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All urged to bike to work and school on May 16

WHATCOM — Bike to Work and School Day will be held countywide on Friday, May 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Anyone who walks or rides their bike that morning can stop by a Celebration Station for snacks ...

Blessing of Fleet this Saturday

BELLINGHAM -— The Whatcom Commercial Fishermens’ Association sponsors a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue in Zuanich Park. A seafood ...

Timber sale on Blanchard Mtn. will limit access

Expect heavy truck traffic and road closures on the north end of Blanchard State Forest in Skagit County. Road building will take place May 7 through June 1, causing delays. Log hauling will be June 1 ...

Sen. Murray sees veterans’ services at Whatcom CC

BELLINGHAM — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited Whatcom Community College April 24 to host a roundtable discussion with local student veterans and campus veterans services coordinators on veterans issues. ...
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Lynden woman named state Mother of Year

LYNDEN -— A Lynden woman, in addition to her prominent role heading a global nonprofit, has been named Mother of the Year for Washington State. Celeste Mergens, a mother of six by birth, said she considers ...
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Building Bridges of Hope

WHATCOM — Let’s start with a story: A young man gets released from prison in Whatcom County. For his transition back to normal life, the young man enters a halfway house in downtown Bellingham. Literally ...

Farmers see high milk price

WHATCOM -— It may be close to the best of times, in terms of milk price, to be a dairy farmer. That’s good news for milk-producing Whatcom County. The indicator Class III manufacturing-grade price ...
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Little House on the Schoolyard

LYNDEN -— The experiences of children’s book character Laura Ingalls Wilder came vividly to life for Lynden Christian Elementary School students on Friday. The open grounds across from the Drayton ...

LHS students presenting comedic murder mystery

LYNDEN — The Lynden High School drama department will premiere a different kind of production on Friday. Different, that is, from traditional on-stage productions. LHS will do three productions of “Mayhem ...

County allows pot near home owners if they agree

WHATCOM -— The county’s interim rules for locating a marijuana growing or processing facility have been eased a bit. It will now be possible to have a pot operation within 300 feet of existing residences ...