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1 millionth tree planted a celebration in Acme

ACME ­— Cooperation between various groups was celebrated at the planting of the 1 millionth Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program tree in Whatcom County Saturday. Among thousands of young trees ...

Peoples Bank announces changes

WHATCOM — Peoples Bank has announced changes in the senior management of the Bellingham-based bank. Charles LeCocq has been promoted to chairman of the board and will continue as chief executive officer ...

Lynden woman wins second car

LYNDEN — As anyone in business or sports will tell you, it’s often harder to stay at a high level than to reach it. But Stephanie Meester hasn’t just maintained her excellence as an independent Tupperware ...

Bornstein Seafoods gives $100,000 for new BTC building

BELLINGHAM — Bornstein Seafoods Inc. has donated $100,000 to Bellingham Technical College’s campaign to build its new Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program structure at Maritime Heritage Park, ...

RSVP is recruiting new senior helpers

WHATCOM — RSVP, a program of the Whatcom Volunteer Center, is recruiting volunteers 55 and older to make a difference in the lives of seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Volunteer opportunities ...

GUEST OPINION: State funding cuts threaten trial courts

Several years ago, judges statewide began urging the Legislature for more stable funding for the trial courts so that we could provide equal and accessible justice across our state. At that time, our great ...

GUEST OPINION: Our tax system is most regressive in U.S.

During this important time of year when the state Legislature is in session, I do what I can to understand what is happening in Olympia. I went to the town meeting in Ferndale, made two trips to Olympia ...

Letters to the editor – April 24

Let’s revive downtown instead of water plant I am incensed at the building of a new waterworks building at a cost of $36 million using a portion of the monies gleaned from our residents each month for ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 24 • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten Mile Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 • The Opportunity Council board of directors, main office, 1111 Cornwall Ave., ...

Learn about native plants on free walks

WHATCOM — Anyone can join in on several upcoming fun informal walks to get familiar with native plants of Whatcom County. No registration is required for the free walks; just show up. Sponsored by the ...