Hey, Fed, let’s figure this out soon …

For the first time in 17 years, the United States federal government has shut down most operations, and that’s frustrating for a number of reasons. Perhaps most of all, the shutdown demonstrates just ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 2

Enjoy the music festival October brings to Lynden the annual Claire de Lune Music Festival. But only the month and the name are predictable — we are so very fortunate to be able to expect the unexpected! ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Oct. 3 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Fire Department, 215 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District, southeast conference ...

Senior driver refresher class

BELLINGHAM — The next AAA driver improvement program for seniors will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the King Community Church, 4173 Meridian St. The cost is $16 per person. ...

Monday is last day to register online or by mail for Nov. 5 election

WHATCOM — Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 5 general election? Have you moved or changed your name? Monday, Oct. 7, is the deadline for online or mail-in changes to your voter registration, announces ...

Life Chain forms Sunday at 2 p.m. on Meridian St.

BELLINGHAM — On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. hundreds of local Christians and clergy will line the sidewalks of the Guide Meridian between Kellogg and Telegraph roads to form the 22nd annual Whatcom County ...

Lynden-based Days for Girls launches a global sew-a-thon

LYNDEN — Local organization Days for Girls International will celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 by hosting its first annual Global Sew-a-Thon. The local 24-hour event will be held ...

State senators will hear transportation issues Oct. 15

BELLINGHAM — The state Senate Transportation Committee will take local comment Oct. 15 on a proposed new package of state transportation projects. The stop from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Port of Bellingham ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Elizabeth Boxum

Elizabeth (Betty) May Boxum, age 91, went to be with Jesus on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Betty was born in Cawker City, Kan., on Oct. 30, 1921, to August and Anna Reling. Betty was a World War II bride and ...