Whatcom County gets $3.3 million for salmon recovery

OLYMPIA — Whatcom County will receive six grants totalling $3,332,534 for projects to restore salmon habitat and conserve pristine areas, all targeted at bringing back salmon from the brink of extinction. Overall, ...

Christmas music sing-along event set for Dec. 22

LYNDEN ­— The annual Christmas sing-along concert of the Lynden Music Festival Committee will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, in First Christian Reformed Church. The line-up of sharing musical contributors ...

Church-made stars help fund Lighthouse meals

LYNDEN ­— Handcrafted stars are being sold throughout Lynden in order to raise money for Christmas meals for the homeless at the Lighthouse Mission in downtown Bellingham. Members of Hope Lutheran Church ...

LCHS grad earns medical school distinction

LYNDEN — Brian Johnson is a 2006 Lynden Christian High School graduate finishing his fourth year of medical school at Rush University in Chicago. He was recently one of 17 inductees into the Rush medical ...

Taking a border station tour

                The former U.S. Border Patrol station on Guide Meridian Road is up for public auction. An open house last week showed off everything from offices ...

Lynden Parkview West Apartments property sold

LYNDEN ­— Parkview West Apartments, two buildings at 801 and 817 Aaron Dr., have been sold for $4.2 million, according to Whatcom County Treasurer Steve Oliver. The buyer is Aaron Drive Properties ...

State to buy forest habitat

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is seeking owners of qualifying forestland interested in selling permanent conservation easements to the state if property includes habitat ...

Orchestral music festival gets grant

BELLINGHAM ­— The Bellingham Festival of Music has been chosen to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant for artistic excellence in music presentation. The $10,000 award will support the festival’s ...

School retirees give out $6,838 to local educators

WHATCOM — Members of the Whatcom County School Retirees’ Association are enjoying visiting local schools to hand out checks up to $150 to 56 educators. The mini-grants are for special projects benefitting ...

Ericksen lauds Gates’ clean energy

OLYMPIA — Two Republican state senators say Bill Gates has a powerful idea with his plan to spur private-sector development of clean-energy technologies — and they say it offers a dramatic contrast ...