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Meridian district sets strategic planning input meetings

LAUREL ­— The Meridian School District has scheduled two community input meetings for the district’s long-range planning process. The meetings will both be at 6:30 p.m. The first was on Tuesday, Oct. ...

Artist Point road closed for season

MOUNT BAKER — With six inches of snow on the ground at Mount Baker and more in the forecast, crews closed the road to Artist Point for the season on Monday, Sept. 30. Maintenance workers with the Washington ...

Horse show this weekend at fair’s equine center

LYNDEN ­— Have a total horse experience at the revamped Lynden Horse Expo and Draft Horse Spectacular Oct. 4-6. The reconfigured event in the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds’ Equine Events Center ...

Kids’ events this week at Fairway

LYNDEN — A hay maze for kids will be set up in the Fairway Center east parking lot Thursday through Saturday, said Gary Vis, executive director of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce. An opportunity for horse ...

Harlan Kredit to teach geology to willing adults

LYNDEN — Harlan Kredit, longtime Lynden Christian High School science teacher, will lead a two-part adult class titled “Geology of Whatcom County” on two Mondays, Oct. 7 and 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. ...

Oct. 7 candidates’ focuses on human services

BELLINGHAM — The candidates’ forum of the Bellingham Food Bank and other agencies focuses on human services — questions of hunger, affordable housing and poverty. The forum will be on Monday, Oct. ...

Red Cross helps out after Sept. 27 Ferndale fire

FERNDALE — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a fire on Brown Road on Friday, Sept. 27. The fire caused major damage to the home, displacing two individuals and their dog. Red ...

Senior driver refresher class

BELLINGHAM — The next AAA driver improvement program for seniors will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the King Community Church, 4173 Meridian St. The cost is $16 per person. ...

Monday is last day to register online or by mail for Nov. 5 election

WHATCOM — Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 5 general election? Have you moved or changed your name? Monday, Oct. 7, is the deadline for online or mail-in changes to your voter registration, announces ...
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Local shutdown effects?

WHATCOM ­— With Congress failing to find an 11th-hour settlement on funding, the federal government went into shutdown mode Tuesday lacking money to pay for routine services and personnel. Hundreds ...