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 ...
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The scariest of the crows

Skagit State Bank at 138 Birch-Bay-Lynden Rd. was chosen the winner in Lynden’s city-wide October scarecrow contest, with Beacon Insurance a close second. Pictured with the winner are Whatcom County ...

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 ...

Melinda Kaemingk promoted to bank compliance officer

BELLINGHAM — Peoples Bank has promoted Melinda Kaemingk to assistant vice president and compliance officer. In her new role as compliance officer, she is responsible for evaluating and providing guidance ...

‘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, ...