Fourth water forum at Silver Reef July 10

FERNDALE -— The fourth in a series of public forums on water rights and resources locally will be on Thursday, July 10, starting at 7 p.m., in the West Theater Room of the Silver Reef Hotel/Casino, 4846 ...

Letters to the editor – July 2

In favor of Luanne Van Werven Luanne Van Werven is the most qualified to fill the post for the open state House of Representatives seat in the 42nd District. She has been involved in politics since 1990 ...

Public meetings

Friday, July 4 Public buildings are closed for the Fourth of July holiday. Monday, July 7 • Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Ferndale ...

Fireworks cannot be ordered online in Washington

WHATCOM -— State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy is reminding Washingtonians that the purchase of fireworks over the internet is illegal. In Washington State, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed ...

Fireworks ban now fully in force in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — All consumer fireworks are prohibited in the city of Bellingham for this year’s Independence Day celebrations, as a law passed last year comes into full effect. An ordinance passed by ...

Democrats back Sidhu, Monjure and Fleetwood

WHATCOM — Three legislative candidates for positions in the state 42nd District have been endorsed by Whatcom Democrats. They are: Satpal Sidhu for Position 1 and Joy Monjure for Position 2 in the House ...

Foothills garden tour will help Deming Library

DEMING — Six beautiful gardens in the foothills area can be toured from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 19-20 with proceeds benefiting Friends of the Deming Library. The gardens are expected to be at the ...

Teen hiring rules aim for safety

OLYMPIA — As the summer hiring season for teens is here, it’s important for employers to understand how the safety rules change for teens. Put simply, the law requires employers to treat teens differently ...

Deadlines are July 7 for primary election voting

BELLINGHAM — To vote in the Aug. 7 primary election this year, the deadline for mail-in registration or address changes is July 7, says County Auditor Debbie Adelstein. July 7 is also the deadline for ...

Scott wins nationals

HIGHLANDS RICH, COLO. — Hollie Scott of Lynden, Wash., used the third game tiebreaker to win her first singles national championship in the under-18 division at the 2014 Wilson Junior Olympic Championships ...