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Standoff leaves one dead

DEMING -— A 37-year-old man died in gunfire with a county sheriff’s special response team, after he had reportedly shot at officers first, in a residence at 5765 Mosquito Lake Rd. Sunday afternoon. ...

Big batteries seen as power backup for Glacier area

GLACIER -— Batteries the size of a truck shipping container could become a solution to unique power supply challenges in this foothills community. Puget Sound Energy is pursuing details of the $9.8 million ...
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Pie time

Pies were being made by the dozens at the Lynden Community Center for the annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale last week Thursday and Friday. From left, Irene Kavros and Joyce Harlan team up on the apple ...

Mt. Baker Highway to close next summer for four months

Replacing bridge will close Mt. Baker Highway at Anderson Creek for four months WHATCOM — A section of the Mount Baker Highway will be closed for four months next summer for a Washington State Department ...

Roadside surveys aim to develop a snapshot of driver drug use in Washington

WHATCOM -— In the summer, roadside surveys were conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Washington to measure the degree of impaired driving taking place on state roads. The ...

Tickets free for veterans, families

BELLINGHAM -— Northwest event planners and ticket buyers have donated more than $100,000 in entertainment event tickets to Northwest veterans, U.S. military and their immediate family members through ...

County selling tax-foreclosed properties Nov. 21

BELLINGHAM -— Whatcom County’s annual public auction of tax foreclosure property will be on Friday, Nov. 21, starting at 9 a.m., in the County Council chambers of the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. ...

Power lost locally in Thursday wind

WHATCOM -— About 5,400 customers of Puget Sound Energy lost power in the strong winds of Thursday, Nov. 6, but all customers were restored by 2 a.m. Friday, reported Akiko Oda, a spokeswoman for the ...

Avoid cold-season fires

OLYMPIA — Electrical fires in homes account for over 26,000 residential fires annually, resulting in 280 deaths and over $1 billion in property loss in the United States. “Traditionally, we see more ...

Retail center rezone hearing delayed

LYNDEN — Word was sent to 19th Street residents on Monday that the retail partner in the proposed North Sound Retail Center had pulled out, cancelling Thursday’s public hearing before the Lynden Planning ...