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Ballots for Feb. 10 election to be mailed out today

  WHATCOM — Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to registered voters in areas that have a special election on Feb. 10. Those include: the cities of Ferndale, Everson and Nooksack; the ...

County public works director stepping down

  WHATCOM ­— County Public Works Director Frank Abart has resigned from his position, effective Feb. 13, County Executive Jack Louws announced on Friday.   “We wish Frank well as he takes ...

Fairhaven dentist faces state charges

  OLYMPIA — Whatcom County dentist Faith Bult has been charged by the state Dental Commission with unprofessional conduct.   With an office in Fairhaven, Bult allegedly practiced beyond the scope ...

Lighthouse’s Drop-In Center extends hours

BELLINGHAM — As a service, Lighthouse Mission Ministries has extended the Drop-In Center hours to include weekends, accommodating men and women experiencing homelessness during winter weather.   Formerly ...
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Working backwards

LYNDEN — When it comes to restoring old machinery, the key is often to work backwards.   Sometimes, backwards by more than a century.   That has been the case with the 1910 steamroller that is ...

State busy with poultry testing

  WHATCOM ­— Amber Itle, field veterinarian with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, spent Monday “testing birds all day” even though officially it was a holiday.   One of her ...

County Mental Health Court to start

  BELLINGHAM — Whatcom County’s new Mental Health Court program began screening potential members last week.   The Mental Health Court seeks to reduce criminal activities and increase public ...

Waples building to have three tenants along Front Street

LYNDEN — While always a moving target, the owners of the planned Waples Mercantile Building, formerly Delft Square, plan to start the nine-month construction process on the Front Street building “on ...

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 ...