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Skagit bridge disrupts even local traffic, commerce

WHATCOM ­— Apart from being Lynden’s mayor, Scott Korthuis has day-to-day concerns as the production manager at Oxbo International’s Lynden mechanical harvester manufacturing plant. So, after the ...

Washington Federal hosting food drive

WHATCOM — Washington Federal’s Lynden and Ferndale branches will participate in a countywide food drive hosted by the bank to support Food4Tots. Cash donations for the Milk Money Program are also accepted. ...

Fair now dealing with a $180,000 property tax bill

LYNDEN ­— For 100 years, the Northwest Washington Fair did not pay a property tax bill. Now it’s dealing with one as large as $180,000 from the state Department of Revenue. Fair Manager Jim Baron, ...

Define Laser MediSpa opens in Lynden

LYNDEN — Although they are popular in Europe, Lynden’s Laurel Fishbook has started what is only Washington state’s third laser liposuction treatment facility here. Define Laser MediSpa, which opened ...
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Wayne Brink says its time to put the spatula away

LYNDEN — Wayne Brink’s professional career can be broken into about decade-long chunks. Now it’s time for the pharmacist’s latest move: retirement. Brink, who took over Parker’s Drug Store in ...

Gasoline prices soaring locally

WHATCOM ­— Gasoline prices have soared in recent weeks — in Whatcom County, at least. The average Bellingham-area price for regular was $4.095 per gallon on Tuesday, May 14, compared to $3.825 a week ...

Hats Off expanding to Burlington

BURLINGTON — Lynden’s Hats Off has opened a second location in Burlington. The new Hats Off location, which opened on May 1 at 145 Cascade Place, will feature business and team uniforms or spirit wear ...

Downtown beautification remakes Fifth and Front street intersection

LYNDEN — If you looked at the right time last week, you could see well-known downtown Lynden businessmen doing a little something different outside their storefronts: laying paver stones and planting ...
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Goats for hire visit Meridian schools

Students look on as a herd of 15 goats from Everson’s Git Yer Goat, LLC perform cleanup duties chomping on blackberry bushes near the natural garden at Meridian Middle School on Friday…. This ...

Two separate restaurants emerge from Homestead space

LYNDEN — Two different restaurants, Steakhouse 9 and Bistro 9, will fill the dining void at Homestead Golf & Country Club. Both restaurants are located above the course’s clubhouse at 115 E. Homestead ...