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Farmers making progress toward new ag district

WHATCOM — At a Farm Water Meeting in January, farmers unveiled a bold strategy of seeking to form a number of new Watershed Improvement Districts in Whatcom County. Their goal is a significant and sustained ...

Extra patrols target distracted drivers

WHATCOM — Law enforcement officers will be out in extra force from May 19 through June 1 searching for not only unbuckled drivers but distracted drivers as part of the annual “Click it or Ticket” ...

State forestry association to have annual meeting here

WHATCOM -— The Washington Farm Forestry Association, a nonprofit group representing small family forest landowners in the state, will have its annual meeting here May 15-17. Thursday and Friday activities ...

Local Extension to celebrate 100 years of national program

BELLINGHAM — WSU Whatcom County Extension is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its federal founding law, and the public is invited to join in. May 8 is the date the Smith-Lever Act was signed into ...
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StoryWalk trail opens at Lynden City Park

LYNDEN — Just in time for Children’s Book Week, a StoryWalk trail will be opened starting at City Park’s Million Smiles Playground on Saturday. May 17. The StoryWalk is meant to be an innovative ...

Marijuana retail store lottery ranks hopefuls

WHATCOM — The state’s Liquor Control Board will allow seven marijuana retail stores in Whatcom County outside of Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale, and we now have the ranking of who has the best shot ...

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 ...