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For Custer area, county resending WID ballots

WHATCOM -— The county is sending out correct instructions for voting on the proposed Drayton Watershed Improvement District, after incorrect instructions were sent out at first. “Hold on to your ballots ...

Planning Comm. District 3 vacancy

WHATCOM -— The County Council wants to fill a District 3 opening on the county Planning Commission by Oct. 28. District 3 is generally west of the Guide Meridian. Applicants must be qualified registered ...

Social issues forum Thursday

BELLINGHAM — Hunger, homelessness and social services will be topics at the Oct. 16 forum featuring candidates for Washington state legislative districts 40 and 42. The forum is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Ballots being mailed today —two days earlier

WHATCOM — Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed to Whatcom County registered voters on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This is two days earlier than in prior elections to allow extra time for mail ...

County partners working toward ebola readiness

WHATCOM — With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa now a growing global concern, partners in Whatcom County are trying to be proactive. The Whatcom County Health Department is working closely with PeaceHealth ...

Everson, Nooksack joining FD1?

EVERSON — The administrative duties of Everson and Nooksack employees could get a bit easier next year, as the cities are actively pursuing an annexation that would make them both part of surrounding ...

CHCC to fill adult day health gap

WHATCOM -— The Christian Health Care Center of Lynden will help fill the gap in adult day health that arises when a PeaceHealth St. Joseph program closes at the end of 2014. By the summer of 2015 CHCC ...

Two who died were from foothills towns

WHATCOM -— The two men who died Tuesday, Oct. 7, in a head-on collision in fog on State Route 9 south of Van Zandt have been identified by the Washington State Patrol. The pair were: driver Ricky L. ...

Music festival starts today

39 shows will be at 16 venues the next five days LYNDEN -— Dutch Village Mall, in renovation, becomes the venue for several performances of the 2014 Lynden Music Festival, including the opening concert ...
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Lewis 100: Fires, floods, fairs and growth have been news

August 25, 1976 With a record attendance in spite of damp weather, a total of 91,738 persons attended the 60th Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden last week. Thursday, when the rain really hit, was a bad ...