Alcoa delaying Intalco curtailment

FERNDALE — Alcoa announced on Tuesday, Jan. 19, that it will delay the curtailment of its Intalco Works smelter in Ferndale until the end of June. The plant was originally scheduled to curtail by the ...

South Fork Valley is setting for new ‘Bucolia’ book

WHATCOM — Matthew Thuney, a county author who has been crafting columns, composing blogs and recording radio shows for nearly 30 years, will read from and sign copies of his new book, “Bucolia: Hijinx ...

Lane restrictions for two months at BB-Lynden overpass

Damaged girder being replaced WHATCOM — Drivers should prepare for two months of lane closures, including on Interstate 5, as crews begin to fix the Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass damaged last May when ...
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Flags for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Whatcom County took Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. for his leadership in advancing U.S. civil rights. Pictured here, flags line the streets of Nooksack and Everson, as they also do in Lynden on ...

Broncs & Bulls event coming to fair arena Feb. 13

LYNDEN — Eight seconds doesn’t seem too long, unless you’re trying to ride on a buckin’ bronc or bull. Close to 40 professional cowboys are coming for the Laurel Farm and Western Supply Extreme ...

Siblings excel in U.S. Army, Navy basic training

EVERSON — A local couple’s daughter and son have both graduated from military basic training with extra honors. Chloe Gardner was tops in physical fitness among 147 men and women in her U.S. Army basic ...
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A train-filled tradition

A special Lionel train layout, joined with an old-fashioned Christmas gift theme, continues in the front window of the Lynden Pioneer Museum through January. It was created by Reid Pielet, of Blaine, ...

Good to Go Meat Pies marks four years with specials

EVERSON — Good To Go Meat Pies celebrates on Jan. 21 and 22 its fourth anniversary of opening the Pasty Shop in town. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on either Thursday or Friday for fresh cookies and ...

Inslee appoints new WCC trustee

BELLINGHAM — Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Bellingham resident and retired business executive John Pedlow to the Whatcom Community College board of trustees. Pedlow began a five-year term Dec. 15, 2015. ...

Eastern Washington U. lists high GPAs

CHENEY ­— Eastern Washington University lists the following local students on its fall quarter Dean’s List, representing a GPA of 3.5 or higher: Bellingham — Jordan Assink, Chandler Hodge, Joshua ...