Enjoying an island, family togetherness

To those of you whose children and grandchildren all reside within convenient commuting distance, I say good for you. I am not so privileged. And so we have to set aside a time every two or three years ...

Meridian district lets supporters tour schools

WHATCOM ­— Meridian School District parents, grandparents and community members are invited to take the annual Hall Pass tour of the district schools on Sept. 14 and 16. The tours will be hosted by ...

B.C. cancer ride coming through Whatcom County

WHATCOM ­— A Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting the British Columbia Cancer Foundation passes through the county on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30. Thousands of cancer survivors and supporters are ...

Access onto some public lands free on Aug. 25

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Tuesday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state ...

County’s six-year transportation plan outlined

BELLINGHAM ­— The county’s draft six-year transportation plan will likely be up for public comment at the Whatcom County Council meeting of Sept. 29, starting at 7 p.m. in the County Courthouse. Both ...

Library system needs a trustee

WHATCOM ­— A vacancy exists on the Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees. County residents with a passion for public libraries are encouraged to apply for the partial term that begins immediately ...

Cross-country bikers to give local presentation

LYNDEN ­— Thirty bicyclists near the end of a 3,961-mile cross-country trip in support of affordable housing will give a presentation on Monday, Aug. 24, at Hope Lutheran Church, 901 E. Grover St. The ...

BNSF hit with $86,000 fine for water quality violations

BELLINGHAM — The Department of Ecology has fined BNSF Railway $86,000 for placing creosote-treated railroad ties and other materials from maintenance projects in Whatcom and Skagit county water bodies. ...

Forestry Day can help small woodland owners

SKAGIT — Participants can build skills for tree care at the North Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grandy Lake Forest near Conway in Skagit County. Hosts ...

Calendar

ONGOING Skillshare Faire The Whatcom Skillshare Faire of short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstration of skills is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, at the Caretaker’s ...