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Nurses to give two scholarships

  WHATCOM ­— The Mount Baker Nurses Association will give out two scholarships for up to $750 each to county residents enrolled in an RN nursing program or an RN pursuing additional education in ...

.2% more sales tax asked for county jail

  WHATCOM — Needing cities’ agreement, the county wants to put a two-tenths-cent sales tax increase on the Aug. 4 ballot to raise the $104 million needed to build a new county jail and then continue ...

Incumbent Helm back in Conservation District

  WHATCOM ­— Subject to Washington Conservation Commission canvassing, incumbent Larry Helm appears to be reelected to a second term in his county Conservation District supervisor position.   The ...
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Towering over Waples

A big construction crane has been set up on Fifth Street to help in the creation of Waples Mercantile Building, starting with a new roof over the structure. Dawson Construction is doing the $3.9 million ...

Conservation District still counting ballots

LYNDEN — Thousands of absentee ballots have made determining the winner of a Whatcom Conservation District board of supervisors race between incumbent Larry Helm and challenger Joy Monjure a bit more ...
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Fire engulfs home near Berthusen

LYNDEN — A fire completely destroyed the home of Daren and Ruth DeBoer Wednesday morning, March 4, while the family was away.   No one was injured in the fire, and nobody was in the house when the ...

Roundabout work to start this summer

KENDALL — If all goes as project engineer Chris Damitio hopes, construction on the new Kendall roundabout will begin just after July 4.   The roundabout is set to connect Kendall Road (State Route ...

Charter Review Commission favors district-only voting

  WHATCOM — In just two months, the citizen Charter Review Commission has put forward plenty of ideas for revising the county’s “constitution,” but had passed only one before Monday night — ...

Blaine-Birch Bay birding festival this weekend

  BLAINE — The opening celebration and artists’ reception for the 13th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival is on Friday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Semiahmoo Resort.   Guests ...

Return grizzlies to No. Cascades? Meeting tonight in Bellingham

  BELLINGHAM ­— Two federal agencies have begun a planning process for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades region.   Six open houses on the topic have been set, including one at 5 ...