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New Congresswoman meets area farmers

EVERSON — Samson Estates Winery owner Rob Dhaliwal gave Rep. Suzan DelBene a tour of his Everson-area property this week. And then the Congresswoman for the new 1st District sat down with about 15 area ...

Commission’s Ferndale meeting to honor action taken against domestic violence

FERNDALE ­— The Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence will hold its bimonthly meeting at the new Ferndale Police Station, 2220 Main St., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. At ...

Forum to feature Whatcom County’s small-city mayors

FERNDALE — Small-city mayors talk in a roundtable discussion from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16, in the council chambers of Ferndale City Hall, 5694 Second Ave. The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom ...

Tax preparation services offered

WHATCOM — Free tax preparation service will again be offered by AARP Tax-Aide at several sites in the county. Service will be offered starting the first week of February, by appointment only, at the ...

Paint chip poetry sought in show contest

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Home & Garden Show will involve a Paint Chip Poetry Contest for the first time. The idea marries the names on paint chips with the emotions and memories evoked by color ...

Service day, march highlight Monday holiday locally

BELLINGHAM — Students of Whatcom County’s three college campuses will join the larger community on Monday, Jan. 21, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of social justice and equal opportunity. ...
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Cemetery QR codes link pioneer history

LYNDEN — Whatcom County Cemetery District 10 has created all kinds of new links to the past. Seriously. Using QR codes — “quick response” barcode-like images scannable by mobile devices that link ...
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Everson police chief, 50, passes away Tuesday

EVERSON — Everson Police Chief Erik Ramstead passed away Tuesday morning at age 50. Everson Mayor John Perry released this statement regarding the death: “We share with heavy hearts that Everson Police ...
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Sumas inventor brings us ‘Icy Light’

SUMAS — Sumas resident Jeff Latham still thinks about the cold winter day back in 2005. He was living in Bethel, Alaska and woke up near the crack of dawn to get ready for work. He was a bus driver for ...

The 13 things we’d love locally in 2013

We hope 2013 is a year of promise for north Whatcom County. With so many questions raised in 2012, we’d like to see some answers come in 2013. Since top-10 lists are so 2010, we’ve offered up our 13 ...