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Ecology and port looking at Blaine Harbor cleanup

BELLINGHAM — Plans to investigate the extent of contamination in Blaine Harbor from past industrial work are moving forward with a legal agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology and the ...

Extra officers out over this weekend

WHATCOM ­— Washington law enforcement agencies will take part in a special impaired-driving crackdown March 14-18 over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Extra officers from the Bellingham, Ferndale, ...

CharterFest April 27-28 on waterfront

BELLINGHAM — At the eighth CharterFest at Squalicum Harbor April 27-28, more than 50 sailboats and powerboats will be on display to climb aboard and explore, with vessels available for sale, charter ...
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Lining up the dominoes, er, priorities — together

LYNDEN ­— Working together, Lynden-area leaders should try to get the first domino to fall, and that domino is, by consensus, a new Lynden Middle School. The school’s replacement could set in motion ...
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Lynden qualifies 19 business leader competitors for state

STANWOOD — A quick look at the Northwest Region Future Business Leaders of America Conference results reveals that Lynden High School appears quite a few times. That’s because the 29 students that ...
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Local craft event back this weekend with 13 new vendors

LYNDEN — There’s something different about meeting the artists, having access to them and their handmade wares and having it all within the confines of one show, said Judy Meixner, co-producer of the ...

Bull riders making stop in Lynden on April 19

LYNDEN — Thirty-six professionals will match up with some of the toughest bulls in the country on April 19 in a first appearance of the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division in Lynden. Competition ...

Contract awarded for East Badger roundabouts

LYNDEN — Plans for two new roundabouts on East Badger Road reached a major milestone last week when the Washington State Department of Transportation selected Colacurcio Brothers Construction Company ...

City settles 2010-13 pay contract with firefighters; hike averages 3.38 percent

LYNDEN ­— Union-represented firefighters will get additional back pay to 2010 averaging 3.375 percent per year, as a result of City Council approval of a collective bargaining agreement in February. ...

North Whatcom Relay For Life hosting comedy event in May

LYNDEN — The June Relay For Life North Whatcom County may be a few months away, but teams are already forming and events have been lined up. New this year is an auction and comedy show, set for Thursday ...