Latest News

Drainage, diking districts’ annual meetings set

WHATCOM ­— The drainage and diking districts of the county will hold their annual public meetings over the next few weeks, in cooperation with the River and Flood Division of county Public Works. Supervisors ...
William Pernett stands with his family after being sworn in Sept. 17 as new North Whatcom Fire & Rescue chief at Fire Station 61, Blaine. With him, from left, are daughter Halle, his wife Mary and son Brandon. (Courtesy photo)

New North Whatcom chief

… This content is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Login or Subscribe Now

Report released in opposition to new county jail plan

BELLINGHAM — The Restorative Community Coalition believes that Whatcom County is at a crossroads this fall. “Will we say ‘No’ to the sales tax increase and the expanding jail industry? Instead, ...

Activities coming to Fairway Center Oct. 3

LYNDEN ­— The Fairway Center will be hosting a number of events for the family to enjoy during the 2015 Harvest Festival in early October. A giant hay maze from Cascade Commodities will be set up for ...

Forum Sept. 29 addresses jail sales tax, races

BELLINGHAM ­— Pro and con speakers on the proposed Whatcom County jail sales tax are part of a forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Bellingham City Council chambers, 210 Lottie St. The two candidates ...

Early registration possible now for Dec. 2-4 ag show

LYNDEN ­— Through Oct. 18 it’s possible to take advantage of early registration rates for the 2015 Washington Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show, to be held Dec. 2-4. The event will once ...

Whatcom district to use grant to look at manure application risks

WASHINGTON, DC — The Whatcom Conservation District will receive one of 45 natural resources conservation project awards totalling $20.5 million announced Sept. 16 by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary ...

State commission rules against Kershner voting-record complaint

BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has dismissed a claim of County Council candidate Kathy Kershner against opponent Satpal Sidhu in regard to his portrayal of her voting ...

First concert of WSO 40th year a Beethoven treat

BELLINGHAM ­— The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra opens its 40th anniversary season on Oct. 11 with a bang: two huge Beethoven pieces and a violinist of international acclaim, James Ehnes. From Canada, Ehnes ...

Sobjack elected VP in Republican women’s group

PHOENIX — At the 38th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women, Eileen Sobjack of Custer, Washington, was unanimously elected Sept. 12 to the group’s Executive Committee as ...