Looking forward to movies in 2015

I feel like I utter the same words at the beginning of each calendar year. “There are too many movies coming out this year.” That is usually true, more or less.   It really does seem like 2015 ...

Strong 2014 finish helped real estate market

WHATCOM — After a strong beginning in the first quarter relative to 2013, Whatcom County’s real estate market softened mid-year, but it made up the difference at the end.   More home sales closed ...

Charter review group meets for first time Monday

  WHATCOM ­— The 15 individuals who were elected in November to be 2015 Whatcom County Charter Review Commissioners will meet for the first time at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the garden-level conference ...

E. Smith, Skagit truck accidents claim two lives

  WHATCOM ­— A 68-year-old Deming man died early Saturday, Jan. 3, after his vehicle left the 3300 block of East Smith Road, struck a mailbox and rolled over, the Washington State Patrol reported. ...

Featured author will be at Jansen Feb. 24

  WHATCOM — The annual county-wide program to read one book together has been awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Humanities Washington to support the 2015 program.   The Whatcom County Library ...

Calendar

ONGOING January Series received locally The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is videostreamed to 510 Liberty St., Lynden, at 9:30 a.m. each weekday Jan. 7-27. Viewing the 21 lecture and cultural ...

Snowshoe in the National Forest starting from the Glacier station

  EVERETT — Get outdoors and learn about winter ecology while taking a guided snowshoeing walk in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. No experience is needed for the February and March walks ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 7 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, ...

Conservation planning on private land offered free

  SPOKANE — The Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering a free conservation plan on private land in Washington State through the Voluntary Natural Resources Conservation Plan sign-up. ...

Jan. 13 workshop helps businesses know state taxes

  OLYMPIA — Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small ...