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NV looks ahead from its bond passage

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley School District voters last week approved a nearly $28 million bond to build a new middle school and expand, replace and remodel a variety of other district facilities, and ...
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NV bond passing with 70% approval

  WHATCOM – The Nooksack Valley School District’s $27.9 million construction bond was passing easily in Tuesday’s special election.   As of the count taken at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, the ...
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Sol Lewis Award winners thank their supporters

  LYNDEN ­— Both Celeste Mergens and Richard Decima passed on thanks to their spouses, families, colleagues and community as they received their 2014 Sol Lewis Awards at a Thursday evening reception ...

BNSF plans new track between Ferndale, Custer

FERNDALE — Construction of a second line of tracks between Ferndale and Custer could begin as early as this year, according to information released by the BNSF Railroad on Friday.   The addition ...

Long-term lane closure starts on highway east of Maple Falls

MAPLE FALLS — The Mt. Baker Highway four miles east of Maple Falls has been reduced to one lane by the Washington State Department of Transportation for a “long-term” fix to the highway.   The ...

Law firm name change brings out local history

  BELLINGHAM ­— The law firm that was Zender Thurston — with roots 100 years ago in Lynden — is now named Carmichael Clark.   The name change reflects the firm’s current identity, as Robert ...

Insect talk Feb. 12

  BELLINGHAM — A Whatcom County Master Gardeners meeting on “Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, is free and open to the public. Dr. Merrill Peterson leads ...

Farm Bureau first aid/CPR class meets state requirements

  LYNDEN — A first aid/adult CPR class geared to farm operations will be held in the fairgrounds’ Peoples Place building on both Monday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8 to 11 a.m.   To ...

‘Housing Options As We Age’ free forum Feb. 25 in Bellingham

  BELLINGHAM — Learn about “Housing Options As We Age” at a free forum on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.   Charlie Hudson ...

Blood bank now Bloodworks NW

  SEATTLE — The Puget Sound Blood Center on Feb. 4 announced it has a new name: Bloodworks Northwest.   The decision to change the name results from growth to serve hospitals far beyond the Puget ...