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Fire commission challenger fires off at current practices

WHATCOM ­— Dean Berkeley doesn’t accept what current leaders of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue say about finances, volunteer firefighting, and the future of the fire district. So he’s running for ...

In the Military

Army Reserve Pvt. Lukas C. Evans has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, ...

Lynden hosts massive packing of orphans’ meals this Saturday

LYNDEN — The orphan ministry Hope 1.27 is hosting a Food For Orphans food packing event on Saturday, Oct. 26. It will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the DeYoung and Roosma Construction warehouse behind ...

‘Heal Without Cure’ session in Lynden Nov. 7

WHATCOM — Western Washington University’s RN to BSN nursing program is partnering with Whatcom County health care organizations to form the Palliative Care Initiative, with free events upcoming on ...

Symposium looks at climate change for food industry

BELLINGHAM ­— A (day-long) climate change symposium comes to the St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, on Thursday, Oct. 31. This symposium will examine how climate ...

Cantwell visiting local farm today

WHATCOM — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is scheduled to tour Bellewood Acres apple farm at 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. and hear from northwest Washington berry growers and agriculture researchers on Wednesday, ...

You should have your ballot soon

BELLINGHAM — Ballots were being mailed to Whatcom County registered voters on Friday, Oct. 18, with a new, simpler ballot return envelope. There will be no more tricky flap folding when returning your ...

Galvez-Cruz, sought in beating, turns himself in

BELLINGHAM ­— Visente Levi Jon Galvez-Cruz, wanted by authorities after allegedly beating his estranged girlfriend in Lynden Oct. 1, surrendered himself at the Whatcom County Jail Wednesday morning, ...

Port candidates on Thursday slate

BELLINGHAM — Candidates for Port of Bellingham commissioner and Bellingham City Council meet in a forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Bellingham Municipal Court, 2014 C St. The last ...
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A find from the ‘60s

LYNDEN — Cheryl Hicks, owner of Hats Off at 406 Front St., thought she had a basic remodel project on her hands. But once she took down a slat wall near the rear of her store, she saw a cement wall with ...