Joan Wear

Joan Wear, age 84, of Ferndale, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2014. Visitation will be held in Westford Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held ...

Rita Alvord

Rita Rae Alvord from Bellingham passed away on Oct. 31, 2014. Services were held in Bellingham. Please share your memories at www.westfordfuneralhome.com…. This content is for subscribers only. ...

SSK again matching $15 donations for turkeys

WHATCOM -— Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, has launched its third annual turkey drive. The first 100 donations from community members of $15, enough to buy a turkey, ...

Roadside surveys aim to develop a snapshot of driver drug use in Washington

WHATCOM -— In the summer, roadside surveys were conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Washington to measure the degree of impaired driving taking place on state roads. The ...

Tickets free for veterans, families

BELLINGHAM -— Northwest event planners and ticket buyers have donated more than $100,000 in entertainment event tickets to Northwest veterans, U.S. military and their immediate family members through ...

County selling tax-foreclosed properties Nov. 21

BELLINGHAM -— Whatcom County’s annual public auction of tax foreclosure property will be on Friday, Nov. 21, starting at 9 a.m., in the County Council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. ...

Letters to the editor – Nov. 12

Cynical voter sentiment hurting our city The Bender Fields tiny bond didn’t even come close to passing. That’s too bad. I don’t think people even study the issues anymore. If it says taxes up, even ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 12 Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Planning & Development Services, Northwest Annex conference room, 5280 Northwest Dr., 3:30 p.m. New business includes: election of ...

Avoid cold-season fires

OLYMPIA — Electrical fires in homes account for over 26,000 residential fires annually, resulting in 280 deaths and over $1 billion in property loss in the United States. “Traditionally, we see more ...
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Emily Johnston and Ryne De Groot engagement

Emily Ann Johnston and Ryne Corstian De Groot, both of Lynden, announce their engagement and plans for a Jan. 2, 2015 wedding at First Reformed Church in Lynden. Emily is a daughter of Brian and Nancy ...