Bellingham, Lynden consider water deal

WHATCOM ­— Lynden and Bellingham are looking at a cooperative plan that could give Lynden more water from the Nooksack River while Bellingham would gain a backup water diversion point at Lynden. A similar ...
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Car veers across center line on Hannegan Road near Laurel

A Mercury Cougar car collided with a Dahlgren Excavating dump truck on Hannegan Road just south of Ten Mile Road about 11:30 a.m. Friday. A Washington State Patrol trooper said the southbound Cougar crossed ...

South Fork inner-tubing still OK

ACME ­— Summer inner-tubers down the South Fork of the Nooksack River can expect to meet up with as much law enforcement as Sheriff Bill Elfo can muster with his available money and deputies. Since ...
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Scout replaces LMS main planter as Eagle Project

LYNDEN ­— For his Eagle Scout project, Paul Valdez, 16, rebuilt the planter for the Lynden Middle School announcement sign — and he didn’t even go to the school. Valdez is homeschooled. With about ...

Lynden border runners caught

LYNDEN — A U.S. Border Patrol remote video surveillance system operator observed four people illegally cross the U.S.-Canada border northeast of Lynden on Aug. 6. Agents responded to the area and located ...

Everson man arrested for lewd conduct on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— At about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jose Rodriguez-Rene of Everson was booked into the Whatcom County Jail on investigation of attempted indecent liberties. The Rodriguez-Rene arrest and booking was ...

Court completes Lynden cemeteries’ plot reclamation process

WHATCOM — After a three-year legal process, Cemetery District 10 has been given authority to sell abandoned plots in the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries. Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Deborra E. ...

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in lewd conduct incident on Thiel Road Thursday

WHATCOM ­— The county Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday, Aug. 8, incident that was first reported to deputies as an attempted abduction of a woman jogging on Thiel Road south of Lynden. ...
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Lynden council looks at its pay — is it enough?

LYNDEN ­— City Council members voiced support for keeping their compensation as it is currently, which is $200 per council meeting for up to 36 meetings per year. They are not paid extra for committee ...

Van Werven will run for permanent state GOP

LYNDEN ­— Last week certainly took some unexpected turns, Luanne Van Werven acknowledges. The Lynden woman went from being the ready second-in-charge person of the Washington State Republican Party ...