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Big Lynden real estate sales finish 2014

LYNDEN — Two large real estate sales of vacant land in the final quarter of 2014 signal more development for two areas of Lynden.   On Oct. 15, Bob Libolt’s North Prairie LLC recorded the purchase ...
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CHCC hires Steenbock as administrator

  LYNDEN — The Christian Health Care Center has hired Wayne Steenbock as new administrator of the Lynden-based skilled nursing facility.   CHCC will open its new adult day health and wellness ...

Dutch Village Mall looking at YWAM, upgrades

LYNDEN — Elements Hospitality is still forming potential uses for the basement of Dutch Village Mall while continuing on a path of creating 12 rooms at the Dutch Village Inn.   During an update given ...

Gasoline prices continuing to fall locally

LYNDEN — As the price of crude oil continues to fall on the international market, the price of gasoline drops locally, down more than $1 per gallon from the same time last year.   The national average ...

Strong 2014 finish helped real estate market

WHATCOM — After a strong beginning in the first quarter relative to 2013, Whatcom County’s real estate market softened mid-year, but it made up the difference at the end.   More home sales closed ...

Jan. 13 workshop helps businesses know state taxes

  OLYMPIA — Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small ...
The Waples Mercantile Building is expected to be created over the first nine months of 2015. (Courtesy drawing/RMC Architects)

Landmark rebuild to start mid-January

Permits filed, financing expected to create Waples Mercantile Building   LYNDEN ­— Construction should start in mid-January to create a new Waples Mercantile Building, a mix of retail uses with ...

Woods opens in Mt. Vernon

LYNDEN — Locally based The Woods Coffee opened its 15th retail outlet and first outside of Whatcom County on Monday, Dec. 15, in Mount Vernon. The Woods hired 13 new employees, including 11 from Skagit ...

North Sound Retail Center officially dead

LYNDEN — Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers have officially pulled their Lynden North Sound Retail Center zoning amendment application, ending, yet again, a likely effort to place a Fred Meyer ...

WSU study: County dairying is $515M strong

WHATCOM -— Dairy farming employs 1,348 people in the county and contributes some $515 million of farmgate product value to the local economy, reports a Washington State University agricultural economist. ...