North Cascades snow clearing to start March 31

TWISP — The effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday, March 31, the state Department of Transportation reports. Despite the heavy late-season snowfall, those responsible for the ...

Scholten’s Equipment nominated for award

WHATCOM — Scholten’s Equipment Inc. of Lynden is among a dozen finalists across many sectors for the 28th annual business awards event set for Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the Silver Reef Casino ...

Dan Dykstra takes truck repair service full time

LYNDEN — Dan Dykstra decided to “jump on the opportunity and go for it,” turning his D&D Custom Service truck and heavy equipment repair business into a full-time venture on April 1. D&D ...

Campaign kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday at Jansen center

LYNDEN — Two-term Republican state Rep. Vincent Buys kicks off his 2014 reelection bid with an event at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 22. “I want to take ...

Female inmate dies apparently of suicide in jail

BELLINGHAM ­— A female inmate died Monday, March 10, of an apparent suicide hanging in the Whatcom County Jail. At approximately 1:15 p.m., corrections staff responded to a call for emergency assistance ...

W. Smith/Aldrich roads corner to be rebuilt

WHATCOM ­— Traffic restrictions started at the intersection of West Smith and Aldrich roads this week for a project that is expected to last through late May. Left-turn lanes will be created on Smith ...

Evergreen Boys State coming up

WHATCOM — The American Legion of the State of Washington is sponsoring Evergreen Boys State, running June 15-21 at the Warm Beach Conference Center near Stanwood. Evergreen Boys State is a leadership ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Letters to the editor – published March 19

Concerned with oil trains here I am concerned with oil coming by train through my community and through the rest of Washington. Four facilitates are presently shipping oil by rail, having attained a permit ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 19 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall ...