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Visiting Montana trio attests to need for coal terminal at Cherry Point

WHATCOM — Three Montana representatives of business, agriculture and government visited the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal site at Cherry Point on Monday and said they hope they can count on a trade ...

Burial Society meets Thursday

LYNDEN ­— A Thursday, Feb. 20 meeting of the Lynden Burial Society will help determine the future of the 113-year-old group. Board members have sent out a letter to the existing 255 members advising ...

Dan Heeringa lone candidate for Conservation District board

WHATCOM ­— Just one candidate, Dan Heeringa of Sumas, is on the ballot for the Whatcom Conservation District supervisor election of March 11. No other candidates declared by the Jan. 31 deadline, said ...

Senior lunch at Everson to go to two days a week

EVERSON — Starting March 3, senior lunch at the Everson Senior Center, 111 W. Main St., will be offered on Mondays and Fridays only, no longer on Wednesdays. The lunches are offered by the Whatcom Council ...

Lynden officer to speak on human trafficking topic

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College will host a Human Trafficking Awareness event at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Heiner Theater. The free event is presented by WCC’s Programming & Diversity ...

Day on fruit tree growing March 1 at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Northwest Washington ...

Habitat needs show volunteers

WHATCOM — Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County is looking for at least 20 volunteers willing to enthusiastically staff two Habitat booths at the Whatcom Home and Garden Show. Volunteers are needed ...

42nd District legislators in Blaine Saturday

BLAINE ­— The three lawmakers of the 42nd District of north Whatcom County will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center. Reps. ...

Specialty crop insurance is topic at Mount Vernon listening session

MOUNT VERNON — A new five-year Farm Bill was finalized by Congress in early February. Now agriculture agencies want to hear from farmers as the new legislation takes shape. A session for specialty crop ...

Lynden man charged with manslaughter in June stray-shot death

By Mark Reimers WHATCOM — Investigators announced last week that they believe they know who fired the bullet that killed a 23-year-old Ferndale High School graduate last year. Nicholas A. Zylstra, 31, ...