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County wins award for Birch Bay project; local firms involved

WHATCOM — A 2013 project that brought stormwater improvements to the Birch Bay watershed has won an award from the American Society of Civil Engineers Seattle Section. The Cottonwood neighborhood drainage ...

Potter Road at Van Zandt to get new bridge

WHATCOM — A new reinforced concrete girder bridge over the Nooksack River South Fork will be built just south of the existing structure for Potter Road near VanZandt. Starting this summer, the project ...

Satpal Sidhu, with diverse background, wants to ‘get things done’

WHATCOM — Satpal Sidhu, a former Fulbright Scholar and head of a solar energy services company, has signed up to run for the 42nd District House of Representatives Position 1. Sidhu, of Lynden, now is ...

Knutzen jumps into open District 42 House race

WHATCOM -— Former Whatcom County Council member Bill Knutzen, of Lynden, is now in the race for the open 42nd District state representative seat. Knutzen, at-large representative on the County Council ...

District Court judge Matt Elich runs unopposed

WHATCOM — County District Court Judge Matthew Elich is seeking reelection without opposition. He filed May 12 for another four-year term. Elich has been on the District Court bench since 2001, making ...

McEachran, prosecutor of almost 40 years, wants another term

WHATCOM -— Dave McEachran is seeking reelection to the position of Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney. First elected in 1975, he is completing his tenth term in office and is the longest serving elected ...

County targets river erosion

WHATCOM -— The county will spend about $750,000 to stabilize a section of Nooksack River bank north of Hinote’s Corner that has seen serious erosion in recent years. The County Council voted 4-2 May ...

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. ...

$1.4 million state grant to protect Deming

OLYMPIA — Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage ...
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Nooksack Loop Trail dream continues

FERNDALE — Local dignitaries from Ferndale and Whatcom County were on hand Saturday for the official ribbon cutting on Whatcom County’s newest trail. The Hovander Trail, running from Slater Road north ...