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First-quarter home sales show mixed prices

WHATCOM — The median price of first-quarter home sales in the county rose 1.6 percent to $249,000, according to real-estate agent Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group. However, that increase was due primarily ...

Local Democrats convene Saturday

WHATCOM — On Saturday, April 12, Democrats around the state will gather to discuss and update their county platforms, which are statements of beliefs, goals, and hopes. In Whatcom County, the convention ...

Fire Commissioner Gary Knaus retiring

ACME — Gary Knaus has served the Acme Fire Hall for 38 years, first as a firefighter and then as a Fire District 16 commissioner. The district is hosting a retirement party to thank him for his years ...

Clean audit for dairy products

OLYMPIA ­— The Washington State Auditor issued a clean audit of the financial records of the State Dairy Products Commission for the years 2011 and 2012…. This content is for subscribers only. ...
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Youth Fair is appreciated far and wide

LYNDEN ­— The Meek family, from Rochester in Thurston County, definitely counts on the Whatcom County Youth Fair each spring. “We come up because it’s the best spring fair in the state of Washington,” ...
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Henry Miller knows the buzz around town

DEMING — Getting a $300,000 offer from entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec isn’t something that most 16-year-olds experience. Turning down that offer? That’s probably even rarer. But, leave ...

Measles cases hit Whatcom

WHATCOM ­— Six county people, including five in one household, had contracted measles from the British Columbia outbreak as of last week. The sixth, a woman in her early 20s, worked at Lynden Dutch ...

Bomb threat today at Banner Bank

Employees were outside for about an hour as police determined report to be false Lynden’s Banner Bank on Kok Road was evacuated just before 11 a.m. on Friday when a customer called to report that ...

Lottery for marijuana retail stores set for late April

WHATCOM — An independent, double-blind lottery for picking the holders of the state’s marijuana retail licenses will run April 21-25. As part of 2012’s Initiative 502 implementation that legalizes ...
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Scholten’s Equip. named county’s Small Biz of Year

WHATCOM — At the notice of his nomination for the Small Business of the Year award, Scholten’s Equipment Inc. owner Duane Scholten of Lynden felt shock. That shock struck again last week when Scholten’s ...