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NFL takes over Whatcom County

FERNDALE — Michael Koenen lined up at quarterback at Ferndale High School on Saturday morning. Draped in Tampa Bay Buccaneers gear, a team he’s played for since 2011, the Golden Eagle alumni had a ...
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Friday night lights

If you’re like me, after a long day of work or studying, you turn on your television set in the evening and head straight to ESPN to check out what’s been going on in the sports world. Over the last ...
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Ain’t no mountain high enough

PALM SPRINGS — As she hiked her way up Mount San Jacinto, Lynden resident Chris Elsner didn’t know what was going on. She and a group of four others were 8,000 feet high in the sky and her mind was ...
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Reliving a historic military moment

LYNDEN — The memories from that beautiful, sunny morning in South Korea remain fresh for Lynden resident and Air Force veteran James Lucerne. It was Sept. 21, 1953, and the Korean War was all but over. ...

Sumas fireworks set for Saturday to cap Community Days

SUMAS — The time of the year has finally arrived in Sumas for the return of the most anticipated weekend of the summer, with the 2013 Sumas Community Days set to kick off on Friday. The weekend will ...
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Summer fun in the outdoors

WHATCOM — As the month of July approaches, the weather in the Pacific Northwest is expected to take a turn for the better. Residents of Whatcom County can hopefully say goodbye to their rain coats and ...

Reeling in the big one

WHATCOM — When it comes to fishing in Whatcom County, it’s no secret that there’s a large following. Plain and simple, residents look forward to the time of year when they can dust off their fishing ...

Lio’s Life: Hard times for Mariner fans

I still remember sitting on my parents’ couch when it happened. A six-year-old boy, I was wearing a turquoise Mariners starter hat backwards, with a Seattle shirt to match, and I yelled in sheer jubilation ...
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Lions return to the diamond

LYNDEN — When the 2013 baseball season ended for the Lynden Lions, head coach Cory White knew what it meant for his baseball program. After three consecutive trips to the 2A state tournament, highlighted ...

Local talent on display

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham Slam second-year player Chaz Kok spent the majority of his time on the bench last season. The Lynden High School alumnus looked on as other players ahead of him dominated league ...