New WIAA Smart Choices scholarship kicks off this spring

LYNNWOOD — With spring just around the corner, many high school seniors have turned their attention to college and, just as importantly, how to pay for it. Smart Choices College Scholarships are open ...

NSEA spring work parties help restore salmon habitat locally

WHATCOM — The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association plans several spring work parties planting native trees and shrubs to help restore streamside habitat for salmon. All times are on Saturdays from ...

Cloud Mountain hosting workshops

EVERSON — Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd., will present free workshops for home gardeners, as well as new and experienced farmers, each weekend in March as part of its 2013 workshop series ...
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Adding 3 to fight fires

LYNDEN — The city brings on board three new career firefighters Friday, March 1, all hired from within Lynden’s own volunteer ranks. That will raise the paid firefighting force of the Lynden Fire Department ...

Shroud of Turin expert to speak March 7 at Mt. Baker Rotary Building

WHATCOM ­— A science photographer and world expert on the Shroud of Turin will speak locally March 6-7. Barrie Schwortz is one of the last scientists to have dealt with the shroud — which some believe ...

Man will do year for holding girl hostage in Lynden

BELLINGHAM — Casey Ronald Cohen, age 38, will spend one year in prison on charges related to holding a 16-year-old girl hostage in his Lynden apartment for six days last November. Whatcom County Superior ...

Library executive director choice to be made soon

WHATCOM ­— Four finalists were being considered for the position of Whatcom County Library System executive director, with a preliminary decision made by library trustees at their regular meeting Tuesday, ...

Border Patrol’s no-translation policy gets first review; Sumas contracts separately

WHATCOM ­— The policy on translation services may have changed, but people in the immigrant community remain in doubt about U.S. Border Patrol action on the ground. That became clear at a Feb. 7 listening ...

Local dairies and Darigold get help cutting greenhouse gases

MOUNT VERNON — The Northwest Clean Air Agency will award $3.2 million to three local projects to improve and protect air quality, placing top priority on projects that reduce greenhouse gases. The agency ...

Open offices in 2013 local election year

WHATCOM ­— The positions of mayor in Everson, Lynden, Nooksack and Sumas and three council positions in each town will be up for election in 2013. So also will be three positions on the Lynden School ...