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Local ag looking good for 2014

WHATCOM -— With the local seed potato harvest now complete, it’s possible to tally up what may count as a banner year for county agriculture. In regard to weather, crop yield and price, the factors ...

Oct. 23 Silver Reef session could also help employers navigate ACA

WHATCOM — The Oct. 23 Northwest Business Expo & Conference will have a session looking at the economic impacts of the Cherry Point industrial area on about 240 businesses locally. Also, the annual ...

North Sound Retail hearing moved to Nov. 13

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

Tribune wins top state excellence award

LYNDEN — Exactly as the Lynden Tribune is marking 100 years of Lewis family ownership, the paper won the top General Excellence award from its statewide group. That’s a first after the Tribune had ...

Third quarter home sale numbers rise

WHATCOM — Rising numbers for Whatcom County’s housing market in the third quarter were tempered by flat to declining numbers in September, according to a local real-estate report. The number of county ...
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The changing face of Semiahmoo Resort

SEMIAHMOO — The cheery yellow paint on the reenergized Semiahmoo Resort serves as more than a fresh look. It gives the resort a fresh perspective. With a 26-year history that spiraled into closure by ...

State loans money to Lynden for downtown project

LYNDEN — Money loaned to Lynden from the state’s Department of Commerce will repair and replace sidewalks, curbs and gutters on Front and Fifth streets. The city also plans to improve the sewer lines ...

Ferndale Gym Star owner one of local women leaders to be honored

BELLINGHAM -— Whatcom Women in Business has announced finalists for the 32nd annual Professional Woman of the Year Banquet & Auction event, set for Tuesday, Oct. 28. The organization honors women ...

Van’s Plumbing & Electric moving into fire station

LYNDEN — Randy Smit, owner of Van’s Plumbing & Electric Inc., said he started glancing at the former fire station on 19th Street in October 2013. About a full year later, Smit will finish moving ...

New Edaleen retail store in Blaine nearly done

LYNDEN — The latest Edaleen Dairy retail outlet won’t look much like an Edaleen store until you walk inside, said Mitch Moorlag, general manager. Edaleen, already with retail outlets at its farm north ...