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Help restore salmon along creeks

WHATCOM ­— The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association has set several Saturday work parties to improve salmon habitat on local streams. All times are 9 a.m. to noon. It’s not necessary to RSVP; just ...

Whatcom County starts land use planning update

WHATCOM — The county is starting in on an update of its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations and also a review of Urban Growth Areas, in accordance with the state Growth Management Act. Whatcom ...

Coached Forestry Planning class set at Rome Grange

WHATCOM ­— Your land, your trees, your goals — do you know how to manage them all? A Forest Stewardship Coached Planning class for people with wooded property will start March 13 and go for eight ...

County to update critical areas regulations

WHATCOM ­— Whatcom County will begin a state-mandated update of its critical areas regulations this spring, and citizens have ways to participate. The critical areas regulations are those rules in the ...

Lions Club wins award for putting out holiday flags

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Lions Club has won a certificate of commendation from the Sons of the American Revolution for “exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States.” The local ...

Illegal entrants from India, Honduras nabbed

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 ...

Agency: State has gained back jobs lost in recession

OLYMPIA — After a few years of recovery, the state now has more jobs than before the start of the Great Recession, the state Employment Security reported March 5. Also, the January seasonally adjusted ...

Lynden girl wins in judo

BELLINGHAM ­— Emily Bento, 13, of Lynden won first in her junior girls division when she competed in the Western Judo Tournament at Western Washington University Feb. 22. Bento trains under Michael ...

Council favors $6 ambulance fee

LYNDEN ­— For two hours in a special meeting Monday, Lynden City Councilors talked all angles of the idea of an ambulance utility. Then they voted 5-2 to put a $6 monthly fee into place. The charge, ...

Gary Allan, Huey Lewis coming to 2014 fair

LYNDEN — Straight on the heels of two nights of rodeo action at the 2014 Northwest Washington Fair will come country singer Gary Allan performing in the grandstand on Thursday, Aug. 14. The fair also ...