Lynden theatre’s four 2015-16 shows start with ‘Moon over Buffalo’ Sept. 17

LYNDEN — The Lynden Performing Arts Guild has announced its four shows of the 2015-16 season at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. • The first will be “Moon Over Buffalo” Sept. 17 through ...

Impacts from wildfires, how to help

• Safeway is a partner, along with the Seattle Seahawks and Albertsons, in the Q13 Cares collection of cash donations for those affected by the Washington wildfires. To donate, go to any Safeway store ...

4,000-acre fire at Newhalem threatens 25 homes, one power house

NEWHALEM — State fire assistance was mobilized Monday in support of local firefighters working to contain the Upper Skagit Complex Fire north of the community of Newhalem in Whatcom County. Washington ...

Five things to know about salmon in streams

More than 7 million pink and chinook salmon are now making their way from the Pacific Ocean into Washington’s rivers and streams to spawn. This summer, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association staff members ...

Two locals graduate from Wheaton College (Illinois)

WHEATON, IL — Two recent bachelor’s degree graduates from Wheaton College (Ill.) have been admitted into the Alumni Association. Both are of Lynden. Corin Jesse Droullard majoried in music performance. ...

Taste of Kulshan a foothills event Aug. 29-30

WHATCOM — From Saturday morning through mid-day Sunday, Aug. 29-30, the foothills of Mount Baker will celebrate the area’s food, art, music, history and outdoors. The indigenous people referred to ...

Swim across bay boosts foster-care organization Skookum Kids

WHATCOM ­— Skookum Kids is a local effort to positively impact the community by providing the initial 72-hour stable environment needed for kids entering into foster care. Skookum Kids, in Fairhaven, ...

Wool show wins

LYNDEN ­— Washington State Fairs Commissioner Debbie Adolphsen, left in photo, who toured the Northwest Washington Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 19, presented the prestigious Black and White Award for excellence ...

H Street Road to Jackman closed daytime for work

WHATCOM ­— H Street Road is closed daytime to through traffic between Guide Meridian and Jackman roads, about one-half mile, for ditch and shoulder maintenance work. The hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on ...

Letters to the editor

Why we should defund Planned Parenthood    This is why Planned Parenthood should be defunded. According to the organization’s own annual report for 2013: • Planned Parenthood facilities performed ...