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Law enforcement hunted fugitive near Sumas Tuesday

SUMAS — One man was in custody and another was on the run Tuesday afternoon as the U.S. Border Patrol searched the foothills east of Sumas for the armed suspect. At 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Border Patrol agents ...
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One millionth local CREP tree to be planted

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Conservation District will have a special event to celebrate the planting of the 1 millionth native tree in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in Whatcom County. After ...

Woman reports being attacked at her Van Dyk Road home on Friday

LYNDEN ­— A woman living in the 800 block of Van Dyk Road reported being assaulted by a stranger at her home Friday morning. This is the account given by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately ...

New city .2 percent sales tax goes into effect Monday

LYNDEN ­— The new .2 percent sales tax passed by Lynden voters in November for a Transportation Benefit District goes into effect April 1. The amount is added to the 8.5 percent rate already collected. ...

Regional meat packing co-op will have up to $65,000 ‘matching loan’

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Community Foundation has committed to provide a “matching fund” loan of up to $65,000 to support the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative in an effort to raise membership ...

Court docket

Lynden Municipal Court was held March 13, 2013, and the following people were found guilty: Jose Sanchez, 22, of Everson, failure to transfer title. Fined $250. Jose Sanchez, 22, of Everson, driving without ...

Nooksack Loop Trail update set for April 10 Bellingham meeting

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation is inviting the public to an informational meeting and open house about the Nooksack Loop Trail on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Squalicum ...

Warm Beach horse vaulters among 17 teams coming to Lynden fairgrounds

LYNDEN ­— The equestrian show “Vault Into Spring,” featuring 130 participants on 17 teams from the Pacific Northwest, California and Canada, comes to the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center ...

Indian policy conference April 6 in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — A regional one-day conference on federal Indian policy comes to the Lakeway Inn & Convention Center on Saturday, April 6. The list of both local and national speakers from 9 a.m. to ...

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 ...