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Skagit bridge disrupts even local traffic, commerce

WHATCOM ­— Apart from being Lynden’s mayor, Scott Korthuis has day-to-day concerns as the production manager at Oxbo International’s Lynden mechanical harvester manufacturing plant. So, after the ...
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Ski to Sea Race has local flavor

The team Tight Genes, composed of six Lynden Christian School graduates and one current school principal, won the Family division of the 2013 Ski to Sea Race Sunday. They finished the seven-leg course ...

Most incumbents face no challengers

WHATCOM ­— Many incumbents in local public office will return uncontested for new terms. The filing period May 13-17 yielded few surprises: • The four Whatcom County Council members up for election ...

Five finalists for Lynden city administrator

LYNDEN ­— The search for a new Lynden city administrator is down to five finalists, Mayor Scott Korthuis has announced. Bill Verwolf, the city’s top employee since 2001, is retiring effective June ...

Fair now dealing with a $180,000 property tax bill

LYNDEN ­— For 100 years, the Northwest Washington Fair did not pay a property tax bill. Now it’s dealing with one as large as $180,000 from the state Department of Revenue. Fair Manager Jim Baron, ...

Memorial Day services Monday

WHATCOM — Memorial Day services and related events are planned Monday, May 27, at local cemeteries, as follows:   FOUR CEMETERIES American Legion Post 212 of Sumas and its auxiliary again conduct ...

Louws works details to try to keep EMS program intact

WHATCOM ­— County Executive Jack Louws continues to work on financial and contractual details of an overall agreement to preserve unified emergency medical response in Whatcom County. Louws spoke May ...
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Flashes of orange, for a cause

Even in rain, Ebenezer Christian School conducted a jog-a-thon Friday afternoon to raise money for both computer and playground equipment. Leading the pack here is Paige Decker. Some money raised was also ...

Extra filing period May 28-30 for still unfilled positions

WHATCOM — When public offices do not receive any candidate filings during regular filing week, state law requires a special additional three-day filing period be held, said County Auditor Debbie Adelstein. ...

No disenrollment from Nooksack tribe — for now

DEMING ­— Fifty people hoping to keep membership in the Nooksack Tribe waited outside Tribal Court for 90 minutes Thursday while their dispute was presented before Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis. Four uniformed ...