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 LLC, ...

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 ...

Paris agreement seen as critical

SEATTLE — World leaders voted Dec. 12 on a final agreement to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a benchmark scientists say is critical to avoid devastating impacts of global warming ...

State Health: It’s time to get your flu vaccine

OLYMPIA — The holidays bring us together to share memories and good times with friends and family. Make sure, though, that you’re not also sharing illnesses like flu. Getting a flu shot is the best ...

Conservation survey coming to nation’s farmers

WASHINGTON — The National Agricultural Statistics Service is contacting farmers and ranchers through February 2016 as part of the second phase of a survey of agricultural producers’ conservation practices. ...

Grant requests to build ‘better Whatcom’ due back Jan. 11

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Community Foundation is looking for creativity and imagination in the preparation of grant requests. And money can be the reward for success. “We see the grant application ...

Auditor seeks ‘against’ position on school levies for voters’ guide

WHATCOM — The school districts of Bellingham, Blaine, Lynden, Meridian and Mount Baker all have submitted resolutions for the Feb. 9, 2016 special election ballot proposing property tax levies for maintenance ...