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Artist Point cleared in time for three-day weekend

MOUNT BAKER — For the second straight year, State Route 542 to Artist Point opened Tuesday morning, July 1. It’s one of the earliest ever openings for the destination known for its spectacular views ...

Illegal fireworks defined, may be confiscated

WHATCOM — So which fireworks are legal? County deputy fire marshal Wain Harrison offers this advice. If you bought your fireworks at a licensed non-tribal fireworks stand in Whatcom County, you should ...

County boards have vacancies

WHATCOM -— Vacancies still exist on several boards and commission that are appointed by the Whatcom County Executive and confirmed the County Council. Members serve without compensation unless otherwise ...

Del Bene wants easing of deportations

WASHINGTON, DC — Fifty-nine members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama Administration on June 12 urging greater action to revise immigration enforcement procedures and provide relief from unnecessary ...

Three scheduled roads to be paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, three north county roads were scheduled to receive asphalt paving this week, June 30 through July 3, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports ...

Fourth water forum at Silver Reef July 10

FERNDALE -— The fourth in a series of public forums on water rights and resources locally will be on Thursday, July 10, starting at 7 p.m., in the West Theater Room of the Silver Reef Hotel/Casino, 4846 ...

Fireworks cannot be ordered online in Washington

WHATCOM -— State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy is reminding Washingtonians that the purchase of fireworks over the internet is illegal. In Washington State, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed ...

Fireworks ban now fully in force in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — All consumer fireworks are prohibited in the city of Bellingham for this year’s Independence Day celebrations, as a law passed last year comes into full effect. An ordinance passed by ...

Democrats back Sidhu, Monjure and Fleetwood

WHATCOM — Three legislative candidates for positions in the state 42nd District have been endorsed by Whatcom Democrats. They are: Satpal Sidhu for Position 1 and Joy Monjure for Position 2 in the House ...

Foothills garden tour will help Deming Library

DEMING — Six beautiful gardens in the foothills area can be toured from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 19-20 with proceeds benefiting Friends of the Deming Library. The gardens are expected to be at the ...