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One millionth local CREP tree to be planted

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Conservation District will have a special event to celebrate the planting of the 1 millionth native tree in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in Whatcom County. After ...

Woman reports being attacked at her Van Dyk Road home on Friday

LYNDEN ­— A woman living in the 800 block of Van Dyk Road reported being assaulted by a stranger at her home Friday morning. This is the account given by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately ...

New city .2 percent sales tax goes into effect Monday

LYNDEN ­— The new .2 percent sales tax passed by Lynden voters in November for a Transportation Benefit District goes into effect April 1. The amount is added to the 8.5 percent rate already collected. ...

Regional meat packing co-op will have up to $65,000 ‘matching loan’

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Community Foundation has committed to provide a “matching fund” loan of up to $65,000 to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative in an effort to raise membership ...

Baja buggy teams return to Lynden fairgrounds in May

WHATCOM — The Western Washington University Student Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers again hosts the Baja 2013 International Design Competition May 16-17 at the Northwest Washington State ...
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No place to go for meat packing

WHATCOM ­— Local farmers continue to wait, and hope, for additional slaughter facilities to take animals for meat packing in the agricultural north county. As it stands now, there are too few buyers ...
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Lummis reassert senior water rights

BELLINGHAM ­— The Lummi Nation reasserted its senior water rights in Whatcom County at a Thursday meeting intended to restart water resource planning talks that stopped in 2009. Jeremy Freimund, water ...
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Coronation of an ambassador

From left, Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador candidates Janis DeJager, Alexandra Bergsma and Samantha Douge receive applause at the coronation banquet sponsored by Dairy Women Friday evening in Bellingham. ...

Monday evening fire off West Badger destroys mobile home

LYNDEN — A single-wide mobile home was destroyed on property about 1,000 feet off West Badger Road Monday evening, said North Whatcom Fire & Rescue operations chief John Swobody. No one was injured ...

City Council OKs new parking rule

LYNDEN — In the end, the City Council went 5-2 in favor of tighter rules for off-street parking. Commercial and industrial operations in residentially zoned areas of town will have to use their own parking ...