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Fire District 1 gets a clean audit

OLYMPIA ­— The Washington State Auditor’s Office has completed an audit of operations of Whatcom County Fire District 1 and found the district in compliance with all applicable state laws and regulations. ...

Event to honor Doug and Tehri is tonight at museum

LYNDEN ­— The program to present the 2013 Sol H. Lewis Awards for community volunteer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. All are welcome. The award ...

Saturday food drive involves Super Bowl stakes

LYNDEN — North County Lacrosse is participating in the US Lacrosse – Washington Chapter SUPER food drive. Food and personal hygiene items will be collected in front of Milt’s Pizza in Lynden ...

Lynden Cemetery being considered for state registry

OLYMPIA ­— The Lynden Cemetery is being reviewed for nomination to the Washington Heritage Register by the Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. A meeting of the council taking ...

In the Military

Air Force Airman Evan A. Antons has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training ...
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By the numbers: The school bond

LYNDEN — The ballots are out for the Lynden School District’s Feb. 11 election request for a $46 million bond. If approved, the money, combined with $16 million in state matching funds, will pay to ...

Lynden traffic fines increased in 2013

LYNDEN — Maybe it’s the wide, empty Lynden streets or even some not-so-rule-following drivers, but the city’s municipal court fines — fees paid to the city largely from traffic violations — spiked ...

Louws sees water issues as biggest challenge

BELLINGHAM ­— County Executive Jack Louws expects water quality and access issues to be his biggest political challenge in 2014 and well beyond. Louws said he has not yet been able, in his first two ...

Industry reps to be at Meridian school

LAUREL — The Northwest Career and Technical Academy will host industry leaders on Monday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Meridian High School’s CTE Building, 194 Laurel Rd. Students, parents and community ...

County home sales rise 14.5 % in ‘13

WHATCOM — Whatcom County residential sales surged 14.5 percent in 2013 and sale prices showed modest gains as well, according to statistics and analysis from a local real-estate agent. Whatcom County’s ...