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Local ag looking good for 2014

WHATCOM -— With the local seed potato harvest now complete, it’s possible to tally up what may count as a banner year for county agriculture. In regard to weather, crop yield and price, the factors ...
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Lynden man’s plasma donations hit 1,000

LYNDEN — Len Corneto gives plenty of credit to cartoon character Betty Boop for his 1,000 donations of blood plasma. Corneto’s long run of donations started nearly 11 years ago. The 22-year Whatcom ...

Oct. 23 Silver Reef session could also help employers navigate ACA

WHATCOM — The Oct. 23 Northwest Business Expo & Conference will have a session looking at the economic impacts of the Cherry Point industrial area on about 240 businesses locally. Also, the annual ...

North Sound Retail hearing moved to Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center has been moved to Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...
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Lewis 100: Technology is the late-breaking story in news

Could grandpa Sol have foreseen these technological changes? Hardly. There was a time, and not so long ago, that reporters obtained most of their information from viewing documents or interviewing people, ...

Tribune wins top state excellence award

LYNDEN — Exactly as the Lynden Tribune is marking 100 years of Lewis family ownership, the paper won the top General Excellence award from its statewide group. That’s a first after the Tribune had ...

Hope Lutheran hosting sock drive to benefit community

LYNDEN — Every year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America asks all its congregations nationwide to do a service project for their community. It’s called “God’s Work. Our Hands.” This year, ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Satpal Sidhu

Satpal Sidhu has a diverse background, with engineering, business ownership and education filling 40 years of experience that he wants to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District state representative. A question-and-answer ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Luanne VanWerven

Luanne VanWerven knows rural Whatcom County and politics, a combined knowledge she hopes to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District representative. A question-and-answer with VanWerven follows. Answers have ...

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 ...