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From Vegas to county dairy ambassador

BELLINGHAM ­— For a while after being announced as Whatcom County’s new Dairy Ambassdor on Friday evening, Amanda Rittgers was simply overcome with emotion. That’s understandable once you know her ...

Coroner: Dec. 31 crash not caused by alcohol

WHATCOM — No alcohol was present in the bodies of either of the two young men who died in a head-on Guide Meridian Road crash last Dec. 31, toxicology reports show. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary ...

Four four-plexes planned for Kok Rd.

LYNDEN — A plan to build four four-plex units south of Kok Road put forth by Lyndenites Byron Kooy and Irv Timmerman comes into the city as straightforward as possible for a project of its size. The ...
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Family of Travis Holst honoring his memory

FERNDALE — Everyone liked Travis Holst. So when accident reports mistakenly indicated he was drinking the night he crashed, killing himself and a man from Lynden, there was still an outpouring of support ...

Update: Holst/Browning crash records released

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel has released the results of toxicology testing for Travis Holst, 23, and Brox Browning, 20, who were both killed in a Guide Meridian Road crash ...
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Van Zandt hosts baby (grand piano) shower

VAN ZANDT — There’s a piece of music history residing in Van Zandt Hall. The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a “Baby (Grand Piano) Shower” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, in Van ...

Schools rearrange dates for snow days

WHATCOM — North Whatcom County’s schools have seen three snow days so far in the 2013-14 school year, and each school is going about making up those days a little differently. The Lynden School District ...

Planning Commission wants Bogaard Meadows project to prove flood mitigation

LYNDEN — When owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard first presented the residential development Bogaard Meadows to the city’s planning department in August 2013, Amy Harksell, the city’s planning director, ...

Cities keep alive domestic violence victim advocacy service

LYNDEN ­— The City of Lynden will pay $15,000 as its share in a small-cities pact to provide advocacy services for domestic violence victims. The cities of Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack and Sumas ...

School board extends Frey’s contract to 2017

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden School Board on Feb. 27 voted to extend Superintendent Jim Frey’s contract to June 2017. This is a standard action taken each year to either continue the contract for three years ...