Ballots sent out; if you are missed, call county office

WHATOM — Ballots for the Nov. 3 general election were mailed out by the County Auditor’s Office on Oct. 14. Voters can also expect to receive the combined State and Local Voters’ Pamphlet this week ...

City Council special meeting at 3 p.m today

LYNDEN ­— Possibly a majority of the Lynden City Council will convene at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, to sit for an exit conference on audits conducted by the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The ...

Farm Bureau annual meeting features labor practices lawyer

LYNDEN — An agricultural lawyer will speak on best hired labor practices at the annual meeting of the Whatcom County Farm Bureau on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Mt. Baker Rotary Building, 1751 Front St. A ...

Expect delays at Pacific Highway during repaving

BLAINE — The Pacific Highway port of entry is undergoing repaving of the cargo exit lane through Nov. 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces. Travelers in the area should expect delays during ...

Deming Road closed daytime to Nov. 10

DEMING ­— Deming Road will be closed daytime to through traffic between Mitchell and Pebley roads through Nov. 10, announces contractor Iverson Earth Works LLC. Hours of closure are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For ...

Historical research workshop Saturday

BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Archives’ Northwest Regional Branch is hosting a free Basics of Historical Research workshop on Saturday, Oct. 24. The session is from 9 a.m. to noon in the Goltz-Murray ...

Guest opinion: Small-city mayors assess charter proposals

Speaking as Whatcom small-city mayors and as concerned citizens, these are our recommendations on the Whatcom County Charter revisions: Proposition 1 = Approve Proposition 2 = Approve Proposition 3 = Approve Proposition ...

Guest opinion: Police, firefighter groups speak against jail tax

BELLINGHAM — On Monday, Oct. 19, the Bellingham Police Guild and IAFF Local 106 of Bellingham and Whatcom firefighters announced their opposition to the new Jail Facility Sales and Use Tax that is contained ...

Letters to the editor

A fan of the museum I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Lynden Pioneer Museum open house last Thursday. What a great time! Over 400 people attended and it was so much fun to see them experience the ...

Soccer roundup: Lions clinch first-ever district tournament berth

WHATCOM — For the first time in program history, the Lynden girls’ soccer team is postseason-bound. The Lions clinched a spot in the 2A District 1 tournament with a 3-0 win over Bellingham on Thursday, ...