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 ...
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CF event: A personal reason to bike for a cause

At the Lynden Cystic Fibrosis Foundation bike-a-thon Saturday, Paige Ellens, left, who has cystic fibrosis, participated with friend Kara Veldman. They wear headbands that were part of a recent Banding ...

Plowing Match is this Saturday at Berthusen Park

LYNDEN ­— The 72nd International Plowing Match will be held on Saturday, May 18, at Berthusen Park northwest of town. That’s about a month later than normal in April. “Too many conflicts and poor ...
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Big Bird Fly-in RC event near Ferndale

FERNDALE — The Bellair RC Flyers’ season again begins with the fun-filled Big Bird Fly-in on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the flying site on the Lummi Reservation. This will ...