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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 ...

Christine Perkins chosen to head county library system

WHATCOM ­— The Board of Trustees of the Whatcom County Library System has hired Christine Perkins to be the new executive director of the nine-branch system. Perkins, coming from the Bellingham Public ...

Three women vying for 2013 county Dairy Ambassador

WHATCOM ­— Three young women are the candidates for 2013 Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador. The 57th annual coronation and banquet will be on Friday, March 22, at Fox Hall behind Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett ...
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Emmy-winning ‘This Old House’ host appearing at home show

LYNDEN — Steve Thomas, Emmy Award-winning television personality and former host of the home improvement shows “This Old House” and “Renovation Nation,” has partnered with Habitat for Humanity ...

Ericksen legislation clarifies tax status of nonprofit fairs like Lynden’s

OLYMPIA — A measure proposed by Sen. Doug Ericksen to clarify the tax status of the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden and other non-profit fairs around the state was approved unanimously by the state ...

Part of Benson Road restricted this week

LYNDEN ­— Traffic on Benson Road will be reduced to one lane this week in a section from Pine Street to Isom Elementary School. Granite Construction is doing a road overlay project there each weekday ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...
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Days For Girls thinking globally

LYNDEN ­— Just back from 18 days in Uganda, Celeste Mergens is pumped afresh about what Lynden-based Days For Girls International is accomplishing in countries of the world — and yet how much more ...