New emergency coordination hub opens Friday

BELLINGHAM -— A public open house is planned for Friday, July 18, to celebrate the public/private partnership that repurposed the former Olympics Coordination Center near Bellingham’s airport. The ...

Possessing personal-use marijuana still a federal offense at border crossings 

BLAINE — Even as legal recreational marijuana selling starts in Washington State,  the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations reminds cross-border travelers that possession of ...

Meridian School Board meeting place changed  

LAUREL -— Meridian School Board meetings will now be held in the newly remodeled Professional Development Center on the Meridian High School campus rather than in the library at Meridian Middle School, ...

Fire ban in effect in county’s hot, dry conditions

WHATCOM — Due to the summer heat and low fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office restricted all open burning effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. All land clearing and yard ...

Two major concerts wrap up Bellingham music festival

BELLINGHAM — The 2014 Bellingham Festival of Music continues through Sunday, July 20, with its repertoire of fine symphonic music performed by world-famous guest artists and young rising stars. The artistic ...

Everson garden could use more volunteer help

EVERSON -— The Everson Community Garden is filled up at its main location opposite the Everson library, but a small space can be provided at a second location if needed, says head volunteer Gretchen ...

Museum hosting clock exhibit through Sept. 15

LYNDEN — Whimsical musical clocks and enamel pocket watch stands highlight a clockworks exhibit now on display in the Lynden Pioneer Museum. The exhibit, sponsored by the West Coast Clock & Watch ...

Calendar

CALENDAR ONGOING ‘Walk in Time’ “A Walk Back in Time” history tour of the Lynden Cemetery is presented every Saturday at 1 p.m. courtesy of the Lynden Pioneer Museum. Cemetery is on south corner ...

Two win awards from Western Washington Univ.

WHATCOM — Two local students at Western Washington University have won university scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Sarrah Jane Van Zanten, a daughter of Gerrit Van Zanten of Lynden and Carol ...

Letters to the editor published July 16

Election system not broken; it’s voters’ fault Our election system isn’t broken. The American people themselves have handed government over to incompetent and corrupt individuals. Many registered ...