Access onto some public lands free on Aug. 25

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Tuesday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state ...

County’s six-year transportation plan outlined

BELLINGHAM ­— The county’s draft six-year transportation plan will likely be up for public comment at the Whatcom County Council meeting of Sept. 29, starting at 7 p.m. in the County Courthouse. Both ...

Library system needs a trustee

WHATCOM ­— A vacancy exists on the Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees. County residents with a passion for public libraries are encouraged to apply for the partial term that begins immediately ...

Cross-country bikers to give local presentation

LYNDEN ­— Thirty bicyclists near the end of a 3,961-mile cross-country trip in support of affordable housing will give a presentation on Monday, Aug. 24, at Hope Lutheran Church, 901 E. Grover St. The ...

BNSF hit with $86,000 fine for water quality violations

BELLINGHAM — The Department of Ecology has fined BNSF Railway $86,000 for placing creosote-treated railroad ties and other materials from maintenance projects in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. ...

Forestry Day can help small woodland owners

SKAGIT — Participants can build skills for tree care at the North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grandy Lake Forest near Conway in Skagit County. Hosts ...

Calendar

ONGOING Skillshare Faire The Whatcom Skillshare Faire of short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstration of skills is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, at the Caretaker’s ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 19 • Lynden Board of Adjustment, second-floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, County Council ...

Letters to the editor

We need a new jail    Can you even imagine 34 women sharing one toilet, crammed in together with no way out? All privacy lost, all chance to control their own lives lost. Forget comfort, this is a ...

Notice of Trustee’s Sale – James B. Perry

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24, ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 18th day of September, 2015, at the hour ...