Local recycling increased 4.6 percent in 2013

WHATCOM — Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling customers increased their recycling by 4.6 percent in 2013, surpassing 6 million pounds for the third consecutive year, the company reports. Nooksack ...

Elected officials to meet to begin growth planning

BELLINGHAM ­— Elected officials from around Whatcom County will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in County Courthouse Room 513 to discuss growth management planning issues with support staff. After a ...

New Bakerview blood center opens

BELLINGHAM ­— The new Puget Sound Blood Center was scheduled to open its new location in Bakerview Square, 410 W. Bakerview Rd., to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The new facility expands in both area ...

Two wanted for crimes against minors arrested by CBP locally

WHATCOM — In separate incidents over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested suspects for crimes against minors. At the Pacific Highway port of entry in Blaine, a Richmond, B.C., ...

School election ballots sent; call if not received

WHATCOM ­— Ballots were mailed out on Friday, Jan. 24, to registered voters in the Feb. 11 Ferndale and Lynden school districts’ construction bond elections. If you do not receive your ballot by Friday, ...

W. Badger Road bridge closed

LYNDEN ­— West Badger Road is closed at the Bertrand Creek bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week for repairs, Whatcom County Public Works announces. This closure through Jan. 31 between Berthusen and ...

Fire District 1 gets a clean audit

OLYMPIA ­— The Washington State Auditor’s Office has completed an audit of operations of Whatcom County Fire District 1 and found the district in compliance with all applicable state laws and regulations. ...

Windmill workers part of Lynden company

LYNDEN — Last week in the Tribune, a picture was published of the work underway at the Dutch Village Mall property downtown. Site workers interviewed for the update stated they were from California and ...

‘Captain Phillips’ rivets with performances, suspense

It’s always remarkable to me when a filmmaker takes widely known events and manages to make a suspenseful film based upon them. Take Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” for example. We all know ...

Event to honor Doug and Tehri is tonight at museum

LYNDEN ­— The program to present the 2013 Sol H. Lewis Awards for community volunteer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. All are welcome. The award ...