Session gives help in implementing Affordable Care Act in 2014

BELLINGHAM — The Mt. Baker SHRM chapter hosts Nancy Kasmar, a benefits and compensation expert, speaking at a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for U.S. ...
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Opening of fair runs smooth

LYNDEN — Jim Baron, Northwest Washington Fair manager, knows what makes a good opening day at the fair. “It’s hard to beat good weather,” he said. Add in that regard nothing went horribly wrong ...

Calendar

ONGOING Arts Market The Bellwether Arts Market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in August. The festival atmosphere features over 30 artists’ booths, vendors and live entertainment.   WEDNESDAY ...
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Life at the Northwest Washington Fair

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Demo Derby kicks off NW Fair

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Two robbery suspects shot, wounded on Mt. Baker Highway Thursday

WHATCOM — Officers shot and wounded a pair of robbery suspects following a high-speed chase on Mt. Baker Highway Thursday evening. At approximately 5:47 p.m. on Thursday, Bellingham Police responded ...

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in lewd conduct incident on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— The county Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday, Aug. 8, incident that was first reported to deputies as an attempted abduction of a woman jogging on Thiel Road south of Lynden. ...
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Lynden council looks at its pay — is it enough?

LYNDEN ­— City Council members voiced support for keeping their compensation as it is currently, which is $200 per council meeting for up to 36 meetings per year. They are not paid extra for committee ...

PogoZone teams with fair for event-wide WiFi

LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair is now fully connected. In a partnership with Lynden’s PogoZone Internet Service, the fair will serve as one giant WiFi mesh. The Whatcom County-based ISP, with ...

Van Werven will run for permanent state GOP

LYNDEN ­— Last week certainly took some unexpected turns, Luanne Van Werven acknowledges. The Lynden woman went from being the ready second-in-charge person of the Washington State Republican Party ...