County shoulder herbicide spraying to begin

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department will begin to apply herbicide on road shoulders. Property owners who do not wish to have their adjoining road right-of-way treated have the option ...

Forestland owners’ field day will be July 27

WHATCOM ­— The North Puget Sound Forest Landowner Field Day will be on Saturday, July 27, near Sumas. The state’s top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions throughout the day ...

EDITORIAL: A great small step for downtown

Last week, the last of four small trees was planted at the intersection of Fifth and Front streets. The city was involved, Puget Sound Energy was involved (to support the right kinds of planting around ...

GUEST OPINION: Mentor agency: ‘What we do changes lives’

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBS-NW) is asking for donations from the local community to support a mission of mentoring at-risk youth in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Decreased funding ...

Letters to the editor – May 15

Stamping out hunger getting to be a great habit by local mail carriers On behalf of the hundreds of hungry people who use the Project Hope Food Bank of Lynden, I want to express a huge thanks to all of ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 15 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, ...

Seaholm honored

LYNDEN — On Monday, May 6, Lynden Middle School teacher Jeff Seaholm received the VFW Post 9301 & Auxiliary Teacher Appreciation Award for the 2012-13 year from auxiliary president Thelma Darling. ...

CALENDAR

ONGOING Local play The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre through May 19. Directed by Julie and Ed Marantette, this is a musical comedy. ...

John Fassett

John Irving Fassett, 67, of Sandy Point, passed away on April 24, 2013, in Indio, Calif., a place he loved. He and his wife, Linda, spent the past 18 winters there as snowbirds. John was born in Bellingham ...

Donald Howard

Donald D. Howard, “Chief,” age 69, of Moses Lake, passed away on May 7, 2013. Don was born in Mobridge, S.D., on April 9, 1944, to Charles and Tillie Howard and was enrolled as a member of the Standing ...