Lynden, Nooksack Valley and Meridian school districts all win clean audits

WHATCOM — Three local school districts have all received clean audits of their financial operations and federal programs from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Reports released April 3 and April ...

VanAchte reports scam caller

LYNDEN ­— The woman on the phone with George Van Achte the morning of April 8 said she was his granddaughter Martine, in trouble in Las Vegas and needing help. “I can’t call anyone but you, Grandpa,” ...

Lummi ferry out May 9-10 night

GOOSEBERRY POINT — The Lummi Island ferry will be out of service May 9-10 for needed repairs to the dock lifting mechanism, Whatcom County Public Works reports. The dock loading span must be locked into ...

State clarifying rules on oil spill contingency

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Ecology is accepting comments on proposed updates of rules requiring approved oil spill contingency plans for vessels traveling in the state. The proposed updates ...

Environmentalist McKibben speaks at Western May 17

BELLINGHAM — Bill McKibben, one of America’s best-known environmentalists, will present “350: The Most Important Number in the World,” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, on the Performing Arts Center ...

Latino festivities coming to Lynden Library

LYNDEN ­— Celebrate the Day of the Child, DÍa de Los Niños, with stories, food, crafts and entertainment on Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St. This ...

Career training academy taking applications

WHATCOM — The Northwest Career & Technical Academy provides tuition-free career training in high-wage, high-demand occupations to area high school, home-schooled and GED students under the age of ...

Learn about native plants on local spring walks

WHATCOM — The Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is again sponsoring introductory plant walks for getting familiar with plants native to Whatcom County. These plant identification ...

Guest Opinion: In business expansion we want what?

By Gary Vis A wise pastor once told me, “When you want a want, you had better want what that want brings.” So what does the Lynden community want in the area of business expansion? At the Lynden Chamber ...

Trans Mountain to further clean up Smith Road fuel pumping site

BELLINGHAM — Trans Mountain Pipeline LLC plans to clean up petroleum-contaminated soil at its Laurel Station facility, a pump station about four miles north of Bellingham. The cleanup will be conducted ...