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County will keep up rural water appeal

WHATCOM ­— The County Council will continue a court fight for existing rural water rights. The newly configured council for 2014 unanimously made that decision at the start of its Jan. 28 meeting, but ...

Walking home, hit by an owl

LYNDEN ­— Arie Honcoop was walking home along Depot Road the evening of Jan. 20 when a funny thing happened to him — it was fairly scary, actually. He was hit by a snowy owl. The 84-year-old was returning ...

Overstreet wants to lift ‘senior project’ mandate

OLYMPIA — A proposal by 42nd District Rep. Jason Overstreet would prohibit the state Board of Education from requiring students to complete a culminating project for graduation. The bill was heard by ...
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Lynden Manor readers chat with bestselling author

LYNDEN ­— The book club readers at Lynden Manor got a treat last Friday — hearing the author of “The Boys in the Boat” and his fuller account behind the current bestseller. Writer Daniel James ...

City Council backs school bond

LYNDEN ­— The City Council voted unanimously in support of the Lynden School District bond issue now before voters. Mayor Scott Korthuis also expressed his support. Schools Superintendent Jim Frey was ...

Louws sees water issues as biggest challenge

BELLINGHAM ­— County Executive Jack Louws expects water quality and access issues to be his biggest political challenge in 2014 and well beyond. Louws said he has not yet been able, in his first two ...
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2013 Sol H. Lewis community service award winners

LYNDEN ­— A love of music brought this pair together in the first place and keeps them strong together now. But behind the music is equally a love of vibrant community life that drives Doug Broersma ...
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Farmers challenged to organize on water issues

LYNDEN ­— To about 250 gathered on a Monday holiday, board members of the Ag District Coalition made a case for more unity on water issues they say will determine farmers’ survival in Whatcom County. ...

Hot ashes blamed in Pollman Circle Jan. 8 house fire

WHATCOM ­— Improper disposal of hot ashes was determined to be the cause of a house fire south of Lynden on Jan. 8. The blaze caused some structural damage and smoke damage throughout the house in the ...

Events planned for MLK Jr. Day

BELLINGHAM ­— Community members are invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, social justice and equal opportunity at events planned for Jan. 20, including the third annual ...