Gasoline prices soaring locally

WHATCOM ­— Gasoline prices have soared in recent weeks — in Whatcom County, at least. The average Bellingham-area price for regular was $4.095 per gallon on Tuesday, May 14, compared to $3.825 a week ...

Extra patrols in pursuit of unbuckled or distracted drivers

WHATCOM — Washington State has one of the highest seat belt use rates in the country due, in large part, to the highly visible “Click It or Ticket” campaign of publicity, extra enforcement, and signage ...

County shoulder herbicide spraying to begin

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department will begin to apply herbicide on road shoulders. Property owners who do not wish to have their adjoining road right-of-way treated have the option ...

Order of candidates will be determined by Friday drawing

WHATCOM ­— Ever wonder how the order of candidates’ names on a ballot gets decided? The office order is defined by law, but the order in which the candidates’ names appear is done by a lot drawing ...

Forestland owners’ field day will be July 27

WHATCOM ­— The North Puget Sound Forest Landowner Field Day will be on Saturday, July 27, near Sumas. The state’s top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions throughout the day ...

Hats Off expanding to Burlington

BURLINGTON — Lynden’s Hats Off has opened a second location in Burlington. The new Hats Off location, which opened on May 1 at 145 Cascade Place, will feature business and team uniforms or spirit wear ...
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OPINION: There’s nothing like quacking as a duck

Let me give you a hint: Those little quacker noisemakers they try to sell you before you get on the Ride the Ducks of Seattle do have a certain level of annoyance to them, but, boy, are they a hoot if ...

EDITORIAL: A great small step for downtown

Last week, the last of four small trees was planted at the intersection of Fifth and Front streets. The city was involved, Puget Sound Energy was involved (to support the right kinds of planting around ...

GUEST OPINION: Mentor agency: ‘What we do changes lives’

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBS-NW) is asking for donations from the local community to support a mission of mentoring at-risk youth in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Decreased funding ...

Letters to the editor – May 15

Stamping out hunger getting to be a great habit by local mail carriers On behalf of the hundreds of hungry people who use the Project Hope Food Bank of Lynden, I want to express a huge thanks to all of ...