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LPD: Beware of newest scam phone calls

LYNDEN — Phone calls to Lynden residents warning of a threat of arrest if the call receiver doesn’t send money to the IRS or U.S. Treasury should be ignored and treated as a scam, according to John ...

Vaulting on horseback is free show

  LYNDEN — Equestrian vaulting, a sport of dance and gymnastics on horseback, returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds as a free competition open to the public March 27-29.   “Vault ...

Slater Road work mean flagged traffic at Elder

  WHATCOM ­— Starting Thursday, March 19, a contractor will be working to repair Slater Road roadway settlement west of Elder Road, Whatcom County Public Works reports.   The work is expected ...

County launches new website, open to comment

  WHATCOM ­— At 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, the county flipped the switch on a new county website to the public. The url for the site is: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/.   Now that the site is “live,” ...

April 9 meeting deals with how to replace culverts

  WHATCOM — Do you have a stream or ditch on your property? Do you have a road or driveway crossing over the stream? If so, you probably have a culvert. These pipes are often too small to carry proper ...

Nurses to give two scholarships

  WHATCOM ­— The Mount Baker Nurses Association will give out two scholarships for up to $750 each to county residents enrolled in an RN nursing program or an RN pursuing additional education in ...

.2% more sales tax asked for county jail

  WHATCOM — Needing cities’ agreement, the county wants to put a two-tenths-cent sales tax increase on the Aug. 4 ballot to raise the $104 million needed to build a new county jail and then continue ...

Incumbent Helm back in Conservation District

  WHATCOM ­— Subject to Washington Conservation Commission canvassing, incumbent Larry Helm appears to be reelected to a second term in his county Conservation District supervisor position.   The ...
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Towering over Waples

A big construction crane has been set up on Fifth Street to help in the creation of Waples Mercantile Building, starting with a new roof over the structure. Dawson Construction is doing the $3.9 million ...

Conservation District still counting ballots

LYNDEN — Thousands of absentee ballots have made determining the winner of a Whatcom Conservation District board of supervisors race between incumbent Larry Helm and challenger Joy Monjure a bit more ...