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From Vegas to county dairy ambassador

BELLINGHAM ­— For a while after being announced as Whatcom County’s new Dairy Ambassdor on Friday evening, Amanda Rittgers was simply overcome with emotion. That’s understandable once you know her ...

Coroner: Dec. 31 crash not caused by alcohol

WHATCOM — No alcohol was present in the bodies of either of the two young men who died in a head-on Guide Meridian Road crash last Dec. 31, toxicology reports show. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary ...

Cities keep alive domestic violence victim advocacy service

LYNDEN ­— The City of Lynden will pay $15,000 as its share in a small-cities pact to provide advocacy services for domestic violence victims. The cities of Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack and Sumas ...

Tribal election results divided on direction

DEMING ­— The results of a Nooksack tribal council election on Saturday provided mixed results related to the effort at disenrollment of 306 members, an issue that has embroiled the tribe for 15 months. ...
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The mighty have fallen, but leave a legacy

On March 3, two pillars in the Lynden community passed through the veil, from this life to the next. Although we mourn their passing, the tone of the memorial services for Ben Boxum and Don Smith decidedly ...

Local piano duo featured in WSO concert on March 30

BELLINGHAM — On Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in the Mount Baker Theatre, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra presents an afternoon program that features, for the first time ever, two pianos on stage with a ...

Craft & Antique Show this week at fairgrounds

LYNDEN ­— Co-founder Judy Meixner terms it “amazing,” but here she and Trudy Ferguson are in their 28th year of staging a Spring Craft & Antique Show. “We still love organizing and bringing ...

Council favors $6 ambulance fee

LYNDEN ­— For two hours in a special meeting Monday, Lynden City Councilors talked all angles of the idea of an ambulance utility. Then they voted 5-2 to put a $6 monthly fee into place. The charge, ...

Lynden Cemetery earns historic mark

Designation on register is mostly honorary LYNDEN -— The Lynden Cemetery has won listing on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places. Although mostly an honorary designation, the listing could ...

City OKs more North Prairie homebuilding

Phase of 120-138 units will show ‘cottage’ concept LYNDEN -— Developer Bob Libolt is 35 lots into his planned North Prairie neighborhood. Now he can create up to 138 more housing units on the remaining ...