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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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Pillowcases to dresses for orphans

By Kaity Teer for the Lynden Tribune LYNDEN ­— When Edith Moorlag talks about her charitable sewing projects, she starts with her late husband, Johnny. It was Johnny who first encouraged her to join ...
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Meridian building ‘going gangbusters’

LAUREL — Parts of the Meridian School District look drastically different than they did not too long ago. The Meridian High School and Irene Reither Primary School campuses are in the middle of massive ...
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Lynden adding 3 career firefighters

LYNDEN ­— Using a federal grant, the city will soon add three more career firefighters. The Lynden City Council Monday unanimously accepted the $431,244 SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
By Tyler Mitchell

Ski area at 150% of average

MOUNT BAKER — It’s been a banner year so far at the Mount Baker Ski Area. “If you look at the long average (of snowfall), we’ve been running about 150 percent of normal,” ski area manager Duncan ...

Judge Deborra Garrett to be sworn in Jan. 11

WHATCOM — Deborra Garrett will be sworn in as Whatcom County Superior Court Judge at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, in the council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham. She will ...

Over 100 arrested countywide in DUI push

WHATCOM — In Whatcom County, 115 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) during a Nov. 21 through Jan. 1 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement ...

FAFSA filing events coming up at both Lynden and Ferndale high schools

LYNDEN — Student aid applications can be a daunting process for students preparing for college. On Thursday, Jan. 17, local students will have the chance to get some help with their Free Application ...
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Median price of county home rises for first time in five years

WHATCOM — The county’s median price of homes sold last year rose 3.2 percent in comparison to 2011, to $250,000. Also, the number of residential units sold increased by 12.8 percent to 2,077, the county’s ...
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For peat’s sake

LYNDEN ­— Somewhere very near this spot in 1870, Lynden’s first white family settled into their cabin just a short walk up from the Nooksack River. The Judsons didn’t worry about the peat soil then. ...