choice to be made soon

WHATCOM ­— Four finalists were being considered for the position of Whatcom County Library System executive director, with a preliminary decision made by library trustees at their regular meeting Tuesday, ...

Border Patrol’s no-translation policy gets first review; Sumas contracts separately

WHATCOM ­— The policy on translation services may have changed, but people in the immigrant community remain in doubt about U.S. Border Patrol action on the ground. That became clear at a Feb. 7 listening ...

Local dairies and Darigold get help cutting greenhouse gases

MOUNT VERNON — The Northwest Clean Air Agency will award $3.2 million to three local projects to improve and protect air quality, placing top priority on projects that reduce greenhouse gases. The agency ...

Open offices in 2013 local election year

WHATCOM ­— The positions of mayor in Everson, Lynden, Nooksack and Sumas and three council positions in each town will be up for election in 2013. So also will be three positions on the Lynden School ...

Local Black Mountain’s main Boy Scout camp cancelled for 2013

MAPLE FALLS ­— The main three-week Boy Scouts summer camp at Camp Black Mountain will not happen in 2013. The Executive Board of the Mount Baker Council of Boy Scouts of America decided in January to ...

Responding Border Patrol agents save heart-attack victim

LYNDEN — U.S. Border Patrol agents helped resuscitate a 56-year-old Canadian man who had suffered a heart attack and driven off the road north of Lynden on Monday, Feb. 4. Agents assigned to the Sumas ...
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Comfort: A Leia Bear to hug

SUMAS — The Leia Bear has come to the Nonhoffs for a while. Specifically, it’s for Lily, age 5. The cuddly bear has been all over the world and came here from New York, said Lily’s mom, Ricki Nonhoff. ...
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GPT scoping: Everyone got their say

BELLEVUE — The public provided more than 124,000 comments on the scope of an upcoming environmental impact statement for a proposed bulk-cargo shipping terminal and rail spur improvements at Cherry Point, ...