Latest News

Border Patrol agent involved in deadly shooting near Sumas

SUMAS — An unidentified man was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday afternoon on Kneuman Road west of Sumas.   The agency reports that the agent was involved in a confrontation ...
Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 7.40.14 AM

A helping hand in the Foothills

WHATCOM — For Georgina Furlong-Head, it’s all about the patrons, and it always has been.   Furlong-Head, branch manager of the North Fork Library in Kendall, began working in the Whatcom County ...

Tennant Lake gets rebuilt boardwalk

FERNDALE — Whatcom County residents will benefit from an improved viewing experience at Tennant Lake, thanks to a Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife project that added a new layer of lumber ...
Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 7.39.59 AM

Fairgrounds craft show this week

Lynden teacher and Blaine resident Evelyn Hoefakker is launching her cookbook, “Such Great Recipes,” at the March 19-21 Spring Craft & Antique Show. (Courtesy photo)   LYNDEN — Handcrafted ...

One heroin arrest at Sandy Pt. Heights could lead to more

  FERNDALE — At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, after several months of investigation, deputies of the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for heroin in the 4500 block of ...

CF benefit horse event this Sunday at fairgrounds

  LYNDEN — Joining with the goals of the ended Cystic Fibrosis Bike-a-Thon, the Melanie Ann Plagerman Memorial CF Benefit Show will take place Sunday, March 22, in the Washington Tractor Arena of ...

Bond-support rally planned for 9 a.m. March 25

  LYNDEN — The Citizens for Lynden Schools group is planning a Saturday, March 28 rally to drum up support for the upcoming school bond election.   Festivities will be based at the Northwest ...

LPD: Beware of newest scam phone calls

LYNDEN — Phone calls to Lynden residents warning of a threat of arrest if the call receiver doesn’t send money to the IRS or U.S. Treasury should be ignored and treated as a scam, according to John ...

Vaulting on horseback is free show

  LYNDEN — Equestrian vaulting, a sport of dance and gymnastics on horseback, returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds as a free competition open to the public March 27-29.   “Vault ...

Slater Road work mean flagged traffic at Elder

  WHATCOM ­— Starting Thursday, March 19, a contractor will be working to repair Slater Road roadway settlement west of Elder Road, Whatcom County Public Works reports.   The work is expected ...