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 ...

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 ...