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 ...

SSK agents honored, added

LYNDEN — Snapper Shuler Kenner has announced that Tom Dorr earned his Accredited Advisor in Insurance Certification after a 30-week course. Jamie Baer received her life, medical and disability license ...

Adventure is out there … in geocaching

OTHELLO — “Adventure is out there!” is a phrase I have come to adore in recent years. I first heard it near the beginning of the Pixar masterpiece “Up,” in which Carl Fredricksen and his future ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 23

Supports Knutzen I have been a friend of Bill Knutzen’s for many years. I appreciate voting for a candidate with a business perspective, someone who understands budgets and how to contain operating costs. ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 23 • Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries has proposed a 2.7 percent average hike in workers’ compensation insurance rates in 2014. A public hearing on this proposal ...
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A Sterling first performance

LYNDEN — Although he may not have expected his number to be called this season as a starter, Lynden sophomore Sterling Somers certainly was preparing for it. When the Lions’ football team faced adversity ...