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 ...

Fireworks limited to July 1-5, 2016

  LYNDEN ­— The city law on fireworks is changing — a little.   The City Council’s unanimous action of Feb. 17 brings 1963 city code back into compliance with state law, and it slightly ...
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Sol Lewis Award winners thank their supporters

  LYNDEN ­— Both Celeste Mergens and Richard Decima passed on thanks to their spouses, families, colleagues and community as they received their 2014 Sol Lewis Awards at a Thursday evening reception ...

Law firm name change brings out local history

  BELLINGHAM ­— The law firm that was Zender Thurston — with roots 100 years ago in Lynden — is now named Carmichael Clark.   The name change reflects the firm’s current identity, as Robert ...

Outdoor sculpture survey under way

  WHATCOM — Sculpture Northwest is currently conducting a survey of all outdoor sculpture located in the City of Bellingham. The goal is to make the four northwestern counties in Washington State ...

Authorities seek help on alleged kidnapping case

Vehicle got stuck in mud Sunday night along Sorenson Road near Nooksack   WHATCOM — Authorities urgently seek information from anyone who may have seen, talked to or assisted the driver of a vehicle ...