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 ...
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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 ...

Incumbent Helm back in Conservation District

  WHATCOM ­— Subject to Washington Conservation Commission canvassing, incumbent Larry Helm appears to be reelected to a second term in his county Conservation District supervisor position.   The ...

Charter Review Commission favors district-only voting

  WHATCOM — In just two months, the citizen Charter Review Commission has put forward plenty of ideas for revising the county’s “constitution,” but had passed only one before Monday night — ...

Conservation District election gets pumped up

  LYNDEN ­— From just 30 votes last year to thousands this year — such was the increased interest in the Whatcom Conservation District election held Tuesday.   District executive director ...

City to save money on phones, internet

  LYNDEN ­— With two new address sites in 2015, the city is also getting a new phone service provider.   A new public works yard and headquarters are being set up at 745 E. Badger Rd. Meanwhile, ...

County digs into Comp. Plan revision process

  WHATCOM — The county has started updating its Comprehensive Plan, a big project that must be completed by June 30, 2016.   The Washington State Growth Management Act requires counties to periodically ...