New Mount Baker superintendent expected to be named April 1
DEMING – The Mount Baker School Board is meeting Tuesday, March 13 to review applicants for the position of superintendent. Finalists will be announced March 15, and will visit the district March 19-20. The Board expects to conduct interviews between March 19-23 and announce the new superintendent April 1.
Teen art show on display
DEMING – The Deming Library Teen Art Show will be on display in the Deming Library Meeting Room, March 26 through April 28. Teens can bring their artwork (matted or framed) with submission ticket to the library March 19 through March 23. Submission tickets are available at the Deming Library, North Fork Community Library, or Mount Baker High School Library. The public is welcome to attend the artists’ reception Saturday, March 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the library. For more information, contact 592-2422.
Mt. Baker Chamber hosts Business After Business, off-season meeting
MAPLE FALLS – The Mount Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Business event on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at Mountainside Gardens. Hosts Carol Kilgore and Nancy Jacobsen will have snacks prepared and Misty Mountains Realty will provide beverages. Local business owners are encouraged to visit and bring business cards.
In other news, the Chamber will host a meeting to discuss off-season advertising campaign on Monday, March 26. For more information, contact Rebecca Boonstra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 599-1518.
SBDC to provide free advising services
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) certified business advisors will offer no fee confidential professional advising services to business owners and entrepreneurs in the east county area. Current plans include offering services one Wednesday a month and work out of the Mt Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce office in the Maple Falls Town Hall from March through October. Technical assistance, counseling and research support are available. To book an appointment, contact 778-1762 or email@example.com.
Whatcom Conservation District Plant Sale coming up
WHATCOM – The Whatcom Conservation District’s (WCD) 19th Annual Native Plant Sale & Expo will be held Saturday, March 24 on the Campus of Whatcom Community College from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Low cost native plants, seedlings, and shrubs will be available. Vendors on site. For more information, visit www.whatcomcd.org or call 354-2035 ext. 3.
Everson Community Garden to open
EVERSON – Opening Day of the Everson Community Garden is Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come and share seeds, starts, tools, tiller, greenhouse and dirt. Learn as you go from experienced gardeners. The cost for the season is $20 and a $20 cleaning deposit for any size plot you like. Sign up opening day or any Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Meredith Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 988-0630.
Safeguard the South Fork sponsors coal train forums across county
COUNTY – A “Community Conversation on Coal Trains Running Through Whatcom Farmlands” will be featured at several Whatcom County locations during March and April. This tour is organized by Safeguard the South Fork–a grass roots organization whose mission is public education for agricultural and environmental integrity in the Nooksack River watershed. The forums will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m.: March 22, Haynie Grange, Custer; April 4, Ten Mile Grange, Lynden; and April 19, Acme Elementary School, Acme. The first forum was held March 8 at the Glen Echo Community Hall in Everson. These forums will focus on various risks to the communities along the alternate “Farmland-Coal Port Route” and will provide information on how residents can participate in the Environmental Impact Statement scoping process anticipated in June 2012. For more information, visit safeguardthesouthfork.org/
Two trails closed due to heavy snow
WHITE SALMON HROAD – Due to heavy snows and concern for the safety of snowshoers, two routes have been closed for the winter. The Razor Crest and the Razor Creek routes, off of White Salmon Road, have been closed. Signs have been posted at the trailheads. Other snowshow routes off of White Salmon Road continue to be open, including The Lodge Trail, Pete’s Shortcut, and Razor Connector Route.
Free pizza: NW Clean Air Agency holds event for Columbia Valley residents
COLUMBIA VALLEY – The Northwest Clean Air Agency, the Opportunity Council, Community Energy Challenge and Puget Sound Energy are hosting a free pizza party and meeting on Wednesday, March 21 for residents to learn about the wood stove change-out program available to Columbia Valley/Kendall area residents. Residents who qualify can replace old, uncertified wood stoves with new stoves or heat pumps. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center. More information is available at http://www.nwcleanair.org/aqPrograms/CV_Wood_Stove.htm. Contact Laura Curley at 428-1617 ext. 202 or email@example.com.
Arts & Crafts contest at the Grange
COUNTY – The 2012 Whatcom County Arts & Crafts Contest will be held Tuesday, April 17 at the Rome Grange. This event is open to all residents who want to submit a craft item, including knit, crochet, sew, paint, carve, paste, cut, stain, sculpt, or photograph. Winning entries are eligible for cash prizes at the State competition in June. There are categories for both adults and children. Full details can be found in the Program Handbook, available on the State Grange website at www.wa-grange.org, or contact Edye Regions at 398-8820 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Entries can be brought to the Rome Grange on Sunday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m or Monday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public viewing is Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.