BNSF plans new track between Ferndale, Custer

FERNDALE — Construction of a second line of tracks between Ferndale and Custer could begin as early as this year, according to information released by the BNSF Railroad on Friday.   The addition ...

Long-term lane closure starts on highway east of Maple Falls

MAPLE FALLS — The Mt. Baker Highway four miles east of Maple Falls has been reduced to one lane by the Washington State Department of Transportation for a “long-term” fix to the highway.   The ...

Law firm name change brings out local history

  BELLINGHAM ­— The law firm that was Zender Thurston — with roots 100 years ago in Lynden — is now named Carmichael Clark.   The name change reflects the firm’s current identity, as Robert ...

‘The Imitation Game’ tells a fascinating true story of Enigma

Anybody who read my review of the first “Hobbit” movie a few years ago certainly knows that I’m a little harsh on needlessly long movies.   The way I see it, if a director sends a movie that’s ...

Outdoor sculpture survey under way

  WHATCOM — Sculpture Northwest is currently conducting a survey of all outdoor sculpture located in the City of Bellingham. The goal is to make the four northwestern counties in Washington State ...

Calendar

ONGOING School tours The Lynden School District is hosting community information nights at Lynden Middle and Fisher Elementary schools in February and March. LMS tour and Q&A sessions from 6:30 to ...

Grange baking contest Tuesday

  LYNDEN ­—  The local Grange is hosting its annual Baking Contest and Auction on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and anyone can be a part of the fun by submitting an entry that morning or bidding on a treat ...

Bellingham show is ‘Leading Ladies’

  BELLINGHAM — The Bellingham Theatre Guild presents “Leading Ladies” from Feb. 13 to March 1. Written by Ken Ludwig, the show is directed by Judith Owens-Lancaster.   Two English Shakespearean ...

Insect talk Feb. 12

  BELLINGHAM — A Whatcom County Master Gardeners meeting on “Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, is free and open to the public. Dr. Merrill Peterson leads ...

Honor Rolls

LCHS honors first-semester achievers LYNDEN — Lynden Christian High School has released its first-semester honor roll and the following students are named: 4.0 grade-point average   Seniors — Isaiah ...