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State to buy forest habitat

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is seeking owners of qualifying forestland interested in selling permanent conservation easements to the state if property includes habitat ...

Orchestral music festival gets grant

BELLINGHAM ­— The Bellingham Festival of Music has been chosen to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant for artistic excellence in music presentation. The $10,000 award will support the festival’s ...

School retirees give out $6,838 to local educators

WHATCOM — Members of the Whatcom County School Retirees’ Association are enjoying visiting local schools to hand out checks up to $150 to 56 educators. The mini-grants are for special projects benefitting ...

State Health: It’s time to get your flu vaccine

OLYMPIA — The holidays bring us together to share memories and good times with friends and family. Make sure, though, that you’re not also sharing illnesses like flu. Getting a flu shot is the best ...

Conservation survey coming to nation’s farmers

WASHINGTON — The National Agricultural Statistics Service is contacting farmers and ranchers through February 2016 as part of the second phase of a survey of agricultural producers’ conservation practices. ...

Grant requests to build ‘better Whatcom’ due back Jan. 11

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Community Foundation is looking for creativity and imagination in the preparation of grant requests. And money can be the reward for success. “We see the grant application ...

Auditor seeks ‘against’ position on school levies for voters’ guide

WHATCOM — The school districts of Bellingham, Blaine, Lynden, Meridian and Mount Baker all have submitted resolutions for the Feb. 9, 2016 special election ballot proposing property tax levies for maintenance ...

Federal aid asked for post-storm

WASHINGTON — All of the state’s congressional delegation has asked for federal emergency funding to deal with the effects of the recent storms in Washington State. The weather caused incidents ranging ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 16 • Ag Water Board (coordinating entity of Watershed Improvement Districts), Farm Friends office, 1796 Front St., Lynden, 1 p.m. • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, ...

Calendar

ONGOING LC Christmas concert Lynden Christian middle and high school music students perform Christmas concerts as follows: grades 5-12 orchestras on Thursday, Dec. 17. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in ...