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Car fire sparks downtown

LYNDEN — An odd sight greeted Monday morning commuters through downtown Lynden: A burnt-out BMW sitting unattended in the city parking lot at Front and Seventh streets.   But the vehicle was attended ...

Ericksen pushes transportation efficiency ideas in WA Senate

  OLYMPIA — Washington taxpayers are getting one ferry for the price of three, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and the state is paying far more for sales tax on road projects than even ...

Law enforcement learning camp for high school juniors, seniors

  OLYMPIA — Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career can spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities.   Applications ...

Tree fruit the focus at March 7 Skagit field day

  MOUNT VERNON — The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington State University Northwestern Washington ...

March workshop is on irrigation

  LYNDEN — A March 6 half-day workshop will deal with strategies for improved delivery in agricultural irrigation.   WSU Extension, with financial support from the Washington red raspberry and ...

$4 million up for specialty crop grants

  OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for new projects to support the state’s fruit, vegetable, tree nut and nursery crops through the federal Specialty ...

Next dairy talk in Grange series is ‘record-keeping’

  LYNDEN ­— The next Whatcom Dairy Speaker Series event will be on Thursday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Ten Mile Grange, 6985 Hannegan Rd. A free lunch is provided.   Derek Hunt, a Canadian ...

Meridian hosts Feb. 25 career-skills open house at high school campus

  WHATCOM — Two local campuses of the Northwest Career & Technical Academy hold open houses on Wednesday, Feb. 25.   Meridian High School hosts in its CTE Building, 194 W. Laurel Rd., at ...

Youth fair forms out, applications due in March 18

  WHATCOM — Applications are now out for the April 10-11, 2015 Whatcom County Youth Fair on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds.   Paper forms (in orange) are available at schools, feed and ...

City, school and rec. district heads to meet together Monday

  LYNDEN — On Monday, Feb. 23, the Lynden City Council will hold a joint meeting with directors of the Lynden School District and the Lynden Regional Parks & Recreation District to discuss projects ...