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Waples Building on schedule for mid-November opening

LYNDEN — Construction on the Waples Mercantile Building hit a major milestone when the entire front was opened up, as a step in the demolition portion of the project.   And while crews for contractor ...

Growth to east of Lynden continues

  LYNDEN ­— The city will keep adding houses to the east.   The City Council Monday agreed to add 4.35 acres near Northwood Road to the North Prairie planned residential development that Bob ...

Westbound Front Street traffic to be shifted to Grover at Fifth

  LYNDEN ­— Front Street westbound traffic will be rerouted onto Grover, possibly starting next week, for doing the Fifth Street revitalization project at the Waples Building construction site. ...

Traveling cougar attacks Jersey cow north of Ferndale

FERNDALE — State workers came up empty when they attempted to trap a cougar blamed for the death of a local cow.   The Jersey cow, owned by a family farm on Kickerville Road near Grandview, was out ...

Helping Hand grants now available for county park, trail improvements

  WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Foundation announces its 2015 Helping Hand grant program for groups and organizations working on projects to improve their parks and trails.   Grants ...

Kendall trail design charette planned

KENDALL — On April 25, 2015, the Kendall-Columbia Valley Connectivity Plan Association invites all interested parties to attend a public open house at 6 p.m. at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, ...

Comment on Draft EIS to be taken to May 15

  WHATCOM ­— The county is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and associated development regulations and also reviewing Urban Growth Areas. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement ...
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Village Books to join Waples Building

LYNDEN — Village Books is joining Avenue Bread as an announced tenant for the Waples Mercantile Building, now in construction downtown and set to open this fall.   “It’s no longer an official ...

Ballot drop-off deadline Tuesday

  WHATCOM — County Auditor Debbie Adelstein reminds Lynden School District voters that ballots for the $48 million bond special election must be postmarked or deposited in a ballot drop box no later ...
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Homeschoolers hone their public speaking here

  LYNDEN ­— The crosswalk at 11th and Grover streets was a busy spot last week Thursday through Saturday, with dozens of smartly dressed young folks making their way between the Bethel and First ...