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 ...
Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 4.25.53 PM

Martin’s game at even greater heights

  LAUREL — Meridian senior point guard Alex Martin exploded onto the local sports scene last season, averaging 14.8 points per game and earning second-team All-Northwest Conference honors in his ...
Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 4.25.58 PM

Lancaster returns to the court

  LYNDEN — The moment couldn’t come soon enough for Lynden Christian senior point guard Makayla Lancaster.   Last week, it finally arrived.   After suffering a torn ACL in the quarterfinal ...
Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 4.25.29 PM

Schwinden, Baker win Sedro-Woolley tourney

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Mount Baker earned first place as a team at the Woolley Women’s Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 3 at Sedro-Woolley High School, as three Mountaineer wrestlers notched wins in their respective ...

Baker boys’ wrestling places two at Schmunk

  WARDEN — Mount Baker only took six wrestlers, all of whom were underclassmen, to the Schmunk Invite on Saturday in Warden, but still placed two in the top five of their respective weight classes. ...

Voter registration changes for Feb. 10 election due soon

  WHATCOM — Have you moved? If so, you may need to update your address for voting in the upcoming Feb. 10 local special election.   County Auditor Debbie Adelstein advises voters to take care ...

Local collection sites for recycling fluorescent lights

  OLYMPIA — Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free at 130 sites throughout the state, with more being added in the months ahead.   Dropoff ...

Volunteer Center hires Monkelis

  BELLINGHAM ­— The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has hired Mel Monkelis, former Ski to Sea Race manager for seven years, to be the center’s program director.   Previously, Monkelis was ...
Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 4.18.37 PM

NV prepares for bond election

NOOKSACK — The Nooksack Valley School District’s $27.9 million facilities bond campaign is in full swing, and the district is trying to leave no stone unturned in its communication with the community. ...

Reclaiming ‘COW water’ needs help

LYNDEN ­— The city will pay up to $25,000 for a lobbyist to track a unique “COW water” issue in the upcoming state legislature. As could only be possible in a place where milk is dried into powder, ...