Kivlighn honors late brother with career-high 16 points, leading Lions past Lyncs on emotional night

After passing away from cancer a few months ago, Lynden sophomore guard Andrew Kivlighn’s late brother was honored during a special halftime ceremony at Thursday night’s Coaches vs. Cancer game. And ...

Wednesday night hoops roundup: Meridian boys fall on last-second shot

The Meridian boys are still searching for their first conference victory after falling in the closing seconds to Ferndale on Wednesday night. The Trojans (8-8, 0-7 Northwest Conference) had taken a late ...

PHOTO GALLERY: NFC Championship game — Seahawks 28, Packers 22 (OT)

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Local operation impacted briefly by Canadian poultry ban

  WHATCOM — Two weeks ago, in the wake of recent avian flu cases, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency banned the import of all poultry and poultry products from Washington state.   The ban has ...

Charter review commission gets going

  WHATCOM ­— The 2015 county Charter Review Commission will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, the 15-member group decided at its first meeting on Jan. 12.   At least the first ...

Ericksen touts his oil-rail safety bill

  OLYMPIA — Among some competing oil-train safety bills in the state Legislature, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, believes his “keeps to the track.”   Oil-train safety will again be a major ...

Area customers recycle more than 6.2 million pounds

WHATCOM — Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling surpassed more than 6 million pounds of materials, yard waste and food waste recycled in 2014 by Whatcom County residents, the fourth consecutive year ...

Ballots for Feb. 10 election to be mailed out today

  WHATCOM — Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to registered voters in areas that have a special election on Feb. 10. Those include: the cities of Ferndale, Everson and Nooksack; the ...

County public works director stepping down

  WHATCOM ­— County Public Works Director Frank Abart has resigned from his position, effective Feb. 13, County Executive Jack Louws announced on Friday.   “We wish Frank well as he takes ...

Fairhaven dentist faces state charges

  OLYMPIA — Whatcom County dentist Faith Bult has been charged by the state Dental Commission with unprofessional conduct.   With an office in Fairhaven, Bult allegedly practiced beyond the scope ...