Lummi Island ferry in drydock Sept. 3-17, walk-on only

GOOSEBERRY POINT -— Annual drydock for the Lummi Island ferry Whatcom Chief is scheduled to go from Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Sept. 17, with regular service resuming Sept. 18, according to Whatcom ...

Primary election already upon us

County primary election ballots are mailed out WHATCOM — Ballots for the Aug. 5 primary election were mailed out to registered voters Friday by the County Auditor’s Office. If you don’t receive your ...

City mulling limits on fireworks

LYNDEN -— A City Council committee will talk about possibly restricting fireworks in town after a citizen voiced complaints on July 10. The Public Safety Committee will meet next on Thursday, Aug. 7, ...

Two Lynden business leaders pass

LYNDEN -— Two prominent former businessmen of Lynden passed away last week. Harold Kooy, who with his wife Sarah created the Fairway Center, died at age 89 on Thursday. His funeral was Tuesday, with ...

City trying to change policy of sick-time buyback

LYNDEN -— For many years, employees in city government have been able to accumulate their unused sick-leave allowance and then enjoy a 50 percent buyback of those hours at their current pay rate when ...

Local NFL stars in town

LYNDEN -— Jake Locker and Michael Koenen, Whatcom County-raised NFL players, will help boost a food drive — packaged in a music and humor program with silent auction — this Saturday, July 19, at ...

Lynden streets to be chip-sealed next week, after county roads

LYNDEN — Chip sealing will be done by Whatcom County crews within Lynden city limits the week of July 21, weather permitting. The streets to be done are: 17th Street from Kok to Front, Hannegan Road ...

New emergency coordination hub opens Friday

BELLINGHAM -— A public open house is planned for Friday, July 18, to celebrate the public/private partnership that repurposed the former Olympics Coordination Center near Bellingham’s airport. The ...
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City pursues 40 acres on Benson Rd.

LYNDEN -— The city wants to buy a 40-acre Benson Road farm for potential park land or other public uses. The Lynden City Council on Monday took a first step toward acquiring the property of Herman and ...

Lynden cemetery district interested in WTA acreage

WHATCOM -— A land parcel of about 1.3 acres owned by the Whatcom Transportation Authority south of its Lynden bus station will be the subject of a public hearing before the WTA board of directors on ...