State loans money to Lynden for downtown project

LYNDEN — Money loaned to Lynden from the state’s Department of Commerce will repair and replace sidewalks, curbs and gutters on Front and Fifth streets. The city also plans to improve the sewer lines ...

What is this charter review slate facing voters?

WHATCOM -— Among Washington’s 39 counties, Whatcom is one of only six to have adopted a Home Rule Charter that must be reviewed every 10 years. The charter works like a local constitution defining ...

Annual toy show returns to fairgrounds this weekend

LYNDEN — Gene Van Beek first started the annual Puget Sound Toy Show in 1985, and the show is still going strong in 2014. “I went to the big threshing bee that’s in August, and I thought, ‘There ...

Saturday forum features PUD race

BELLINGHAM -— These are upcoming political events sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County: • Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bellingham City Council chambers, 210 ...

Stormwater work to restrict traffic

BIRCH BAY -— Motorists should expect intermittent road closures in the Beachway Drive and Fern Street areas for stormwater utility improvements, Whatcom County Public Works reports. This project includes ...

Calendar

ONGOING Local play The Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall runs 15 performances of “The Sound of Music” from Sept. 24 through Oct. 12. For detailed times and days, call 354-4425 ...

County group invites comment on growth planning issues

WHATCOM -— The county Planning Commission will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9, regarding updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan and reviewing the Urban Growth Area, both required by ...

Granges present charter review Oct. 8

WHATCOM -— At three different sites, county Granges are presenting a Charter Review Information Night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The locations are: District 1, Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway; ...

State targets under-30 age for voter registration

OLYMPIA — Are you a Washington resident who is eligible to vote but hasn’t registered yet? Expect a postcard in the mail soon that encourages you to register in time for this fall’s general election. ...

Guest Opinion: When, how will this cycle ever stop?

By Irene Morgan I received a call recently from a member of our Restorative Community Coalition (formerly ReEntry Coalition of Whatcom County) seeking help. He and his family of four are in the process ...