Five candidates for WTA leader at reception today

BELLINGHAM — On Wednesday, Dec. 4, an open house reception will be held for the public to meet the five candidates for the position of Whatcom Transportation Authority general manager. Current manager ...

Steelhead fishers help Kendall Hatchery obtain broodstock

WHATCOM — The Northwest Washington Steelheaders, an independent sport fishing group since the 1970s, this fall and winter is trying to capture adult hatchery-origin winter-run steelhead for the Kendall ...

North Cascades Highway closed for winter

TWISP — The latest round of wintery weather on the State Route 20 North Cascades Highway was the knockout punch that will keep the road closed until next spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Expect weather change to stormy, cold next week

Expect major weather change through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, reports AgWeatherNet. Potentially hazardous conditions are possible beginning on Sunday and continuing into next week, says the weather ...

Marian ‘Toots’ Vavra

Whatcom County resident Marian “Toots” Vavra, age 86, died in Lynden on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Lynden Manor. A daughter of Harvey and Florence (Connor) Pike, she was born on June 14, 1927, in Everson ...

Frances Vogel

Frances Mae Vogel, 94, recently of Lynden Manor in Lynden, passed on to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2013, in Bellingham after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Merle ...

Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Vos

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ann Vos, age 86, of Lynden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Born in Friesland, the Netherlands, on March 4, 1927, she was a daughter of Willem ...

Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson of Custer passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, and is now without pain. Ann was born in Hamlin, Alberta, on June 6, 1930. She survived her husband George, who died on May 1, 1986. ...

Mildred Likkel

Mildred J. (Zoet) Likkel, age 87, of Lynden, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Christian Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lynden…. ...
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National Adoption Day hits home

Three-year-old Keaton joined his new family Kelly and Randy Espinoza of Alger at the Whatcom County Courthouse on Friday. Keaton first met his parents on Fathers Day of 2012 and was officially adopted ...