Marilyn Hamstra

Marilyn Rae Hamstra, age 85, of Lynden, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. She was born Marilyn Rae Zoet to Gerrit and Dena Zoet on May 28, 1930, in Bellingham. Marilyn was a housewife and stay-at-home ...

Mabel Andrew

Mabel “Jackie” Andrew passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Christian Health Care Center. She was 88 years old. Arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Open house at new Lynden inn 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday

LYNDEN ­— As Dawson Construction continues to do finishing touches, The Inn at Lynden hosts open houses for the public from 3 to 5 p.m. this week Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7-8. The main lobby is still ...

Leads sought in disappearance of Acme man

WHATCOM — The county Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing person from the Acme area. Andrew R. Eberli, 42, was last seen Dec. 8 in the 700 block of Innis Creek ...

Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree pickup in Lynden Saturday, Jan. 9

LYNDEN — An annual fundraiser for the local Boy Scouts returns Saturday with Christmas tree pickup within Lynden. Leave your Christmas tree curbside by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, and the Scouts will ...

Farm Bureau first aid/CPR class meets state requirements

LYNDEN — A first aid/adult CPR class geared to farm operations will be held in the fairgrounds’ Peoples Place building on both Saturday, Feb. 13, and Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, from 8 to 11 a.m. To get ...

Air quality back to clean this week

WHATCOM ­— It’s okay to burn wood for heating again, but please keep it clean, the Northwest Clean Air Agency advises. The air quality, especially in the Columbia Valley area, where many residences ...

Three injured in holiday highway crash

WHATCOM ­— Three people were injured in a New Year’s Day afternoon crash on the Mt. Baker Highway at the junction with State Route 9 near Deming. Jake A. Dubbs, 32, was eastbound when his 1997 Ford ...

Everson Planning Agency needs 4 more members

EVERSON ­— The Everson Planning Agency needs additional members. Four vacancies currently exist. This body is designated to act as the research and fact-finding agency of the city for land use purposes. ...

Extra inspection process coming to foreign boats at U.S. ports, including Bellingham

BLAINE — New procedures are coming to the inspection process for foreign flagged private boats, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces. These procedures are in addition to the reporting process ...