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Knutzen jumps into open District 42 House race

WHATCOM -— Former Whatcom County Council member Bill Knutzen, of Lynden, is now in the race for the open 42nd District state representative seat. Knutzen, at-large representative on the County Council ...

District Court judge Matt Elich runs unopposed

WHATCOM — County District Court Judge Matthew Elich is seeking reelection without opposition. He filed May 12 for another four-year term. Elich has been on the District Court bench since 2001, making ...

McEachran, prosecutor of almost 40 years, wants another term

WHATCOM -— Dave McEachran is seeking reelection to the position of Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney. First elected in 1975, he is completing his tenth term in office and is the longest serving elected ...

County targets river erosion

WHATCOM -— The county will spend about $750,000 to stabilize a section of Nooksack River bank north of Hinote’s Corner that has seen serious erosion in recent years. The County Council voted 4-2 May ...

First marijuana growing licenses granted

WHATCOM — Two Whatcom County marijuana grower/producers, including Deepwater Botanical, just north of Smith Road on the Guide Meridian, were among the first 40 applicants to receive licenses statewide. ...

$1.4 million state grant to protect Deming

OLYMPIA — Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage ...
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Nooksack Loop Trail dream continues

FERNDALE — Local dignitaries from Ferndale and Whatcom County were on hand Saturday for the official ribbon cutting on Whatcom County’s newest trail. The Hovander Trail, running from Slater Road north ...

Fire destroys Pangborn Road house

WHATCOM — On Saturday, May 17, at approximately 11 p.m., North Whatcom and Lynden Fire Department units were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 2200 block of Pangborn Road north of Lynden, ...

Memorial Day offers up array of services

Services Monday at two cemeteries of Lynden district LYNDEN -— Memorial Day services will be conducted on Monday, May 26, at the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. ...

Rangers recover skier killed on Shuksan

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — North Cascades National Park rangers successfully recovered the body of 46-year-old Seattle ski-mountaineer John Cooper IV, who was killed on Wednesday, May 14, on Mount Shuksan. A snow ...