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Voter registration changes for Feb. 10 election due soon

  WHATCOM — Have you moved? If so, you may need to update your address for voting in the upcoming Feb. 10 local special election.   County Auditor Debbie Adelstein advises voters to take care ...

Local collection sites for recycling fluorescent lights

  OLYMPIA — Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free at 130 sites throughout the state, with more being added in the months ahead.   Dropoff ...

Volunteer Center hires Monkelis

  BELLINGHAM ­— The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has hired Mel Monkelis, former Ski to Sea Race manager for seven years, to be the center’s program director.   Previously, Monkelis was ...
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NV prepares for bond election

NOOKSACK — The Nooksack Valley School District’s $27.9 million facilities bond campaign is in full swing, and the district is trying to leave no stone unturned in its communication with the community. ...

Reclaiming ‘COW water’ needs help

LYNDEN ­— The city will pay up to $25,000 for a lobbyist to track a unique “COW water” issue in the upcoming state legislature. As could only be possible in a place where milk is dried into powder, ...

Scouts offer electronics recycling

WHATCOM — A Boy Scouts fundraiser welcomes electronics recycling in Lynden and Bellingham.   Fred Moormeier, general scoutmaster for 229th Mount Baker of the Baden Powell Service Association in Lynden, ...

Local offender housing blocked by county

CUSTER — Concerns from Custer residents regarding a proposed community living space for sex offenders on Stein Road were put to rest in late December after state and county agencies rejected it. Circulated ...
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Lecture series in Lynden again via videostreaming at Third CRC

LYNDEN — The award-winning January Series of Calvin College will again be simulcast to Lynden. The lecture series, consisting of 21 presentations Jan. 7-27, will be received at 510 Liberty St., the Amor ...

Buys, VanWerven get their House Committee assignments

OLYMPIA — For a second year, Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, will serve in the state House of Representatives as the ranking Republican member on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Leadership ...

Lynden man in Dec. 24 crash, died on Dec. 27

LYNDEN — A 72-year-old Lynden man was injured on Dec. 24 when his vehicle crossed the center line and went airborne past the opposite shoulder, striking several objects and a tree. Vernon L. Miedema ...