Outdoor burning banned in county; city needs permit

WHATCOM — State and county fire officials have issued burn bans in response to dry weather conditions. A ban started Monday, July 15, in Whatcom County by order of deputy fire marshal Wain Harrison. ...

From the Margin: Seeing family, appreciating our country’s variety

“What was the highlight of the trip for you?” my wife asked as we were flying back to Seattle. Well, it’s hard to top seeing daughters and their husbands and especially twin 3-year-old granddaughters. ...

City will cut long grass, bill owners

LYNDEN ­— The city will cut the overgrown grass on two neglected lots and bill the owners, plus add in a $300 penalty to each. The City Council on Monday approved the action at the addresses of 8364 ...

Raspberry crop looks good so far

WHATCOM ­— With a festival to celebrate raspberries just around the corner, local farmers themselves say the harvest looks good so far. “The weather has been excellent for quality,” said veteran ...

Legal complaint filed over local Border Patrol

WHATCOM ­— Latino women who suffer domestic violence are afraid to call 911 for fear that family members will face immigration deportation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When a disturbance developed ...

Target shooting half-mile away allegedly kills local woman, 23

FERNDALE ­— A 23-year-old Bellingham woman attending a family barbecue Sunday afternoon along Gadwa Road died from a stray bullet fired apparently by target shooters on the opposite bank of the Nooksack ...
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Jeff Kok honored for 33 years in city firefighting

LYNDEN ­— Jeff Kok is wrapping up 33 years as a volunteer Lynden firefighter with much more than a plaque. He can show off a full-size mounted firefighter’s axe. The big memento was given to Kok at ...

Boy, 6, falls from second floor, in critical condition but responsive at Harborview

LYNDEN ­— A 6-year-old boy suffered serious head injury in a fall from an apartment’s second-story window Tuesday evening, June 11. Both the Lynden fire and police departments responded to the incident ...
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Bigger than life: Joe Moser

Joe Moser of Ferndale, who was shot down on his 44th mission as a bomber pilot in World War II, received a rare award at the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham on Sunday. He was pinned for having parachuted ...

No celebrating teams to ride on Lynden fire trucks any more

LYNDEN ­— No more riding on fire trucks for Lynden’s high school championship teams. Fire Chief Gary Baar said too high a risk of liability is putting an end to it. Also, a fire engine carrying kids ...