May Bayes

  May Bayes was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2015.   May was born to Henry and Gladys Roedell on May 29, 1920, in Emerson, Iowa. As May’s mother passed ...

Janice Vander Heiden

  In the early morning of Dec. 3, 2014, Janice Vander Heiden (Lankhaar) went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior.   She was a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandma and friend. She loved ...

‘Andy’ Bash

  “Andy” Bash unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with his family by his side.   He was born on March 23, 1965, in Portland to Bruce and Ramona Bash. He graduated from Ferndale ...

Robert Fletcher

  Robert “Bob” Fletcher was born in Sebastopol, California, to Albert and Edna Fletcher on Oct. 1, 1934, and passed away on Jan. 15, 2015.   Bob was a proud Marine retiree.   Survivors ...

Ericksen touts his oil-rail safety bill

  OLYMPIA — Among some competing oil-train safety bills in the state Legislature, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, believes his “keeps to the track.”   Oil-train safety will again be a major ...

Area customers recycle more than 6.2 million pounds

WHATCOM — Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling surpassed more than 6 million pounds of materials, yard waste and food waste recycled in 2014 by Whatcom County residents, the fourth consecutive year ...

Ballots for Feb. 10 election to be mailed out today

  WHATCOM — Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to registered voters in areas that have a special election on Feb. 10. Those include: the cities of Ferndale, Everson and Nooksack; the ...

County public works director stepping down

  WHATCOM ­— County Public Works Director Frank Abart has resigned from his position, effective Feb. 13, County Executive Jack Louws announced on Friday.   “We wish Frank well as he takes ...

Fairhaven dentist faces state charges

  OLYMPIA — Whatcom County dentist Faith Bult has been charged by the state Dental Commission with unprofessional conduct.   With an office in Fairhaven, Bult allegedly practiced beyond the scope ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 21

Where are the leaders?   Paris hosted 44 world leaders who, combined with 1.5 million French citizens, protested recent terrorist murders in Paris. There was no question that Islamic terrorism caused ...