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County buys a jail site

WHATCOM ­— The county is moving ahead toward construction of a new jail. The County Council on Nov. 26 approved buying the preferred LaBounty Road property in south Ferndale for $6.1 million. The 40-acre ...

Business activity in a home getting new guidelines

LYNDEN ­— New rules are proposed for in-home businesses in town. A completely new chapter on “home occupation permits” came to the Lynden City Council Monday and will be up for public comment at ...

Port’s Holiday Festival also on tab this weekend

BELLINGHAM ­— The Holiday Port Festival, bringing the sights and sounds of the holiday season, takes place Dec. 6-8 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. Most activities are free. Hours are ...

Port’s Scott Walker to be honored Dec. 5

BELLINGHAM — The community is invited to attend a public reception honoring Scott Walker for 22 years of service as a Port of Bellingham commissioner. The reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ...

Lecture series coming to Lynden venue

LYNDEN ­— The Amor Viviente house of Third Christian Reformed Church, 510 Liberty St., will again host a remote simulcast of the January Series from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 2014 lecture ...

Ag equipment dealers, small fruit researchers at fairgrounds

LYNDEN — The Lynden Ag Show, a trade show featuring vendors serving the small fruit community, will take place Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. The Washington Small ...

Five candidates for WTA leader at reception today

BELLINGHAM — On Wednesday, Dec. 4, an open house reception will be held for the public to meet the five candidates for the position of Whatcom Transportation Authority general manager. Current manager ...

Steelhead fishers help Kendall Hatchery obtain broodstock

WHATCOM — The Northwest Washington Steelheaders, an independent sport fishing group since the 1970s, this fall and winter is trying to capture adult hatchery-origin winter-run steelhead for the Kendall ...

North Cascades Highway closed for winter

TWISP — The latest round of wintery weather on the State Route 20 North Cascades Highway was the knockout punch that will keep the road closed until next spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation ...
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Giant tree lights Saturday

LYNDEN — At about 24 feet, Lynden’s new community Christmas tree will put a vertical punctuation on Saturday’s Lighted Christmas Parade. In a first-time event, the Downtown Business Association will ...