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E. Smith, Skagit truck accidents claim two lives

  WHATCOM ­— A 68-year-old Deming man died early Saturday, Jan. 3, after his vehicle left the 3300 block of East Smith Road, struck a mailbox and rolled over, the Washington State Patrol reported. ...

Snowshoe in the National Forest starting from the Glacier station

  EVERETT — Get outdoors and learn about winter ecology while taking a guided snowshoeing walk in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. No experience is needed for the February and March walks ...

Conservation planning on private land offered free

  SPOKANE — The Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering a free conservation plan on private land in Washington State through the Voluntary Natural Resources Conservation Plan sign-up. ...

Voter registration changes for Feb. 10 election due soon

  WHATCOM — Have you moved? If so, you may need to update your address for voting in the upcoming Feb. 10 local special election.   County Auditor Debbie Adelstein advises voters to take care ...

Local collection sites for recycling fluorescent lights

  OLYMPIA — Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free at 130 sites throughout the state, with more being added in the months ahead.   Dropoff ...

Volunteer Center hires Monkelis

  BELLINGHAM ­— The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has hired Mel Monkelis, former Ski to Sea Race manager for seven years, to be the center’s program director.   Previously, Monkelis was ...
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NV prepares for bond election

NOOKSACK — The Nooksack Valley School District’s $27.9 million facilities bond campaign is in full swing, and the district is trying to leave no stone unturned in its communication with the community. ...

Reclaiming ‘COW water’ needs help

LYNDEN ­— The city will pay up to $25,000 for a lobbyist to track a unique “COW water” issue in the upcoming state legislature. As could only be possible in a place where milk is dried into powder, ...

Scouts offer electronics recycling

WHATCOM — A Boy Scouts fundraiser welcomes electronics recycling in Lynden and Bellingham.   Fred Moormeier, general scoutmaster for 229th Mount Baker of the Baden Powell Service Association in Lynden, ...

Local offender housing blocked by county

CUSTER — Concerns from Custer residents regarding a proposed community living space for sex offenders on Stein Road were put to rest in late December after state and county agencies rejected it. Circulated ...