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Seniors’ tour goes to B.C. sites in June

WHATCOM ­— The Whatcom County Tour Program offers a Scenic Loop Tour up Route 97 including Barkerville, B.C., a historic gold rush town well north of Kamloops, on June 22-26. Travel points include the ...
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Fire stations shakeup?

WHATCOM — North Whatcom Fire and Rescue has decided to declare surplus its fire stations in Lynden and Custer, citing both response-time and financial reasons, meaning some adjustment for the Lynden ...
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Darigold proudly shows off new dryer facility

LYNDEN ­— Just weeks away from starting up, Darigold showed off its new Lynden milk drying tower to hundreds of visitors Friday. The 143-foot-tall, $22 million structure is more than just an investment ...

Five locals named to first Processed Razz Council

WHATCOM — Five local red raspberry growers and their alternates have been named to the first national Processed Raspberry Council. In all, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed 23 representatives ...

County fire district planning to declare Lynden, Custer stations surplus

Though stations will be sold, no job losses will occur if surplus resolutions pass The North Whatcom Fire & Rescue Whatcom County Fire Protection District #21 Board of Commissioners’ regular ...

Partners working to reduce bacteria pollution in streams

BELLINGHAM — Levels of fecal coliform bacteria are on the rise in creeks and rivers in Whatcom County, prompting a multi-agency response effort. The levels of pollution exceed clean water standards and ...

Adults can learn dairy farming industry along with kids on April 24

LYNDEN ­— This is the 20th year of Whatcom County Dairy Women’s Milk Makers Fest. On the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, first graders of the county have a fun opportunity to learn how milk is produced. ...

Ericksen bill aiding Lynden fair may be voted on today

OLYMPIA — On April 9 the House Finance Committee approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, that would clarify that the nonprofit Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden is not subject ...

Police: Watch for pedestrians while driving

LYNDEN — The Lynden Police Department has received an increased number of complaints about drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, resulting in near-misses. John Billester, deputy chief, ...

End-of-life choices topic of workshops

BELLINGHAM — Normalizing conversations about end-of-life care and increasing the number of people with advance directives are goals of a series of free workshops in May. Most do not require advance registration. ...