Road work this week near Lynden

WHATCOM ­— Five Lynden area road are scheduled for pre-level asphalt work by county Public Works this week. The roads are Van Dyk, Huisman, both East and West Wiser Lake, and Old Guide. The work is ...

Armed Forces Day to be observed at local park Saturday

LYNDEN — An Armed Forces Day ceremony honoring all branches of the U.S. military will be conducted on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in Centennial Park, corner of Fourth and Grover streets. Veterans of ...

Latin music talk at WCC May 21

BELLINGHAM — Antonio Davidson-Gómez talks about “Mapping Latino Musical Migrations” on Tuesday, May 21. A member of the 2012-14 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, Davidson-Gómez will be at ...
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Bellingham airport completes new baggage claim system

BELLINGHAM — One of the most anticipated elements of the Port of Bellingham’s airport expansion project was unveiled April 29 to an enthusiastic group of travelers. The new baggage claim carrousel ...

Upgrades at Guide/I-5 start Thursday

WHATCOM — On Thursday, May 16, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will close the right lane of northbound Guide Meridian Road in Bellingham to begin a summer-long upgrade project. The ...

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 ...