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 ...

Two Lynden-based reps differ in vote

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature found a compromise over the weekend, allowing Gov. Jay Inslee to sign a $33.6 billion two-year budget on Sunday, averting any type of state government shutdown. ...

Green Barn adds smoothies, deli coming

LYNDEN — The Green Barn has already added smoothies, milkshakes and espresso coffee to its Birch Bay-Lynden Road retail store and will offer a full deli section, with sandwiches, sometime in mid-July. ...

County installing freeze indicators on roads

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Public Works Department’s Rural Road Safety Program’s first phase includes guardrail and freeze indicator installation through July 12 at locations throughout north Whatcom ...
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Capstone grows in numbers, certification

LYNDEN — Jeannett Penner and Doniel Hagee, physical therapists at Capstone Physical Therapy in Lynden, received Board Certification as Orthopedic Clinical Specialists June 17. Less than 5 percent of ...

Fair looking for volunteers

LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair needs at least 250 volunteers for the Aug. 12 through 17 event. Maryjo Turnbull, facilities coordinator, said the biggest need is in the Care Committee, but volunteers ...

Council wrestling with how to pay firefighters

LYNDEN — Lynden needs to find a way to pay for its firefighters, so the City Council has started the ball rolling on establishing a new “ambulance utility fee” to eventually fund three city firefighters ...

Temporary Skagit bridge has first inspection Saturday

SKAGIT — Early Saturday morning, drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays through Mount Vernon and Burlington while bridge inspection crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Semiahmoo purchase complete, to open before fall

BLAINE — The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed last week for $19.5 million. The newly formed Resort Semiahmoo ...