Nooksack Tribe wins $711,475 for salmon habitat restoration work

OLYMPIA — Whatcom County is allocated $711,475 for salmon restoration projects as part of $18 million handed out statewide from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board. Three grants will all be ...

WSU study: County dairying is $515M strong

WHATCOM -— Dairy farming employs 1,348 people in the county and contributes some $515 million of farmgate product value to the local economy, reports a Washington State University agricultural economist. ...

Two die in roadway crashes

WHATCOM -— A collision on State Route 544 in Everson Friday evening claimed the life of a local 38-year-old motorcylist struck by an SUV. According to the Washington State Patrol, Brian J. Smith, 31, ...
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Pair new in roles at Lynden City Hall

LYNDEN -— Sirke Salminen is the city’s new finance director while Vanessa Roebuck is now heading up human resources. Salminen, who started Nov. 3, replaces Teresa Camfield, who led the five-person ...

Money set aside for future roadwork

LYNDEN -— The city plans to have $640,000 on hand to spend in 2015 from its Transportation Benefit District two-tenths cent sales tax, and a range of transportation projects could benefit. The City Council ...

Sheriff’s Office keeps alive the 25-year-old Mandy Stavik murder case

WHATCOM -— It has now been 25 years since Mandy Stavik, an 18-year-old college student, was brutally murdered. But the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is not forgetting about the case. On Nov. 24, ...
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Festive fun planned for downtown

LYNDEN — Lots is happening in town leading up to the Lynden Lighted Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday. Take note that Front Street will be closed to traffic and parking all the way from Third to 17th the hours ...
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State Senate race cost record $1.6 million

WHATCOM -— More than $1.6 million was spent in this year’s 42nd District race between Republican incumbent Doug Ericksen and Democratic challenger Seth Fleetwood, as the parties wrestled for control ...

Lynden Christian students fill four vehicles with food

LYNDEN -— Just before Thanksgiving, Lynden Christian School students collected over 11,000 pounds of food — enough to fill two mini-buses and two vans — for the Project Hope Food Bank. The food drive ...

Lots of fun planned for Dec. 5-6 in downtown Lynden

LYNDEN — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in many activities surrounding Lynden’s Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6. Already on Friday, a holiday dessert baking contest takes ...