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Youth Fair is appreciated far and wide

LYNDEN ­— The Meek family, from Rochester in Thurston County, definitely counts on the Whatcom County Youth Fair each spring. “We come up because it’s the best spring fair in the state of Washington,” ...
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Henry Miller knows the buzz around town

DEMING — Getting a $300,000 offer from entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec isn’t something that most 16-year-olds experience. Turning down that offer? That’s probably even rarer. But, leave ...

Measles cases hit Whatcom

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, had contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak as of last week. The sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch ...

Bomb threat today at Banner Bank

Employees were outside for about an hour as police determined report to be false Lynden’s Banner Bank on Kok Road was evacuated just before 11 a.m. on Friday when a customer called to report that ...

Lottery for marijuana retail stores set for late April

WHATCOM — An independent, double-blind lottery for picking the holders of the state’s marijuana retail licenses will run April 21-25. As part of 2012’s Initiative 502 implementation that legalizes ...
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Scholten’s Equip. named county’s Small Biz of Year

WHATCOM — At the notice of his nomination for the Small Business of the Year award, Scholten’s Equipment Inc. owner Duane Scholten of Lynden felt shock. That shock struck again last week when Scholten’s ...

Woman with measles was well traveled last week

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, have contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak, and the sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch Bakery and ...
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LC kids excel at Theresa Tromp chess tournament

LYNDEN — Lynden Christian senior Dylan Blok took first place in the 44th annual Theresa Tromp Chess Tournament last Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, with the only perfect 5-out-of-5 score out of 27 ...
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New roadside store open at Appel Farms

FERNDALE — Appel Farms’ new retail facility, The Cheese Shop, is now open at 6605 Northwest Rd. between Ferndale and Lynden, featuring fresh cheese made on the farm. Since opening on Monday, March ...

County enacts interim rules for pot

BELLINGHAM — Interim rules for producing, processing and retailing marijuana are now in place in Whatcom County. The County Council last week unanimously passed an ordinance that deals with setbacks ...