County group invites comment on growth planning issues

WHATCOM -— The county Planning Commission will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9, regarding updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan and reviewing the Urban Growth Area, both required by ...

Granges present charter review Oct. 8

WHATCOM -— At three different sites, county Granges are presenting a Charter Review Information Night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The locations are: District 1, Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway; ...

State targets under-30 age for voter registration

OLYMPIA — Are you a Washington resident who is eligible to vote but hasn’t registered yet? Expect a postcard in the mail soon that encourages you to register in time for this fall’s general election. ...

Guest Opinion: When, how will this cycle ever stop?

By Irene Morgan I received a call recently from a member of our Restorative Community Coalition (formerly ReEntry Coalition of Whatcom County) seeking help. He and his family of four are in the process ...

Letters to the editor – published Sept. 24

Van Werven’s view You deserve to know where I, as a candidate for state representative in the 42nd District, stand on a critical issue. When talking with voters I am often met with tax anxiety and rightly ...

Public notices

Wednesday, Sept. 24 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. • Meridian School Board, ...
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No. 1 Lions tested, but pull away

BELLINGHAM — Midway through the second quarter on Friday night, Lynden was facing a situation it hadn’t experienced yet this season — a close game. After racing to big leads in their first two contests, ...
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Lion girls soccer striving to create winning culture

LYNDEN — Last Thursday’s 1-1 draw against perennial power Sehome was a result that the Lynden girls soccer team had experienced before. Just last season, the Lions tied a match with Sehome by the same ...
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Senior trio helps smooth Pioneers’ transition

NOOKSACK — After losing five seniors from last season, the Nooksack Valley girls volleyball team faced an uphill battle. Replacing seniors, often both in terms of talent and leadership, is typically ...

The curious case of B’ham football

BELLINGHAM — Friday night’s football game at Lynden Christian marked the third and final matchup of the season against Northwest Conference competition for longtime league member Bellingham. While ...