Joseph Hugill

Joseph “Joe” R. Hugill, age 64, of Lynden, died at home in the care of Hospice and his family on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2013. Joe was born in Coos Bay, Ore., on Oct. 25, 1948. He graduated from Amherst ...

Edythe Pugh

Edythe Pugh passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 4:30 a.m. Edythe will be interred at Miller/Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bremerton. A memorial service in Mountain View Baptist ...

Shellfish harvest reopens on most local beaches

WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Health has reopened recreational shellfish harvesting on all Whatcom County beaches except in Portage Bay off the Lummi peninsula. Portage Bay remains closed ...

Recreational fires also banned in dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to dry weather conditions and increased fire danger, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office has enacted further restrictions on all open burning. All outdoor burning, including yard ...

EDITORIALS

In construction season, keep up safety alertness   The occasional drumbeat from Main Street pile driving and also the readjusting of our driving routes around town — yes, it is irksome sometimes. ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 14 • Northwest Regional Council, Skagit County commissioners hearing room, 1800 Continental Place, Suite 100, Mount Vernon, 1:30 p.m. This is a special meeting of the council, which serves ...

Hannegan Road project resumes next week

WHATCOM — After being shut down during fair week, the Hannegan Road pavement rehabilitation project will resume on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 a.m. with activity between Hemmi and Pole roads, county Public ...

Auditor seeks a statement ‘con’ Fire Dist. 4 EMS levy proposal

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Fire Protection District 4 has submitted a resolution for the Nov. 5 general election ballot proposing an Emergency Medical Services levy at a rate of 30 cents or less per $1,000 ...

Session gives help in implementing Affordable Care Act in 2014

BELLINGHAM — The Mt. Baker SHRM chapter hosts Nancy Kasmar, a benefits and compensation expert, speaking at a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for U.S. ...

Calendar

ONGOING Arts Market The Bellwether Arts Market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in August. The festival atmosphere features over 30 artists’ booths, vendors and live entertainment.   WEDNESDAY ...