Mt. Baker Highway back to two lanes near Glacier

GLACIER — Skiers and snowboarders going to the Mount Baker Ski Area have one less hurdle to clear, now that crews have completed emergency roadway repairs on State Route 542 about six miles east of Glacier ...

Traffic fatalities up: Extra emphasis by police agencies during holidays

WHATCOM — With the holiday season fully upon us, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission reminds everyone to plan ahead and use alternative transportation after drinking alcohol or using marijuana during ...

U.S. gasoline averages below $2

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — For the first time since March 25, 2009, the national average price of gasoline dropped below $2 a gallon. As of Dec. 18, over two-thirds of gas stations were selling gasoline at ...

We need Cherry Point’s working-class jobs

The Northwest Jobs Alliance exists to foster the growth of family-wage jobs. Our membership includes over 100 labor organizations, businesses and individuals from across the political spectrum. And it ...

Letters to the editor

Help others through stressful times Holidays can be stressful, but they can be especially difficult when caring for a loved one with dementia. Here are some tips to keep the holidays merry: • Simplify. ...

Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 24 Some public office are closed part or all of Thursday, Dec. 24, as well as Christmas Day Dec. 25. Monday, Dec. 28 • Sumas City Council, City Hall, 433 Cherry St., 6 p.m…. This ...

Calendar

SUNDAY Piano concert Kevin DallaSanta, of Lynden, does a piano concert to benefit Project Hope at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, in the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for ...

Boys basketball roundup: Pioneers top Sehome for league win, improve to 6-3

WHATCOM — Nooksack Valley (6-3, 1-1 Northwest Conference) won three out of four games last week, highlighted by a 69-62 conference victory at Sehome on Friday. Connor Beard led the Pioneers with 25 points ...

Girls basketball roundup: Undefeated LC beats 4A Kentlake in ShoWare Shootout

WHATCOM — Lynden Christian (7-0, 2-0 Northwest Conference) stayed unbeaten with a 43-33 non-league win over 4A Kentlake on Saturday as part of the ShoWare Shootout in Kent’s ShoWare Center. Kara Bajema ...

Lynden boys wrestling places fourth at Graham Morin Memorial

WHATCOM — The Lynden boys wrestling team placed fourth out of 16 schools with 143 points at Squalicum’s 15th annual Graham Morin Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. The Lions had two finalists ...