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Road work all around us

LYNDEN — Look north of Lynden and you have roundabout rushing. Right in the middle of town you can find bridge backups. Move west to find chip-sealing stress. There’s plenty to avoid when driving in ...
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Piling up for water

IMCO General Construction workers drive steel shoring plates on Monday that will aid the excavating for the new Lynden water treatment plant…. This content is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? ...

Construction starts on permanent I-5 bridge

BURLINGTON — Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is underway. Crews have moved into place two barges as well as a large crane and plan to have the bulk of ...

Border survey answers where travelers are going

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) has partnered with Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) to conduct a large-scale survey of travelers through the ...

Roadwork closing roads throughout county, Lynden

Weekend closure coming for SR9 WICKERSHAM – Construction to open up fish habitat upstream of State Route 9 roughly one mile north of the Whatcom-Skagit county line will mean two weeks of single-lane ...
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Making a Razz Fest

LYNDEN — There are more raspberries slated for this July’s Lynden Raspberry Festival. And more festival, too. The annual event, which draws between 20,000 and 25,000 visitors into downtown Lynden, ...

Lynde 500 plans ‘secret’ for big year

LYNDEN — Beyond serving as “definitely a kick in the pants,” the Lynde 500 plans to offer up a new twist for the 11th running of the push-kart derby on Labor Day (Sept. 2). Tom Entrikin, a Lynde ...

County 2Q home sales surge

WHATCOM — Whatcom County’s housing market continued to gain strength in this year’s second quarter with more homes sold than in any comparable quarter since 2007, according to a real-estate report. ...

New vantage point for Fourth fireworks over Bellingham Bay

BELLINGHAM — There’s a new spot to watch Bellingham’s Fourth of July fireworks show — the former Georgia Pacific mill site pier. The Port of Bellingham will open a portion of the site, now known ...

Highway to Artist Point now open

MOUNT BAKER – Ahead of what promises to be a busy weekend on Mount Baker, the last 2.7 miles of scenic Mount Baker Highway was cleared of snow and opened on Monday morning, giving vehicles access to ...