Primary election ballots due Tuesday

WHATCOM — Only voters in District 1 of southern Whatcom County vote in the primary election on the three-way race for county Public Utility District commissioner. That nonpartisan race matches up first-term ...

Councilor Bode: Fireworks not a high city priority

LYNDEN -— The city Public Safety Committee will allow time at some point for public comment on fireworks in Lynden, but it is not a high priority, said committee member and Lynden city councilor Gary ...
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Three sisters give up their long hair for a new look, cause

LYNDEN -— Not only did the three Spoelstra girls give up their thick long tresses of hair for cancer sufferers. They also got a nifty new hair styling in the process. “It makes them look so much older” ...
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Replica historic ships in Blaine July 29 to Aug. 3

BLAINE — Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington State, and her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will visit Blaine July 29 to Aug. 3. The visit includes Drayton Harbor Day Aug. 2-3. The ships ...

Lummi Island ferry in drydock Sept. 3-17, walk-on only

GOOSEBERRY POINT -— Annual drydock for the Lummi Island ferry Whatcom Chief is scheduled to go from Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Sept. 17, with regular service resuming Sept. 18, according to Whatcom ...

Primary election already upon us

County primary election ballots are mailed out WHATCOM — Ballots for the Aug. 5 primary election were mailed out to registered voters Friday by the County Auditor’s Office. If you don’t receive your ...

City mulling limits on fireworks

LYNDEN -— A City Council committee will talk about possibly restricting fireworks in town after a citizen voiced complaints on July 10. The Public Safety Committee will meet next on Thursday, Aug. 7, ...

Two Lynden business leaders pass

LYNDEN -— Two prominent former businessmen of Lynden passed away last week. Harold Kooy, who with his wife Sarah created the Fairway Center, died at age 89 on Thursday. His funeral was Tuesday, with ...

City trying to change policy of sick-time buyback

LYNDEN -— For many years, employees in city government have been able to accumulate their unused sick-leave allowance and then enjoy a 50 percent buyback of those hours at their current pay rate when ...

Local NFL stars in town

LYNDEN -— Jake Locker and Michael Koenen, Whatcom County-raised NFL players, will help boost a food drive — packaged in a music and humor program with silent auction — this Saturday, July 19, at ...