Growth drives schools; many county officials retire; Ecology takes over water planning; city buys Glenning site; two die trying to save dogs; Sen. Ericksen adds a Cambodia job; Bass convicted of Stavik death; P.O. mural causes furor; Farm Pavilion built; Sumas gets $2 million for projects
WHATCOM — Barron Heating & Air Conditioning recently created two $5,000 scholarships that can help people obtain family-wage jobs in the building trades without incurring significant education debt.
WHATCOM — Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, in its eighth annual turkey drive, received enough donations to give out 384 turkeys to two county food banks in November.
WHATCOM — The county’s Marine Resources Committee seeks motivated community members to join as advisors to county government in addressing local marine issues and leading boots-on-the-ground projects to protect marine resources.
SUMAS — The Sumas City Council will have a public hearing at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the application of Lakeport Reach LLC for two permits to construct a concrete products manufacturing facility at 3867 Kneuman Rd.
LYNDEN — Whatcom County Farm Bureau invites bot members and the community to its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Mt. Baker Rotary Building, 1775 Front St.
WHATCOM — Funding a farming dream can be one of the trickier parts of the equation. Yet many farmers may not be aware of resources available for financial support.
WHATCOM — Interfaith Coalition’s Winter Warmth Drive provides gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves to children and adults at locations throughout Whatcom County.
BLAINE — The CIA estimates that 45,000 to 50,000 women are trafficked for sexual exploitation in the United States each year, and Washington State is an in-take region for it.
WHATCOM — County Comprehensive Plan and code amendments relating primarily to Cherry Point are the focus of a town hall meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The meeting of the Planning Commission will be in the County Council chambers of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave.…
SUMAS — Total building permits and related fees in the City of Sumas have already seen a 14 percent increase over all of 2018 — with four months still to go in 2019.
SUMAS — The City of Sumas is still in the process of receiving bids to build a new event complex at the Howard Bowen Memorial Park, along with a new spraypark downtown.
BELLEVUE — As part of its ongoing succession planning effort, the board of directors of Puget Sound Energy has named Mary E. Kipp, currently president & CEO of El Paso Electric, as president of the state’s largest utility company, reporting to CEO Kimberly Harris.