Lynden trail money included in Senate budget package

OLYMPIA — The transportation budget plan approved unanimously Friday by the state Senate includes a $477,000 appropriation for a project to extend the Jim Kaemingk Sr. trail near Fisher Elementary School ...
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1 millionth tree planted a celebration in Acme

ACME ­— Cooperation between various groups was celebrated at the planting of the 1 millionth Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program tree in Whatcom County Saturday. Among thousands of young trees ...

Peoples Bank announces changes

WHATCOM — Peoples Bank has announced changes in the senior management of the Bellingham-based bank. Charles LeCocq has been promoted to chairman of the board and will continue as chief executive officer ...

Lynden woman wins second car

LYNDEN — As anyone in business or sports will tell you, it’s often harder to stay at a high level than to reach it. But Stephanie Meester hasn’t just maintained her excellence as an independent Tupperware ...

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 ...