Democrats, Republicans scuffle over Cherry Point’s long-term uses

WHATCOM ­— The Democratic and Republican parties locally are waging a verbal skirmish over industrial development at Cherry Point. It started with a resolution passed in July by the county Democrats’ ...
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Large elk spotted west of Lynden

From Weidkamp Road to Burk Road, residents west of Lynden were spotting a stray 4×5 elk meandering through the fields. (Photo courtesy of Barb Tjoelker)  … This content is for subscribers ...
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Museum receives old cemetery photo

LYNDEN — The Lynden Pioneer Museum has received its oldest photo of the Lynden Cemetery yet. The photo, which shows a man with six children at a grave, is from just after the turn of the century, said ...

Sumas unites around family

SUMAS — When Sumas resident Gina Wassenaar unexpectedly lost her son, Adam Carlberg, she still recalls the amount of support that was given to her and her family. It was mid-February and tragedy had ...
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St. Joseph church fills 142 packs with kids’ school supply needs

LYNDEN — St. Joseph Catholic Church has provided 142 fully loaded backpacks to the elementary schools in the Lynden, Nooksack and Meridian school districts. This ministry started in the summer of 2012 ...
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SkillShare event at Hovander Park Sept. 21-22

FERNDALE — The second annual Whatcom SkillShare is coming to Hovander Homestead Park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. This is a move from the Deming Logging Show grounds last year. The 2013 event ...

Free seminars teach emergency preparedness

BELLINGHAM — September is National Preparedness Month, and to help get the community prepared to respond to and recover from natural disasters, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series ...

WSU Extension starting diabetes class Sept. 23

WHATCOM — As part of the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, WSU Whatcom County Extension is hosting a non-commercial year-long program focused on diabete prevention ...

Tax-Aide needs a few volunteers

WHATCOM — Tax-Aide, which provides free tax preparation assistance, is looking for a few volunteers to do tax returns in Whatcom County. Tax-Aide, a service of AARP, wants to add a few new preparers ...

State of the Arts: ‘RED 2’ movie is fun, not much else

Some action movies are smart, and some simply are not. RED 2, the sequel to 2010’S red, falls into the latter camp, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a lot of fun. Bruce Willis returns as Frank, the ...