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Jensen Anderson, 9, will be grand marshal of parade

LYNDEN -— Even as he continues to cope with cancer, Jensen Anderson, age 9, will be honored as the grand marshal of the 2014 Farmers Day Parade Saturday. Jensen will ride with his family probably on ...

Suicidal subject talked off Hannegan Road bridge

LYNDEN — A suicidal subject was talked off the Hannegan Road bridge over the Nooksack River on Thursday afternoon by the Lynden Police and Whatcom County Sheriff’s officers. A 43-year-old male was ...

NEXUS border-crossing center coming to Birch Bay Square

CUSTER — A joint “Trusted Traveler” enrollment center for the NEXUS border-crossing card will be located in the Birch Bay Square business center. It’s a project of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

First marijuana growing licenses granted

WHATCOM — Two Whatcom County marijuana grower/producers, including Deepwater Botanical, just north of Smith Road on the Guide Meridian, were among the first 40 applicants to receive licenses statewide. ...

Fair names Collective Soul to final grandstand slot

LYNDEN — After Pentatonix turned down the Northwest Washington Fair Facebook pollsters, the fair went back to the Internet to seek help in finding its final grandstand act for August. This time Collective ...
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Officially a new Main bridge

Monday marked a ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the on-budget new Main Street bridge. At the ceremony were Nathan Zylstra of Reichhardt & Ebe Engineering, city administrator Mike Martin, ...

Marijuana retail store lottery ranks hopefuls

WHATCOM — The state’s Liquor Control Board will allow seven marijuana retail stores in Whatcom County outside of Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale, and we now have the ranking of who has the best shot ...
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New traffic cameras coming to Guide and Highway 9

WHATCOM — Drivers in Whatcom County will soon have more real-time traffic information at their fingertips. The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to bring online 14 new traffic cameras ...

Festival of Flags event May 26 includes helicopter landing

FERNDALE — This year’s Festival of Flags event at Greenacres Memorial Park has the theme “Remembering the Battered and Brave” and features the J.P. Falcon Band, stories of sacrifice and bravery ...

Ferndale’s IMCO selected to clear Oso

OSO — Ferndale’s IMCO General Construction was awarded a $3.4 million contract to clear landslide debris off State Route 530 near Oso. IMCO was the lowest of nine bidders on the job and will follow ...