Wed, Mar 7, 2012 


County, state agencies announce official time for public pre-scoping meeting

Whatcom County and state officials have announced the official time for a meeting aimed at explaining the environmental review process to the public.

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 


Local law enforcement agencies plan crackdown on DUIs week of St. Patrick’s Day

Local law enforcement agencies will be taking part in increased patrols to ferret out drunk drivers starting March 8 and ending just after St. Patrick’s Day.

Thu, Mar 1, 2012 


BP Cherry Point Refinery to proceed with scheduled maintenance

BP officials have announced plans to start the Cherry Point refinery’s spring maintenance work early in an effort to reduce downtime while repairs are made.

Wed, Feb 29, 2012 


County public works schedules open house on Portal Way signalization project

Whatcom County Public Works is planning to upgrade the four-way stop at Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way to a stoplight and has organized an open house to tell the community about it.

Mon, Feb 27, 2012 


BP officials announce preliminary cause of refinery fire

The failure of a crude oil distilling unit at the BP Cherry Point Refinery caused an oil refining byproduct to be exposed to air and catch fire, sending the entire unit up in flames, the manager of the refinery has announced.

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