Western Washington creates new Salish Sea Institute

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University will create a new Salish Sea Studies Institute, an interdisciplinary center for collaboration, education, research and community involvement focused on the ...

Choir, jazz combo join WSO

BELLINGHAM — Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of seasonal delights as the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra is joined by the Bellingham Children’s Choir and a Western Washington University jazz ...

Ericksen wants to end fantasy sports restrictions

OLYMPIA — Two senators say it’s time for Washington to end restrictions that, at least technically, prevent the state’s residents from participating in fantasy sports leagues. State Sens. Doug Ericksen, ...

A second stretch of Mt. Baker Hwy. is now one lane

GLACIER — Drivers on the Mt. Baker Highway (State Route 542) need to beware of more traffic constriction. Starting Monday, Nov. 30, emergency repairs got underway to replace a portion of a damaged culvert ...

Filing for diking, drainage and flood control posts next week

WHATCOM — Dec. 7-11 is filing week for candidates to serve as supervisors and directors of diking, drainage, and flood control districts in the county. The general election for these offices will be ...

Browns Tractor & Turf is drop point for Angel Tree gift giving

EVERSON — Live farm animals will join children and teens from Country Partners 4-H Club in a live Nativity from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, front of Elenbaas Country Store and Brown’s Tractor ...

Second Time Around Computers adds competitor

WHATCOM — Second Time Around Computers has added Northwest Computer Repair to its company, a merger that represents the joining of two computer repair and service firms in Whatcom County. Second Time ...

Tall ship Zodiac sets 2016 sailings

BELLINGHAM — The schooner Zodiac, a Bellingham-based tall ship, has released its 2016 cruise schedule. The Zodiac’s 92nd sailing season offers overnight cruises ranging from 3 to 13 days as well as ...

Port plans sailing center near Bellingham park

BELLINGHAM — The Port of Bellingham has reached an agreement with the Bellingham International Sailing Center to locate a community sailing center on port property when fundraising efforts prove successful. ...

Letters to the editor

Article on Ten Mile Chapel is appreciated I just wanted to thank you so very much for the Ten Mile Chapel article your reporter Elisa Claassen did last week. We have received a lot of great comments and ...