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.

Through November 2019, City of Lynden committee meetings of Community Development, Finance & Personnel, Parks, Public Safety and Public Works may have a quorum of City Council members attending. Final official council action will not be taken.

LYNDEN — “Solarize for Smart Business” is a free informational workshop set for noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St.

WHATCOM — With “Pastured Sheep Farming” as the topic, there will be a field walk led by the Conservation District at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, to highlight the benefits of rotational grazing for horses and other livestock.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on May 3 announced the April Federal Order Class III benchmark milk price at $15.96 per hundredweight. That is up 92 cents from March, $1.49 above April 2018 and the highest Class III price since September 2018.

Lynden couple Sandra and Carl Bryant together operate Showcase Mosaics and create murals as art for public places. Their showpieces in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and California have been reported in the past by the Lynden Tribune. This is from the Bryants on their latest artistic effort.

LYNDEN — Andrew Jewell of Lynden has been named by Farmers Insurance for the fifth time to its President’s Council, recognizing the top 1 percent of the company’s 14,000 agents.

EVERSON — The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the March Federal Order Class III benchmark milk price April 3 at $15.04 per hundredweight, up $1.15 from February, 82 cents above March 2018 and the highest Class III price since October 2018.

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