Search for plane due for Lynden will resume

Sunday’s aerial search for a small, private plane that never reached its Lynden destination will resume Monday morning. The plane, with three occupants including the owner/pilot, left Montana about 1 ...
Wind helped push smoke from Canadian wildfires south into Whatcom County by Sunday morning. This photo, taken east of Lynden and looking west, on Sunday evening shows the unique sunset over north Whatcom County because of the wildfire smoke. (Randy Fleming/FlemingPhotoStudio.com)

Fire-filled sunsets

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A drone camera captures fireworks over Wiser Lake on the Fourth of July. The view, looking north, shows off the displays over the lake and captures other fireworks in the Lynden area. (Randy Fleming/FlemingPhotoStudio.com)

A festive Fourth

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Expect more sidewalk widening near Fisher

LYNDEN — The Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail will receive an upgrade east of Fisher Elementary School thanks to $300,000 earmarked for the project in the state’s capital budget. The money will be added to the ...

Jail could be built without Bellingham

LYNDEN ­— The small cities of Whatcom County are revising their agreements on participation in a new county jail in case Bellingham is a no-show. The new jail planned by the county in Ferndale could ...

In a year, county marijuana retailer has $3M in sales

WHATCOM — At the one-year anniversary of county recreational marijuana retail opening, retailer 2020 Solutions announces roughly $3 million in sales so far. 2020 opened on Bellingham’s Iron Street ...

Helping Hand grants announced

BELLINGHAM ­— The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation announced the winners of its 2015 Helping Hand Grants on Friday, June 5, during a silent auction and fundraiser at Depot Market Square. The ...

Grant helps get county mobilized for disaster here

BELLINGHAM ­— With a $7,000 grant from the PSE (Puget Sound Energy) Foundation, the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has set up a Volunteer Mobilization Center to support its Disaster Preparedness ...

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 ...