Campaign kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday at Jansen center

LYNDEN — Two-term Republican state Rep. Vincent Buys kicks off his 2014 reelection bid with an event at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 22. “I want to take ...

Female inmate dies apparently of suicide in jail

BELLINGHAM ­— A female inmate died Monday, March 10, of an apparent suicide hanging in the Whatcom County Jail. At approximately 1:15 p.m., corrections staff responded to a call for emergency assistance ...

W. Smith/Aldrich roads corner to be rebuilt

WHATCOM ­— Traffic restrictions started at the intersection of West Smith and Aldrich roads this week for a project that is expected to last through late May. Left-turn lanes will be created on Smith ...

Evergreen Boys State coming up

WHATCOM — The American Legion of the State of Washington is sponsoring Evergreen Boys State, running June 15-21 at the Warm Beach Conference Center near Stanwood. Evergreen Boys State is a leadership ...

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 ...

Letters to the editor – published March 19

Concerned with oil trains here I am concerned with oil coming by train through my community and through the rest of Washington. Four facilitates are presently shipping oil by rail, having attained a permit ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 19 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall ...

Fire department, county district together seek more volunteers

LYNDEN — In a joint effort of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue and the Lynden Fire Department, volunteer firefighters are being sought to meet the growing need for emergency responders across the north ...

State Patrol gets 35 new troopers, two in Whatcom

OLYMPIA — Two of 35 individuals newly sworn in as Washington State Patrol troopers on March 14 will be assigned to the Bellingham detachment. The two are Kyle C. Echevarria, originally of Poulsbo, and ...

Project Hope can help low-income with heating bills

LYNDEN — Project Hope offers help to low-income families trying to pay high electric bills from the winter months. Puget Sound Energy customers who have received an urgent or shutoff notice may be eligible ...