North Cascades Highway snow clearing begins

TWISP — Work has started on clearing State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) of snow, with a goal of opening it by the first weekend in May. Washington State Department of Transportation crews may even ...

Food & Farm Finder guide released as 2013 Bellingham Farmers Market opens Saturday

WHATCOM — Sustainable Connections has released its free 2013 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the region’s comprehensive guide and map to local food and agriculture just as the Bellingham Farmers Market ...

Port envisions new airport Holiday Inn hotel

BELLINGHAM — Travelers could enjoy a full-service hotel at the Bellingham International Airport if a hotel development plan by the Port of Bellingham is approved and moves forward. “We recognize that ...

Ericksen calls Inslee tax proposals ‘just plain wrong’

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen, GOP-Ferndale, on March 28 criticized Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal for new taxes totaling $1.4 billion in the next two years, including tax increases on businesses, oil refineries, ...

LHS alumni reunion planners looking for photos of two old country schools

LYNDEN ­— The committee planning this summer’s Lynden High School alumni reunion is looking for photos of two of the many country schools that were absorbed into the Lynden School District decades ...

Western clothing store opens on Guide north of Pole Road

LYNDEN — Cattlelac Cowgirl, a clothing store with a western twist, has opened at 6934 Guide Meridian Rd. north of Pole Road. Owner and consultant Shelly Crabtree said she is a “cowgirl who saw the ...

Ugandan Orphans’ Choir performing at several venues

WHATCOM ­— The Ugandan Orphans’ Choir will be in the area next week for several scheduled performances. This is the schedule: April 7 at Bellingham’s Northwest Baptist Church, April 10 at Grace ...

Letters to the editor – published April 3

County council shows support of conservation The vote to support reconveyance of 8,844 acres of land on both the east and west sides of Lake Whatcom to our county shows a real concern for the preservation ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 3 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, ...
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Putting the ball on the bat

NOOKSACK VALLEY — When Nooksack Valley baseball coach Scott Gelwicks accepted the position to take over the Pioneers this season, he knew he wouldn’t have an easy task in rebuilding the program. He ...