E. Smith, Skagit truck accidents claim two lives

  WHATCOM ­— A 68-year-old Deming man died early Saturday, Jan. 3, after his vehicle left the 3300 block of East Smith Road, struck a mailbox and rolled over, the Washington State Patrol reported. ...

Featured author will be at Jansen Feb. 24

  WHATCOM — The annual county-wide program to read one book together has been awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Humanities Washington to support the 2015 program.   The Whatcom County Library ...

Reclaiming ‘COW water’ needs help

LYNDEN ­— The city will pay up to $25,000 for a lobbyist to track a unique “COW water” issue in the upcoming state legislature. As could only be possible in a place where milk is dried into powder, ...
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Lecture series in Lynden again via videostreaming at Third CRC

LYNDEN — The award-winning January Series of Calvin College will again be simulcast to Lynden. The lecture series, consisting of 21 presentations Jan. 7-27, will be received at 510 Liberty St., the Amor ...

Buys, VanWerven get their House Committee assignments

OLYMPIA — For a second year, Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, will serve in the state House of Representatives as the ranking Republican member on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Leadership ...
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Making 2014 the year it was (a full year in review)

JANUARY 8 — Fresh digs for Meridian students   Students returning from holiday vacation used brand-new Irene Reither Elementary School in the Meridian School District for the first time on Monday. ...

PSE, partner agree on Glacier battery

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. have signed cooperative agreements on launching an innovative battery storage project in Whatcom County that could pave the way ...

Two injured in Route 9 crash near Rutsatz Rd.

WHATCOM -— Excessive speed was a factor in a three-vehicle collision on State Route 9 near Rutsatz Road at about 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, the Washington State Patrol reported. A 2000 Chevrolet ...
The Waples Mercantile Building is expected to be created over the first nine months of 2015. (Courtesy drawing/RMC Architects)

Landmark rebuild to start mid-January

Permits filed, financing expected to create Waples Mercantile Building   LYNDEN ­— Construction should start in mid-January to create a new Waples Mercantile Building, a mix of retail uses with ...

City hires help in union talks, moves on new PW building

LYNDEN -— The city will use a Seattle law firm to help in contract negotiations with all six of the city’s labor units. The Lynden City Council took that action Monday, as administration also reported ...