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Lynden man charged with manslaughter in June stray-shot death

By Mark Reimers WHATCOM — Investigators announced last week that they believe they know who fired the bullet that killed a 23-year-old Ferndale High School graduate last year. Nicholas A. Zylstra, 31, ...

County now has pot moratorium

WHATCOM ­— Quickly after hearing of problems, the County Council slapped an emergency moratorium on new applications to grow, process or sell marijuana in the county. The Feb. 11 action on the proposal ...

Police solve two thefts in one discovery

LYNDEN — The discovery of one crime led Lynden Police to solve a second crime. “We had the cases solved prior to being reported,” said Lynden police detective Lee Beld, “which is a nice change.” ...

Delta Nine marijuana application raising emotions

WHATCOM — As local residents fight against a marijuana production and processing application in Clearbrook, located between Lynden and Sumas, the Whatcom County Council is figuring out how to deal with ...

Sister of WWU’s first African-American student speaks to school

BELLINGHAM — Sandra Campbell, the sister of Willis Ball, who graduated as the first African-American graduate of Western Washington University in 1956, spoke to WWU students on Saturday, Feb. 8. Campbell, ...

Family helped after Everson fire

WHATCOM — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross Volunteers responded to a house fire in Everson on Saturday, Feb. 8. The fire did only minor damage to the home, but fire investigators have ...

Relay for Life hosting Valentine’s Day-themed event

LYNDEN — The 2014 Relay for Life of North Whatcom is hosting Cupid for a Cure on Saturday, Feb. 15, a dinner, dancing and auction event to benefit the Relay for Life. Expect both live and silent auctions ...

BelleWood Acres hosting Women in Ag

PULLMAN — Women in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can gain practical advice for improving farm management skills and networking with other women producers at the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference to ...

United Way 2014 event March 13 at Silver Reef

FERNDALE — The United Way of Whatcom County 2014 Celebration and Awards Banquet will be on Thursday, March 13, in the Silver Reef Events Center, 4876 Haxton Way. This event honors those individuals and ...
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Lynden school bond facing failure, again

LYNDEN — In the end, nearly 58 percent approval simply isn’t enough to pass a $46 million Lynden School District bond to build new middle and elementary schools. Bonds need 60 percent approval to pass. ...