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Bookmobile to test out Birch Bay Square stop

CUSTER — The bookmobile of the Whatcom County Library System will stop at the Birch Bay Square shopping center on Wednesdays, starting in June. The stay will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. The stop will run ...

More roads being paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, seven north county roads were scheduled to receive  asphalt paving this week, June 16-20, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports Whatcom County ...

State tourism call center created

OLYMPIA — The Washington Tourism Alliance has launched a toll-free call center for visitor information and help. The ExperienceWA call center is open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at ...

Baker River salmon surge

BELLEVUE — It’s a record-smashing season for young salmon at Baker River in the North Cascades. And the fish keep coming. In early June, the number of juvenile sockeye and coho collected by fisheries ...

North Whatcom beaches closed to shellfish harvest

BELLINGHAM — Unsafe levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning biotoxin were detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Whatcom County, prompting the Washington State Department of Health to ...

Get strawberries, help museum

LYNDEN — Through June 22 the Lynden Pioneer Museum will take orders for two-gallon buckets (15 pounds) of cut and sugared strawberries for $38. A check should be made out to the museum and sent or brought ...
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Judson busts finished; can statue also be?

LYNDEN -— Life-size bronze busts of town founders Holden and Phoebe Judson are completed and on display in the front window of the Lynden Pioneer Museum. They are the work of accomplished local sculptor ...
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City looks to update park/trail plans

LYNDEN — Lynden has dreams of new parks and trails. But those dreams aren’t quite as grand as they once were. The Lynden Planning Commission recommended on Thursday to send a revised City of Lynden ...

Matt Martin memorial fundraiser June 28

LYNDEN — Looking back on the life of his brother Matt Martin, Andrew Martin remembers how quickly Matt was willing to lend a helping hand. Now, the local community can celebrate Matt’s memory by doing ...
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PHOTOS: ‘Despicable Me’ Minions best in parade

  LYNDEN — The 2014 Farmers Day Parade had about 100 entries, with the Best in Parade title a tie between the Despicable Me Minions entered by Jamie Fairbanks and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink entry. ...