Margaret Bergquist

Margaret Hathaway Bergquist, age 90, of Bellingham, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. You may read the full obituary and share your memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth Plum

Kenneth Cotter Plum, age 85, of Ferndale, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Visit www.molesfarewelltributes.com to leave condolences.
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Showing off at the Home Show

Three women stop for a demo at the Whatcom County Home & Garden Show on Saturday morning, as part of a surge of people pouring in at about that time to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds venue. ...

County planner to speak Wednesday on water quality

LYNDEN ­— The Tenmile Clean Water Project, a citizen group coordinated by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, hosts Erika Douglas, Whatcom County Public Works senior water quality planner, at its ...

Salmon habitat restoration work parties starting

One on March 26 is on Lynden’s Fishtrap Creek WHATCOM ­— Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) for spring work parties to help restore streamside salmon habitat. All work parties ...

Library a high-tech home

WCLS campaign boosts newer services many aren’t aware of WHATCOM — While the county library system is well-known for its print books, audiobooks and DVDs, over the last few years it’s also added ...

Emergency bank stabilization in progress on Rutsatz Road

WHATCOM — Traffic is limited on Rutsatz Road for an emergency bank stabilization project approximately 600 feet east of State Route 9 southeast of Deming, according to county Public Works. The project ...

I-5 work set southbound

MARYSVILLE — Drivers using southbound Interstate 5 in Snohomish County should prepare for eight weekends of backups and slowdowns similar to a weekday commute. The road repair was originally scheduled ...

Dean’s list

Whitworth University SPOKANE — Eleven Lynden students were named to the Whitworth University Provost’s Honor Roll for the fall semester 2015. They maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.75. The ...

Our voice: A community of support builds our local success, from hoops to books

As the gold ball rises high in the air after state-winning basketball performances, there’s more than the dozen athletes underneath it that helped get it that high. For our local teams to experience ...