Local air made unhealthy from B.C. fires

WHATCOM ­— Smoke from large wildfires burning in British Columbia was causing poor air quality locally that could last to Thursday or Friday, and health authorities advise people to protect themselves ...

City imposes full burn ban until ‘significant rainfall’

LYNDEN ­— The city joined with the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office on July 1 in banning all open burning within Lynden city limits, due to the extremely dry conditions and warm weather dominating ...

Firecracker Rod Run this weekend

By Kevin Doucette FERNDALE — The 30th annual Firecracker Run in Ferndale will be held Saturday, June 11th at Pioneer Park. The event is open to the public and any car is eligible to be shown. The entry ...

Correction

Pete Kremen will be the emcee for the 2015 Lynden’s Got Talent event July 18 during the Northwest Raspberry Festival in Lynden. He is not one of the judges. For more on the music competition for age ...

Lauree Fletcher to head Whatcom Love INC

WHATCOM — Lauree Fletcher, of Lynden, also a Bellingham counselor and group facilitator, was recently appointed executive director of Whatcom Love INC. She replaces Kae Unrein, who recently retired after ...

Fair foundation fundraiser event this Friday in Expo Building

LYNDEN ­— The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation has its annual fundraising event — a dinner with silent and live auctions, and Moowiches — this Friday, July 10, starting at 6 p.m. The program ...

Mental health evaluation and treatment should occur at the new county jail

It is very sad that at the height of the economic crash of 2008 to 2010 Washington State looked to the mental health field to cut expenses in an attempt to maintain other budgets around the state. At the ...

Letters to the editor

Embraces the coming of YWAM to Lynden What a blessing to have the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) organization to be part of our community and to be involved in our civic activites such as the Raspberry Festival! ...

Meetings

Wednesday, July 8 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. The board will have a strategic conversation about budget. • Lynden ...

Calendar

ONGOING Lynden’s Got Talent The second annual Lynden’s Got Talent, a solo/group vocal competition for those age 25 and younger, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, in downtown Lynden during ...