All urged to bike to work and school on May 16

WHATCOM — Bike to Work and School Day will be held countywide on Friday, May 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Anyone who walks or rides their bike that morning can stop by a Celebration Station for snacks ...

Five win NWW Fair Foundation scholarships

LYNDEN -— The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation will honor its 2014 scholarship winners at a  fundraiser event this Friday night. The foundation has different levels of supporting patrons. The scholarship ...

Blessing of Fleet this Saturday

BELLINGHAM -— The Whatcom Commercial Fishermens’ Association sponsors a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue in Zuanich Park. A seafood ...

San Juan Airlines takes over NW Sky Ferry

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Sky Ferry and San Juan Airlines have merged flight operations and are now San Juan Airlines. Since taking over Northwest Sky Ferry in 2009, owners Skip and Katie Jansen have adopted ...

Finding your favorite county coastline

Okay, okay, so Whatcom County’s coastline isn’t exactly a rival of the wide-open sandy (and often warm) beaches of Southern California, the beautiful rocky and sandy mixes of Oregon or the tropical ...

Letters to the editor – May 7

In favor of Ericksen I appreciate Sen. Doug Ericksen and all that he has done for the citizens in the 42nd District. He is a great asset to our community. Last year, Sen. Ericksen assisted the Northwest ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 7 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Berthusen Park Advisory Committee, southeast conference room, City ...

Timber sale on Blanchard Mtn. will limit access

Expect heavy truck traffic and road closures on the north end of Blanchard State Forest in Skagit County. Road building will take place May 7 through June 1, causing delays. Log hauling will be June 1 ...

Sen. Murray sees veterans’ services at Whatcom CC

BELLINGHAM — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited Whatcom Community College April 24 to host a roundtable discussion with local student veterans and campus veterans services coordinators on veterans issues. ...
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Arneson takes home Avalon title

BURLINGTON — The conditions at Avalon Golf Course in Burlington on Monday afternoon were far from perfect. The rain was falling and the terrain on the fairways was wet and sloppy. The greens were far ...