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Hirst: A summer tax on water use?

WHATCOM ­— Don’t look right now, in January, but the county has a seasonal water shortage. So says Eric Hirst, a retired energy analyst in Bellingham and now involved in local natural resources issues. ...

Class III milk price at 4-year low

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, acting like a late-arriving Grinch, announced the final Federal Order Class III benchmark milk price of 2015 at $14.44 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 86 cents from November. ...

Retail association focusing on minimum wage

OLYMPIA — The top issue for the Washington Retail Association in the 2016 legislative session will be continuing to oppose any attempts to raise Washington State’s minimum wage, one of the highest ...

Tax-Aide again available to help on incomes taxes

WHATCOM — Tax-Aide, a service of the AARP Foundation, will again offer free tax preparation service at the Bellingham Public Library and other sites in Whatcom County for the 2016 tax filing season. ...

4-H Reports: Barnyard Kids

Rafe Wolfisberg, reporter The monthly meeting of the Barnyard Kids 4-H Club was called to order at 7:11 p.m. at the Baremans’ home. Jacob Tolsma led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the 4-H Pledge ...

Tribal leader Tim Ballew to speak Thursday, Jan. 14

BELLINGHAM ­— Western Washington University will host Lummi Nation chairman Timothy Ballew II to speak at the Salish Sea Speakers Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Communications Facility 120 ...

Days added to waste electronics, metals recycling

WHATCOM ­— Another week has been added to the electronics recycling of the High Adventures Scouting group. What was scheduled to end Jan. 9 will now continue Jan. 14-16, said scoutmaster Fred Moormeier. ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 13 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. The board will talk strategically about science and math reform at ...

Calendar

ONGOING January Series Lectures are streamed live from Calvin College to the basement of Third Christian Reformed Church (enter off Sixth Street at Liberty) at 9:30 a.m. each weekday Jan. 6-26. Free. Details: ...
A friendly Guernsey cow noses up toward a visitor at the MyShan Dairy, 112 H Street Rd. north of Lynden. It definitely takes all available family and friends (lower photo) to make the operation succeed. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

MyShan joins local farm-to-market options

By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune LYNDEN — A new dairy opened in November north of Edaleen’s original retail outlet on Guide Meridian Road within view of the border. No retail outlet is on site ...