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Gun debate firing off in Lynden too

LYNDEN — The Falcon Productions Gun & Knife Show comes to Lynden four times each year. But people are taking a little more notice about the visit this Saturday and Sunday at the Northwest Washington ...
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New Congresswoman meets area farmers

EVERSON — Samson Estates Winery owner Rob Dhaliwal gave Rep. Suzan DelBene a tour of his Everson-area property this week. And then the Congresswoman for the new 1st District sat down with about 15 area ...

Tax preparation services offered

WHATCOM — Free tax preparation service will again be offered by AARP Tax-Aide at several sites in the county. Service will be offered starting the first week of February, by appointment only, at the ...
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Median price of county home rises for first time in five years

WHATCOM — The county’s median price of homes sold last year rose 3.2 percent in comparison to 2011, to $250,000. Also, the number of residential units sold increased by 12.8 percent to 2,077, the county’s ...

New steakhouse coming to Homestead

LYNDEN — Watch for the opening of yet another restaurant at Homestead Golf & Country Club. The Reserve at Homestead is now closed and a new group of owners has taken over, shutting down food service ...

Two Sumas firms win awards for air quality

WHATCOM — Two Sumas wood processing plants, Cedarprime and Teal-Jones Lumber Services, are among the top ten regional recipients of 2012 awards from the Northwest Clean Air Agency. PeaceHealth St. Joseph ...

Carbon monoxide alarms now required in most residences, even old homes

WHATCOM — A new law went into effect on Tuesday requiring that carbon monoxide (CO) alarm devices be installed in nearly all buildings classified as residential occupancies. This includes single-family ...

Bellingham Farmers Market open to new vendors for 2013 season

WHATCOM — The Bellingham Farmers Market is taking applications from farmers, producers and crafters in Whatcom and Skagit counties who are looking for new markets and more face-to-face time with customers. ...

Pacific Bank to pay shareholders a dividend

ABERDEEN — Pacific Financial Corporation, the head of Pacific Bank, will pay a 20-cent dividend per share to all shareholders on or before Dec. 28. “The bank has experienced strong earnings in 2012, ...

Taco Time raises $3,000 for Project Hope in one day

LYNDEN — On Dec. 18, the Taco Time Northwest restaurant hosted its second annual Project Hope benefit and raised $3,000 for the local food bank. “We’re proud to live and work in a community that ...