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 ...

Put your art on local buses

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Transportation Association will host a series of kids art contests, including one in Lynden, in July to find winners and art to reproduce on the side of WTA buses. All Whatcom County ...

One federal Farm Bill goes down, another alive

WHATCOM — The U.S. House of Representatives shot down a Farm Bill this month in overwhelming fashion, 234-195, when 62 Republicans joined with Democrats in voting against the hotly debated bill. After ...

Northwood Road bridge getting guardrails

LYNDEN — Whatcom County is upgrading Northwood Road north of Halverstick Road at bridge 257 this week. The work is part of the Rural Road Safety Program and involves widening shoulders and installing ...

Cargo inspection program bridges border at Blaine

BLAINE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection began phase one of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot June 17 at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, B.C. The project is a collaboration with ...
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Rushing water: Bonding over whitewater

Swiping through pictures of a Saturday church group rafting trip on the Skykomish River, one thing was clear: Whitewater can make the burliest of men smile like a schoolboy. As a group of about 20 of us ...
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18 hours of ‘family’ at Relay For Life

LYNDEN — There’s emotion in purple shirts. Emotion that only those personally associated with cancer can fully understand. That much was clear at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Friday evening ...