Woman with measles was well traveled last week

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, have contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak, and the sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch Bakery and ...
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New roadside store open at Appel Farms

FERNDALE — Appel Farms’ new retail facility, The Cheese Shop, is now open at 6605 Northwest Rd. between Ferndale and Lynden, featuring fresh cheese made on the farm. Since opening on Monday, March ...

County enacts interim rules for pot

BELLINGHAM — Interim rules for producing, processing and retailing marijuana are now in place in Whatcom County. The County Council last week unanimously passed an ordinance that deals with setbacks ...

Business women heading up a Lynden response to Oso disaster

LYNDEN ­— Two local businesswomen are coordinating a community drive to help the families and first responders affected by the Oso landslide. Lynda Kowalski Williams, head of Beacon Insurance Group, ...

Protesting of Sakuma Bros. Farms comes to Lynden

LYNDEN ­— About 20 people stood at the corner of Guide Meridian and Birch Bay-Lynden roads Saturday evening holding signs and chanting in protest of the Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc. berry growing operation ...
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Cute little plant infests in a hurry

WHATCOM ­— It’s such a cute little plant with rich green leaves and a yellow flower that gardeners have been known to trade it with each other and nurseries have sold it. But beware. The alluring ...
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Natural gas leak at First St. alley under control

LYNDEN ­— A natural gas leak at a downtown construction site was brought under control without any injuries within about an hour Monday morning. But traffic was detoured for a bit longer on busy First ...

Targeted Nooksacks see ruling as favorable

DEMING — On the same day that election results of Nooksack Tribal Council voting were made official, another bit of news was added to the 15-month saga of trying to get 306 members of the tribe disenrolled. ...
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Van Polen to do Lynden ‘farewell showing’ April 25

LYNDEN ­— On April 25 Don Van Polen will return to do a “farewell showing” in the town where he began his long career as a travelogue creator. “A World of Travel: Favorite Stories and Places” ...
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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 ...