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Planning Commission wants Bogaard Meadows project to prove flood mitigation

LYNDEN — When owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard first presented the residential development Bogaard Meadows to the city’s planning department in August 2013, Amy Harksell, the city’s planning director, ...

Cities keep alive domestic violence victim advocacy service

LYNDEN ­— The City of Lynden will pay $15,000 as its share in a small-cities pact to provide advocacy services for domestic violence victims. The cities of Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack and Sumas ...

School board extends Frey’s contract to 2017

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden School Board on Feb. 27 voted to extend Superintendent Jim Frey’s contract to June 2017. This is a standard action taken each year to either continue the contract for three years ...

North Cascades snow clearing to start March 31

TWISP — The effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday, March 31, the state Department of Transportation reports. Despite the heavy late-season snowfall, those responsible for the ...

Campaign kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday at Jansen center

LYNDEN — Two-term Republican state Rep. Vincent Buys kicks off his 2014 reelection bid with an event at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 22. “I want to take ...

Female inmate dies apparently of suicide in jail

BELLINGHAM ­— A female inmate died Monday, March 10, of an apparent suicide hanging in the Whatcom County Jail. At approximately 1:15 p.m., corrections staff responded to a call for emergency assistance ...

W. Smith/Aldrich roads corner to be rebuilt

WHATCOM ­— Traffic restrictions started at the intersection of West Smith and Aldrich roads this week for a project that is expected to last through late May. Left-turn lanes will be created on Smith ...

Border Patrol activity report

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Fire department, county district together seek more volunteers

LYNDEN — In a joint effort of North Whatcom Fire & Rescue and the Lynden Fire Department, volunteer firefighters are being sought to meet the growing need for emergency responders across the north ...

State Patrol gets 35 new troopers, two in Whatcom

OLYMPIA — Two of 35 individuals newly sworn in as Washington State Patrol troopers on March 14 will be assigned to the Bellingham detachment. The two are Kyle C. Echevarria, originally of Poulsbo, and ...