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Fire engulfs home near Berthusen

LYNDEN — A fire completely destroyed the home of Daren and Ruth DeBoer Wednesday morning, March 4, while the family was away.   No one was injured in the fire, and nobody was in the house when the ...

Roundabout work to start this summer

KENDALL — If all goes as project engineer Chris Damitio hopes, construction on the new Kendall roundabout will begin just after July 4.   The roundabout is set to connect Kendall Road (State Route ...

Charter Review Commission favors district-only voting

  WHATCOM — In just two months, the citizen Charter Review Commission has put forward plenty of ideas for revising the county’s “constitution,” but had passed only one before Monday night — ...

Blaine-Birch Bay birding festival this weekend

  BLAINE — The opening celebration and artists’ reception for the 13th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival is on Friday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Semiahmoo Resort.   Guests ...

Return grizzlies to No. Cascades? Meeting tonight in Bellingham

  BELLINGHAM ­— Two federal agencies have begun a planning process for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades region.   Six open houses on the topic have been set, including one at 5 ...

Level 3 sex offender moves into south Everson area

WHATCOM — A Level 3 sex offender has registered a new address south of Everson, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.   Ronald L. Haskins is now living in the 6400 block of Lawrence ...

New name is Cascade Connections

  WHATCOM — What was Cascade Christian Services is now named Cascade Connections.   The county not-for-profit agency, begun locally in 1980, sees the name change as better reflecting its commitment ...

Susan Hutchison, Sen. Hill to speak at GOP event

  BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Republicans hold their annual Lincoln Day dinner event on Saturday, March 21, in the Best Western Lakeway Inn. A social hour and silent auction start at 5 p.m., the dinner ...

Sixty new splints to ambulances, with grant boost

  WHATCOM — County fire districts and departments will receive 60 new vacuum splints, thanks to a grant supplemented by matching funds from the local Chuckanut Health Foundation.   Gary Baar, ...

Man sees email scam attempt

  LYNDEN — Resident David Tedin believes that it was a scam attempt when he got an email on March 3 purportedly from Comcast asking him to update his online profile and give bank, phone and credit ...