County 2Q home sales surge

WHATCOM — Whatcom County’s housing market continued to gain strength in this year’s second quarter with more homes sold than in any comparable quarter since 2007, according to a real-estate report. ...
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Sumas shooting stars

Thousands of sun-soaked visitors streamed into Sumas Saturday for a parade, events and a fireworks show as part of the city’s annual Community Days…. This content is for subscribers only. Already ...

New vantage point for Fourth fireworks over Bellingham Bay

BELLINGHAM — There’s a new spot to watch Bellingham’s Fourth of July fireworks show — the former Georgia Pacific mill site pier. The Port of Bellingham will open a portion of the site, now known ...
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Stuffing full a ministry for kids

LYNDEN — Helping others can be a powerful feeling and Bellingham resident Lisa Stewart takes that to heart. Stewart is the founder of a local nonprofit, Gifts for the Heart International, which focuses ...

Highway to Artist Point now open

MOUNT BAKER – Ahead of what promises to be a busy weekend on Mount Baker, the last 2.7 miles of scenic Mount Baker Highway was cleared of snow and opened on Monday morning, giving vehicles access to ...

LC alum named a WWU outstanding graduate

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University has announced its 2012-13 outstanding graduates, and Lynden Christian graduate Kristi Gross was on the list read at the university’s commencement ceremony ...

Two Lynden-based reps differ in vote

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature found a compromise over the weekend, allowing Gov. Jay Inslee to sign a $33.6 billion two-year budget on Sunday, averting any type of state government shutdown. ...

Green Barn adds smoothies, deli coming

LYNDEN — The Green Barn has already added smoothies, milkshakes and espresso coffee to its Birch Bay-Lynden Road retail store and will offer a full deli section, with sandwiches, sometime in mid-July. ...

WCC, WWU team up to create new computer/info services degree

BELLINGHAM — The rise of cyber-attacks coupled with a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals is creating serious consequences for individuals, corporations and government agencies seeking to ...

County installing freeze indicators on roads

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department’s Rural Road Safety Program’s first phase includes guardrail and freeze indicator installation through July 12 at locations throughout north Whatcom ...