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You can help with salmon habitat restoration

  WHATCOM — Come join with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and help restore streamside habitat for salmon. Tools and gloves will be provided; just come wearing sturdy shoes, long pants ...

County digs into Comp. Plan revision process

  WHATCOM — The county has started updating its Comprehensive Plan, a big project that must be completed by June 30, 2016.   The Washington State Growth Management Act requires counties to periodically ...

Realignment project crimps Mt. Baker Hwy.

  MAPLE FALLS — Travelers on State Route 542 (Mt. Baker Highway) should expect delays near Maple Falls this week as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Medicare system details to be explained

  BELLINGHAM — Learn the ins and outs of the Medicare system from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Whatcom Community College.   Australia Cosby, coordinator of the Statewide Health Insurance ...

WID boards to meet, work on shared issues

  LYNDEN ­— All six Watershed Improvement District boards of supervisors of north Whatcom County are scheduled to meet in March.   The Bertrand one met on March 3. The remaining slate is: Laurel, ...

Lynden Planning Commission has vacancy

LYNDEN — Amy Harksell, city planning director, is searching for a Lynden resident to serve on the Planning Commission.   Don Galloway recently resigned — and was officially recognized by the mayor ...

Energy assisting appointments to start Saturday

  WHATCOM — Appointments for the Puget Sound Energy Home Energy Lifeline Program (PSE HELP) will be taken starting on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by phone at 255-2192.   Arrangements ...

BTC hosts March 10 career fair in health, business

  BELLINGHAM — A career fair focusing on health and business fields is set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall on the first floor of ...

Planning for new Lake Whatcom park property is open to public

  BELLINGHAM — Help plan Whatcom County’s newest park. A meeting will be on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.   In 2014, about 8,800 ...

Adelstein will run again for county auditor

  WHATCOM ­— Debbie Adelstein has announced her intention to run for another term as Whatcom County Auditor this year. Fling week for local candidates is May 11-15.   “It hardly seems possible ...