Big batteries seen as power backup for Glacier area

GLACIER -— Batteries the size of a truck shipping container could become a solution to unique power supply challenges in this foothills community. Puget Sound Energy is pursuing details of the $9.8 million ...
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Pie time

Pies were being made by the dozens at the Lynden Community Center for the annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale last week Thursday and Friday. From left, Irene Kavros and Joyce Harlan team up on the apple ...

Mt. Baker Highway to close next summer for four months

Replacing bridge will close Mt. Baker Highway at Anderson Creek for four months WHATCOM — A section of the Mount Baker Highway will be closed for four months next summer for a Washington State Department ...
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Art on display

Artist Yvette Neumann poses with young frind Pauline Sandoz amid the paintings at Neumann’s opening reception last Thursday for her current exhibit in the Jansen Art Center. Neumann, of Bellingham, specializes ...

SSK again matching $15 donations for turkeys

WHATCOM -— Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, has launched its third annual turkey drive. The first 100 donations from community members of $15, enough to buy a turkey, ...

Roadside surveys aim to develop a snapshot of driver drug use in Washington

WHATCOM -— In the summer, roadside surveys were conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Washington to measure the degree of impaired driving taking place on state roads. The ...

Tickets free for veterans, families

BELLINGHAM -— Northwest event planners and ticket buyers have donated more than $100,000 in entertainment event tickets to Northwest veterans, U.S. military and their immediate family members through ...

County selling tax-foreclosed properties Nov. 21

BELLINGHAM -— Whatcom County’s annual public auction of tax foreclosure property will be on Friday, Nov. 21, starting at 9 a.m., in the County Council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. ...

Power lost locally in Thursday wind

WHATCOM -— About 5,400 customers of Puget Sound Energy lost power in the strong winds of Thursday, Nov. 6, but all customers were restored by 2 a.m. Friday, reported Akiko Oda, a spokeswoman for the ...

Letters to the editor – Nov. 12

Cynical voter sentiment hurting our city The Bender Fields tiny bond didn’t even come close to passing. That’s too bad. I don’t think people even study the issues anymore. If it says taxes up, even ...