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What’s happening in Whatcom County for Sept. 30

Whatcom County will lower the speed limit on a stretch of Samish Way near Galbraith Mountain.
Whatcom County will lower the speed limit on a stretch of Samish Way near Galbraith Mountain. The Bellingham Herald

Slow down on Samish

Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition reports from Tuesday night’s County Council meeting that the speed limit on Samish Way near Galbraith Lane will drop from 50 mph to 35 mph, and a no-parking zone will be established on Samish near Galbraith Lane, to improve safety for residents. With inadequate parking for Galbraith mountain bikers, that stretch of Samish has become increasingly crowded.

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Skagit Bank new president

Skagit Bank has hired Ken Johnson as its new president and chief operating officer. Johnson replaces Russ Lee, who was hired in November 2013. Johnson arrives at the bank from Midland, Mich., and has more than 30 years of banking experience. His most recent position was the east region president of Chemical Financial Corporation, overseeing 45 branch offices. Details can be found on Skagit Bank’s website.

Facebook hoax

Don’t fall for those copyright or pay for your privacy hoaxes on Facebook, says Washington Post digital and Internet guru Caitlin Dewey.

Active Minds Changing Lives

Western Washington University was one of five schools to win an award recognizing it as one of the healthiest campuses in the nation. Keeping with the school motto, it is called the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award.

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