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Granges present charter review Oct. 8

WHATCOM -— At three different sites, county Granges are presenting a Charter Review Information Night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The locations are: District 1, Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway; ...

State targets under-30 age for voter registration

OLYMPIA — Are you a Washington resident who is eligible to vote but hasn’t registered yet? Expect a postcard in the mail soon that encourages you to register in time for this fall’s general election. ...

New local small farms accepted into training program

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections is accepting applications for up to three new participants in the 2015 Food To Bank On project, a beginning-farmer business training project. Facilitated by Sustainable ...
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New apartment building going up quickly in east Lynden

LYNDEN — A 20-unit apartment building with commercial space on the ground floor has started to change the landscape of east Lynden. Brothers Mike and Craig Engels sit about three months from completing ...
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Cabo hurricane adds adventure for locals

LYNDEN -— A mom and three daughters were back at their homes Friday, four days later than scheduled, after being caught — along with thousands of other Americans — in the Hurricane Odile destruction ...

County delays on water districts

WHATCOM -— On several 4-3 votes Sept. 16, the County Council chose to delay two weeks on the matter of forming four new Watershed Improvement Districts in the rural county. But general support was voiced. ...

Football roundup: No. 1 Lions pull away, but injuries hang over win

BELLINGHAM — Midway through the second quarter on Friday night, Lynden was facing a situation it hadn’t experienced yet this season — a close game. After racing to big leads in their first two ...
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Lewis 100: Lynden area agriculture has included hops, hens and even sugar beets

At the beginning, as Lynden’s earliest settlers pushed back the surrounding forest, hops for beer was a crop that thrived, to go with the usual family mix of chickens, hogs, cattle and horses on a stump ...
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‘The Sound of Music’ coming to Claire vg stage for first show in new season

LYNDEN — As Maria might sing, “The Claire vg Thomas Theatre is alive with ‘The Sound of Music,’” and theater-goers can experience it beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24. The Rodgers & Hammerstein ...

Van’s Plumbing & Electric moving into fire station

LYNDEN — Randy Smit, owner of Van’s Plumbing & Electric Inc., said he started glancing at the former fire station on 19th Street in October 2013. About a full year later, Smit will finish moving ...