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DNR Mt. Baker area topography map updated

  OLYMPIA — The area around Mount Baker is one of the new map updates from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the agency announced on Feb. 2.   In all, three new maps have been published ...

Witnesses of fatal Blaine truck-bike collision sought

  EVERETT — The Washington State seeks witnesses to the hit-and-run fatal collision involving a pickup truck and a bicyclist at the intersection of State Route 543 and H Street in Blaine at 5:37 ...

Court dockets

  Lynden Municipal Court was held on Dec. 3, 2014, and the following people were found guilty:   Jacob Sparks, 27, of Ferndale, third-degree driving with a suspended license. Fined $400.   Christopher ...

Lummi ferry out part of Feb. 11

  GOOSEBERRY POINT — A service outage for the Lummi Island ferry is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, Whatcom County Public Works reports.   Some inspection and maintenance ...

Best to return your Feb. 10 election ballot by Monday

  BELLINGHAM — Ballots in the Feb. 10 special election need to be postmarked or returned to a drop box or to the County Courthouse no later than 8 p.m. that day. In fact, the post office encourages ...

All-route ride $3

  BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Transportation Authority riders can now purchase a $3 day pass good for unlimited rides all day on all routes except Route 80X to Mount Vernon.   A day pass for Route 80X ...

GasBuddy: Price slide has halted

  SEATTLE — Average retail gasoline prices in Washington fell 3.2 cents per gallon in the week ending Feb. 1, averaging $2.12 per gallon.   This compares with the national average that rose 2.7 ...
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Tractor Supply Co. filling former Cost Cutter building

LYNDEN — The long-standing question of what will go into the former Cost Cutter building at 19th and Front streets has an answer: Tractor Supply Company.   The Tennessee-based company with nearly ...

MBHS has special claim upon ‘Boys in Boat’ book

  WHATCOM — As “The Boys in the Boat” book and author Daniel James Brown make a splash locally this month, Mount Baker High School can make a unique claim: One of the boys was a MBHS graduate ...

Crawford leaving County Council for work reasons

  BELLINGHAM ­— County Council member Sam Crawford announced Tuesday he is resigning his 2nd District seat effective March 1.   Crawford said in a letter read at the end of the evening’s meeting ...