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Can a Port Townsend model work here?

LYNDEN — Folks in Port Townsend knew what they wanted for their downtown. They were well aware of what they didn’t have and figured out a way to get it. The town banded together, started a grassroots ...

A jury trial in Lynden? Yes, today

LYNDEN — As far as typical small towns go, there are things that just don’t make regular appearances, such as jury trials. But Lynden will have one — likely running two days — starting at 9 a.m. ...
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Where’s the snow? It may not be coming after all

WHATCOM — It isn’t so much that the winter of 2012-13 has been exceptionally dry or oddly warm. It has just been devoid of snow. To date, north Whatcom County — as measured by a National Weather ...
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Small-cities forum explores unique issues

FERNDALE — Common interests dominated the talk of Whatcom’s small-city mayors at a forum organized by the League of Women Voters on Saturday. The event, hosted in the Ferndale City Hall Annex, was ...

Local Black Mountain’s main Boy Scout camp cancelled for 2013

MAPLE FALLS ­— The main three-week Boy Scouts summer camp at Camp Black Mountain will not happen in 2013. The Executive Board of the Mount Baker Council of Boy Scouts of America decided in January to ...

Local governments partner up lobbying in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Top officials from Whatcom County, the City of Bellingham and the Port of Bellingham have joined forces in Olympia to promote shared goals for this legislative session. “When we can stand ...

BelleWood releases first batch of pure Honeycrisp vodka

LYNDEN — Looking for something different to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Come to BelleWood Acres farm for a post-Valentine’s Day celebration and first-ever bottle release party. This event is Friday, ...

Responding Border Patrol agents save heart-attack victim

LYNDEN — U.S. Border Patrol agents helped resuscitate a 56-year-old Canadian man who had suffered a heart attack and driven off the road north of Lynden on Monday, Feb. 4. Agents assigned to the Sumas ...

Legislative update

OLYMPIA — In an effort to provide citizens who produce cottage food products in their homes the opportunity to earn a little more money and still be in compliance under state law, Rep. Jason Overstreet, ...

Guterson to speak at the J Tuesday

WHATCOM ­— Featured author David Guterson makes several public appearances, including a visit to Lynden’s Jansen Art Center next Tuesday evening, Feb. 19. He will give his main talk at the 321 Front ...