George Boeringa

George Bernard Boeringa of Kimberling City, Missouri, died on Aug. 30, 2014, at the age of 79. George was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Sunnyside, Washington, grew up in Lynden and graduated from Washington ...

Ruth Schouten

Our beautiful grandmother Ruth Schouten peacefully graduated to Heaven on Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 90. Ruth was born in North Dakota and moved to Washington at the age of 12 where she resided for ...

Mark Langstraat

Mark Langstraat passed away quietly early on Tuesday morning, Sept. 23, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. in North County Christ the King Church. Lunch ...

County group invites comment on growth planning issues

WHATCOM -— The county Planning Commission will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9, regarding updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan and reviewing the Urban Growth Area, both required by ...

Granges present charter review Oct. 8

WHATCOM -— At three different sites, county Granges are presenting a Charter Review Information Night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The locations are: District 1, Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway; ...

State targets under-30 age for voter registration

OLYMPIA — Are you a Washington resident who is eligible to vote but hasn’t registered yet? Expect a postcard in the mail soon that encourages you to register in time for this fall’s general election. ...

Guest Opinion: When, how will this cycle ever stop?

By Irene Morgan I received a call recently from a member of our Restorative Community Coalition (formerly ReEntry Coalition of Whatcom County) seeking help. He and his family of four are in the process ...

Letters to the editor – published Sept. 24

Van Werven’s view You deserve to know where I, as a candidate for state representative in the 42nd District, stand on a critical issue. When talking with voters I am often met with tax anxiety and rightly ...

Public notices

Wednesday, Sept. 24 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. • Meridian School Board, ...

New local small farms accepted into training program

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections is accepting applications for up to three new participants in the 2015 Food To Bank On project, a beginning-farmer business training project. Facilitated by Sustainable ...