Darigold: Expect loud blasts from plant on Oct. 10

LYNDEN — The Darigold plant will emit some loud blasts on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, during required boiler stack testing, said plant manager Ethan Buckmier. This has been done before and caught people ...

City wastewater treatment plant wins operations award

LYNDEN — For the fourth year in a row, the City of Lynden has received a Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Each year, DOE evaluates ...

Drainage meetings cover all of county

WHATCOM — County drainage and diking districts are holding their annual public meetings in cooperation with the River and Flood Division of Whatcom County Public Works. Supervisors and commissioners ...

Launching Success changes hands

BELLINGHAM — After 10 years directing the growth of the Launching Success Learning Store, owners Dan and Barbara Sanford are passing ownership to two of their employees. The Sanfords said that, to the ...

Lynden native named as chef at Lakeway Inn

BELLINGHAM — Lynden native Derek Som, who has 16 years of food-service experience, has been named executive chef at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn & Conference Center. The Lakeway Inn has also ...

Zion Lutheran welcomes pastor Becky Langholz

FERNDALE ­— Zion Lutheran Church, 7215 Valley View Rd., hosted a convocation of 28 Whatcom County ministers on the evening of Sept. 19. The occasion was the ordination and installation of Zion’s newly ...

Lummi Island ferry due back in service today

WHATCOM ­— The Lummi Island ferry is scheduled to return to service on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at approximately 3 p.m. Whatcom County Public Works said. However, that the date is contingent upon the Whatcom ...

Health Care: 1,000 brokers trained to help enroll in state health plans

OLYMPIA — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange says that more than 1,000 registered insurance brokers will be available to help Washingtonians enroll in new health coverage options through Washington ...

Health Care: Four companies offer individual health plans in Whatcom

OLYMPIA ­— In Washington State Region 2, as of Sept. 20, four insurance companies intended to offer individual health plans in Whatcom County in the new Health Benefit Exchange: • Community Health ...

Health Care: NFIB: Informing has been lousy

OLYMPIA — Obamacare will begin to take full effect Oct. 1, when the law’s health insurance exchanges are scheduled to open. Most small businesses — those with 50 or fewer full-time employees — ...