42nd District State Representative Race: Luanne VanWerven

Luanne VanWerven knows rural Whatcom County and politics, a combined knowledge she hopes to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District representative. A question-and-answer with VanWerven follows. Answers have ...

Letters to the editor – published Oct. 15

Supports McClure Jeff McClure should be re-elected to his seat on the Whatcom County PUD Commission. I have worked with Jeff and his architecture firm on development projects around the county on several ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 15 Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, ...

For Custer area, county resending WID ballots

WHATCOM -— The county is sending out correct instructions for voting on the proposed Drayton Watershed Improvement District, after incorrect instructions were sent out at first. “Hold on to your ballots ...

Planning Comm. District 3 vacancy

WHATCOM -— The County Council wants to fill a District 3 opening on the county Planning Commission by Oct. 28. District 3 is generally west of the Guide Meridian. Applicants must be qualified registered ...

Social issues forum Thursday

BELLINGHAM — Hunger, homelessness and social services will be topics at the Oct. 16 forum featuring candidates for Washington state legislative districts 40 and 42. The forum is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Ballots being mailed today —two days earlier

WHATCOM — Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed to Whatcom County registered voters on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This is two days earlier than in prior elections to allow extra time for mail ...

African Children’s Choir here Oct. 29

LYNDEN -— The African Children’s Choir, with local chaperones, performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. The children bring their smiles, voices and ...

County partners working toward ebola readiness

WHATCOM — With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa now a growing global concern, partners in Whatcom County are trying to be proactive. The Whatcom County Health Department is working closely with PeaceHealth ...

Fall Craft & Antique Show in 25th year this week at fairgrounds

LYNDEN -— The 25th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds this week Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18. Bring a friend and enjoy all the booths featuring ...