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Fishing Derby set to return June 14

LYNDEN — In a little over a month, the Loyal Order of Camels Club annual Kids Fishing Derby will return to Lynden. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 14. Similar to previous years, the ...

Ferndale’s IMCO selected to clear Oso

OSO — Ferndale’s IMCO General Construction was awarded a $3.4 million contract to clear landslide debris off State Route 530 near Oso. IMCO was the lowest of nine bidders on the job and will follow ...

WTA proposes new foothills route

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Transportation Authority invites public opinion on several proposed route changes including two in the foothills area. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. ...

LHS Culture Night is Friday

LYNDEN -— Lynden High School’s third annual Culture Night is this Friday night, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This event features free cultural food samples made by LHS students ...

All urged to bike to work and school on May 16

WHATCOM — Bike to Work and School Day will be held countywide on Friday, May 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Anyone who walks or rides their bike that morning can stop by a Celebration Station for snacks ...

Blessing of Fleet this Saturday

BELLINGHAM -— The Whatcom Commercial Fishermens’ Association sponsors a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue in Zuanich Park. A seafood ...

Timber sale on Blanchard Mtn. will limit access

Expect heavy truck traffic and road closures on the north end of Blanchard State Forest in Skagit County. Road building will take place May 7 through June 1, causing delays. Log hauling will be June 1 ...

Sen. Murray sees veterans’ services at Whatcom CC

BELLINGHAM — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited Whatcom Community College April 24 to host a roundtable discussion with local student veterans and campus veterans services coordinators on veterans issues. ...
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Lynden woman named state Mother of Year

LYNDEN -— A Lynden woman, in addition to her prominent role heading a global nonprofit, has been named Mother of the Year for Washington State. Celeste Mergens, a mother of six by birth, said she considers ...
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Building Bridges of Hope

WHATCOM — Let’s start with a story: A young man gets released from prison in Whatcom County. For his transition back to normal life, the young man enters a halfway house in downtown Bellingham. Literally ...