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Charter review is elections-focused

  LYNDEN ­— How elections happen continues to be a big topic before the Whatcom County Charter Review Commission.   This year’s 15-member commission — proposing and debating changes to the ...

Glunt pleads guilty on sexual offense charge

  LYNDEN ­— Former city veteran police officer Donald Glunt pleaded guilty last week to a sexual offense charge arising out of his final days on the job last April.   Before Whatcom County Superior ...

Seats will open up for Lynden parks & rec board

LYNDEN — With three of the five commissioner seats of the Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District up for reelection this year, two of them will possibly lack an incumbent running.   The commissioners ...

New section of SR 542 near Glacier Springs now open

MAPLE FALLS – Drivers no longer have to wait for a traffic signal to guide them through a short stretch of State Route 542 (Mt. Baker Highway) four miles east of Maple Falls.   Contractor crews working ...

Register, change address this week for Lynden school bond election

  WHATCOM — This is the last week to register to vote or change your address online or by mail and still be in time to vote in the April 28 Lynden School District construction bond election. The ...

Hovander Park plant sale by Master Gardners May 9

  WHATCOM — The WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener annual plant sale will be on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park of Ferndale.   Each spring, the county Master ...

Some tree seedling still available for sale Saturday

  WHATCOM — The county Farm Forestry Association held its annual tree sale last Saturday at the Lynden fairgrounds. In spite of a very wet morning, nearly 10,000 trees were sold.   However, some ...

Ferndale woman, 86, dies in crash

  SKAGIT ­— A Ferndale woman succumbed Saturday to injuries suffered in a traffic accident four days earlier on State Route 20 south of Anacortes.   Helen L. Wifler, 86, was a passenger in a ...

Workshop offers farmers help in potential crises

  LYNDEN — Whatcom Farm Friends is co-sponsoring a two-part April 22 workshop designed to coach farmers in advance through difficult challenges they may face.   Gerald Baron, bringing experience ...
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Man killed was wanted for murder

SUMAS — The man shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Kneuman Road Thursday afternoon was wanted for murder in another jurisdiction, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo confirmed at a press ...