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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 ...

Post-Sandy Hook forum focuses on mental health

BELLINGHAM — The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December have resonated across America, as families, educators and public officials raise questions about recognizing ...

State Legislature testing online comment on bills

OLYMPIA — The Legislature this year has added an online comment option for bills under consideration in addition to the traditional telephone hotline it continues to offer the public. The “e-comments” ...

Chorale plans gala on 1960s musical theme

BELLINGHAM — A Friday, March 15, gala benefit auction by the Bellingham Chamber Chorale celebrates American classics through cabaret music of the 1960s. “Live & Singin’” starts at 6 p.m. at ...
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Slalom shines under Baker sun

The Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom was held Friday through Sunday, and numerous locals placed quite high in the final results. Champions and local top-five finishers are listed below.  Pro Men First ...

Military Brief

Air Force Airman Klaas J. Meyer has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training ...
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Comfort: A Leia Bear to hug

SUMAS — The Leia Bear has come to the Nonhoffs for a while. Specifically, it’s for Lily, age 5. The cuddly bear has been all over the world and came here from New York, said Lily’s mom, Ricki Nonhoff. ...