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First marijuana growing licenses granted

WHATCOM — Two Whatcom County marijuana grower/producers, including Deepwater Botanical, just north of Smith Road on the Guide Meridian, were among the first 40 applicants to receive licenses statewide. ...

$1.4 million state grant to protect Deming

OLYMPIA — Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage ...
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Nooksack Loop Trail dream continues

FERNDALE — Local dignitaries from Ferndale and Whatcom County were on hand Saturday for the official ribbon cutting on Whatcom County’s newest trail. The Hovander Trail, running from Slater Road north ...

Fire destroys Pangborn Road house

WHATCOM — On Saturday, May 17, at approximately 11 p.m., North Whatcom and Lynden Fire Department units were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 2200 block of Pangborn Road north of Lynden, ...

Memorial Day offers up array of services

Services Monday at two cemeteries of Lynden district LYNDEN -— Memorial Day services will be conducted on Monday, May 26, at the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. ...

Rangers recover skier killed on Shuksan

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — North Cascades National Park rangers successfully recovered the body of 46-year-old Seattle ski-mountaineer John Cooper IV, who was killed on Wednesday, May 14, on Mount Shuksan. A snow ...

Saturday Lynden Skateway event honors woman who died

LYNDEN -— Although 53-year-old Julie Paskall didn’t live in Lynden, the Lynden Skateway rink could have felt like a second home to her. Paskall loved roller skating. She had come down from lower British ...

Dog lovers’ event at Bay Horizon

BIRCH BAY — Paws for a Cause is a fun run/walk for canines and people on Saturday, May 31, starting at 7511 Gemini Rd. in Bay Horizon Park. The event starts at 10 a.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m. ...
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Dairy digester awarded

LYNDEN — Built in 2004 as a first in the state, the manure digester of Vander Haak Dairy continues to pioneer new technologies leading to greater environmental responsibility for the dairy industry. ...

City adds firefighters

LYNDEN -— The City Council decided Monday to add two more full-time emergency responders to a Lynden Fire Department that suffered a drastic loss of volunteers in the past year. “We have a responsibility ...