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Lummi Island ferry in drydock Sept. 3-17, walk-on only

GOOSEBERRY POINT -— Annual drydock for the Lummi Island ferry Whatcom Chief is scheduled to go from Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Sept. 17, with regular service resuming Sept. 18, according to Whatcom ...

County roads and Lynden streets being chip-sealed

WHATCOM -— Ten north county roads plus streets within the city of Lynden will receive a chip-seal treatment by Whatcom County Public Works the week of July 21-24. The work will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...

Primary election already upon us

County primary election ballots are mailed out WHATCOM — Ballots for the Aug. 5 primary election were mailed out to registered voters Friday by the County Auditor’s Office. If you don’t receive your ...

Golf event earns $49k for Red Cross

WHATCOM — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross raised $49,000 for local disaster relief at the 20th annual Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop on Friday, June 27, at Shuksan Golf Club. The ...

Barbecue event kicks off North Cascade Meat Producers push

STANWOOD — A barbecue dinner and presentation will kick off plans to bring expanded USDA-inspected meat processing to Snohomish, Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. The event will be held at the Stanwood ...

Agency wants to start attacking mold

MOUNT VERNON -— The Northwest Clean Air Agency is launching a mold prevention campaign focusing on making contact with at least 130 multi-unit apartment complexes in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties ...

Sustainable home-building is July 31 talk topic

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections continues its The Future of Business Speaker Series, sponsored by Faber Construction of Lynden, on Thursday, July 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Squalicum Boathouse ...

Tea Party needs fair help

WHATCOM -— The local Tea Party is inviting public participation in several upcoming events using the motto “Just Show Up!” It’s possible to march in the Ferndale Old Settlers Grand Parade on Saturday, ...

Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. intersection only needs traffic signal turn-on

WHATCOM — Although the county has finished work on the intersection rebuild at Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way, the final turn-on of new traffic signals there is delayed. BNSF Railway has experienced ...

City mulling limits on fireworks

LYNDEN -— A City Council committee will talk about possibly restricting fireworks in town after a citizen voiced complaints on July 10. The Public Safety Committee will meet next on Thursday, Aug. 7, ...