Crawford leaving County Council for work reasons

  BELLINGHAM ­— County Council member Sam Crawford announced Tuesday he is resigning his 2nd District seat effective March 1.   Crawford said in a letter read at the end of the evening’s meeting ...
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SOL LEWIS AWARD WINNER: Celeste Mergens: Lynden-based Day For Girls has grown to over 70 countries

  Celeste Mergens has by now told the story countless times. She was in Kenya in 2008 to help with the living conditions at an orphanage there when she awoke one night at 2:30 a.m. with a burning question ...
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SOL LEWIS AWARD WINNER: Dick Decima: Exacting efficiency for the multiple good of the community

There was a little smile on Dick Decima’s face when he explained how the Washington Heritage Register officials told him they had never before seen an application quite like the one he helped submit ...
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Student Learning: A Space Odyssey

LYNDEN — Fisher Elementary School students learned that many objects in space are light years away, but learning about space can happen very close to home.   The Pacific Science Center’s Science ...

City to tighten up on stormwater runoff rules

  LYNDEN ­— The city will go through more steps than before to make sure its stormwater runoff isn’t polluting the Nooksack River.   Lynden has moved into a higher level of compliance with ...
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Men’s chorus performs here Feb. 7-8

  WHATCOM ­— Male Ensemble Northwest, a regional men’s singing group of 14 choral music educators, will be performing twice in concert locally the weekend of Feb. 7-8.   They will be guest ...

Sex trafficking to be focus of Feb. 5 WCC program

  BELLINGHAM — All are invited to learn more about the realities of human trafficking at “Not in Our Community! Sex Trafficking in the Northwest,” a 7 p.m. program on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Whatcom ...

EDITORIAL: A chance to honor two visionaries

  It’s a joy each year to choose two deserving recipients, a man and a woman, for our annual Sol H. Lewis Award recognizing community service. These are folks who have given of themselves far above ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 28 • Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee, Civic Center Annex Garden Room, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 3 p.m. Topics for this meeting include program updates ...

LMS recognizes honor students

LYNDEN — Lynden Middle School has released its first-trimester honor roll and the following students are named: 4.0 grade-point average   Eighth grade — Sarah Brossow, Haylee Dell, Nathan Doering, ...