Hope Lutheran hosting sock drive to benefit community

LYNDEN — Every year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America asks all its congregations nationwide to do a service project for their community. It’s called “God’s Work. Our Hands.” This year, ...

Third quarter home sale numbers rise

WHATCOM — Rising numbers for Whatcom County’s housing market in the third quarter were tempered by flat to declining numbers in September, according to a local real-estate report. The number of county ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Satpal Sidhu

Satpal Sidhu has a diverse background, with engineering, business ownership and education filling 40 years of experience that he wants to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District state representative. A question-and-answer ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Luanne VanWerven

Luanne VanWerven knows rural Whatcom County and politics, a combined knowledge she hopes to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District representative. A question-and-answer with VanWerven follows. Answers have ...

Letters to the editor – published Oct. 15

Supports McClure Jeff McClure should be re-elected to his seat on the Whatcom County PUD Commission. I have worked with Jeff and his architecture firm on development projects around the county on several ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 15 Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor meeting room, Lynden City Hall, 300 Fourth St. 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, ...

For Custer area, county resending WID ballots

WHATCOM -— The county is sending out correct instructions for voting on the proposed Drayton Watershed Improvement District, after incorrect instructions were sent out at first. “Hold on to your ballots ...

Planning Comm. District 3 vacancy

WHATCOM -— The County Council wants to fill a District 3 opening on the county Planning Commission by Oct. 28. District 3 is generally west of the Guide Meridian. Applicants must be qualified registered ...

Social issues forum Thursday

BELLINGHAM — Hunger, homelessness and social services will be topics at the Oct. 16 forum featuring candidates for Washington state legislative districts 40 and 42. The forum is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Ballots being mailed today —two days earlier

WHATCOM — Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed to Whatcom County registered voters on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This is two days earlier than in prior elections to allow extra time for mail ...