Kiwanis wine, cheese, chocolate tasting event May 3 helps youth

WHATCOM — The Lynden Noon Kiwanis Club is planning a Celebration of Tasty Treats on Saturday, May 3, to help fund its community service programs especially in youth development. The celebration will ...

Concerts present wedding and love songs May 2-3

WHATCOM — In two concerts soprano Wendy Donaghy and accompanist Terhi Miikki-Broersma will present “How Beautiful,” a collection of treasured wedding and love songs. The pair will present the most ...

Local medical society celebrates 125 years

WHATCOM — It was late in 1889, the year Washington became a state, that seven Whatcom County physicians came together to create the Whatcom County Medical Society. Now at age 125, the professional association ...

Opinion: We are dealing with our jail/mental health dilemma in Whatcom County

By Bill Elfo Whatcom County is experiencing a disturbing trend shared with the rest of our nation. Our jails and prisons are becoming the de facto mental health institutions of our country. The number ...

Letters to the editor – published April 23

A short session short on accomplishments The state Legislature recently concluded its “short session” with a distinctly short record of accomplishments. In an oft-repeated pattern, good bills passed ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 23 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, ground-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 • ...

Puyallup fair building burns

PUYALLUP — Evergreen Hall of the Washington State Fair Event Center was gutted by a fire early April 14, shortly after the Washington State Spring Fair had concluded Sunday evening. No one was injured ...

Dining out May 6 can help out Maple Alley Inn

WHATCOM — Over 50 local restaurants are participating in the Opportunity Council’s 14th annual Dine Out for Maple Alley Inn, coming up on Tuesday, May 6. Each restaurant owner will donate a percentage ...
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Their very own ‘Big Smooth’

LYNDEN — In a match where the Lynden Christian boys soccer team desperately needed a victory, the players certainly delivered on Monday afternoon. Sitting with a record of 2-5-3, the Lyncs entered Monday’s ...
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No hurdle too big

LYNDEN — As the rain continued to fall at Lynden Christian last Wednesday, the track conditions kept getting worse. One would think the slippery track would slow some runners down and affect their form. ...