Christine Perkins chosen to head county library system

WHATCOM ­— The Board of Trustees of the Whatcom County Library System has hired Christine Perkins to be the new executive director of the nine-branch system. Perkins, coming from the Bellingham Public ...

Three women vying for 2013 county Dairy Ambassador

WHATCOM ­— Three young women are the candidates for 2013 Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador. The 57th annual coronation and banquet will be on Friday, March 22, at Fox Hall behind Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett ...
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Days For Girls thinking globally

LYNDEN ­— Just back from 18 days in Uganda, Celeste Mergens is pumped afresh about what Lynden-based Days For Girls International is accomplishing in countries of the world — and yet how much more ...

Council delays vote on off-street parking

LYNDEN ­— Two neighbors gave opinions and the City Council asked questions of staff, but for now any change in off-street parking rules is back to a committee. No one was present at Monday’s council ...
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Off to see the ‘Wizard’

Dorothy, played by Sarah Miller, comes into Munchkinland and also meets Glinda the Good Witch, right, played by Kendra Hack, in a scene of Lynden High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The ...

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 ...