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 ...

Wine and spirits tasting event July 20 at Bellewood

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, will host a second annual Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest on Sunday, July 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. ...

‘Border Songs’ coming to stages here

LYNDEN -— A theater version of “Border Songs,” the Whatcom County-based 2009 bestseller book of Jim Lynch, is coming to two local stages. Lynch’s story is from the perspective of a tall severely ...

Calendar

ONGOING Art show The International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, June 20-22. Free. Details: www.peacearchart.org. Local dance The Dance Studio presents ...

Baker River salmon surge

BELLEVUE — It’s a record-smashing season for young salmon at Baker River in the North Cascades. And the fish keep coming. In early June, the number of juvenile sockeye and coho collected by fisheries ...