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Lynden trail money included in Senate budget package

OLYMPIA — The transportation budget plan approved unanimously Friday by the state Senate includes a $477,000 appropriation for a project to extend the Jim Kaemingk Sr. trail near Fisher Elementary School ...
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1 millionth tree planted a celebration in Acme

ACME ­— Cooperation between various groups was celebrated at the planting of the 1 millionth Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program tree in Whatcom County Saturday. Among thousands of young trees ...

Peoples Bank announces changes

WHATCOM — Peoples Bank has announced changes in the senior management of the Bellingham-based bank. Charles LeCocq has been promoted to chairman of the board and will continue as chief executive officer ...

Lynden woman wins second car

LYNDEN — As anyone in business or sports will tell you, it’s often harder to stay at a high level than to reach it. But Stephanie Meester hasn’t just maintained her excellence as an independent Tupperware ...

RSVP is recruiting new senior helpers

WHATCOM — RSVP, a program of the Whatcom Volunteer Center, is recruiting volunteers 55 and older to make a difference in the lives of seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Volunteer opportunities ...

Learn about native plants on free walks

WHATCOM — Anyone can join in on several upcoming fun informal walks to get familiar with native plants of Whatcom County. No registration is required for the free walks; just show up. Sponsored by the ...

Miss Lynden Rodeo hosting taco dinner event Thursday

LYNDEN — Miss Lynden Rodeo for 2013 is Lauren Wilfer, and she will travel hundreds of miles this year across Washington and into Oregon representing the Aug. 23-24 Lynden PRCA Rodeo. As a fundraiser ...

Parade entry applications available for Farmers Day Parade

LYNDEN — The Lynden Farmers Day Parade, set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, is now open for entry applications. Applications can be obtained at the Lynden Chamber of Commerce office at 518 Front ...

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 ...