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County will keep up rural water appeal

WHATCOM ­— The County Council will continue a court fight for existing rural water rights. The newly configured council for 2014 unanimously made that decision at the start of its Jan. 28 meeting, but ...

Walking home, hit by an owl

LYNDEN ­— Arie Honcoop was walking home along Depot Road the evening of Jan. 20 when a funny thing happened to him — it was fairly scary, actually. He was hit by a snowy owl. The 84-year-old was returning ...

Overstreet wants to lift ‘senior project’ mandate

OLYMPIA — A proposal by 42nd District Rep. Jason Overstreet would prohibit the state Board of Education from requiring students to complete a culminating project for graduation. The bill was heard by ...
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Lynden Manor readers chat with bestselling author

LYNDEN ­— The book club readers at Lynden Manor got a treat last Friday — hearing the author of “The Boys in the Boat” and his fuller account behind the current bestseller. Writer Daniel James ...
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Trail camera catches cougar roaming near Nooksack

NOOKSACK — Fred and Cindy Vos thought they saw a bobcat roaming the trees behind their Sorenson Road home. Chuck Kleinhesselink, who lives on Alm Road adjoining the Vos land, thought the potential sighting ...

City Council backs school bond

LYNDEN ­— The City Council voted unanimously in support of the Lynden School District bond issue now before voters. Mayor Scott Korthuis also expressed his support. Schools Superintendent Jim Frey was ...

Farm Bill gets conference committee OK

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, Jan. 27, a majority of the members on a joint House-Senate conference committee to negotiate a new Farm Bill approved a report on a final five-year Farm Bill. Congresswoman ...

Elected officials to meet to begin growth planning

BELLINGHAM ­— Elected officials from around Whatcom County will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in County Courthouse Room 513 to discuss growth management planning issues with support staff. After a ...

New Bakerview blood center opens

BELLINGHAM ­— The new Puget Sound Blood Center was scheduled to open its new location in Bakerview Square, 410 W. Bakerview Rd., to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The new facility expands in both area ...

Two wanted for crimes against minors arrested by CBP locally

WHATCOM — In separate incidents over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested suspects for crimes against minors. At the Pacific Highway port of entry in Blaine, a Richmond, B.C., ...