OLYMPIA ­— The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe and responsible gatherings in state parks during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

Amid rising virus cases, state orders  wearing masks in indoor public places, outside if within 6 feet 

  WHATCOM — A forum of four GOP candidates for governor will be carried on local radio station KGMI 790 AM at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18. It will also be on KTTH 770 of Seattle and KONA 610 of Tri-Cities and will stream live on TVW.org and YouTube.

Twin brothers Juan, left, and Emanuel (Manny) Melero are both graduating seniors at Nooksack Valley High School. They participated in Saturday morning’s Class of 2020 celebration parade from Sumas to Everson riding in Juan’s 1981 Covette car. The posting of the NVHS virtual graduation ceremo…

Berk’s Towing pulls out a British Columbia truck that had veered into the ditch of East Badger Road halfway between Northwood and Trapline Road Friday afternoon. Dealing with the crash caused a detour that lasted for hours. The driver, standing right, said he was distracted by a flock of bir…

Lynden had a demonstration of support Wednesday, June 10, for the racial justice outcry that has hit many American cities since the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. From left, Adri Tiesinga, Sadie Rosada and Cameo Besherse stand with their signs along Front S…

  WHATCOM — A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 28-year-old female hiker with a compound arm fracture Wednesday, June 3, from the Twin Sisters southwest of Mount Baker. 

  WHATCOM — Effective Monday, June 8, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation began taking camping reservations for the Silver Lake Park campground. This coincided with Whatcom County’s move into Phase 2 of Washington state’s Safe Start reopening plan.

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