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The fair: Always changing into the same

LYNDEN — Everybody in Lynden knows one thing about the Northwest Washington Fair: It rarely changes. And that, I’m convinced, is both its greatest draw and biggest weakness. As Jim Baron, the fair’s ...
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Opening of fair runs smooth

LYNDEN — Jim Baron, Northwest Washington Fair manager, knows what makes a good opening day at the fair. “It’s hard to beat good weather,” he said. Add in that regard nothing went horribly wrong ...
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Life at the Northwest Washington Fair

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PogoZone teams with fair for event-wide WiFi

LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair is now fully connected. In a partnership with Lynden’s PogoZone Internet Service, the fair will serve as one giant WiFi mesh. The Whatcom County-based ISP, with ...
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Cruising Lynden the old-fashioned way

You’ll see my best posture when I’m cruising through Lynden. On my bike, that is. It isn’t that I’m against quality posture at other time of my life, it is just that I’ve discovered an enjoyment ...
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Final paving the big piece left for East Badger Road

LYNDEN — Gone are the continuous one-lane closures on East Badger Road (State Route 546). Colacurcio Brothers Construction crews have finished up the bulk of their work on the roundabouts at the highway’s ...

Hunter Hayes biggest seller for fair

LYNDEN — Monday of the Northwest Washington Fair. That day provides another gaggle of firsts for many fairgoers, but it’s full of hundreds of recurring themes as well. The six-day 2013 event starts ...

Main Street pile driving is needed for new bridge

LYNDEN — The pile driving that kicked off Saturday at the Main Street bridge project will continue intermittently for a week, the city says. Saturday’s extensive pounding nearly completed all the work ...

WFC to purchase Fairway True Value store

LYNDEN — Even with the retirement of Irv Timmermans at the end of August, the Fairway True Value hardware store will continue to operate in its same location come September. Whatcom Farmers Co-op has ...

Bakerview Nursery announces closure

BELLINGHAM — Larry and Toni Clark, co-owners of Bellingham’s Bakerview Nursery, announced Monday that Sept. 30 will serve as the final day in business for one of the county’s longest-running retail ...