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Tribal election results divided on direction

DEMING ­— The results of a Nooksack tribal council election on Saturday provided mixed results related to the effort at disenrollment of 306 members, an issue that has embroiled the tribe for 15 months. ...
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The mighty have fallen, but leave a legacy

On March 3, two pillars in the Lynden community passed through the veil, from this life to the next. Although we mourn their passing, the tone of the memorial services for Ben Boxum and Don Smith decidedly ...

Help restore salmon along creeks

WHATCOM ­— The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association has set several Saturday work parties to improve salmon habitat on local streams. All times are 9 a.m. to noon. It’s not necessary to RSVP; just ...

Whatcom County starts land use planning update

WHATCOM — The county is starting in on an update of its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations and also a review of Urban Growth Areas, in accordance with the state Growth Management Act. Whatcom ...

Coached Forestry Planning class set at Rome Grange

WHATCOM ­— Your land, your trees, your goals — do you know how to manage them all? A Forest Stewardship Coached Planning class for people with wooded property will start March 13 and go for eight ...

County to update critical areas regulations

WHATCOM ­— Whatcom County will begin a state-mandated update of its critical areas regulations this spring, and citizens have ways to participate. The critical areas regulations are those rules in the ...

Lions Club wins award for putting out holiday flags

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Lions Club has won a certificate of commendation from the Sons of the American Revolution for “exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States.” The local ...

Illegal entrants from India, Honduras nabbed

BLAINE — The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of ...

Agency: State has gained back jobs lost in recession

OLYMPIA — After a few years of recovery, the state now has more jobs than before the start of the Great Recession, the state Employment Security reported March 5. Also, the January seasonally adjusted ...

Lynden girl wins in judo

BELLINGHAM ­— Emily Bento, 13, of Lynden won first in her junior girls division when she competed in the Western Judo Tournament at Western Washington University Feb. 22. Bento trains under Michael ...