Ericksen hosts his own talking sessions

It is a campaign event, he says, helping him hear out voters By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   LYNDEN ­— If Democrats strengthen their control of the state Legislature, ...

State’s boiler inspectors come to Berthusen for live training

14 inspectors were able to try their hand driving a steam engine By Calvin Bratt [email protected]   LYNDEN ­— The state people who test and inspect boilers for a living ...

Demo Derby reprises Saturday

Kids 10 and under get into this event free   LYNDEN — Coming off a series of “smash hits” recorded at a sold-out performance during fair week, local drivers return for an ...

Small cities embrace home monitoring programs

Overcrowded jail stress, incarceration viewpoints have led to more jail alternative use By Ashley Hiruko [email protected] WHATCOM — Over the summer the city councils of Sumas, ...

College Honors

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON   SEATTLE ­— Two students of hometown Ferndale were named to the Dean’s List (at least 3.5 GPA) at the University of Washington for spring quarter ...

Burn ban lifted

  WHATCOM — Due to recent rain, the general ban on outdoor burning in the county has been lifted.   The Fire Marshal’s Office announced the action effective Friday, Sept. ...

Council passes property tax exemption

Ordinance temporarily exempts new multi-family development from property taxes By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — Multi-family housing development is now a bit ...

Highland dance classes now at Pioneer Meadows

Teacher Heather Richendrfer brought Highland Gathering back to Ferndale in June By Brent Lindquist [email protected] FERNDALE — Heather Richendrfer brought the Highland Gathering ...

Barron Heating starts its own training school

Goal is to get an adequate qualified workforce   FERNDALE — Barron Heating & Air Conditioning, seeking qualified candidates in a tight job market, recently launched Barron ...

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 19, 2018

Kudos to Buys’ bill   You have seen these food trucks buzzing around construction sites. You have seen them in downtown Ferndale, Lynden and Everson. You believe the food trucks ...