Dan Heeringa lone candidate for Conservation District board

WHATCOM ­— Just one candidate, Dan Heeringa of Sumas, is on the ballot for the Whatcom Conservation District supervisor election of March 11. No other candidates declared by the Jan. 31 deadline, said ...

County now has pot moratorium

WHATCOM ­— Quickly after hearing of problems, the County Council slapped an emergency moratorium on new applications to grow, process or sell marijuana in the county. The Feb. 11 action on the proposal ...

Water issues have a voice

BELLINGHAM — “Whatcom Water Resources: What to Do,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, offers five perspectives on the complex and often contending issues surrounding ...

Ambulance a utility fee?

LYNDEN ­— What, an ambulance utility? City residents may need to dial up their awareness level as an idea that has been bandied about for a couple of years is coming to public hearing next week. The ...

Lynden wants another 6-month pot moratorium

LYNDEN ­— The city wants more time before settling on any of its own laws regarding marijuana growing, processing and retail selling in town. A first moratorium on any such operations began in October ...
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Broersma couple praised with musical program

LYNDEN ­— Things came up that didn’t make it into the original story on Doug and Tehri — and, of course, there was music. Jack Louws, Whatcom County executive, spoke as a friend of the Broersma ...
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County will keep up rural water appeal

WHATCOM ­— The County Council will continue a court fight for existing rural water rights. The newly configured council for 2014 unanimously made that decision at the start of its Jan. 28 meeting, but ...

Walking home, hit by an owl

LYNDEN ­— Arie Honcoop was walking home along Depot Road the evening of Jan. 20 when a funny thing happened to him — it was fairly scary, actually. He was hit by a snowy owl. The 84-year-old was returning ...

Overstreet wants to lift ‘senior project’ mandate

OLYMPIA — A proposal by 42nd District Rep. Jason Overstreet would prohibit the state Board of Education from requiring students to complete a culminating project for graduation. The bill was heard by ...
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Lynden Manor readers chat with bestselling author

LYNDEN ­— The book club readers at Lynden Manor got a treat last Friday — hearing the author of “The Boys in the Boat” and his fuller account behind the current bestseller. Writer Daniel James ...