Farm Bureau first aid/CPR class meets state requirements

LYNDEN — A first aid/adult CPR class geared to farm operations will be held in the fairgrounds’ Peoples Place building on both Saturday, Feb. 13, and Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, from 8 to 11 a.m. To get ...

Air quality back to clean this week

WHATCOM ­— It’s okay to burn wood for heating again, but please keep it clean, the Northwest Clean Air Agency advises. The air quality, especially in the Columbia Valley area, where many residences ...

Three injured in holiday highway crash

WHATCOM ­— Three people were injured in a New Year’s Day afternoon crash on the Mt. Baker Highway at the junction with State Route 9 near Deming. Jake A. Dubbs, 32, was eastbound when his 1997 Ford ...

Everson Planning Agency needs 4 more members

EVERSON ­— The Everson Planning Agency needs additional members. Four vacancies currently exist. This body is designated to act as the research and fact-finding agency of the city for land use purposes. ...

Extra inspection process coming to foreign boats at U.S. ports, including Bellingham

BLAINE — New procedures are coming to the inspection process for foreign flagged private boats, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces. These procedures are in addition to the reporting process ...

Bluegrass festival coming in 2016 to Hovander park

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation, working with other partners, will host a new multi-day bluegrass festival in on Sept. 2-5, 2016, at Hovander Homestead Park of Ferndale. The Hovander ...

Event celebrating symphony’s 40 years is set for Jan. 30 in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM ­— A few seats remain for an event celebrating the 40 years of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. You can still join Maestro Yaniff Attar, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and members ...

Most registration for Feb. 9 schools election is due to be done Monday, Jan. 11

WHATCOM — It’s time to get registered to vote or get your voter registration updated, by Monday, Jan. 11, to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 9 special election involving all local school districts. Also, ...

Scheduling for energy assistance begins Saturday

BELLINGHAM — Low-income individuals who need help paying energy bills can call the Opportunity Council’s Energy Assistance program to schedule an appointment on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Local students on Oregon State University honor roll

CORVALLIS — The following students from Whatcom County made the scholastic honor roll during fall term at Oregon State University: From Acme: Aysha Schwinden, sophomore, majoring in kinesiology, 3.5 ...