Whatcom Farmers Co-op announces discussions to merge with larger operation

LYNDEN — Whatcom Farmers Cooperative (WFC) of Lynden and CHS Inc., a national farmer-owned cooperative, released a statement saying that the two co-ops have been in discussions about a potential merger ...

Ericksen pushes transportation efficiency ideas in WA Senate

  OLYMPIA — Washington taxpayers are getting one ferry for the price of three, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and the state is paying far more for sales tax on road projects than even ...

Law enforcement learning camp for high school juniors, seniors

  OLYMPIA — Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career can spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities.   Applications ...
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Lisa Le & Jesse Vanderhoek engagement

Lisa Thanh Van Le of Seattle and Jesse Allen VanderHoek of Bellingham announce their engagement and plans for a July 18, 2015 wedding in Ferndale. Lisa is a daughter of Thao and Tho Le of Seattle. She ...

Tree fruit the focus at March 7 Skagit field day

  MOUNT VERNON — The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Northwestern Washington ...

March workshop is on irrigation

  LYNDEN — A March 6 half-day workshop will deal with strategies for improved delivery in agricultural irrigation.   WSU Extension, with financial support from the Washington red raspberry and ...

$4 million up for specialty crop grants

  OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for new projects to support the state’s fruit, vegetable, tree nut and nursery crops through the federal Specialty ...

Letters to the editor – published Feb. 18

Thanks to the Nooksack school community   On behalf of the Nooksack Valley School District, we want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our community for the overwhelming support of ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Feb. 18 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, County ...

Next dairy talk in Grange series is ‘record-keeping’

  LYNDEN ­— The next Whatcom Dairy Speaker Series event will be on Thursday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Ten Mile Grange, 6985 Hannegan Rd. A free lunch is provided.   Derek Hunt, a Canadian ...