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BP refinery gives $15,000 for NSEA to help kids restore salmon habitat

  WHATCOM — The BP Cherry Point Refinery has donated $15,000 to the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to support the Students for Salmon school education program.   With the money, NSEA ...
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Bond ballots coming

LYNDEN — It’s bond time again, and most Lynden-area voters should find ballots in their mailboxes by Friday, April 10.   The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office said in a press release that election ...
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Ski to Sea Race eliminating 2015 ski portions

WHATCOM — Skiing may be an integral part of the annual Ski to Sea Race, but it’s decidedly difficult to snow ski without snow.   Low snowpack from a very mild winter forced the Mount Baker Ski ...
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NWWA Fair names Skillet as grandstand entertainer

LYNDEN — In the Northwest Washington Fair’s first grandstand entertainment announcement of 2015, Christian rock band Skillet and “American Idol” finalist Colton Dixon were both named to the Thursday, ...
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Community leads new Maple Falls park

MAPLE FALLS — When the old Maple Falls Elementary School was burned to the ground via a controlled burn in 2013, a group of local residents already knew what they wanted to do with the vacant land.   “We’ve ...

Three injured in car-truck crash at Guide, Badger

  LYNDEN ­— Two were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with injuries from a car-truck collision at the corner of Guide Meridian and Badger roads just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April ...

North Cascades Highway to reopen Friday

WINTHROP — In one of the fastest reopening efforts in the North Cascades Highway’s 42-year history, Washington State Department of Transportation crews expect to swing open the winter closure gates ...
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Jana Plagerman chosen dairy ambassador

  WHATCOM ­— Jana Plagerman will reign as Dairy Ambassador, representing the county dairy industry in public appearances in the next year.   The daughter of Leroy and Rhonda Plagerman is also ...

Sidhu is fill-in on County Council

  WHATCOM — In a 5-1 vote on March 17, the Whatcom County Council appointed Satpal Sidhu to fill out the remaining term of council member Sam Crawford, who stepped down from his position for job ...
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Two 17-year-olds injured in crash on Saturday

  LYNDEN ­— Three Lynden 17-year-olds were involved in a one-car crash at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, March 28, near the corner of Berthusen and Birch Bay-Lynden roads.   Per Wolfisberg was driving ...