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Ericksen to join cap-and-trade debate panel

BELLINGHAM — Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will join a panel of legislators and policy makers in a May 21 debate hosted by Freedom Foundation at the Whatcom County Courthouse. Admission is free. The ...

GOP Overstreet not running; Van Werven steps in

WHATCOM -— State Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, will not seek a third term from the 42nd District, and prominent Republican Luanne Van Werven, also of Lynden, will run for the position instead. Those ...
Volunteers cleaning up the South Fork of the Nooksack River.

County: S. Fork tubers, here are the rules

WHATCOM -— As summer approaches bringing recreational tubing on the Nooksack River, county government has declared its “rules of engagement.” County Executive Jack Louws and Sheriff Bill Elfo put ...
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Lynden sends gift to Oso

LYNDEN — More than a roomful of goods plus $1,850 in cash is the Lynden community’s gift of relief to those who suffered through the March 22 mudslide that claimed at least 41 lives at Oso in Snohomish ...
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New traffic cameras coming to Guide and Highway 9

WHATCOM — Drivers in Whatcom County will soon have more real-time traffic information at their fingertips. The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to bring online 14 new traffic cameras ...

City debates adding more personnel with monthly fee

LYNDEN -— The city now has the first ambulance utility north of Seattle, with a $6 monthly fee due to start July 1. The remaining question is: how should the money be spent? With dissenting votes, the ...

Local mail carriers take food donations this Saturday

LYNDEN -— Letter carriers of the Lynden Post Office are participating in the 22nd annual food collection drive of the National Association of Letter Carriers this Saturday, May 10. Marked bags will be ...

Second round of pile driving to begin at water treatment plant

LYNDEN — IMCO Construction, builder of the city’s new water treatment plant, has scheduled to start a second round of pile driving and installation the week of May 12. This step will involve the removal ...

Festival of Flags event May 26 includes helicopter landing

FERNDALE — This year’s Festival of Flags event at Greenacres Memorial Park has the theme “Remembering the Battered and Brave” and features the J.P. Falcon Band, stories of sacrifice and bravery ...

Fishing Derby set to return June 14

LYNDEN — In a little over a month, the Loyal Order of Camels Club annual Kids Fishing Derby will return to Lynden. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 14. Similar to previous years, the ...