Finding your favorite county coastline

Okay, okay, so Whatcom County’s coastline isn’t exactly a rival of the wide-open sandy (and often warm) beaches of Southern California, the beautiful rocky and sandy mixes of Oregon or the tropical ...

Letters to the editor – May 7

In favor of Ericksen I appreciate Sen. Doug Ericksen and all that he has done for the citizens in the 42nd District. He is a great asset to our community. Last year, Sen. Ericksen assisted the Northwest ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 7 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Berthusen Park Advisory Committee, southeast conference room, City ...

Timber sale on Blanchard Mtn. will limit access

Expect heavy truck traffic and road closures on the north end of Blanchard State Forest in Skagit County. Road building will take place May 7 through June 1, causing delays. Log hauling will be June 1 ...

Sen. Murray sees veterans’ services at Whatcom CC

BELLINGHAM — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited Whatcom Community College April 24 to host a roundtable discussion with local student veterans and campus veterans services coordinators on veterans issues. ...
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Arneson takes home Avalon title

BURLINGTON — The conditions at Avalon Golf Course in Burlington on Monday afternoon were far from perfect. The rain was falling and the terrain on the fairways was wet and sloppy. The greens were far ...
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Soccer challenges ahead

BELLINGHAM — Entering Thursday night’s tilt with 2A Bellingham, Nooksack Valley soccer coach Valentin Villalobos understood he and his boys faced a bit of an uphill climb against the Red Raiders. Before ...
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Telling week ahead for Mount Baker

DEMING — There’s no denying that the competition level for fastpitch in the Northwest Conference is tough this season. This is something Mount Baker coach Ron Lepper fully understands. Entering last ...
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Lynden woman named state Mother of Year

LYNDEN -— A Lynden woman, in addition to her prominent role heading a global nonprofit, has been named Mother of the Year for Washington State. Celeste Mergens, a mother of six by birth, said she considers ...
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Building Bridges of Hope

WHATCOM — Let’s start with a story: A young man gets released from prison in Whatcom County. For his transition back to normal life, the young man enters a halfway house in downtown Bellingham. Literally ...