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Ericksen legislation clarifies tax status of nonprofit fairs like Lynden’s

OLYMPIA — A measure proposed by Sen. Doug Ericksen to clarify the tax status of the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden and other non-profit fairs around the state was approved unanimously by the state ...

Part of Benson Road restricted this week

LYNDEN ­— Traffic on Benson Road will be reduced to one lane this week in a section from Pine Street to Isom Elementary School. Granite Construction is doing a road overlay project there each weekday ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...
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Days For Girls thinking globally

LYNDEN ­— Just back from 18 days in Uganda, Celeste Mergens is pumped afresh about what Lynden-based Days For Girls International is accomplishing in countries of the world — and yet how much more ...
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Fair adds singer Dwight Yoakam to grandstand lineup

LYNDEN — From new-school country to someone with a bit more tested sound, the Northwest Washington Fair is offering up two helpings of country stardom for the Aug. 12-17 event. The fair has announced ...
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Railroad to fix six north Whatcom County crossings

WHATCOM — Following a $105,000 fine handed down by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway (BNSF) for failing to repair railroad crossing defects ...

Everson names police chief

EVERSON — Filling a crucial position in local government isn’t always an easy task. Following up the legacy of Everson Police Chief Erik Ramstead, who passed away in January, is another story entirely. ...

Council delays vote on off-street parking

LYNDEN ­— Two neighbors gave opinions and the City Council asked questions of staff, but for now any change in off-street parking rules is back to a committee. No one was present at Monday’s council ...
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Off to see the ‘Wizard’

Dorothy, played by Sarah Miller, comes into Munchkinland and also meets Glinda the Good Witch, right, played by Kendra Hack, in a scene of Lynden High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The ...

Home & Garden Show March 8-10

LYNDEN — The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County presents the 34th annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show March 8-10 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. Over 200 exhibitors will ...