Whatcom County starts land use planning update

WHATCOM — The county is starting in on an update of its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations and also a review of Urban Growth Areas, in accordance with the state Growth Management Act. Whatcom ...

Coached Forestry Planning class set at Rome Grange

WHATCOM ­— Your land, your trees, your goals — do you know how to manage them all? A Forest Stewardship Coached Planning class for people with wooded property will start March 13 and go for eight ...

County to update critical areas regulations

WHATCOM ­— Whatcom County will begin a state-mandated update of its critical areas regulations this spring, and citizens have ways to participate. The critical areas regulations are those rules in the ...

BTC culinary arts program wins several awards

BELLINGHAM — A team in Bellingham Technical College’s culinary arts program won a silver medal in the American Culinary Federation state competition. The Hot Food team members are: Gillian Battle, ...

Lions Club wins award for putting out holiday flags

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Lions Club has won a certificate of commendation from the Sons of the American Revolution for “exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States.” The local ...

Illegal entrants from India, Honduras nabbed

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Youth Fair entry forms due back

LYNDEN — Entries are due in by this week Friday, March 14, for participation in the 2014 Whatcom County Youth Fair. The multi-faceted “experience that lasts a lifetime” is on the Friday and Saturday, ...

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

WHATCOM — The local Farm Bureau is offering $3,000 in scholarships to qualified Whatcom County students. A minimum of $500 will be awarded to each winner. Applicants must meet the following criteria ...

Agency: State has gained back jobs lost in recession

OLYMPIA — After a few years of recovery, the state now has more jobs than before the start of the Great Recession, the state Employment Security reported March 5. Also, the January seasonally adjusted ...

Realtor Reece named to board of Bank of Pacific

ABERDEEN — Lori Reece, owner of RE/MAX Whatcom County Inc., is one of two new appointees to the board of directors of Pacific Financial Corporation, the holding company for Bank of the Pacific. Reece ...