Meeting set for hopeful Miss Rodeo contestants

LYNDEN — An informational meeting for potential contestants in the Miss Lynden Rodeo Pageant is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, in Lynden. The mandatory meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Peoples Place ...

Mt. Baker School District gets clean audit

OLYMPIA — An audit of Mount Baker School District financial operations in the 2012-13 school year has turned up no significant deficiencies. The Washington State Auditor’s Office on Monday released ...

In the military

Air Force Airwoman Katrina S. Kappele graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airwoman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included ...

County extends deadline for EIS scoping comment

WHATCOM — The county has decided to extend the comment period on scoping of an environmental impact statement on the upcoming Comprehensive Plan update. The deadline is now April 7. It was March 24. ...

Magic show at community center April 15

LYNDEN ­— On Tuesday, April 15, the Lynden Community Center hosts Louie Foxx’s Vaudeville Magic Show, billed as comedy and fun for all ages. A finger food social begins at 4:30 p.m.; the show is at ...

Legislature only tweaks budget, adjourns on time

OLYMPIA — The state Legislature approved a barebones 2014 supplemental operating budget before adjourning its 60-day short session March 13, the first on-time end of a session since 2009. The new budget ...

Folk skills school halting classes

BELLINGHAM ­— For a variety of reasons, the 3-year-old Whatcom Folk School will not operate this spring and summer and may close down, says its board of directors. The school has offered hundreds of ...

Calendar

CALENDAR ONGOING Worship nights North County Christ the King hosts two nights of worship, with a contemporary night at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, and a traditional community hymn sing at 6 p.m. on ...

EDITORIAL: Healing after tragedies

Disaster can strike at any time. That’s the feeling we have had watching the drawn-out fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its apparent demise into the south Indian Ocean and now the massive landslide ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 26 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, ground-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 2 p.m. • Annual joint boards ...