Ervin Pfeiffer

Ervin Pfeiffer, or “Erv,” as he was known to his many friends, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, surrounded by family at Whatcom Hospice House. Erv was born in Norfolk, ...

Dorothy Humphrey

Dorothy Mae Humphrey peacefully passed away in her sleep in Plains, Montana, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, just three weeks short of her 93rd birthday. She was born in Port Huron, Michigan, on Sept. 24, ...
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Lynden Music Festival kicks off on Oct. 8

Polecat, a folk band from Bellingham, will be featured in the upcoming Lynden Music Festival with an appearance Friday, Oct. 10, in the Lynden Pioneer Museum. Tickets are $10. For a full schedule of the ...

Burn ban lifted after rainfall

WHATCOM — Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and available fire resources, the Fire Marshal’s Office lifted the ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated county on Saturday, Sept. 27. Outdoor ...

Calendar

ONGOING Local play The Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall runs 15 performances of “The Sound of Music” through Oct. 12. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday ...

‘Red tide’ closes beaches south of Point Whitehorn

WHATCOM — Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin (“red tide”) have been detected in molluscan shellfish on some Whatcom County beaches. As a result, the Washington State Department ...

Noreen Harrell

Noreen Kay Sterk Harrell entered her Heavenly home on Sept. 21, 2014, surrounded by her daughters, Lisa, 23, and Taylor, 16, and her partner, Ken Dixon, all of Bellingham. Born on July 28, 1960, to Henry ...

Amend effort continues locally

WHATCOM — Citizen activists with Pledge to Amend, a campaign decrying corporate power over democracy in the United States, are mobilizing locally too. Locally, voters can expect Whatcom Move to Amend ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 1

Sidhu’s side My opponent, a lifetime Republican party operative espousing right-wing values, gave her interpretation of the “Tax Policy” platform of the Democrat Party. The party website says: “Fair ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Oct. 2 Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Fire Station, 215 Fourth St., 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, 300 ...