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Some tree seedling still available for sale Saturday

  WHATCOM — The county Farm Forestry Association held its annual tree sale last Saturday at the Lynden fairgrounds. In spite of a very wet morning, nearly 10,000 trees were sold.   However, some ...

Ferndale woman, 86, dies in crash

  SKAGIT ­— A Ferndale woman succumbed Saturday to injuries suffered in a traffic accident four days earlier on State Route 20 south of Anacortes.   Helen L. Wifler, 86, was a passenger in a ...

Workshop offers farmers help in potential crises

  LYNDEN — Whatcom Farm Friends is co-sponsoring a two-part April 22 workshop designed to coach farmers in advance through difficult challenges they may face.   Gerald Baron, bringing experience ...
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Man killed was wanted for murder

SUMAS — The man shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Kneuman Road Thursday afternoon was wanted for murder in another jurisdiction, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo confirmed at a press ...
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Giant cold-storage facility planned

LYNDEN — Preferred Freezer Services of New Jersey will take a Lynden field from bare ground to over 331,500 square feet of a cold storage operation in less than six months.   Work will start any ...
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Man killed by border agent was wanted for murder

Man assaulted CBP agent with ‘incapacitating spray’ Update: The Whatcom County Medical Examiner has identified the deceased as 20-year-old Jamison Edward Childress of B.C. Original story follows. ...
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New-look Lyncs project now underway

The final Lynden Christian High School reconstruction phase of renovating 50-year-old athletic facilities has started. The project includes an expansion of locker rooms north of the gym, a new hallway ...

Border Patrol agent involved in deadly shooting near Sumas

SUMAS — An unidentified man was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday afternoon on Kneuman Road west of Sumas.   The agency reports that the agent was involved in a confrontation ...
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A helping hand in the Foothills

WHATCOM — For Georgina Furlong-Head, it’s all about the patrons, and it always has been.   Furlong-Head, branch manager of the North Fork Library in Kendall, began working in the Whatcom County ...

Tennant Lake gets rebuilt boardwalk

FERNDALE — Whatcom County residents will benefit from an improved viewing experience at Tennant Lake, thanks to a Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife project that added a new layer of lumber ...