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Fairgrounds craft show this week

Lynden teacher and Blaine resident Evelyn Hoefakker is launching her cookbook, “Such Great Recipes,” at the March 19-21 Spring Craft & Antique Show. (Courtesy photo)   LYNDEN — Handcrafted ...

One heroin arrest at Sandy Pt. Heights could lead to more

  FERNDALE — At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, after several months of investigation, deputies of the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for heroin in the 4500 block of ...

.2% more sales tax asked for county jail

  WHATCOM — Needing cities’ agreement, the county wants to put a two-tenths-cent sales tax increase on the Aug. 4 ballot to raise the $104 million needed to build a new county jail and then continue ...

Incumbent Helm back in Conservation District

  WHATCOM ­— Subject to Washington Conservation Commission canvassing, incumbent Larry Helm appears to be reelected to a second term in his county Conservation District supervisor position.   The ...

Charter Review Commission favors district-only voting

  WHATCOM — In just two months, the citizen Charter Review Commission has put forward plenty of ideas for revising the county’s “constitution,” but had passed only one before Monday night — ...

Conservation District election gets pumped up

  LYNDEN ­— From just 30 votes last year to thousands this year — such was the increased interest in the Whatcom Conservation District election held Tuesday.   District executive director ...

City to save money on phones, internet

  LYNDEN ­— With two new address sites in 2015, the city is also getting a new phone service provider.   A new public works yard and headquarters are being set up at 745 E. Badger Rd. Meanwhile, ...

County digs into Comp. Plan revision process

  WHATCOM — The county has started updating its Comprehensive Plan, a big project that must be completed by June 30, 2016.   The Washington State Growth Management Act requires counties to periodically ...

Kremen quitting politics after 31 years

  WHATCOM — Pete Kremen, after 31 years in elected office at the state and county levels, will retire from politics at the end of his current County Council term, he announced Monday.   “This ...
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Farmer concerns: Food safety, trade

  LYNDEN ­— Not dairy and berries directly so much, but concerns about food safety and trade rules came to the fore at a meeting of local farmers with Rep. Suzan DelBene last week.   About 20 ...