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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 ...

Give the politicians some credit for trying

It can’t be much fun being a politician right now. Seriously. In today’s hyper-polarized political climate, you get an earful from both sides and yet you are hard-pressed to come up with ideas or find ...

Dumped: Old city landfill lawsuit settled

LYNDEN — The city has settled a lawsuit with William Devine related to alleged contamination of his family’s property that was nearby a long-closed former city landfill on the west side of town. The ...
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Abandoned plots at local cemeteries approach cutoff

LYNDEN ­— April 1 marks a step along the slow process of freeing up unclaimed abandoned plots in the Lynden Cemetery. On that date notices that were posted in 2010 at about 1,200 plots will have run ...

April 6 conference brings in speakers on Indian policy

WHATCOM — On Saturday, April 6, a Bellingham conference brings in both local and out-of-state experts in water rights, states’ responsibilities to Indian tribes and federal Indian policy, said organizer ...
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New lighted flag flies at Lynden Community Center

LYNDEN ­— A cooperative effort once again has a lighted U.S. flag flying continuously at the Lynden Community Center. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301 took charge, getting the 5-by-8-foot nylon all-weather ...
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Lining up the dominoes, er, priorities — together

LYNDEN ­— Working together, Lynden-area leaders should try to get the first domino to fall, and that domino is, by consensus, a new Lynden Middle School. The school’s replacement could set in motion ...