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Artist Point cleared in time for three-day weekend

MOUNT BAKER — For the second straight year, State Route 542 to Artist Point opened Tuesday morning, July 1. It’s one of the earliest ever openings for the destination known for its spectacular views ...

Church land rezone effort resurfaces

LYNDEN — Remember 2012 and City Bible Church’s attempt to rezone 18.6 acres north of the church at Main Street and Guide Meridian Road from residential to regional commercial? The application has returned ...

S&V Insurance merging with Oltman

WHATCOM — Oltman Insurance has over 80 years of Whatcom County history; S&V Insurance has six. But the common goal of keeping the two insurance firms completely local has them merging, effective ...

Lynden BP station up for grabs now

LYNDEN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency officially left the Lynden Border Patrol station for Sumas in 2008, but a final farewell is only happening now. Tony Holladay, assistant chief patrol ...

Lynden district in facilities review

LYNDEN — By the end of June the Lynden School District will have a brand-new facilities committee in place. Jim Frey, superintendent, said that while the district has had facility committees in the past, ...
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Woods Coffee partners with Engedi Refuge efforts

LYNDEN — The Woods Coffee will sell a limited-edition run of unique coffee mugs to help raise funds to fight human trafficking. Each of 100 hand-crafted, leather-wrapped Mason-jar mugs will be individually ...

Woods Coffee roasting here

LYNDEN — All 14 The Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom County have started using coffee beans roasted in the company’s Lynden headquarters. Woods installed a roaster at its headquarters and bakery location ...

Dan Harris takes over command of Border Patrol’s Blaine sector

WHATCOM — U.S. Customs and Border Protection had a change of command for the Northwest effective June 10. Chief Patrol Agent Dan M. Harris Jr. took over in a ceremony led by Border Patrol Chief Michael ...
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City looks to update park/trail plans

LYNDEN — Lynden has dreams of new parks and trails. But those dreams aren’t quite as grand as they once were. The Lynden Planning Commission recommended on Thursday to send a revised City of Lynden ...
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PHOTOS: ‘Despicable Me’ Minions best in parade

  LYNDEN — The 2014 Farmers Day Parade had about 100 entries, with the Best in Parade title a tie between the Despicable Me Minions entered by Jamie Fairbanks and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink entry. ...