Johanna Koole

Johanna (Jo) DeBeeld Koole passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the Quincy Convalescent Center at the age of 88. She was born on April 4, 1926, in Lynden to Arie and Wilhemenia DeBeeld. She married ...

Dale Dyksterhuis

Dale Dyksterhuis, 57, passed away peacefully at his home east of Everson the morning of June 11, 2014. Dale grew up on his parents’ farm near Sumas and was employed locally except for trucking in Alaska ...

Clyde Windon

Clyde E. Windon, age 88, of Maple Falls, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Arrangements are pending and under the care of Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lynden…. This content ...

Bookmobile to test out Birch Bay Square stop

CUSTER — The bookmobile of the Whatcom County Library System will stop at the Birch Bay Square shopping center on Wednesdays, starting in June. The stay will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. The stop will run ...

WCC starting $13 million upgrade, expansion project

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College hosts a June 18 groundbreaking ceremony for renovation of its Pavilion and expansion of the Student Recreation Center. In all, the $13 million project adds 24,000 ...

State collections beating forecasts

OLYMPIA — State revenues for the month ending June 10 were $60.5 million, or 3.4 percent higher than what was predicted in February, according to the latest state revenue report. Tax payments to the ...

More roads being paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, seven north county roads were scheduled to receive  asphalt paving this week, June 16-20, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports Whatcom County ...

State tourism call center created

OLYMPIA — The Washington Tourism Alliance has launched a toll-free call center for visitor information and help. The ExperienceWA call center is open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at ...

Wine and spirits tasting event July 20 at Bellewood

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, will host a second annual Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest on Sunday, July 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. ...

‘Border Songs’ coming to stages here

LYNDEN -— A theater version of “Border Songs,” the Whatcom County-based 2009 bestseller book of Jim Lynch, is coming to two local stages. Lynch’s story is from the perspective of a tall severely ...