Crawford leaving County Council for work reasons

  BELLINGHAM ­— County Council member Sam Crawford announced Tuesday he is resigning his 2nd District seat effective March 1.   Crawford said in a letter read at the end of the evening’s meeting ...
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SOL LEWIS AWARD WINNER: Celeste Mergens: Lynden-based Day For Girls has grown to over 70 countries

  Celeste Mergens has by now told the story countless times. She was in Kenya in 2008 to help with the living conditions at an orphanage there when she awoke one night at 2:30 a.m. with a burning question ...

City to tighten up on stormwater runoff rules

  LYNDEN ­— The city will go through more steps than before to make sure its stormwater runoff isn’t polluting the Nooksack River.   Lynden has moved into a higher level of compliance with ...
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Men’s chorus performs here Feb. 7-8

  WHATCOM ­— Male Ensemble Northwest, a regional men’s singing group of 14 choral music educators, will be performing twice in concert locally the weekend of Feb. 7-8.   They will be guest ...

Blaine man dies in Friday bicycle-truck collision

  BLAINE ­— A 53-year-old Blaine man died at the scene where he was crossing an intersection on a bicycle at 5:37 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, and was struck by a pickup truck, according to the Washington ...

Ericksen: Stop Seattle tunnel drilling project

  OLYMPIA — It’s time to pull the plug on Bertha, the tunnel boring machine that has been stuck under downtown Seattle for more than a year without budging, say two state senators, including Doug ...

Charter review commission gets going

  WHATCOM ­— The 2015 county Charter Review Commission will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, the 15-member group decided at its first meeting on Jan. 12.   At least the first ...

State busy with poultry testing

  WHATCOM ­— Amber Itle, field veterinarian with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, spent Monday “testing birds all day” even though officially it was a holiday.   One of her ...

County Mental Health Court to start

  BELLINGHAM — Whatcom County’s new Mental Health Court program began screening potential members last week.   The Mental Health Court seeks to reduce criminal activities and increase public ...
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CHCC hires Steenbock as administrator

  LYNDEN — The Christian Health Care Center has hired Wayne Steenbock as new administrator of the Lynden-based skilled nursing facility.   CHCC will open its new adult day health and wellness ...