Marijuana retail store lottery ranks hopefuls

WHATCOM — The state’s Liquor Control Board will allow seven marijuana retail stores in Whatcom County outside of Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale, and we now have the ranking of who has the best shot ...
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New traffic cameras coming to Guide and Highway 9

WHATCOM — Drivers in Whatcom County will soon have more real-time traffic information at their fingertips. The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to bring online 14 new traffic cameras ...

Festival of Flags event May 26 includes helicopter landing

FERNDALE — This year’s Festival of Flags event at Greenacres Memorial Park has the theme “Remembering the Battered and Brave” and features the J.P. Falcon Band, stories of sacrifice and bravery ...

Ferndale’s IMCO selected to clear Oso

OSO — Ferndale’s IMCO General Construction was awarded a $3.4 million contract to clear landslide debris off State Route 530 near Oso. IMCO was the lowest of nine bidders on the job and will follow ...

All urged to bike to work and school on May 16

WHATCOM — Bike to Work and School Day will be held countywide on Friday, May 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Anyone who walks or rides their bike that morning can stop by a Celebration Station for snacks ...

Finding your favorite county coastline

Okay, okay, so Whatcom County’s coastline isn’t exactly a rival of the wide-open sandy (and often warm) beaches of Southern California, the beautiful rocky and sandy mixes of Oregon or the tropical ...
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Building Bridges of Hope

WHATCOM — Let’s start with a story: A young man gets released from prison in Whatcom County. For his transition back to normal life, the young man enters a halfway house in downtown Bellingham. Literally ...
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Mylon Smith purchases Gillies Funeral Home

LYNDEN — Mylon Smith and his wife Shannon have purchased Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Mylon, who has worked at Gillies since 1993, is a son of the late Don Smith, the previous owner, ...

Skagit State Bank drops ‘State’

WHATCOM — Skagit State Bank has changed its name, dropping “State.” The Burlington-based institution is now known as just Skagit Bank. The official announcement came on April 22, a day before revealing ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 23 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, ground-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 • ...