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Local police lose BP interpretation

WHATCOM — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that the Border Patrol will no longer provide interpretation assistance in routine local law enforcement matters. But that practice ...

Lynden could get 3 more career firefighters via $431,000 federal grant

LYNDEN ­— The city could be getting three more firefighters in 2013. Fire Chief Gary Baar told the City Council Monday that Lynden has qualified for a federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

Open house for retiring chamber office manager Jeannie Rozeboom

LYNDEN — Jeannie Rozeboom is retiring as the office manager of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce after 14 years and the chamber will host an open house to bid her farewell from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, ...

Rep. Buys gets state House committee assignments

OLYMPIA — Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, has been chosen the ranking Republican on the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. Reelected in November, Buys will be in his second term in the ...

24 arrested in Sheriff’s sweep targeting gangs

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 12 led a multi-agency warrant arrest sweep targeting gang members, associates and other high-risk offenders living locally. In all, 23 adults and ...

204 turkeys given out through SSK Insurance drive

WHATCOM ­— More than 200 local families are receiving turkeys for a holiday dinner as a result of a drive led by Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance. The company, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, ...

NEXUS lane hours make yet another change

SUMAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced additional modifications to the NEXUS program at the Sumas port of entry. Effective Dec. 14, the dedicated NEXUS-only lane now operates ...

Big bridal show coming to county on Jan. 6

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Washington’s largest wedding fashion show will be among the highlights on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 20th annual Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo. Bridal Inspirations will run from ...

Tobacco sales to minors highest in a decade

OLYMPIA — The number of Washington retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors has risen to its highest level in more than a decade. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 16 percent ...
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Animated Christmas: The best show in town

LYNDEN — Emerald Way isn’t a highly traveled road in town. Not many cul-de-sac streets are. But in December the traffic off Benson Road can make it tough for Ryan Mitchell even to pull into his own ...