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Tight parking: A great new Lynden problem

City to gather downtown parking data LYNDEN — A study of downtown Lynden’s parking habits will help guide the city in developing an updated plan. The Lynden Police Department, with the support of the ...

New county district map approved, critiqued

‘Farmland’ district includes Lynden, Everson, Nooksack, Sumas WHATCOM ­— A new five-district voting map has been approved for the county, but the feeling about it is certainly not all agreeable. ...

Intalco could stay open into 2018

Pending agreement with Bonneville would keep potlines running FERNDALE — Alcoa and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) have reached a power-supply agreement that could keep Ferndale’s Alcoa Intalco ...
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Flowers blooming early with sun

It felt like summer this week in Whatcom County with Monday’s high of 83 degrees breaking the old high temperature record of 77, set in 1962. The warm weather has led to some early blooms, as seen here ...
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Gifts that bring smiles

Three students at Isom Elementary School — Lily Cardena, Vanessa Lopez and Jesus Sanchez — each won a bike in a raffle conducted Friday evening at the school. Some family members join them in this ...

Shortage of homes for sale means higher prices in Whatcom County

Median countywide price is now $295,000 WHATCOM — Shrinking inventory has finally led to a dip in county home sales. And a rise in prices. After nearly a decade of decline in the number of homes for ...

Lake Whatcom cleanup plan approved by EPA

BELLINGHAM — After two decades of research and study, a plan to restore the health of Lake Whatcom and protect the drinking water for nearly 100,000 people became a reality in early April after the U.S. ...

Business book club forming, starts meeting on May 23

Two other book clubs are based at Lynden Library Business books aren’t at the top of everyone’s “must read” list, but some of them introduce ideas that can be inspiring, even life-changing. “Business ...

Statewide, April 1 snowpack above normal after rough ‘15

It’s welcome news after 2015’s grim drought situation SPOKANE — All Washington State basins reported a notable increase in snowpack in the month of March, and this came on the heels of a winter that ...

Sumas-area road scheduled for paving this week

WHATCOM ­— Six roads in the Sumas area are contracted for asphalt paving the week of April 18-22 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day, county Public Works announces. The roads are: Bowen, Clearbrook, ...