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Lewis 100: Peoples State Bank the second option for Lynden

Sometimes being the second on the scene is a good thing. What is now known to residents of Whatcom County as Peoples Bank started as the first banking alternative in Lynden in the waning days of 1920. ...

Cloud Mountain to become a food gathering point

EVERSON — Whatcom County’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center will partner with the Puget Sound Food Hub to provide aggregation and distribution services for local farms that sell their products direct to ...

Oysterfest at BelleWood kicks off Water Weeks

WHATCOM — To help kick off Whatcom Water Weeks, Bellewood Acres will host the first annual Oysterfest Northwest on Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature local shellfish grown ...

Shoreline rules up for review

LYNDEN — A program to manage 4.61 miles of shoreline within the city of Lynden is under review by the Washington Department of Ecology and is open for public comment. The proposed updates to Lynden’s ...

Lynde 500 revs up Monday

LYNDEN -— If the Indy 500 starts the summer, consider the Lynde 500 to mark the end of summer. The local non-motorized version of exciting racing features pushkarts powered by people. Benefiting the ...
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LEWIS 100: North Washington Implement takes root in 1917

Washington Tractor began its life as a statewide business in November 2010 when Liberty Farm and Lawn, Barnett Implement and Lynden’s North Washington Implement Co. merged to open seven stores throughout ...

Some local road projects still active

WHATCOM — One lane of State Route 9 between Doran Road and the Mount Baker Highway continues to be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays this week for road work. Flaggers will direct traffic in the ...

Bike & Build riders stayed in Lynden

LYNDEN — Hope Lutheran Church hosted 34 bicycle riders last week traveling the nation to raise money for affordable housing. After two nights of camping in forests, the group was ready for the showers ...

Shellfish from some beaches again safe to eat

BELLINGHAM — The biotoxin closure for recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been lifted on beaches from Point Whitehorn north to the Canadian border. However, Point Roberts and all beaches ...

Kickoff for Bible quizzing year will be Sept. 12-13 at Laurel Church

WHATCOM — A kickoff retreat for students ages 11-19 who want to do Bible quizzing is Sept. 12-13 at Laurel Baptist Community Church. The season for students throughout the county will run through almost ...