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State collections beating forecasts

OLYMPIA — State revenues for the month ending June 10 were $60.5 million, or 3.4 percent higher than what was predicted in February, according to the latest state revenue report. Tax payments to the ...

Jewell named to insurer’s council

LYNDEN — Farmers Insurance agent Andrew Jewell has been named to the national insurer’s prestigious Presidents Council representing excellence in service, consistency in business performance and commitment ...

Big upgrade at the Tribune

LYNDEN — When Lynden residents drove down Grover Street in April, it was tough to miss that something unusual was going on at the Lynden Tribune warehouse. In fact, employees of the Tribune were working ...

Cloud Mountain’s Tom Thornton wins Western honor

BELLINGHAM — Thomas Thornton, operator of Cloud Mountain Farm of Everson with his wife Cheryl, has been named one of Western Washington University’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni. Thornton was recognized ...

First marijuana growing licenses granted

WHATCOM — Two Whatcom County marijuana grower/producers, including Deepwater Botanical, just north of Smith Road on the Guide Meridian, were among the first 40 applicants to receive licenses statewide. ...

Ferndale’s IMCO selected to clear Oso

OSO — Ferndale’s IMCO General Construction was awarded a $3.4 million contract to clear landslide debris off State Route 530 near Oso. IMCO was the lowest of nine bidders on the job and will follow ...

San Juan Airlines takes over NW Sky Ferry

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Sky Ferry and San Juan Airlines have merged flight operations and are now San Juan Airlines. Since taking over Northwest Sky Ferry in 2009, owners Skip and Katie Jansen have adopted ...

Farmers see high milk price

WHATCOM -— It may be close to the best of times, in terms of milk price, to be a dairy farmer. That’s good news for milk-producing Whatcom County. The indicator Class III manufacturing-grade price ...
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Mylon Smith purchases Gillies Funeral Home

LYNDEN — Mylon Smith and his wife Shannon have purchased Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Mylon, who has worked at Gillies since 1993, is a son of the late Don Smith, the previous owner, ...

New Tribune marketing rep to serve east county

LYNDEN — The Lynden Tribune has hired Karen Brown to serve the marketing needs of businesses in east Whatcom County. Brown is a lifelong resident of Whatcom County, having grown up in Bellingham and ...