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Splitvane Engineers to make history

SUMAS — Splitvane Engineers Inc., an engineering firm located in town, is in the process of building the United States’ first cokeless furnace for the commercial melting of iron. While most furnaces ...

Semiahmoo receives award for renovation design

BLAINE — Semiahmoo Resort has received the 2014 INaward for best interior design (hospitality category) from the Northern Pacific Chapter of the International Interior Design Association for the renovation ...

No new date for retail center public hearing

LYNDEN — Powell Development put a stop to the public hearing on the North Sound Retail Center that had been scheduled for Nov. 13. Now it remains in the court of the development company whether that ...
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Anti-gravity treadmill lifts rehab weight

LYNDEN — Trevor Ware, 30, went two years without walking, so it was an emotional time for his mom, Pam, when he took his first unassisted steps recently while on an anti-gravity treadmill. “The first ...

Lynden 2015 gun show on course despite passage of Initiative 594

MOUNT VERNON — Washington State Initiative 594 passed comfortably on Nov. 4, but what comes of the initiative remains up in the air, according to Victoria Gilbert, co-owner of Falcon Gun Shows and organizer ...

BP Refinery gives $12,000 to Red Cross chapter

WHATCOM — The BP Cherry Point Refinery has given the Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross $12,000 to support the local School Safety Initiative. The initiative is a collaboration between the chapter, ...

SSK again matching $15 donations for turkeys

WHATCOM -— Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, has launched its third annual turkey drive. The first 100 donations from community members of $15, enough to buy a turkey, ...

Ross Black named SBA Local Leader

LYNDEN -— Ross Black, owner of Simple Box Storage, was selected among thousands of graduates of SBA Emerging Leaders across the U.S. as the Local Leader winner. Awards were hosted by Interise, the organization ...

AmericanWest Bank to merge with Banner Bank

WALLA WALLA — AmericanWest Bank will merge into Banner Bank, allowing the two banks to operate under the Banner Bank brand, the two companies reported last week. Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla ...

New retail center hearing Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center is set for Thursday, Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...