Learn about native plants on free walks

WHATCOM — Anyone can join in on several upcoming fun informal walks to get familiar with native plants of Whatcom County. No registration is required for the free walks; just show up. Sponsored by the ...
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Darigold proudly shows off new dryer facility

LYNDEN ­— Just weeks away from starting up, Darigold showed off its new Lynden milk drying tower to hundreds of visitors Friday. The 143-foot-tall, $22 million structure is more than just an investment ...

Five locals named to first Processed Razz Council

WHATCOM — Five local red raspberry growers and their alternates have been named to the first national Processed Raspberry Council. In all, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed 23 representatives ...

Partners working to reduce bacteria pollution in streams

BELLINGHAM — Levels of fecal coliform bacteria are on the rise in creeks and rivers in Whatcom County, prompting a multi-agency response effort. The levels of pollution exceed clean water standards and ...

Bellewood Acres going public with Apple Blossom Festival April 27-28

LYNDEN — In the past, John and Dorie Belisle have shared the beauty of blossom time with their friends and family. Now it’s no longer their own private festival. This year will bring BelleWood Acres’ ...

Ericksen bill aiding Lynden fair may be voted on today

OLYMPIA — On April 9 the House Finance Committee approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, that would clarify that the nonprofit Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden is not subject ...

Council pays moment of silence to Boston tragedy

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden City Council observed a time of silence at the start of its Monday meeting for reflection upon the Boston Marathon bombings that have stunned the nation. Presiding in Mayor Scott ...

Bill Knutzen bidding for reelection to County Council

WHATCOM — County Council member Bill Knutzen on Monday announced he is running for reelection to his at-large position. A fourth-generation Whatcom County resident, Bill and his wife Sandy own Communication ...

Planning panel chair Michelle Luke seeks council seat

WHATCOM — Michelle Luke, Whatcom County Planning Commission chair, has announced her candidacy for the Whatcom County Council from District 3. Carl Weimer is the two-tern incumbent. In a press release ...

All-Lynden meeting tonight

LYNDEN ­— The elected officials, 18 in all, of three Lynden-area governmental entities come together for their second meeting tonight at City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St. The entities are the City of ...