Farmers Market opens Thursday

LYNDEN -— The Lynden Farmers Market opens for the 2014 season this Thursday, June 19, in the parking lot at Front and Fourth streets. There will an opening “blessing” right at noon, said Dave Timmer, ...

Guide Meridian, Sumas lane closures possible

WHATCOM — All this week, June 16-20, drivers should expect lane and shoulder closures on State Route 539 (Guide Meridian) between Horton Road in Bellingham and SR 546 (East Badger Road) from 7 a.m. and ...

Woods Coffee roasting here

LYNDEN — All 14 The Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom County have started using coffee beans roasted in the company’s Lynden headquarters. Woods installed a roaster at its headquarters and bakery location ...

Dan Harris takes over command of Border Patrol’s Blaine sector

WHATCOM — U.S. Customs and Border Protection had a change of command for the Northwest effective June 10. Chief Patrol Agent Dan M. Harris Jr. took over in a ceremony led by Border Patrol Chief Michael ...

Bookmobile to test out Birch Bay Square stop

CUSTER — The bookmobile of the Whatcom County Library System will stop at the Birch Bay Square shopping center on Wednesdays, starting in June. The stay will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. The stop will run ...

WCC starting $13 million upgrade, expansion project

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College hosts a June 18 groundbreaking ceremony for renovation of its Pavilion and expansion of the Student Recreation Center. In all, the $13 million project adds 24,000 ...

State collections beating forecasts

OLYMPIA — State revenues for the month ending June 10 were $60.5 million, or 3.4 percent higher than what was predicted in February, according to the latest state revenue report. Tax payments to the ...

More roads being paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, seven north county roads were scheduled to receive  asphalt paving this week, June 16-20, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports Whatcom County ...

State tourism call center created

OLYMPIA — The Washington Tourism Alliance has launched a toll-free call center for visitor information and help. The ExperienceWA call center is open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at ...

‘Orange is the New Black,’ and the new face of TV programming

If you want a glimpse into the future of television, Netflix is a good place to start. The disc and streaming service made its first foray into original TV programming in early 2012 with the Norwegian ...