Bishop enters council reelection bid

She was first elected to council four years ago FERNDALE — After four years on the Ferndale City Council, Kate Bishop has announced her campaign for reelection. “It is an incredible ...

Mutchler announces city council run

He previously served as mayor, council member FERNDALE — Former mayor and Ferndale City Council member Jon Mutchler has declared his candidacy to run for Ferndale City Council this ...

Community college campus earns Voter Friendly status

  BELLINGHAM —Whatcom Community College has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by national, nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA ...

Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pill blamed in death

  WHATCOM — On Tuesday evening, April 6, at around 9 p.m., medic units and county Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 100 block of Kelly Road on a report of a possible ...

County beginning roadside spraying

  WHATCOM ­— The county’s 2021 road shoulder herbicide application will begin soon. Approximately 250 miles of roads are normally scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and ...

Padden Creek project will go to fall 2022

  BELLINGHAM — A pair of culverts under Interstate 5 and State Route 11 in south Bellingham have blocked salmon and other fish from traveling upstream for years. Now a Washington ...

Discovery through poetry

New state poet laureate is Rena Priest, Lummi Nation member By Brent Lindquist [email protected]   BELLINGHAM — Rena Priest found poetry at a young age, with the help of ...

Police seek help in identifying theft suspect

Suspect has committed crimes at multiple locations FERNDALE — The Ferndale Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in multiple theft cases.   The ...

LC grad goes from cars to cartoons

Formerly of Custer, Austin Wright animated on Emmy-winning Netflix show By Brent Lindquist [email protected] KELOWNA, B.C. — When Austin Wright graduated from Lynden Christian ...

County median home price: $500,000

Prices rose 19-20% from 2020 in first quarter of 2021 alone   WHATCOM — The housing market ignored winter’s cold weather and turned steaming hot in the first quarter of 2021. ...