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County launches new website, open to comment

WHATCOM -— Whatcom County’s new website went live March 9. The url for the site is whatcomcounty.us. Now that the site is “live,” anyone with a link to the old site will be ...

April 9 meeting deals with how to replace culverts

WHATCOM — Do you have a stream or ditch on your property? Do you have a road or driveway crossing over the stream? If so, you probably have a culvert. These pipes are often too small ...

Two in running for county public works director

BELLINGHAM -— Whatcom County will hold a reception to introduce the two finalists being considered to fill the county’s Public Works Director position — Bruce Mills and Jon Hutchings. ...

City to change ‘Gateway’ zoning to mixed-use commercial at Portal Way

Burnett: New zone designation fell flat FERNDALE — The City of Ferndale plans to scrap a new zoning designation created especially for its two main highway interchanges. The designation ...

One heroin arrest at Sandy Pt. Heights could lead to more

Terry Miller, 51, suspected of being a supplier of heroin FERNDALE — At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, after several months of investigation, deputies of the Whatcom Gang and ...

Ferndale alumnus Jake Locker retires from the NFL

  FERNDALE — Ferndale High School alumnus Jake Locker announced his retirement from the NFL Tuesday. “I am retiring from football after much reflection and discussion with my ...

Pioneer Meadows opening junior high-aged school on Mission Road

School will be based out of former Timber Ridge site WHATCOM — The Pioneer Meadows Montessori School graduates sixth graders every year, and parents have been left wanting more. Starting ...

Neer graduates from USAF basic training

SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Air Force announces that Airman Austin R. Neer has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Neer completed ...

Tennant Lake gets rebuilt boardwalk

State Department of Fish and Wildlife project improves access FERNDALE — Whatcom County residents will benefit from an improved viewing experience at Tennant Lake, thanks to a Washington ...

Local grief advocate, radio host turns writer and convention planner

Lynda Cheldelin Fell went from grieving herself to helping others grieve FERNDALE — Lynda Cheldelin Fell couldn’t have known where her journey of healing would take her. What began ...