‘Border Songs’ coming to stages here

LYNDEN -— A theater version of “Border Songs,” the Whatcom County-based 2009 bestseller book of Jim Lynch, is coming to two local stages. Lynch’s story is from the perspective of a tall severely ...

Calendar

ONGOING Art show The International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, June 20-22. Free. Details: www.peacearchart.org. Local dance The Dance Studio presents ...

Baker River salmon surge

BELLEVUE — It’s a record-smashing season for young salmon at Baker River in the North Cascades. And the fish keep coming. In early June, the number of juvenile sockeye and coho collected by fisheries ...

Jewell named to insurer’s council

LYNDEN — Farmers Insurance agent Andrew Jewell has been named to the national insurer’s prestigious Presidents Council representing excellence in service, consistency in business performance and commitment ...

Lynden teacher to attend institute

LYNDEN -— Amy Miller, fifth grade teacher at Bernice Vossbeck Elementary School, has been chosen to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a week-long institute at the Library Science Center ...

Additional scholarships announced

WHATCOM — These are additional scholarships awarded to local high school seniors beyond those listed in the June 4 Graduates section:   LYNDEN Bret DeGraaff — Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship ...

North Whatcom beaches closed to shellfish harvest

BELLINGHAM — Unsafe levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning biotoxin were detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Whatcom County, prompting the Washington State Department of Health to ...

Finding anchor in bits of history, politics

Fortunately for the spice of life, we all have different interests. While I care nothing about most TV shows, I do enjoy following politics. Instead of indulging a workshop hobby, I’d rather be reading ...

Letters to the editor – published June 18

Volunteers help support our local schools During the course of a school year there are many people who volunteer time in many different ways to make our schools a better place for kids. Schools are certainly ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, June 18 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. The board will talk strategy on college sustainability initiatives ...