Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 7.33.55 AM

New book tells of Burman family’s early Stickney Is. Rd. life

  EVERSON ­— The family names are deep enough in local history to be lost from most people’s awareness today. Alan and Lisbeth Fritzberg bring the stories back to life in “Coming of Age on Stickney ...
Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 7.34.22 AM

Lynden students absorb Holocaust story

  LYNDEN ­— For about 40 minutes the student body of Lynden High School sat in a respectful hush Friday listening to 92-year-old Noemi Ban talk about living through the Holocaust.   The Bellingham ...
Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 7.37.02 AM

Charter review is elections-focused

  LYNDEN ­— How elections happen continues to be a big topic before the Whatcom County Charter Review Commission.   This year’s 15-member commission — proposing and debating changes to the ...

Glunt pleads guilty on sexual offense charge

  LYNDEN ­— Former city veteran police officer Donald Glunt pleaded guilty last week to a sexual offense charge arising out of his final days on the job last April.   Before Whatcom County Superior ...
Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 7.36.19 AM

Music honors

Dozens of local music students scored 94 percent or higher on a written music theory test and were recognized at the annual Martha Helder Honors Recital at First Christian Reformed Church on Thursday evening. ...

Ferndale woman, 86, dies in crash

  SKAGIT ­— A Ferndale woman succumbed Saturday to injuries suffered in a traffic accident four days earlier on State Route 20 south of Anacortes.   Helen L. Wifler, 86, was a passenger in a ...

LeCocqs honored by Western

  BELLINGHAM — Irwin and Frances LeCocq, former executives with Whatcom County-based Peoples Bank, received the President’s Award, Western Washington University’s highest community honor, at ...
Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 7.39.59 AM

Fairgrounds craft show this week

Lynden teacher and Blaine resident Evelyn Hoefakker is launching her cookbook, “Such Great Recipes,” at the March 19-21 Spring Craft & Antique Show. (Courtesy photo)   LYNDEN — Handcrafted ...

One heroin arrest at Sandy Pt. Heights could lead to more

  FERNDALE — At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, after several months of investigation, deputies of the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for heroin in the 4500 block of ...

.2% more sales tax asked for county jail

  WHATCOM — Needing cities’ agreement, the county wants to put a two-tenths-cent sales tax increase on the Aug. 4 ballot to raise the $104 million needed to build a new county jail and then continue ...