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Large elk spotted west of Lynden

From Weidkamp Road to Burk Road, residents west of Lynden were spotting a stray 4×5 elk meandering through the fields. (Photo courtesy of Barb Tjoelker)  … This content is for subscribers ...
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Museum receives old cemetery photo

LYNDEN — The Lynden Pioneer Museum has received its oldest photo of the Lynden Cemetery yet. The photo, which shows a man with six children at a grave, is from just after the turn of the century, said ...

WSU Extension starting diabetes class Sept. 23

WHATCOM — As part of the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, WSU Whatcom County Extension is hosting a non-commercial year-long program focused on diabete prevention ...

Study finds nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

SEATTLE — In the state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, investigators from the University of Washington found that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaged in the use of ...
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Main Street bridge foundations take shape

LYNDEN — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s exactly where things stand at the Main Street culvert replacement project just west of Lynden Middle School. Crews from Interwest Construction ...
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Skagit I-5 bridge to slide into place Saturday eve.

BURLINGTON — The temporary Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River has only a few more days of use before crews slide over into place the permanent replacement on Saturday evening. Barring any ...

Mudslides close SR 20 North Cascades Highway through the weekend

RAINY PASS – Heavy rain caused more mud and rock slides over State Route 20 in several locations, indefinitely closing a 24-mile stretch between the North Cascades passes. With heavier rains expected ...

State rules could drop marijuana store in Lynden

WHATCOM — Lynden could have a new marijuana-dispensing retail outlet by next June, according to rules approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. And it is all part of a large-scale plan to ...

Lynden lost $6.4 million for Pepin Creek project, new water plant

LYNDEN — The city of Lynden’s expectation of $6.4 million in state Public Works Trust Fund money was cut from the state’s 2013-15 budget this summer. That leaves city officials looking for new ways ...

Lynden Food Pavilion getting ‘refreshing’ store layout

LYNDEN — Shopping in the Lynden Food Pavilion will look a lot fresher in mid-fall once a complete store upgrade has been finished, said The Markets LLC spokesperson Sue Cole. The Lynden store, one of ...