League’s ‘They Represent You’ 2015 guide out

  WHATCOM — The League of Women Voters’ 2015 version of “They Represent You,” a guide to contacting elected officials at the local, state and national levels, is now out.   Free copies ...

Western Drayton Harbor open to shellfish harvest

  BELLINGHAM — A recreational molluscan shellfish harvest season is now open in a portion of western Drayton Harbor that has been closed since 1999. Molluscan shellfish include clams, mussels, and ...

Skills academy now taking applications

  WHATCOM — The Northwest Career & Technical Academy provides tuition-free career training in high-wage, high-demand occupations to area high school, homeschool and GED students under the age ...

Bruland wins landscape association award

  HERNDON, Va — The inaugural Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, has been presented to Janelle Bruland, president and CEO of Management Services ...

Opinion: Two schools at end of useful lives

by Tammy Yoder and C.J. Costanti   Friends and neighbors, on a farm just west of town is an old Chevy pickup that would be familiar to many of you and would fit right in driving around any local field ...

Opinion: Full City Council supports Lynden bond

The Lynden City Council’s resolution in support of the Lynden School bond:   WHEREAS, by April 28, 2015 Lynden School District patrons will vote on a bond that would pay for replacement of Lynden ...

Letters to the editor – April 8

Find a way to vote ‘yes’   It is my sincere belief that we are a caring, frugal and supportive community. It is with this in mind that I am encouraging all of the wonderful people I’ve had the ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 8 • Washington Red Raspberry Commission board of directors, administration building, WSU Research Center, 2606 W. Pioneer Way, Puyallup, 11 a.m. On the agenda are: block grant applications ...

Don Hansey, Republican stalwart, passes away

  WHATCOM — On Good Friday, April 3, Don Hansey, a lifelong local Republican mentor and lawmaker, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Hospice House in Bellingham, where he was moved ...

Women’s league helps Comp. Plan update

  WHATCOM — The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is scheduling presentations of its Comp Plan Road Show, a 30-minute interactive presentation helping the community understand and ...