Power lost locally in Thursday wind

WHATCOM -— About 5,400 customers of Puget Sound Energy lost power in the strong winds of Thursday, Nov. 6, but all customers were restored by 2 a.m. Friday, reported Akiko Oda, a spokeswoman for the ...

Letters to the editor – Nov. 12

Cynical voter sentiment hurting our city The Bender Fields tiny bond didn’t even come close to passing. That’s too bad. I don’t think people even study the issues anymore. If it says taxes up, even ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 12 Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Planning & Development Services, Northwest Annex conference room, 5280 Northwest Dr., 3:30 p.m. New business includes: election of ...

Avoid cold-season fires

OLYMPIA — Electrical fires in homes account for over 26,000 residential fires annually, resulting in 280 deaths and over $1 billion in property loss in the United States. “Traditionally, we see more ...

Ross Black named SBA Local Leader

LYNDEN -— Ross Black, owner of Simple Box Storage, was selected among thousands of graduates of SBA Emerging Leaders across the U.S. as the Local Leader winner. Awards were hosted by Interise, the organization ...

AmericanWest Bank to merge with Banner Bank

WALLA WALLA — AmericanWest Bank will merge into Banner Bank, allowing the two banks to operate under the Banner Bank brand, the two companies reported last week. Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla ...
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‘Interstellar’ is not so stellar

According to a May report by CBS News, more than 200,000 people have signed up to take a planned one-way trip to Mars in 2024 with the Netherlands-based Mars One program. To me, that’s one of the most ...

WSO brings in two choruses for Dec. 7 concert

BELLINGHAM — On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Mt. Baker Theatre, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra presents an afternoon of holiday treats featuring both the Mount Baker Toppers and the Bellingham Children’s ...

Calendar

WEDNESDAY Noon piano The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts live piano music at noon every Wednesday in November. Nov. 12 features Nell Veenstra. Veteran film The Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St., ...
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Lyncs advance to 18th state tournament in a row

BOTHELL — At this point, it’s almost as if the Lynden Christian volleyball team has a permanent spot in the state tournament. The Lyncs advanced to the 1A state tournament for the 18th consecutive ...