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Nothing like last year

The Mount Baker Ski Area opened for the 2015-16 season on Nov. 18, leading all Washington State ski destinations. Crowds lined up early to get on lifts, enjoying a snow base of 34 inches at Heather Meadows ...

Vanderhage joins county library system board

WHATCOM — Gwen Vanderhage has been appointed to the Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees. She will complete the remaining term of Lis Marshall, which runs through Jan. 31, 2017. Since starting ...

An erosion point

The Mt. Baker Highway on Nov. 17 was reduced to single-lane alternating traffic at a point about six miles east of Glacier. Nooksack River bank erosion has undermined guardrail supports, so the state ...

Christmas events in Everson

EVERSON ­— Country Partners 4-H Club will again stage a live Nativity scene at the Elenbaas Country Store, 302 W. Main St. On Friday, Dec. 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., wagon rides will also be offered ...

LC choral students’ carol-o-grams offered

LYNDEN — Students of the Lynden Christian High School Concert Choir will again bring the message of Christmas out into the community with their voices with carol-o-grams.   The youth singers will ...

Help offered to sign up for 2016 health insurance

WHATCOM — Need help choosing and signing up for a health insurance plan? You don’t have to go through the process alone. Bellingham Technical College has partnered with the Whatcom Alliance for Health ...

2016 county park camping can be reserved Dec. 1

WHATCOM — On Dec. 1 county Parks & Recreation will begin accepting camping and facility rental reservations for 2016. To reserve, call 778-5850 or go to the website at https://secure.ininio.com/whatcom.

WCC will host Jan. 16 human rights conference

BELLINGHAM ­— The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference will be on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Whatcom Community College Syre Center. Co-sponsors are ...

Seven new WSP troopers set for northwest district

OLYMPIA — Seven new Washington State Patrol troopers assigned to northwest Washington District 7 were sworn in on Nov. 19. The seven are: Nicholas Allen, claiming Benton City as his home town; Joshua ...

Meetings

Monday, Nov. 30 • Lake Whatcom Joint Policy Group (Whatcom County/Bellingham), fireplace room, Municipal Court Building, 625 Halleck St., Bellingham, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 • Directors of Bertrand ...